Data and analysis for the last game week in the Champions League groups!
We've smoothly reached the final game week of the Champions League group stage. Tonight and tomorrow, everything will become clear. Which teams will complete the puzzle for the Round of 16, and which ones will end up in the 3rd position leading to the Europa League.
Below, we will present a detailed overview of the top inter-club competition so that you are familiar with the data from each group:
Group Winners: Bayern, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester City Group Runners-up: Ajax, Leipzig Qualified and awaiting final standings: Napoli, Real Sociedad, Inter, Atletico, Lazio, Dortmund, Barcelona Secured Europa League spot with hopes of advancement: Braga, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Shakhtar Continuing in the Europa League: Feyenoord, Young Boys Can only continue in the Europa League: Lorient, Sevilla, Salzburg, Benfica Eliminated: Union, Celtic, Red Star, Antwerp Everything is open: Galatasaray, Copenhagen, Manchester United, Newcastle, Milan
Below, you will see a detailed breakdown of all the matchday action:
Through tonight's game, it will be decided which of the two teams will finish 3rd in the group, leading to the Europa League. The home team benefits even with a draw since they have three more points than the Spanish team.
A significant battle awaits in the first group, both for the 2nd and 3rd positions. The only indifferent team is Bayern Munich, which qualified as the group leader. The most important thing for these specific teams is that they control their fate for advancing to the Champions League's Round of 16. The winner secures the 2nd position. A draw may not favor anyone if in the other game, Manchester United defeats the indifferent Bayern Munich. In the first game in Turkey, the two teams drew 2-2.
No one expected that Manchester United would be in danger of being left out from this group. They must win to hope for the 2nd position, but they also secure a place in the Europa League, regardless of the result in the other game.
Napoli could have secured a spot in the Round of 16 in the previous matchday if Braga hadn't equalized against Union and narrowed the gap to three points. The Portuguese team remains alive in the pursuit of advancement and wants a win tonight.
Disproportionate odds in this game. The two teams fight for the 3rd position leading to the Europa League. The home team, with three more points than the Portuguese, must lose tonight by a margin of three goals not to take the ticket themselves. In the first game, the Austrians won away 2-0.
Both teams have already qualified for the next phase of the Champions League and will now fight for the top spot in the group. The home team only needs a victory, while the visitors are content with a draw.