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Roma beat Chelsea to top spot — Champions League

FBL-EUR-C1-CHELSEA-ROMA Heading for top spot? Chelsea are already through
Alejandro Castrejon | Diciembre 07, 2017, 06:52

Jose Mourinho has offered a latest team news update ahead of Manchester United's crucial derby clash with title rivals Manchester City on Sunday (10 December) after watching his side book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow.

The result means that Antonio Conte's team surrendered top spot in Group C to Roma and could now face a daunting prospect in the knockout stages.

United turned the game around with two goals in two minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford to progress to the last 16 as Group A winners. At first glance, the Russian appeared to be offside, but replays showed he had been played onside by Daley Blind, who had slid off the pitch as he attempted to cut out Fernandes' pass.

Juventus won 2-0 at Greek champions Olympiakos, but still finished three points behind Barcelona in the standings.

Which teams are through to the Champions League Round of 16 stage?

With a Premier League title to chase, that would not be ideal.

If Liverpool do secure top spot that makes things even trickier for Chelsea.

Meanwhile, in other results Barcelona beat Sporting Lisbon 2-0, Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint Germain 3-1 while Chelsea and Atletico Madrid played a one all draw.

Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Basel, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Porto or RB Leipzig.

Pot 1 (club coefficient ranking): Manchester United (14), Paris Saint-Germain (6), Roma (30), Barcelona (3), Liverpool (32), Manchester City (8), Besiktas (28), Tottenham Hotspur (21).

Anything else you need to know?

The asterisks denote teams who are not yet assured of their current qualifying positions.

The Belgians, who had enjoyed the better of the first half, won it 17 minutes into the second half when defender Jozo Simunovic deflected Pieter Gerkens' header into his own net.

When is the draw and when are the games?