≡ Menu

Premier League Clubs In Danger Of Not Reaching Champions League Knockout Stages

Champions League trophyManchester United, Arsenal and Porto are among 13 teams competing for the seven unclaimed places in the Champions League knockout phase on 8 and 9 December.

Qualified: Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético Madrid, Benfica, Juventus, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern München, Zenit

Can qualify: Wolfsburg*, Manchester United*, PSV Eindhoven, Roma, Leverkusen, BATE Borisov, Olympiacos*, Arsenal*, Porto*, Chelsea*, Dynamo Kyiv*, Gent*, Valencia*

Group By Group Standings
Group A: Real Madrid (13 points, qualified) v Malmö (3), Paris Saint-Germain (10, qualified) v Shakhtar Donetsk (3)
Madrid have won the group, Paris will finish second.

Shakhtar lead Malmö on head-to-head so will finish third with a win, or as long as they at least match the Swedish side’s points tally.

Group B: PSV Eindhoven (7) v CSKA Moskva (4), Wolfsburg (9) v Manchester United (8)
Wolfsburg will be through with a draw and will definitely clinch first place with a win.

United will go through and win the group with a victory.

PSV are through with a win, or with a draw if United lose thanks to their head-to-head superiority over the Red Devils. If PSV win and the other game is drawn, PSV and Wolfsburg will be split for first place on overall goal difference as their head-to-head is equal.

CSKA will finish third ahead of PSV on head-to-head with victory.

Group C: Benfica (10, qualified) v Atlético Madrid (10, qualified), Galatasaray (4) v Astana (3)
Benfica and Atlético are through; Benfica will finish top with a win or draw.

Astana must win in Turkey to pip Galatasaray to third.

Group D: Manchester City (9, qualified) v Borussia Mönchengladbach (5), Sevilla (3) v Juventus (11, qualified)
Juventus will only miss out on first place if they lose and City win.

Sevilla have a superior head-to-head over Borussia so the Spanish side will finish third if they win and Mönchengladbach fail to.

Group E: Bayer Leverkusen (5) v Barcelona (13, qualified), Roma (5) v BATE Borisov (4)
Barcelona have won the group.

Roma lead Leverkusen on head-to-head so will go through to last 16 with victory.

Leverkusen need to win and hope Roma do not gain victory to finish in the top two. A draw would confirm Leverkusen in third regardless of the other result.

BATE must win to stay in Europe and to finish second must hope Leverkusen do not win.

Group F: Olympiacos (9) v Arsenal (6), Dinamo Zagreb (3) v Bayern München (12, qualified)
Bayern have won the group.

Olympiacos won 3-2 at Arsenal so the Gunners must ‘better’ that win in Greece to overtake their hosts on head-to-head (for which away goals do count). A 3-2 win would also be good enough for Arsenal to go through on overall goal difference so in practice they would go through with any win apart from 1-0 or 2-1.

Dinamo are out of Europe.

Group G: Chelsea (10) v Porto (10), Dynamo Kyiv (8) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv (0)
The winner of Chelsea v Porto wins the group. Porto beat Chelsea 2-1 on matchday two so will top the group with a draw should Dynamo not win.

Chelsea will be through in second place with a draw.

Dynamo will be through with a win; if the other game is drawn, the three teams will be split on goal difference in matches between the three teams, meaning Dynamo would finish first, Chelsea second and Porto third.

Maccabi are out of Europe.

Group H: Gent (7) v Zenit (15, qualified), Valencia (6) v Lyon (1)
Zenit have won the group. If they win and Valencia do not, Zenit will win the group by a competition record-equalling 11-point margin.

Gent will go through with a win or if Valencia fail to win (Gent have superior head-to-head). Valencia therefore must win and hope Gent do not, though both are assured at least third place.

Lyon are out of Europe.

Champions League Fixtures
Matchday Six: 8/9 December
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (Group A)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
​Real Madrid vs. Malmö (Group A)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Wolfsburg vs. Manchester United (Group B)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
PSV Eindhoven vs. CSKA Moscow (Group B)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Galatasaray vs. Astana (Group C)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Benfica vs. Atlético Madrid (Group C)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Group D)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Sevilla vs. Juventus (Group D)  – Buy Champions League Tickets

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Barcelona (Group E)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Roma vs. BATE Borisov (Group E)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Bayern Munich (Group F)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos vs. Arsenal (Group F)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dynamo Kyiv vs. Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Group G)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Chelsea vs. FC Porto (Group G)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
Valencia vs. Lyon (Group H)  – Buy Champions League Tickets
KAA Gent vs. Zenit St. Petersburg (Group H)  – Buy Champions League Tickets


Comments on this entry are closed.

  • dinho April 28, 2010, 5:09 am

    inter milan to win barcelona 😀

  • tareq (kalapur) April 28, 2010, 2:40 am

    i like mesi mesi mesi……………………………………………………this world cup football….2010…….will win ARGENTINA…..

  • Karl April 27, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Messi could be the best at this moment, because there are no real players that he can compete with.
    He should be when the Master (Zinedine Zidan) use to be at the fields, and pretty sure he will stay with his mouth either open of foolness or with his mouth shut because he will not have nothing to show.
    Who is the beter of goalkeeprs of all times, there was no goalkeeper for the Master he had beten all best goalkeepers, has Messi done that, well will see if he is good as much think on the world cup, Which I am pretty sure they will not get to FINALS…..

  • Gabriel Nungolo April 27, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Well it is strong game which myself i call it a final before the final…. But realy can not say who will win because before teams are performing well and with the advantage that Inter has already,,,,, realy is something else but let wait and see the ball will decid…

  • chebsolo April 20, 2010, 1:37 pm


  • cornelius April 20, 2010, 7:21 am

    i belief to beat inter is to take control of the mid-field and feed the attachers even from the wings to enable my messi do his finishing job perfectly. i see inter as a no threat to us at all, with lionel whom i always reffer to as cornel, victory over vinter is what we will deffinately do. LONG LIVE BARCA.

  • Philip April 20, 2010, 3:48 am

    Barcelona will be lucky if they score tonight. Inter will not only beat them but they will totally outclass them at the San Siro! Forza Inter!!

  • angel of mathematics April 20, 2010, 2:28 am

    Todays match is going to be a disgrace to inter. The fact is barca is full of experience players. Inter fans forget about this season, next season shall be a nice one. Up Barca

  • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:26 am

    barcelona for sure…………i strongly recommend the team to over take inter as they are more strong than the opposite team…

  • sagni April 18, 2010, 10:53 am

    barca will win the champion not only win semi final inter. inter is nothing .but, barca for all.

  • cot April 18, 2010, 7:48 am

    inter siap berenkbenk’z barca

  • gtyhyh April 15, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Barcelona have beaten Inter and will again. Barca for champs!!!!!

  • Solari Danny Amamoo April 13, 2010, 9:29 am


    • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:32 am

      bra……i believe that your thinking is completely wrong….imagine on how will those unskilled defenders tuckle the magision messi

  • Solari April 13, 2010, 9:27 am

    Intermilan all the way and i know we are going to beat Barcelona and also win the champions league this year

    • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:36 am

      huuuuh……better think back brother…………………

  • russel April 13, 2010, 5:09 am

    totally agree jack

  • jack April 13, 2010, 5:06 am

    well only to stop barca is not by defensive it just by attacking and push them in defense by that only you can win inter defending 90 minuts to barca is sure that you are loosing this game so just attack them. if u don’t conceed a goal in first half then there is almost a chance to win the game. so best of luck to inter milan.barca its time to good bye for champions league

  • DiRrtyDog April 9, 2010, 1:57 pm

    The Champions League winner, will be either Inter Milan or Barcelona. It is sad that they already meet in the semi-finals, because a final on a neutral ground between those teams would be AMAZING. One of the best defensive teams against maybe the strongest offensive team in Europe, for the time being.

    I don’t think Lyon or Bayern will be capable of winning against either of those teams. The reason why I think they won’t be winning, is simply, that they haven’t been convincing enough.

    Bayern were lucky to beat Fiorentina by an offside goal and advance to the quarterfinals, and even though they impressed me by beating united with 2 amazing comebacks, there were still alot of holes in their defensive line. They wouldn’t stand a chance against Barca’s offensive (Messi, Pedro, Iniesta etc.) with that poor defensive play. And Inter would win 1-0 if they were to meet Bayern in the Finals.

    Lyon is a bit of a joker in my opinion, but I think they need that last bit, to be a threat against Barca or Inter (or even Bayern for that matter) I saw the second leg against Bordeaux, and they were seriously outplayed by them, and the only reason why they did advance, was because of outstanding goalkeeping. And I don’t think the goalkeeper will save them against barca, but against Inter, well maybe they’ll have a small chance (but really I don’t think that as a possibilty)

    Well that’s just my bet on the Chl Winners 2010 :) And I will eat all of those words again if I’m wrong. (and sorry for spelling or grammar problems, I’m not English)

    Have a nice Weekend

    • David Wilson April 9, 2010, 5:22 pm

      Totally agree with your comments. Bayern might be the weakest team to reach the CL semi-finals in years.

      As for Inter v Barca it promises to be a great series. Arsenal showed that you cannot give Barca time and space to make all their little passes. You have to be stronger and physical as Chelsea were last season, and that describes Inter.

  • micheal April 7, 2010, 11:00 am

    it seems every body want to get to the top of this game but i tell u the only term dat has make it to d final is barca.

  • Red Devils April 7, 2010, 3:59 am

    Man United can win tonight match.. i know they can. GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!! miracles could happen

  • Philip April 7, 2010, 2:40 am

    Messi is no doubt the best player in the world at the moment . Last night’s 4-1 win over Arsenal confirmed what we already knew. This time however, against Inter they stand no chance. Inter will reach the final!!

  • Abdulah March 25, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Arsenal will have a tuff game against barcelona i know that we are going to win home but away will be really tuff but we will se what happens (inshallah)

  • gunners March 25, 2010, 11:26 am

    arsenal will upset barca and prove all of you wrong…just wait and see

    • Alen April 20, 2010, 7:12 am

      spoke to soon there…

    • Rooney10_PAKI April 23, 2010, 1:14 pm

      u can’t beat man utd,how will u beat barca

  • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:20 pm

    The is no other team that will stop barca from winning champions league

  • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Barc has been and I will be best team for the next decade!

  • zakari harouna barmou March 22, 2010, 8:16 pm

    barcelona is the king of football.

    • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:16 pm

      They have the talent in world of footbal to beat arsenal, most importantly I would them go all the way to the final and thrash man united. I want Barca to prove the world that they are the best team in the world and to man united.

  • nebeolisa March 22, 2010, 4:06 am

    wenger barca has all it takes to win the match,but if arsenal struggles hard they can make it.

  • Fernando August 19, 2009, 11:07 am

    There can be no cheating in Champions league. There must be
    transparency. Starting with the referees. Unspeakable
    was the performance of the Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai in Lisbon
    18Aug2009 giving the same disciplinary value to a aggression (yellow card), 2 fouls with a view to preventing gaming and goal (without punishment), and take the shirt off to celebrate a goal ( second yellow card). Unbelievable.
    Impaired? Sporting Club de Portugal.

  • rooney August 8, 2009, 7:02 am

    man u champions again,you wait maha,see the youth and our striking force go mad.man u v barca final…arsenal dont have a final in them unless its there youth in carling cup in there lucky.rooney player of the year/world

    • leonard March 24, 2010, 12:26 pm

      Rooynen, is the best strike in barclays…wait to see the best strikes when they meet best team in the world

  • BAYONLE April 9, 2009, 5:56 am


  • BAYONLE April 9, 2009, 5:53 am