Champions League: The story of this year's group phase

  • 11 December 2014
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Image caption Cristiano Ronaldo broke Raul's old scoring record - sadly for him, Lionel Messi broke it first

The Champions League group stages ended on Wednesday with Manchester City going through thanks to victory in Rome.

Here is everything you need to know about what happened in the 96 matches so far before Monday's last-16 draw.

Who is into the last 16?

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Real Madrid, Basel, Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Schalke, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk

Who drops down to the Europa League's last 32?

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Image caption Steven Gerrard's goal was not enough to stop Basel going through instead of Liverpool

Liverpool, Olympiakos, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Roma, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon, Athletic Bilbao

Who is out of European competition?

Malmo, Ludogorets Razgrad, Benfica, Galatasaray, CSKA Moscow, Apoel Nicosia, Maribor, Bate Borisov

Who could the English sides face in Monday's Champions League last-16 draw?

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Image caption Arsenal hope they can avoid reigning Champions League holders Real Madrid

Arsenal - Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Monaco, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Porto

Chelsea - Juventus, Basel, Bayer Leverkusen, PSG, Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City - Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Porto

Country-by-country breakdown of the last-16 teams

4 - Germany (Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Schalke)

3 - England (Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City)

3 - Spain (Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona)

2 - France (Monaco, Paris St-Germain)

1 - Italy (Juventus)

1 - Portugal (Porto)

1 - Switzerland (Basel)

1 - Ukraine (Shakhtar Donetsk)

No new faces

Every one of the 16 teams in the knockout stages have been at that stage before.

Chelsea top the scoring charts

Chelsea were the top scorers of all 32 teams in the Champions League group stages with 17.

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Image caption Defender John Terry is Chelsea's joint top scorer in the Champions League

This is despite the fact that none of their players scored more than two goals. John Terry is their joint top scorer, while Diego Costa is yet to net in the tournament.

Real Madrid perfect

Real Madrid - one of only six teams to ever finish a Champions League group with maximum points - became the first team to do it twice this season.

Their 16 goals were the joint second-highest - along with Bayern Munich and Porto - behind Chelsea.

Barcelona top the pile again

Barcelona have finished top of their Champions League group for an eighth consecutive season.

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Image caption Barcelona's Neymar celebrates scoring against Paris St-Germain to seal their place as top of the group

The last team to beat them to top spot were Chelsea back in 2006-07, with Barca losing to Liverpool in the last 16.

75 and counting - Lionel Messi winning record duel

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo came into the season on 67 Champions League goals each, four behind Raul's record of 71.

Messi broke it on 25 November with a hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-0 win at Apoel Nicosia - taking him to 74. He has since scored number 75, against PSG.

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Image caption Messi became La Liga and the European Cup top scorer in the space of four days

However, it is a record that could be broken many times in the coming years, with Ronaldo now up to 72.

Most leaky defence ever

Bate Borisov have conceded a record 24 goals in the Champions League group stages.

They went into Wednesday's game with Athletic Bilbao sharing the record of 22 with Dinamo Zagreb (2011-12) and FC Nordsjaelland (2012-13) and then lost 2-0 to the Spanish side.

The top players of the group stages...

The draw for the Champions League last-16 takes place on Monday 15 December.