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Champions League Fallout: 5 Biggest Shocks from Group Stage
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After six matchdays filled with excitement and incident, the UEFA Champions League group stage has finally come to a close, with 16 teams having made it through to the knockout stages—and not all of them were expected.

Eight teams are set to face the consolation prize of Europa League football in the new year after finishing third in their group and eight other sides will have no more continental football this season at all.

The group stage matches provided viewers with the usual bouts of quality and goals, but also a fair few shocks and surprises along the way.

Here are the top five shocks from the final standings of the group stage of the competition.

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