The group stage has already reached the halfway point
Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad, Manchester City, Leipzig and FC Barcelona can secure their place in the round of 16 the next day
The group phase of the Champions League 2023/2024 It has already reached its equator. After the first three days, teams have already played against all rivals in their respective groups, so the final places are now being determined. In fact, there are already some teams that could mathematically qualify for the round of 16 the next day.
In the first group of champions purely mathematically, only Bayern Munich could qualify for the round of 16 the next day. After the German team’s three wins in the first three games, For Bayern Munich it is enough to beat Galatasaray the next day to qualify for the round of 16.
In group B the division is narrower. However, Arsenal could qualify for the round of 16 on the next matchday. The English team would advance to the round of 16 if they beat Sevilla and Lens beat PSV. If the French team wins and Arsenal beat Sevilla, Lens would only need to pick up a point from their remaining two games to secure their place in the round of 16.
After achieving complete victories in the first three days, Real Madrid simply need to win or draw against Sporting de Braga to secure their place in the round of 16. If Napoli were to beat Unión Berlin, mathematically they would not be counted, although it would be enough for them to add a point in the two remaining games.
Group D is still open. However, Real Sociedad and Inter Milan could mathematically qualify on the next matchday. The only way to achieve this is for both teams to win their next game. This way, with two games remaining, Real Sociedad and Inter would have 10 points compared to Salzburg’s 3 and Benfica’s 0.
This group is one of the most open after the first three days. He Feyenoord leads the group with 6 points after the two wins against Celtic and that Lazio along with the defeat against Atlético de Madrid. Simeone’s men sit second with 5 points after beating Feyenoord and drawing against Celtic and Lazio. Lazio are third with 4 points and Celtic close the group with 1 point. Therefore, There is no chance that any team in the group will qualify for the next round..
The group of death. As expected, Group F is completely open after the first three days. He PSG He is in first place with 6 points, followed by Borussia Dortmund And Newcastle with 4 points. He Milan takes last place in the group with 2 points. Likewise, these teams will have to wait at least until matchday 5 to secure their place in the round of 16.
In Group G the story is different. Both Manchester City and Leipzig can secure qualification for the round of 16 the next day. If Guardiola’s men win their next game against Young Boys, they are guaranteed a place. Furthermore, as long as Red Star doesn’t win against Leipzig, it would be worth playing the game in a draw. The German team can also qualify on the next matchday if they beat Red Star and the Young Boys do not beat Manchester City.
After achieving complete victories in the first three games, For FC Barcelona it is enough to win or draw in their next game against Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify for the round of 16. Furthermore, Porto can gain a foot and a half lead in the knockout phase if they beat Antwerp and Barça Shakhtar.