Chelsea and Manchester United in the eighth

Chelsea and Manchester United in the eighth

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Defending champion Chelsea qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League on November 23, as did another English club, Manchester United. Held 0-0 by Benfica Lisbon, FC Barcelona will play everything on the last day of the group stage.

Chelsea will also have to be reckoned with in 2022. European football club champion in 2021, the English team will defend their crown next spring. The Blues have indeed qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League (C1) on November 23 in London. They beat Juventus Turin 4-0, already guaranteed to play the next round of C1.

There will therefore be at least three English clubs out of four in the European Top 16, since Manchester United had also joined Liverpool, a little earlier this Tuesday evening. The Mancunians went to snatch their 2-0 ticket on the lawn of Villarreal, during this 5th day of the group stage. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring, before contributing to the action that saw Jadon Sancho score with a superb strike.

Barça in embarrassment

For FC Barcelona, ​​however, we will have to wait a little longer. And don’t miss out on the 6th and last day (December 7-8). Barça is certainly second in Group E behind a qualified Bayern who won 2-1 at Dynamo Kiev. But Barcelona were held 0-0 in chess by their main rivals for a qualification, Benfica Lisbon.

Finally, it should be noted that in Group G the suspense remains total, following the 1-0 victory of LOSC against Salzburg and the 2-0 success of Sevilla FC against Wolfsburg. The four teams can still get through this first round.



Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) – Bayern Munich (Germany) 1-2

FC Barcelona (Spain) – Benfica Lisbon (Portugal) 0-0


Villarreal (Spain) – Manchester United (England) 0-2

Young Boys Berne (Switzerland) – Atalanta Bergame (Italy) 3-3


Sevilla FC (Spain) – Wolfsburg (Germany) 2-0

Lille LOSC (France) – RB Salzburg (Austria) 1-0


Chelsea (England) – Juventus Turin (Italy) 4-0

Malmö (Sweden) – Zenith Saint Petersburg (Russia) 1-1