Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Real Madrid boss backed the Swiss team to advance from Group B ahead of the struggling Merseysiders.
The manager praised his team's character, though it wasn't able to pull out a result in Bulgaria.
The Gunners' progression to the round of 16 was tempered by a calf injury to the Spanish midfielder.
The Portugal international turned in a cross from Karim Benzema to move level with the Blancos icon on 71 goals, meaning he is now just three shy of record-holder Lionel Messi.
The former Manchester United star was on target again to help his team move closer to qualification.
The Croatian striker became the first Atletico player to scored a hat trick in the Champions League.
Leonardo Jardim's side now lies in second place in Group G ahead of its final group stage clash against Zenit thanks to a second-half volley from Lucas Ocampos this evening.
The forward hit twice to lock up a Europa League spot for the Belgian side.
Goal took in the action in Sweden, where the Bianconeri dominated the home side to clinch a deserved win, that puts the club in a good position for qualification.
A second-half strike was enough to help Monaco take a win in Germany.
The Spanish champion confirms its place in the next round of Europe's premier competition, with Mario Mandzukic's hat trick inspiring a crushing win over Michel's men.
Chancel Mbemba's brace ended a 12 match winless run in the competition for the hosts, while booking their place in the Europa League round of 32
Carlo Ancelotti's outfit match its record of 15 consecutive wins as it runs out a narrow 1-0 winner over Paulo Sousa's men in Switzerland...
Liverpool gave up a late goal to keep its poor run of results going.
For a 15th consecutive season, Arsene Wenger's men are into the Champions League last 16.
The prolific forward helped himself and the club to historic marks en route to victory.
Brendan Rodgers' men came from behind to lead for much of the game, but a late equalizer leaves their Champions League campaign in the balance with one game left to play.
Real's 1-0 victory at Basel on Wednesday saw Carlo Ancelotti's side match a club record set by Miguel Munoz's men in 1961 and Jose Mourinho's team in 2011
Goals from Yaya Sanogo and Alexis Sanchez ensure the Gunners' progress to the Champions League knockout stages.