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Champions League Returns This Week

The Champions League returns this week, with three clubs, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris St-Germain are the teams already through to the last 16 with two group games to play.

Several other teams can book their place in the round of 16 and we take a look at some of the big games this week.

Group A:
Ligue 1 champions PSG are through from Group A, topping the table with four victories. They have scored 10 goals and are yet to concede.

Real Madrid, 13-time winners of the competition, are well-placed to advance as well, five points clear of Bruges in third.

Turkish champions Galatasaray are eliminated.

Remaining fixtures:
Tuesday, 26 November – Galatasaray v Bruges, Real Madrid v PSG
Wednesday, 11 December – PSG v Galatasaray, Bruges v Real Madrid

Group B:
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich progressed from Group B with four victories from four games.

Last season’s beaten finalists Tottenham will go through if they beat Olympiakos on Tuesday, or if they draw and Red Star Belgrade fail to beat Bayern Munich.

Olympiakos are bottom with just a single point and would need results to go their way to go through.

Remaining fixtures:
Tuesday, 26 November – Tottenham v Olympiakos, Red Star Belgrade v Bayern Munich
Wednesday, 11 December – Bayern Munich v Tottenham, Olympiakos v Red Star Belgrade

Group C
Premier League champions Manchester City missed the chance to seal their last-16 place by being held to a 1-1 draw by Group C’s bottom side Atalanta, who could stand a chance of progressing by winning both their games.

Pep Guardiola’s side need just one more point to ensure progression.

Second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb in third are both locked on five points apiece.

Remaining fixtures:
Tuesday, 26 November – Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk, Atalanta v Dinamo Zagreb
Wednesday, 11 December – Shakhtar Donetsk v Atalanta, Dinamo Zagreb v Manchester City

Group D
Serie A champions Juventus came from behind to beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 and went through from Group D with 10 points from four games.

Second-placed Atlético Madrid are in a strong position to progress, four points clear of Lokomotiv and Bayer Leverkusen, who both have three points.

Remaining fixtures:
Tuesday, 26 November – Lokomotiv Moscow v Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus v Atlético Madrid
Wednesday, 11 December – Atlético Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen v Juventus

Group E
Defending champions Liverpool top Group E and one win from their final two games will take them into the last 16 again.

Second-placed Napoli have eight points, four more than Red Bull Salzburg, while Genk are eliminated as they have a solitary point.

Remaining fixtures:
Wednesday, 27 November – Liverpool v Napoli, Genk v Red Bull Salzburg
Tuesday, 10 December – Napoli v Genk, Red Bull Salzburg v Liverpool

Group F
La Liga champions Barcelona will make it out of Group F if they beat Borussia Dortmund in their meeting at the Nou Camp next time out.

The German side’s 3-2 victory over Inter Milan, from 2-0 behind, proved crucial as they lie three points clear of the Italians. Slavia Prague are adrift at the bottom.

Remaining fixtures:
Wednesday, 27 November – Barcelona v Borussia Dortmund, Slavia Prague v Inter Milan
Tuesday, 10 December – Borussia Dortmund v Slavia Prague, Inter Milan v Barcelona

Group G
RB Leipzig top Group G and need just one win from their final two games to advance. Lyon are second and will also go through if they win at Zenit St Petersburg in their next game.

Remaining fixtures:
Wednesday, 27 November – Zenit St Petersburg v Lyon, RB Leipzig v Benfica
Tuesday, 10 December – Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg, Lyon v RB Leipzig

Group H
Group H is extremely tight. Dutch champions Ajax, Chelsea and Valencia are all on seven points, with Lille already out.

If there is a winner in Wednesday’s match between Valencia and Chelsea will go through, leaving the loser and Ajax to battle for the second spot. If it’s a draw, the final round of matches will be fascinating.

Remaining fixtures:
Wednesday, 27 November – Valencia v Chelsea, Lille v Ajax
Tuesday, 10 December – Chelsea v Lille, Ajax v Valencia

Champions League Fixtures
Matchday five
Tuesday 26 November

Galatasaray v Club Brugge – Buy Champions League Tickets
Real Madrid v Paris – Buy Champions League Tickets
Tottenham v Olympiacos – Buy Champions League Tickets
Crvena zvezda v Bayern – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City v Shakhtar – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atalanta v Dinamo Zagreb – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lokomotiv Moskva v Leverkusen – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus v Atlético – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 27 November
Liverpool v Napoli – Buy Champions League Tickets
Genk v Salzburg – Buy Champions League Tickets
Barcelona v Dortmund – Buy Champions League Tickets
Slavia Praha v Inter – Buy Champions League Tickets
Zenit v Lyon – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leipzig v Benfica – Buy Champions League Tickets
Valencia v Chelsea – Buy Champions League Tickets
LOSC Lille v Ajax – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday six
Tuesday 10 December

Napoli v Genk – Buy Champions League Tickets
Salzburg v Liverpool – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dortmund v Slavia Praha – Buy Champions League Tickets
Inter v Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Benfica v Zenit – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lyon v Leipzig – Buy Champions League Tickets
Chelsea v LOSC Lille – Buy Champions League Tickets
Ajax v Valencia – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 11 December
Paris v Galatasaray – Buy Champions League Tickets
Club Brugge v Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayern v Tottenham – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos v Crvena zvezda – Buy Champions League Tickets
Shakhtar v Atalanta – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dinamo Zagreb v Manchester City – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atlético v Lokomotiv Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leverkusen v Juventus – Buy Champions League Tickets