The Bayern Munich, the Manchester City, the Chelsea, the Liverpool, the Sevilla and the Barcelona intend to tie their presence in the round of 16 of the Champions League, which returns next week, on the fourth day of the group stage.
With two dates in advance, the current champion, three English and two Spanish clubs can now ensure their continuity in the next leg of the tournament. The date, however, is especially relevant for others like Real Madrid or Inter, who face each other with reduced margin of error and under threat of elimination. An ugly panorama in which there is also the Paris Saint Germain. The runners-up have conceded two defeats in the first three games and are on the sidelines of the top two places in their group, behind Manchester United and RB Leipzig.
The appointment of San Siro on Wednesday is key for two teams called to animate the tournament and who now bid for survival. The Italian team, which recovers the Belgian Romelu Lukaku from the Madrid match, has not yet won in the Champions League. Accumulate two draws and one defeat, suffered against the white team in Valdebebas.
He is not doing much better Real Madrid, which has just a win after their resounding setback against Shakhtar and the draw in Germany against Borussia Mönchengladbach, current leaders of Group B, which receives the Ukrainian representative on Wednesday.
The two white trips came without Sergio Ramos in his eleven. The captain will not be in Milan either after the injury with the National Team in the Nations League. Still, with nine points at stake, nothing is decided in this quartet.
Nor in Group H, now dominated by Manchester United and RB Leipzig and where Paris Saint Germain is without margin of error. The French champion has a key match on Tuesday, when he received the Leipzig team at the Parc des Princes, with three more points in the standings.
Manchester United receives Istanbul Basaksehir, who gave the surprise on the previous date by beating the English representative in Turkey and adding a historic triumph for the debutants in the tournament.
Without so many hardships go through the group stage on Bayern Munich, the Manchester City, the Liverpool, the Chelsea, the Sevilla and the Barcelona, who intend to tie up their goal and reserve a place in the second round.
Barcelona, with full of triumphs in the competition but touched by the defeat in Wanda against Atlético de Madrid, visit Kiev to face Dinamo, who prevailed at the Camp Nou with difficulties at the end. The victory ensures the classification. The draw can also serve Ronald Koeman’s team if Juventus beat Ferencvaros in Turin, which they thrashed a few weeks ago.
Sevilla and Chelsea can sentence Group E in the absence of configuring the order of posts. Both dominate the situation with six points of income compared to Krasnodar and Rennes. You can both stamp the pass. The Spanish team visits Russia and the English representative goes to France.
Bayern is another of the teams with full power. The champion, who last year won the title after winning in all the matches, extends his win ratio. You can certify your stay in the round of 16 if you beat Salzburg, the last of the quartet. The Atlético de Madridyou can keep the journey on track for the next round. Not mathematically, but in a practical way if it prevails in the Metropolitan Wanda to Lokomotiv Moscow, with which it tied in Russia.
Manchester City travel to Greece to face Olympiacos and tie his goal. The Spanish team Pep Guardiola, who has won all three of his matches, can almost leave the Hellenic representative out of the playoffs. Oporto is waiting, second with three points less than English and visiting Marseille, the great disappointment of the competition and one of the two teams that has not yet scored.
The other team that has not scored any points is the Danish Midtjylland, which closes Group D where the Liverpool. Jürgen Klopp’s set receive Atalanta, which still aspires to qualification like Ajax, which awaits the Danish champion in Amsterdam.
Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and Club Brugge extend bidding for the two places in Group F, from which Zenit Saint Petersburg is left on the sidelines. The German team leads the situation and receives Club Brugge, third two points behind the Dortmund team and one from Lazio, second, who awaits in Rome to Zenit.