Champions League match week 6: Who needs what to qualify

Champions League match week 6: Who needs what to qualify

  • English sides have all proceeded to the knockout stages of the Champions League
  • There is still all to play for in a number of groups, including Group G, where all sides have a chance to qualify
  • The likes of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Young Boys have already been eliminated

The 2021/22 Champions League group stage comes to a close this week and the competition so far has not been short of excitement.

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There is still a lot to play for ahead of the match week six of the Champions League. Photo: UEFA.
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So far, all English sides have proceeded to the last 16, and for the likes of Chelsea, it is only a question of whether they finish as group winners.

In terms of upsets, Borussia Dortmund is arguably the biggest name that has been dumped out of the competition in the group stages, after their latest defeat against Sporting Lisbon.

Other sides that have been knocked out include:

Besiktas, RB Leipzig, Malmo, Dynamo Kyiv, Young Boys, Zenit St Petersburg, Club Bruges, Sheriff Tiraspol and Shakhtar Donetsk.

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There are quite some interesting groups which fans will have a keen eye on as there is all to play for with a decent chance of several teams to qualify for the last 16.

TUKO.co.ke takes a look at these groups, and what each team needs to proceed to the knockout stages.

Group B: Porto, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan

While Liverpool are through as group winners, things are very interesting in Group B.

Porto (5 pts), AC Milan (4 pts) and Atletico Madrid (4pts) will all battle it out for a place in the knockout stages in the final game.

All three sides will need to go for maximum points in the final group game to expect to progress.

Group E: Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev, Bayern Munich

Group E is another interesting one, as three sides can join Bayern Munich in the knockout stages.

Barcelona, now manager by Xavi, will have to win against Bayern Munich to expect to progress, with any bad result coupled with a win for Benfica against Dynamo Kiev will mean the end of the road for the Catalan giants in this season’s competition.

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Group F: Villarreal, Atalanta, Man United, Young Boys

Man United are already through to the knockout stages as group winners.

Atalanta will have to beat Villareal if they are to qualify for the last 16, with Unai Emery’s men also seeking the same targets in what promises to be a cracker in the group.

United will face Young Boys in their final group game in what will likely be a formality for Ralf Rangnick’s side.

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

This is perhaps the most interesting group of the lot, going into the final round of matches.

Lille start the day top of the group, but could still miss out on the knockout stages if they lose their final game. The same goes for all three other sides as only three points separate the teams.

Who have qualified?

In terms of qualification, here are the sides already through:

Ajax (Group winners), Bayern Munich (Group winners), Chelsea, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool (Group winners), Manchester United (Group winners), Manchester City (Group winners), Paris Saint-Germain and Sporting Lisbon.

Source: Sports Brief News

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