Tonight marks the final matchday of the UEFA Champions League before we head to the knockout stages. 12 teams have already fixed their place in the final 16, but there’s plenty of different possibilities over who goes through, who goes out, and who plays football on Thursdays in 2019, i.e the UEFA Europa League.
Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have already sealed their place in the last 16. Also, Atletico Madrid have topped the group after Dortmund somehow failed to beat Club Brugge at home.
Thierry Henry and Monaco, who were beaten by Atletico on Wednesday, have one solitary point. Club Brugge will move into the Europa League.
Barcelona were favourites to top their group when the Champions League draw was concluded. Tottenham have given themselves a fighting chance of progressing to the next round after beating Inter on Wednesday night with Christian Eriksen’s goal. The two teams are locked on seven points, but Spurs lead on head to head going into the final game.
Tottenham have to win against Barcelona or at least hope that Inter lose to PSV in the final matchday of the Champions League.
This is the most interesting group in Matchday 6 where two teams among Liverpool, PSG and Napoli have a chance to enter the final 16. Napoli have 9 points, PSG 8, Liverpool 6.
PSG will progress with a win over Red Star next time out. Liverpool, however, meet Napoli at Anfield and goodness it’s a big one! There’s a lot of permutations but Liverpool know they absolutely must win if they are to go through. Two clear goals would do the job, but 1-0 might not necessarily be enough. A two goal difference would be ideal for Liverpool.
FC Porto and Schalke have both qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. Lokomotiv and Galatasaray are separated by a point going into the final match day.
Galatasaray would hope to win the game in order to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
Bayern Munich & Ajax both have qualified for the last 16 with wins over Benfica and AEK Athens respectively.
Bayern are two points above Ajax in the group stages with 13 points but if Ajax defeat Bayern tonight, they’ll leapfrog over Bayern in the points table.
Benfica are assured of a Europa League place regardless of AEK’s result tonight!.
Only Manchester City are through to the Round of 16 from Group F.
Lyon need a point to progress next time out, but the trouble for them is they’ll be travelling to face a Shakhtar team who know they will progress at Lyon’s expense with a win.
Hoffenheim need to win and hope Shakhtar lose to progress into the Europa League.
AS Roma and Real Madrid are the two teams that have already qualified for the next round.
CSKA would need to better Viktoria Plzen’s result in order to make it to the Europa League. Again, they’ll be facing Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Juventus’ win over Valencia and Man Utd’s win against Young Boys have seen them qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Valencia are assured of a Europa League spot, sitting on five points at the moment.
Juventus are likely winners of the group as they face the Swiss outfit in the final game, and they are expected to win.
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