Celtic will be unseeded in Europa League knock-out draw

Manchester City v SSC Napoli- UEFA Champions League

Liverpool claimed the final spot in the pot of group winners going into the Champions League last 16 draw.

The Red Devils finished as winners of their group, with their final fixture being a 2-1 triumph over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford.

Roma beat Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C ahead of Chelsea, who were held 1-1 at home to third-place Atletico Madrid, by virtue of a better head-to-head record.

One of the advantages of winning your Champions League group is that this guarantees that a team will not have to play one of the other seven sides who topped their group too.

But Dortmund, like Atletico and Napoli, was bad in the Champions League play, only registering two points via draws with APOEL. Real Madrid are also confirmed to finish second and will be joined by three more sides - now scheduled to be Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto.

Qualified as runners-up: Basil, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto, Real Madrid.

Teams can not face a team they played in the group stages. Everton, though, failed to reach the group stages, losing in controversial fashion to Villarreal in the third qualifying phase.

Champions League action will continue Wednesday evening when the teams' fates in the last four groups will be decided.

The first leg games will be split over two weeks on the 13th and 14th of February with the remaining ties being playe don the 20th and 21st.

Serie A high-flyers Napoli dropped into the Europa League as Shakhtar Donetsk's victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City rendered their 2-1 loss at Feyenoord effectively a dead rubber.

But with the January transfer window opening in less than four weeks, a host of Premier League scouts will have been more occupied with casting their eyes over European football's brightest talents.



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