Champions League & Europa League: Who has qualified and who needs what

Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Nou Camp in September. If Barca fail to win the rematch in Germany on Wednesday then they are likely to drop down to the Europa League

All four English clubs are through to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare, with the group phase ending this week.

After Tuesday’s games, 12 teams are through, with four spots in the last 16 still up for grabs.

In the Europa League, West Ham, Leicester, Celtic and Rangers have had mixed campaigns, while Tottenham’s chances of progressing in the Europa Conference League are hanging in the balance.

Here is the state of play.

Champions League

Who is through to the knockout stage?

Group winners: Manchester City, Liverpool, Ajax, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United.

Already qualified: Juventus, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain, Sporting Lisbon, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan.

Out: Besiktas, RB Leipzig, Malmo, Dynamo Kyiv, Young Boys, Zenit St Petersburg, Club Bruges, Borussia Dortmund, Sheriff Tiraspol, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto, AC Milan,

Who else can still reach the knockout stage?

Group E: Barcelona, Benfica

Group F: Villarreal, Atalanta

Group G: Red Bull Salzburg, Lille, Wolfsburg, Sevilla

What do sides need to do to qualify?

Manchester City seal top spot

Despite losing 2-1 to RB Leipzig in their final group game, Manchester City win Group A and will be seeded in Monday’s draw, where they are joined by Paris St-Germain.

Six out of six for Liverpool

There will be plenty of clubs hoping to avoid Liverpool in the last-16 draw after they made it six wins out of six – and won Group B with an 11-point cushion. Atletico Madrid, who had started the final matchday bottom of the group, advance courtesy of a 3-1 win at Porto.

100% Ajax

Like Liverpool, Ajax also emerge from the group stage with a 100% winning record. Sporting Lisbon knew they were through before Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat by Ajax.

Real seeded in draw

Real Madrid needed to win their final game against Inter Milan to seal top spot in Group D. The record 13-times winners beat their opponents 2-0. Inter also progress as runners-up.

Barca face tense finale

Final games: Benfica v Dynamo Kyiv and Bayern Munich v Barcelona on 8 December…


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