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Kylian Mbappe was quick to reassure that qualification out of Group H was all that mattered for PSG, who were forced to settle for second place following Benfica’s 6-1 thrashing of Maccabi Haifa.

The star striker said: “It doesn’t matter, we’ve qualified. We came to do the job, it wasn’t enough. We’ll look at the draw and we’ll play to win.”

The draw for the last 16 takes place on Monday, 7 November, in which PSG can draw Manchester City, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Porto, Bayern Munich, or Napoli.

Manager Christophe Galtier believes that, even after finishing second, his side have to ’value’ their campaign. He said: “We finished second on the number of goals scored away from home. That’s incredible. But then there is a draw. We’ll wait for the draw calmly and in any case, to go as far as possible, we’ll have to beat the big teams.”

Meanwhile, with Juventus now out of the Champions League, Massimiliano Allegri bemoaned his side’s wasteful nature, saying: “We had to create more chances on the left, we didn’t do it enough. We could have been dangerous in those situations with McKennie wide on the right. We must improve, it’s a wasted chance.”

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