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Champions League: Who needs what to qualify for the last 16?

Who is already through to the Champions League knockout stage and who can book their place on Matchday 6?

Barcelona can still qualify on Matchday 6
Barcelona can still qualify on Matchday 6 NurPhoto via Getty Images

Through to round of 16: Ajax*, Bayern*, Chelsea, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool*, Manchester City*, Manchester United*, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Sporting CP

Could still reach the round of 16: AC Milan, Atalanta, Atlético, Barcelona, Benfica, LOSC Lille, Porto, Salzburg, Sevilla, Villarreal, Wolfsburg

Will enter UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs: Dortmund, Sheriff, Zenit

Cannot reach round of 16 but can still qualify for UEFA Europa League: Club Brugge, Leipzig, Young Boys

*Confirmed as group winners

Latest standings


All information in this article is subject to final confirmation from UEFA. These examples may not cover all potential situations. Matchday 6 permutations last updated on 25 November.

Tuesday 7 December

Group A

Fixtures: Paris (8 points) vs Club Brugge (4), Leipzig (4) vs Manchester City (12)

Highlights: Man. City 6-3 Leipzig
Highlights: Man. City 6-3 Leipzig

Manchester City are through to the round of 16 as group winners.

Paris are through to the round of 16 as group runners-up.

Leipzig will finish third and enter the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs if they win, if they draw and Club Brugge do not win, or regardless if Club Brugge lose.

Club Brugge will finish third and enter the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs if they win and Leipzig do not, or if they draw and Leipzig lose.

Group B

Fixtures: Porto (5) vs Atlético (4), AC Milan (4) vs Liverpool (15)

Highlights: Liverpool 3-2 Milan
Highlights: Liverpool 3-2 Milan

Liverpool are through to the round of 16 as group winners.

Porto will go through if they win, or if they draw and Milan do not win.

Atlético will go through if they win and Milan do not.

Milan will go through if they win and the other game is drawn.

Group C

Fixtures: Ajax (15) vs Sporting CP (9), Borussia Dortmund (6) vs Beşiktaş (0)

Highlights: Sporting CP 1-5 Ajax
Highlights: Sporting CP 1-5 Ajax

Ajax are through to the round of 16 as group winners.

Sporting are through to the round of 16 as group runners-up.

Dortmund will finish third and enter the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs.

Beşiktaş will finish fourth.

Group D

Fixtures: Real Madrid (12) vs Inter (10), Shakhtar Donetsk (1) vs Sheriff (6)

Highlights: Inter 0-1 Real Madrid
Highlights: Inter 0-1 Real Madrid

Madrid are through to the round of 16. They will finish first if they do not lose to Inter.

Inter are through to the round of 16. They will finish first if they beat Madrid.

Sheriff will finish third and enter the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs.

Shakhtar will finish fourth.

Wednesday 8 December

Group E

Fixtures: Bayern (15) vs Barcelona (7), Benfica (5) vs Dynamo Kyiv (1)

Highlights: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern
Highlights: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern

Bayern are through to the round of 16 as group winners.

Barcelona will go through if they win, or if Benfica do not win.

Benfica will go through if they win and Barcelona do not win.

Dynamo are confirmed in fourth place.

Group F

Fixtures: Manchester United (10) vs Young Boys (4), Atalanta (6) vs Villarreal (7)

Highlights: Young Boys 2-1 Man. United
Highlights: Young Boys 2-1 Man. United

Manchester United are through to the round of 16 as group winners.

Villarreal will go through if they avoid defeat. They will finish third if they lose.

Atalanta will go through if they win. They will finish third if they draw.

Young Boys cannot finish in the top two. They will finish third if they win and Atalanta lose.

Group G

Fixtures: Wolfsburg (5) vs LOSC Lille (8), Salzburg (7) vs Sevilla (6)

Highlights: LOSC 0-0 Wolfsburg
Highlights: LOSC 0-0 Wolfsburg

LOSC will go through if they avoid defeat. They will finish first if they win, or if they draw and Salzburg do not win.

Salzburg will go through if they avoid defeat. They will finish first if they win and LOSC do not.

Sevilla will go through if they win. They will finish first if they win and LOSC lose.

Wolfsburg will go through if they win. They will finish first if they win and the other game is drawn.

Group H

Fixtures: Zenit (4) vs Chelsea (12), Juventus (12) vs Malmö (1)

Highlights: Chelsea 1-0 Zenit
Highlights: Chelsea 1-0 Zenit

Chelsea are through to the round of 16. They will finish first if they win, if they draw and Juventus do not win, or if Juventus lose.

Juventus are through to the round of 16. They will finish first if they win and Chelsea do not, or if Juventus draw and Chelsea lose.

Zenit will finish third and enter the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs.

Malmö will finish fourth.