Champions League permutations: who is through, who can join them?

Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus, Leipzig, Manchester City, Paris, Real Madrid and Spurs are through: see who needs what to join them.

Holders Liverpool go to Salzburg requiring a draw
Holders Liverpool go to Salzburg requiring a draw ©Getty Images

Eight teams are through: who can join them on Matchday 6? UEFA.com explains the permutations.

Through to round of 16

Barcelona*, Bayern München*, Juventus*, Leipzig, Manchester City*, Paris Saint-Germain*, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur

*Group winners

Cannot finish in top two

Benfica, Club Brugge, Crvena zvezda, Galatasaray, Genk*, Lokomotiv Moskva*, LOSC Lille*, Olympiacos, Slavia Praha*

*Cannot finish third

All information in this article is subject to final confirmation from UEFA. These examples may not cover all potential situations

TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER

Highlights: Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg
Highlights: Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

Group E: Salzburg (7pts) v Liverpool (10), Napoli (9) v Genk (1)

  • Liverpool will go through if they draw, or if Napoli lose to Genk.
  • Napoli will go through if they draw, or if Salzburg do not beat Liverpool.
  • Salzburg will be through if they beat Liverpool and Napoli does not beat Genk. If Napoli win, Salzburg must beat Liverpool by a better scoreline than the 4-3 by which they lost against them on Matchday 2.
  • Genk will finish fourth

Group F: Internazionale Milano (7) v Barcelona (11), Borussia Dortmund (7) v Slavia Praha (2)

  • Barcelona are through as group winners.
  • Inter will go through if they beat Barcelona, or as long as they finish at least level on points with Dortmund (due to their superior head-to-head goal difference).
  • Dortmund must pick up more points than Inter to finish second.
  • Slavia will finish fourth.
Highlights: Zenit 3-1 Benfica
Highlights: Zenit 3-1 Benfica

Group G: Lyon (7) v RB Leipzig (10), Benfica (4) v Zenit (7)

  • Leipzig are through and will clinch first place with a draw.
  • Zenit will go through if they beat Benfica and Lyon do not beat Leipzig, or if both games are drawn due to their head-to-head superiority over Lyon, or regardless if Lyon lose.
  • Lyon will go through if they beat Leipzig (when they would also clinch first place), or if they draw and Zenit lose to Benfica.
  • Benfica are unable to finish in the top two. They will finish third if they beat Zenit by a scoreline better than 3-1 and Lyon does not lose, or if they win by any score and Lyon lose to Leipzig.

Group H: Ajax (10) v Valencia (8), Chelsea (8) v LOSC Lille (1)

  • Ajax will go through if they draw, or if Chelsea fail to beat LOSC.
  • Valencia will go through if they beat Ajax, or as long as they finish at least level on points with Chelsea due to their superior head-to-head record.
  • Chelsea will go through if they beat LOSC, or if they draw and Valencia lose to Ajax.
  • LOSC will finish fourth.
Highlights: Atlético 1-0 Leverkusen
Highlights: Atlético 1-0 Leverkusen

WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (13) v Galatasaray (2), Club Brugge (3) v Real Madrid (8)

  • Paris are through as group winners.
  • Madrid are through.
  • Club Brugge cannot finish in the top two. They will finish third if they beat Madrid, or if Galatasaray fail to beat Paris.
  • Galatasaray cannot finish in the top two. They will be confirmed in fourth place if they lose to Paris.

Group B: Bayern München (15) v Tottenham Hotspur (10), Olympiacos (1) v Crvena zvezda (3)

  • Bayern are through as group winners.
  • Tottenham are through.
  • Crvena zvezda are unable to finish in the top two. They will finish in third if they avoid defeat at Olympiacos.
  • Olympiacos are unable to finish in the top two. They will finish in third if they beat Crvena zvezda.

Group C: GNK Dinamo (5) v Manchester City (11), Shakhtar Donetsk (6) v Atalanta (4)

  • Man. City are through as group winners.
  • Shakhtar will go through if they beat Atalanta, or if they draw and Dinamo fail to win.
  • Dinamo will go through if they beat City and Shakhtar do not beat Atalanta.
  • Atalanta will go through if they beat Shakhtar and Dinamo do not beat City.

Group D: Bayer Leverkusen (6) v Juventus (13), Atlético Madrid (7) v Lokomotiv Moskva (3)

  • Juventus are through as group winners.
  • Atlético will go through if they beat Lokomotiv or if Leverkusen fail to beat Juventus.
  • Leverkusen will go through if they beat Juventus and Atlético do not beat Lokomotiv.
  • Lokomotiv will finish fourth.

Standings are provisional until all matches have been played.

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