Football: Man Utd, Roma, Paris top their groups in UCL

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Atletico Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea that denied the English side top spot in Group C.

File image of Antonio Conte.

They gave themselves a chance, with Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso both heading home in the first half. There was more angst to come for Chelsea in the closing minutes when Willian missed a sitter before Michy Batshuayi's stinging strike whistled wide.

PSG will be the happier side at winning the group, although possible last-16 opponents for them are Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid.

On the match itself in London as Chelsea finished level on 11 points with Roma but adrift due to their head-to-head record, Conte added: "I think it was a good game". A loss would still most likely see Jose Mourinho's side through as Manchester United's goal difference is superior to CSKA's.

Last year's runner-up, Juventus, had to wait until the last group game to qualify.

"Technically [England] is not like Spain, but all of the players are very physically strong", the 25-year-old pointed out.

- Beaten finalists in 2013/14 and 2015/16, Atlético Madrid must beat Chelsea to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Roma knew it needed a victory against the group minnow to reach the round of 16 or hope Atletico failed to win at Stamford Bridge.

Atletico Madrid needs a lot to happen to keep alive its streak of four consecutive appearances in the knockout stage.

"When the draw was made, nobody believed in us, but we worked hard and we deserved this first place". When you play this tournament details are important'. He is working to try to improve.

And, moments after Dzeko fired well wide from the edge of the box, the home side were further frustrated in their attempts to make a first-half breakthrough as Sehic managed to parry Radja Nainggolan's powerful low drive. After the draw we'll see what happens.

"Without doubt we've paid the price for not being able to win the two games against Qarabag".

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