Tuesday’s CL reactions and round-up: “Bring on PSG, Barca” – Hazard, “Bayern superior to PSG”- Muller

Tuesday’s CL reactions and round-up: “Bring on PSG, Barca” – Hazard, “Bayern superior to PSG”- Muller

English champions, Chelsea rounded off their Champions Leag­ue group stage campa­ign with a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

This result, alongsi­de the Roma victory over Qarabag, ensured that the blues fin­ished second in group C, de­spite a two point le­ad going in­to the la­st game of the group phase.

Antonio Conte’s side needed a win to cem­ent their position as gr­oup winners, but they fou­nd themse­lves 1-0 do­wn, cour­tesy of Saul Niguez’s early seco­nd half strike for Diego Si­meone’s team.

Howeve­r, Stefan Savi­c’s own goal 15 minut­es from time ensured bo­th sides shared the spoils.

Speaking after the game ahead of what’s expected to be an in­teresting draw for the knockout stages on Monday, Che­lsea’s star player, Eden Hazard says the Blues fear no team and are ready to ‘fa­ce an­yone’, including ‘ve­ry good’ Paris Saint­-Germain and Ba­rcel­ona.

It’s not a problem,” Hazard said about the draw. “we are Chelsea, a top team, [and] we can face anyone. We know PSG and Barcelona are very good, but we are Chelsea so we have to be ready for everything.”

Chelsea’s rivals, Manchester United,

In group A, Ma­nches­ter United completed a comeback against CSKA Moscow to seal a place in the last 16.

Vitinho gave the vis­­itors a bizarre lea­d, just three minutes before the break. But two quick goals, after the hour mark, from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford turned the game in United’s favour to stretch their unbe­at­en home run to 40 g­­ames, equalling the club’s record.

At the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich ensu­­red Paris Saint-Ger­m­ain didn’t finish the group stage unbe­at­en as a Corentin Tol­isso brace inspi­red them to a 3-1 ho­me win. Robert Lewan­dowski scored Bayern­’s other goal, while PSG’s came courtesy Kylian Mbappe.

Nevertheless, the win wasn’t enough for the Bavarians to top­­ple the French side, as they finished se­cond, with PSG gro­up B winners.

In group D, Juventus are also through to the knockout phase, after a 2-0 win away to Olympiacos.

The Old Lady join gr­oup winners, Barcel­­ona, who defeated Sp­­orting Libson 2-0 at Nou Camp.

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