Ernesto Valverde's reward for guiding his side to the top of the group is the 44 percent chance of a meeting with Chelsea, and a 58 percent chance of meeting either Chelsea or Bayern. Chelsea were through to the knockout stages, but blew their chance to finish in first place and earn an easier draw. "We know we could play Barcelona or PSG".
"You must be ready to face the best teams". But that is not to say that the work against Chelsea will not serve Atleti will in future. "The responsibility is ours", Simeone said.
Twenty-five years later and the anthem is still played before every Champions League match.
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Keane's comments about Liverpool, once again, didn't go down well with supporters of the club. For teams outside of the top six, the consequences and potential rewards for sacking a manager mid-season aren't nearly as great for those fighting for a place amongst Europe's elite. "We didn't fail. This can happen".
Former Liverpool and England midfielder Jamie Redknapp also believes the Blues have nothing to fear. "We are happy", the Belgian told BT Sport. Antonio Conte's side, who could be pitted against heavyweights including Barcelona and PSG in next week's last 16 draw.
"Chelsea shouldn't fear anyone at the moment". Plenty of cutting edge, too, with the outstanding Eden Hazard's creative brilliance supplemented by the scoring touch of Alvaro Morata.