Five English teams in the last 16 of the Champions League

The good news for English football is that we now have five teams more or less guaranteed to go through to the final 16. They are Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham. All must play their last group fixtures by the 5th and 6th of December.
In order to make it a clean sweep, Liverpool (who threw away a three-goal lead to Sevilla) must avoid being beaten by Spartak Moscow at Anfield, while Manchester United must not lose their final fixture at Old Trafford against CSKA Moscow by more than five goals.
This time last year we were debating the fact that no team had ever won the Champions League twice in a row. We now know that is no longer the case as Real Madrid made history when they won for a second consecutive year. Could they do it for a third year? Well, they are still in the mix.

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