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Watch: Jamie Carragher Throws Cheeky Micah Richards Dig After Reaction To PSG Finish

Watch: Jamie Carragher Throws Cheeky Micah Richards Dig After Reaction To PSG Finish
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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With this evening's games now out of the way, we now know what 16 teams have made it through to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

There was not a whole lot on the line heading into tonight's fixtures, with only second spot in Group E up for decision. As expected, AC Milan would secure place with a convincing 4-0 victory over RB Salzburg at the San Siro.

However, there was a surprise in terms of the finishing positions in one group.

PSG entered their game against Juventus this evening assuming that a win would be enough to secure top spot in Group E, with Benfica needing to better their result by four clear goals against Maccabi Haifa in order to finish ahead of them.

While the French champions would get the job done in Turin with a 2-1 victory, some late drama in Israel meant that they would finish as second best in the table. Benfica's Joao Mario would score a late cracker in their game to secure a 6-1 win, enough to seal first position for the Portuguese side.

The result means that PSG will now be an unseeded side in Monday's last-16 draw.

Jamie Carragher throws dig at Micah Richards after PSG result

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PSG and Liverpool look like the teams to avoid among the unseeded sides, although the other Premier League clubs won't have to worry about drawing Jurgen Klopp's men due to the rule which prohibits ties between sides from the same nation at this stage of the competition.

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Despite this, Micah Richards was already starting to get nervous about his old team's prospects in the fixtures in February.

Appearing on CBS, he was visibly gutted that PSG had not topped their group as he was convinced that Manchester City would now be paired with Kylian Mbappe and co in the last-16.

It was a strange reaction for a supporter of a side who boast probably the strongest squad in world football, with Jamie Carragher not missing the opportunity to throw a cheeky dig at his colleague about City's record in the Champions League as a result.

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Richards: You know what's wrong with me. It's now going to be Kylian Mbappe versus Man City.

Carragher: You can just feel it. He doesn't know who to support...

Richards: It's going to be PSG. I know what's happening...

Henry: All of a sudden (what's wrong) with Micah? Manchester City are a big team, I don't get it.

Carragher: Yeah but they've got an inferiority complex in the Champions League. They go a little bit smaller!

Of course, Carragher won the competition as a player back in 2005.

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Manchester City's record in the Champions League is not good enough for a side who have dominated domestic football in the way they have over the last decade or so.

They have reached the final on only one occasion, being repeatedly knocked out of the competition by inferior sides over the last number of seasons.

That could well change in 2023, but Micah Richards is clearly already worried that history could repeat itself in the months ahead.

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