UEFA Champions League for the 2020-2021 season is gradually reaching the advanced stage as all the clubs participating in the competition played their 5th group match of the campaign on Tuesday and Wednesday.
After the matches, 9 clubs confirmed their qualification for the Round of 16 with a game left to play. This means that the last group stage match is almost inconsequential to the 9 clubs that have already booked their places in the next round of the competition.
The last round of games in the UEFA Champions League group stage is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9, 2020. The games are expected to produce 7 clubs that will join the 9 clubs that have already qualified for the next round of the competition.
After that, the next big thing will be the draw for the round of 16 which is scheduled to take place at 11 am on Monday, December 14 in Nyon, Switzerland.
Below are the clubs that have qualified for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 with a game left to play.
- Man City
- Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund
Chelsea was the first club to scale through to the round of 16 after winning 4 matches and drawing once in 5 games to top the Group E table with 13 points. The second-placed Sevilla in the group scaled through with 10 points in 5 games.
Hat-trick hero! 👏— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 2, 2020
🔵 Olivier Giroud becomes first Chelsea player to score FOUR goals in a single game since Frank Lampard in March 2010 😮#UCL pic.twitter.com/dqvdXvYVDg
As for Barcelona, the Spanish giants recorded 5 wins in 5 games to top Group G with 15 points. The second-placed Juventus that recorded 4 wins and a defeat in 5 games has scaled through with 12 points.
Premier League reigning champions, Liverpool football club, scaled through to the round of 16 after recording 4 wins and a defeat in 5 games. The club topped group D with 12 points.
As for Manchester City, the Premier League club recorded 4 wins and a defeat in 5 games to top the group C table with 13 points. While Porto finished second in the group with 10 points which were enough to take them to the next round.
Bayern Munich recorded 4 wins and a defeat in 5 games to top group A with 13 points which was enough to qualify the reigning Bundesliga champions to the next round of the competition. While Borussia Dortmund managed to scale through to the round of 16 after recording 3 wins, a defeat, and a draw in 5 games. Despite the inconsistent performance, they topped Group F with 10 points.
On December 14 when the draws for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 is being held, all the clubs that topped their groups will be seeded in pot 1 for them not to face themselves.
While the second-placed teams of all the groups will be seeded in pot two. This means that the group toppers will be paired with the second-placed teams in the round of 16.
7 out of the clubs below can still reach the round of 16 after the last round of group stage matches.
- Atletico Madrid
- Real Madrid
- Inter Milan
- Club Brugge
- Manchester United
- RB Leipzig