This week is the last week of European football in 2017. On the first day of this last week, it was up to Chelsea and Manchester United to play their last Champions League match. Chelsea needed to win this match in order to finish on the top of the group, while Man United needed to draw for victory in the group. Man United however could possibly fall out of the Champions League when they lost big time against CSKA Moscow. In this 2017-2018 Champions League group stage round 6 post, I discuss the results of both teams.
2017-2018 Champions League group stage round 6
Let’s look together to the results of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Both Chelsea and Atletico Madrid had something serious to play for in this match. Atletico Madrid had a small change to qualify for the round of 16, while Chelsea wanted to seal the first place in the group. Both teams got some serious chances in the first half, but went back to the dressing room without scoring a goal. Within ten minutes after the restart it was Saul who put his team in front. Twenty minutes later it was Chelsea star Eden Hazard with a strong dribble, his shot was deflected by Savic and ended up in Atletico Madrid’s goal. Another great dribble by Hazard let to the biggest chance to decide the match, but Willian failed to put the ball in the back of the net. With this result Chelsea continues to the round of 16 as number two of the group.
Jose Mourinho’s team had a good chance of reaching the next round, but weren’t 100% sure before this match. A late first half goal by Vitinho, brought some doubts in the audience. Man United, obviously the stronger team in this match and changed everything in the second half. A two minutes spell was enough for Man United to win this match. Romelu Lukaku scored the equaliser in the 64th minute and nearly two minutes later it was Rashford who scored the 2-1. Man United secured the first spot in the group with this victory and will face a number two from another group in the round of 16.
Both English teams from this 2017-2018 Champions League group stage round 6 will continue to the Champions League round of 16.