Chelsea became the first winners of the Champions League to fail to make the knock-out rounds the following season despite picking up a thumping 6-1 win against a hapless Nordsjaelland side at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The Blues will have to make do with playing in the Europa League in February, losing out on qualification as a result of Juventus' narrow 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Donbass arena. That win for Juve sent them top of Group E, while Shakhtar, who has already qualified to the knock-out rounds finished as the runners-up courtesy of their better head-to-head record against Chelsea.
Meanwhile Group F saw last season's Champions League runners-up Bayern Munich come out on top with Valencia grabbing second place. Scottish giants Celtic advanced from Group G at the expense of Benfica, who fired blanks at the Camp Nou, while Group H saw Galatasaray pip CFR Cluj to second place despite the Romanian outfit picking up a memorable 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.