Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are all into the final 16 of the Champions League – however who will they meet within the knockout rounds?
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool aspect sealed prime spot in Group B with two video games to spare because of a 2-0 win over an Atletico Madrid aspect who had been diminished to 10 males within the first half within the fourth spherical of group fixtures.
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The Reds had been then joined within the knockout part by Man Utd and Chelsea after their respective victories over Villarreal and Juventus on Matchday 5.
Manchester City will be part of these three English groups within the spherical of 16 with a win in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain on the Etihad on Wednesday night time.
So who is already qualified and when will we all know who faces who within the first knockout spherical of this 12 months’s Champions League? Read on to seek out out…
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Who has qualified for the final 16?
Ajax*, Bayern Munich*, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool*, Manchester United*
*Confirmed as group winners
- Champions League fixtures
- Champions League group tables
- Champions League outcomes
When is the draw for the final 16?
The Champions League last-16 draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on December 13.
How does the draw work?
The eight group winners might be seeded and drawn in opposition to the eight group runners-up.
No staff can play a membership from their group or any aspect from their very own nation.
The group winners will play the primary leg of their last-16 tie away from residence.
When are the last-16 ties?
The last-16 ties might be cut up throughout completely different weeks, with the primary legs going down on February 15-16 and February 22-23.
The second legs are then on March 8-9 and March 15-16.
Champions League state of play
Group A – City qualify in the event that they beat PSG
There are nonetheless three groups in with an opportunity of reaching the final 16 – leaders Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Club Brugge.
City will qualify with one recreation to spare in the event that they beat PSG on Wednesday. A draw would additionally see each side progress if Club Brugge fail to win in opposition to RB Leipzig.
Group B – Who will be part of Liverpool?
Liverpool have qualified as group winners with two video games to spare. Porto might advance with Jurgen Klopp’s aspect in the event that they beat Liverpool at Anfield and AC Milan additionally win in opposition to Atletico Madrid on the Wanda Metropolitano.
If Liverpool and AC Milan each win this week, it will go away Porto needing to win at residence in opposition to Atletico of their ultimate group match to qualify.
Ajax are already by as group winners, however the second qualification spot might relaxation on the end result of Borussia Dortmund’s journey to Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday.
Dortmund would qualify with a win forward of the ultimate spherical of fixtures by advantage of their higher head-to-head report in opposition to the Portuguese membership.
The identical would additionally apply if Sporting win by a couple of aim, the margin of their defeat within the reverse fixture in Germany. Dortmund are at residence to Besiktas on the ultimate matchday with Sporting travelling to Amsterdam.
Inter Milan and Real Madrid can each qualify in Matchday 5 with victories over Shakhtar Donetsk and Sheriff Tiraspol respectively.
The European giants face one another on the Bernabeu on December 7, which might then determine which membership finishes prime of Group D.
But if Moldovan champions Tiraspol had been to finish a double over Real, they might transfer above Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect by advantage of their report in opposition to the Spanish membership.
Bayern Munich have already booked their place within the final 16 as group winners, and they are going to be joined by both Barcelona or Benfica after they drew 0-0 on Matchday 5.
The Catalans have the benefit, two factors forward of the Portuguese heading into the ultimate spherical of fixtures, with Barca dealing with a visit to Germany to tackle Bayern of their ultimate recreation, whereas Benfica face a house conflict with Dynamo Kiev.
Group F: United progress as group winners
Man Utd’s 2-0 win at Villarreal on Matchday 5, coupled with a 3-3 draw between Atalanta and Young Boys, means the Red Devils have received the group with a recreation to spare.
As a end result it is now all to play for within the race to complete second, with Atalanta and Villarreal set for a showdown of their ultimate group recreation in Bergamo with the Spanish aspect going into it with a one-point benefit.
This group stays huge open nonetheless, with all 4 groups in a position to qualify heading into Matchday 6 when Salzburg will host Sevilla and Wolfsburg are at residence to Lille.
Group H – Chelsea by
Chelsea and Juventus have booked their place within the spherical of 16 after the Champions League holders’ complete 4-0 win over the Serie A aspect – their heaviest-ever defeat within the competitors – at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 5.
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