Liverpool, Chelsea draw but Barcelona win

Dejan Lovren (l) equalises for Liverpool in their Champions League clash against Napoli at Anfield

Liverpool and Napoli played out a 1-1 draw in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday to leave both teams' qualification hopes hanging in the balance.

Dejan Lovren headed home from a corner in the 65th minute after the defending champions fell behind to Dries Mertens' goal in the 21st.

Liverpool maintained their one-point lead over the Italians in Group E but both can now be caught by Salzburg, who won 4-1 at Genk on Wednesday.

"We'd have liked to have won tonight to finish the job off," Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told BT Sport 2.

"They (Napoli) are a good team, good players so we knew it would be difficult. We keep going and we are in a healthy position. I thought in the second half there was only one team that was going to win it."

Liverpool play Salzburg away in their final group game and the Premier League leaders need to avoid defeat or have a low-scoring loss to secure a top-two finish.

The Reds currently lead the head-to-head, having beaten the Austrians 4-3 on Merseyside in October.

"We were not brilliant ... we didn't have the biggest chances, maybe one or two. For tonight it might not be enough but it's still our situation," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.

"When we go to Salzburg, if we had done it tonight we would try to win there. So it's still our goal."

Napoli will qualify by beating already-eliminated Genk at home in their last group game.

Chelsea saw a safe passage from Group H to the knockout stage slip away with a 2-2 draw against Valencia at the Mestalla.

Mateo Kovacic cancelled out Carlos Soler's opener late in the first half and Christian Pulisic nudged the Blues closer to the last 16 on 50 minutes.

But Danish midfielder Daniel Wass saw his lofted cross in the 82nd drift away from his intended target and drop over keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and into the net.

Rodrigo's glaring miss at the death, 17 minutes after Daniel Parejo missed a penalty, could have sealed the Spaniard's place in the last 16, but a compelling game somehow ended even.

"We've got to score some of our opportunities, it could have been 5-5, 6-6," Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told reporters.

"Both teams had numerous chances. Maybe theirs were more clear cut than ours, I wouldn't say I feel fortunate (to leave with a draw)."

Ajax secured a 2-0 win at Lille to go top of Group H.

The Dutch club have ten points, two more than Valencia and Chelsea.

Lionel Messi scored one and also set up goals for Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in his 700th game for Barcelona to ensure the Spanish club reached the knockout rounds with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund substitute Jadon Sancho scored a consolation in the 77th minute for the out-of-form German club.

Inter Milan scored a vital 3-1 away win over Slavia Prague with Romelu Lukaku among the scorers to lift the Italians into joint second with Dortmund in Group F - four points behind leaders Barca.

Two late strikes from Emil Forsberg helped Leipzig rescue a 2-2 draw with Benfica and secure a spot in the knockout stages for the first time.

Zenit beat Lyon 2-0 to storm into Group G contention with second half goals from Artem Dzyuba and Mogamed Ozdoyev.