Monday, 18 December, 2017

Cahill keen to avoid Barca and PSG in draw for knockout stage

Eden Hazard celebrates after his shot deflected off Stefan Savic and in for Chelsea's leveller Eden Hazard celebrates after his shot deflected off Stefan Savic and in for Chelsea's leveller
Rita Gibson | 07 December, 2017, 17:30

It was a depressing evening for both clubs at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

At Old Trafford, Manchester United sealed their place at the top of Group A by beating CSKA Moscow 2-1 with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford in the 64th and 66th minute, respectively. Midfielder Saul gave Atletico the lead, only for a late own goal from defender Stefan Savic to level the scores.

The Blues saw their hopes of topping the group ended, and it seems that now they have to face a nightmare draw on Monday as the knockout stage draw takes place. The results meant that the Italian side rose to the top of the group and Antonio Conte's side had to settle for second spot.

With the likes of Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Gotze in their ranks, even an out-of-form Dortmund will be a team Arsenal will want to avoid in the early stages of the Europa League knockout rounds. Ernesto Valverde's team recorded a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon courtesy of a goal from striker Paco Alcacer and an own goal from former Barcelona ace Jeremy Mathieu.

Cahill rued missed opportunities to beat Atletico, with goalkeeper Jan Oblak making a number of key saves for the visitors, who fell into the Europa League.

Ladbrokes Coral in talks over takeover by GVC
The outlook for these outlets is unclear pending the outcome of the government review of fixed-odds betting terminals. Houlihan Lokey and Investec are advising GVC on the deal, while Ladbrokes Coral is working with Greenhill and UBS.

Leipzig lost to Group G winners Besiktas on Wednesday night, leaving them three points off second-placed Porto and therefore out of the Champions League.

Liverpool won their group after hammering Spartak Moscow 7-0 at Anfield tonight.

Barca could draw Bayern, Porto, Shakhtar or Basel as well as Chelsea, but a 44% probability is incredibly high for a draw of this nature.

Also, no side can be drawn against a team they played in the group phase.

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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