Juventus and Basel also completed their passage to the next round, joining Barcelona, Besiktas, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, PSG and Roma who qualified as group winners, and Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and Basel as runners up.
Liverpool were simply sensational in their 7-0 win against Spartak Moscow and must be thanking their lucky stars that they held on to Coutinho during a fraught transfer window.
CSKA drop into the Europa League, while FC Basel reached the last 16 after beating Benfica 2-0 in Lisbon courtesy of goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Dimitri Oberlin. Having already secured first place in Group D, Barca rested Lionel Messi as they faced Sporting CP at the Camp Nou, defeating the Portuguese side with a goal from Paco Alcacer and another when Sporting CP's former Barcelona man Jeremy Mathieu scored an own goal. You have to play a lot of games, but when you arrive at the final stage to play for quarter-finals, semi-finals the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. Here are who they could face in the last 16.
Simeone was positive about his side's exit, and said he will now be focusing all of his attention to the long season ahead.
Despite that, they look capable of breezing past Europa League teams of a significantly smaller standing in the latter stages of the second-tier competition. However, the Premier League leaders suffered a 2-1 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night to ruin their perfect record.
"We have to play against the big teams if we want to be the champions".
St Juste was barely on the pitch for 20 minutes of Feyenoord's win over Napoli but his contribution more than made up for that. It was his third goal of the group stage and served notice that he has the ability to trouble the best.
Celtic will be unseeded in the draw.
"Football is like this, it doesn't depend on tactics, possession and stats, at the end of the day what is important is to be decisive, and you need to score".
It takes place on Monday from 11am GMT and you will be able to follow it on the Guardian's website.
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