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Six teams can qualify from the group stages this week

Champions League- Who needs what?

2019/11/05 17:42
By Connor Andrews
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We run down who needs what to make it out of this year's Champions League group stages, with six teams able to claim qualification over the next two nights.

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Only one team can qualify today, and that would be from holders Liverpool's Group E. Surprisingly though, it’s not the Reds, a win for Napoli against Salzburg means Genk would have to win tonight at Anfield to stop the Italians progressing. It's also the ideal scenario for Liverpool, as it knocks Genk out the running and would move them six points ahead of Salzburg with two to play.

In Group F, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan meet again, with both teams on four points, defeat for either side would almost guarantee needing a result against Barcelona in the remaining fixtures, not a pretty scenario. A win for the Spaniards against Slavia Praha could virtually qualify them if there's a defeat in the other tie.



Benfica’s win against Lyon last time out leaves Group G wide open, with Leipsig on six points, Zenit four, Lyon four, and the aforementioned Portuguese side on three. Benfica have struggled in the Champions League Groups in recent years, but a win tonight could see them close in on qualification.



And in the remaining games of the night, there’s a long way to go in an ultra-competitive Group H, with any two of Chelsea, Ajax and Valencia in with a shot, Lille though, are almost out of the picture.



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On Wednesday a revitalised PSG need victory at home to Brugge to guarantee their place in the last 16, but a draw would be enough if Galatasary don’t beat Real Madrid in the other tie. Easy work for PSG who can also confirm top spot with a win and draw in Group A’s other game.

Despite sacking Nico Kovac at the weekend as their miserable run in the Bundesliga continues, Bayern Munich have three wins from three, and one more tonight, or even a draw against Olympiacos, will see them through if Tottenham beat Crvena Zvezda. A win would be huge for Spurs in taking the initiative in Group B.

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Manchester City can become the first English side to qualify, and have one of the safest jobs, a win against Atalanta tomorrow will not only punch their ticket for the knockouts, it will confirm first place in Group C and top seeding for the draw. Meanwhile Dinamo and Shakhtar face a crunch match to decide who will join them.

And finally in a two-horse Group D, wins for Ateltico Madrid and Juventus will see both sides through, with Lokomotiv’s last chance coming at home to Juve, and Bayer Leverkusen virtually out of it on zero points.

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