Planet Futbol’s Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray name some teams and individuals who are feeling the most pressure to advance far in the 2018 World Cup.
Manchester United advanced to the Champions League knockout stage after rallying to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten at Old Trafford for a club record-equaling 40 successive games.
Basel joined United in the next phase from Group A by downing Benfica 2-0.
Paris Saint-Germain won Group B despite losing at Bayern Munich 3-1, the second straight loss for the French league leader.
Roma beat Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C ahead of already-qualified Chelsea. The latter was held to 1-1 at home by Atletico Madrid, which was eliminated after reaching the final in two of the last four years.
England could have five teams in the last 16 for the first time if Liverpool advances on Wednesday.
Last year’s runner-up, Juventus, had to wait until the last group game to qualify. Juve won at Olympiakos 2-0 and joined group winner Barcelona, which beat Sporting Lisbon 2-0.
Here is a look at what happened on Tuesday:
Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored in a 66-second span for United, which became the third English team to finish top of its group. Manchester City and Tottenham were already assured of first place heading into their final group games on Wednesday.
Lukaku volleyed in just his second goal since September for the 64th-minute equalizer, and strike partner Marcus Rashford drove home an angled winner to complete the comeback.
Vitinho gave the visitors a 1-0 lead seconds before halftime.
Basel forward Mohamed Elyounoussi headed in a cross by Michael Lang five minutes into the game and Dimitri Oberlin doubled the advantage with another header in the 65th.
United won the group with three more points than Basel. CSKA was left with the Europa League, and Benfica completed a poor campaign without a single point.
PSG’s impressive attack extended its tournament record of 24 goals in the group stage with another one. Kylian Mbappe scored the record 25th in six games.
But it was not enough for PSG to win and rebound from a stunning 2-1 loss to promoted…