Champions League Scenarios: Here’s who can qualify for the knockout stage and what they need to do in Round 5

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With half of Round Five still on the books, nine teams have booked their places in the Champions League round of 16 with places dwindling in the Round of 16. Some of these faces are familiar, but others are somewhat unexpected. Bayern Munich, Real MadridAnd the Club BruggeAnd the NaplesChelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, BenficaAnd the Manchester They booked their places but what do the other teams have to do to join them in Round 5?

First, let’s look at the tiebreaker if a team finishes evenly on points. Things are a little different than playing in the Major League. The first break is the points in the head-to-head matches between the tied teams. If the tied teams are still equal in their points in the head-to-head matches, it goes to the goal difference in the teams’ head-to-head matches. Finally, the advantage will return to the team that scored the most goals. An example of this is what we saw from Barcelona And the intermilan. Inter beat Barcelona 1-0 at home and then tied 3-3 on the road, giving the Italian club four points head-on, while Barcelona got only one point through a draw. This means that if they finish the level in points, then the inter passes.

If several teams are tied after passing all of the previous tiebreak, the goal difference in all group matches will appear. This is followed by goals scored in all group stage matches, away goals scored in all group matches, victories in all group matches and then away victories in all group matches. If that hasn’t happened yet, we get to each team’s disciplinary points and UEFA club coefficient.

So let’s look at who can get out of each group

Group A

  • Naples (12 points): Qualified by Knockout. The group can win with a corresponding win Notice and Liverpool A loss or a draw against Ajax. Napoli will also win the group with a draw and a loss for Liverpool.
  • Liverpool (nine points)It can qualify with a win or a draw against Ajax.
  • Ajax (three points): He cannot qualify immediately after the next match against Liverpool. He could at least qualify for the Europa League with a win or a draw against Liverpool.
  • Rangers (0 points): Out of the race for the Champions League knockout stages. You cannot qualify for a place in the European League in the fifth round.

group b

  • Club Brugge (10 points): Qualified for a knockout. Can win the group with a win or a draw against Porto.
  • Porto (six points): Can qualify for a knockout win over Club Brugge and Atletico Madrid Loss or draw against Leverkusen. He can at least snatch a place in the Europa League with a draw and Bayer Leverkusen Loss.
  • Atletico Madrid (four points): It cannot qualify for the knockout stage in the fifth round of the fifth round. He can at least qualify for the Europa League by beating Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Bayer Leverkusen (four points): It is not possible to qualify for the knockout stages or the European League in the fifth round.

group C

  • Bayern Munich (12 points).: Qualified by Knockout. The group can be won by beating Barcelona, ​​losing Inter Milan or drawing Victoria Plzen.
  • Inter Milan (seven points): Can qualify for the knockout stage by defeating Plzen due to the tie-breaker against Barcelona. It can also qualify with a draw if Barcelona draw or lose. Qualification is also guaranteed with Barcelona losing.
  • Barcelona (four points): They can at least qualify for the Europa League by winning, drawing or losing Viktoria Plzen. It is not possible to qualify for the knockout stages in the fifth round.
  • Viktoria Plzen (0 points): Out of the knockout race. It is not possible to qualify for the European League in the fifth round.

group d

  • Tottenham (seven points): He can qualify for a knockout with his victory Sporting Lisbon. He could win the group with a win and a loss against Marseille. He can also qualify for the Europa League at least with a draw and Eintracht Frankfurt Losing to Marseille because of a better head-to-head record.
  • Marseille (six points): He could qualify by knockout by defeating Frankfurt and losing Sporting Lisbon due to their record of matches. He can at least qualify for the Europa League by beating Frankfurt.
  • Sporting Lisbon (six points): He can qualify for the round of 16 with a win and a draw between Frankfurt and Marseille. He can at least qualify for the Europa League by beating Tottenham and losing Frankfurt.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt (four points): It is not possible to qualify for the knockout stages or the European League in the fifth round.

Group E

  • Chelsea (10 points): Group E winners due to superior record head-to-head AC Milan.
  • Milan (seven points): Can qualify for the knockout stages in Round 6 by winning or drawing against right-back RB Salzburg. I have already qualified for the Europa League berth at least.
  • RB Salzburg (six points): He could qualify for a knockout by defeating Milan. He will get a place in the Europa League with a draw or Dinamo Zagreb Loss.
  • Dinamo Zagreb (four points): He was knocked out of the competition on the knockout stages. He could at least qualify for the Europa League by beating Chelsea and losing RB Salzburg.

F . group

  • Real Madrid (10 points): Qualified for a knockout. He can win the group by winning Celtic or loss RB Leipzig.
  • RB Leipzig (nine points): It can qualify by knockout with a win or a draw against Shakhtar. Eligible for at least a Europa League spot.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (six points): He could qualify by knockout by defeating RB Leipzig. At least win a place in the Europa League.
  • Celtic (2 points): He was eliminated by the knockout stage or the European League.

Group G

  • Manchester City (11 points): The winners of Group G due to the face-to-face Borussia Dortmund match.
  • Borussia Dortmund (eight points): Second place in Group G due to the advantage of direct confrontations Seville.
  • Seville (five points): Qualified to the European League due to the advantage of direct confrontation over Copenhagen.
  • Copenhagen (2 points): He was eliminated from the competition on the knockout stages and the European League.

group h

  • Paris Saint-Germain (eight points): Eligible for the knockout rounds. He could win the group by improving Benfica’s result. If both teams finish equal on points, it will go to the third tiebreaker of the most goals scored in a Champions League match. Paris Saint-Germain has currently scored 14 goals.
  • Benfica (eight points): Eligible for the knockout rounds. He could win the group by improving PSG’s result. If both teams finish equal on points, this will be the third tiebreaker of the most goals scored in a Champions League match. Benfica has currently scored 10 goals.
  • Juventus (three points): It cannot qualify for the knockout stages. You can qualify for the Europa League by getting better Maccabi Haifa result. If both teams finish equal on points, it will go to the third tiebreaker of the most goals scored in a Champions League match. Juventus scored eight goals.
  • Maccabi Haifa (three points): It cannot qualify for the knockout stages. He could qualify for the Europa League by improving Juventus’ result. If both teams finish equal on points, it will go to the third tiebreaker of the most goals scored in a Champions League match. Maccabi Haifa scored six goals.

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