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

Twelve teams are through with seven more vying for the four remaining berths when the group stage concludes on 6 and 7 December: we explain what each club needs.

Twelve teams are through to the UEFA Champions League round of 16, with seven more vying for the four remaining berths when the group stage concludes on 6 and 7 December.

  • Through: Atlético Madrid (group winners), Barcelona (group winners), Leicester City (group winners), Monaco (group winners), Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid
  • Can qualify on matchday six: Benfica, Beşiktaş, København, Lyon, Napoli, Porto, Sevilla
  • Cannot finish in top two: Basel, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Celtic, Club Brugge, CSKA Moskva, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv, Legia Warszawa, Ludogorets Razgrad, PSV Eindhoven, Rostov, Sporting CP, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Qualified for UEFA Europa League round of 32: Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Will finish fourth: Celtic, Club Brugge, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv
  • Full standings
  • TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER: all kick-offs 20:45CET

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

Group A: Basel (2 points) v Arsenal (11, through),  Paris Saint-Germain (11, through) v Ludogorets Razgrad (2)

  • Paris have the head-to-head advantage over Arsenal on away goals so will clinch first place with a win or as long as the Gunners do not overtake them on points.
  • Ludogorets have the head-to-head advantage over Basel on away goals so will seal third spot with a victory. Basel need to finish ahead of Ludogorets on points or will come fourth.

Group B: Dynamo Kyiv (2) v Beşiktaş (7), Benfica (8) v Napoli (8)

  • Napoli beat Benfica on matchday two so will qualify with a draw. Whoever wins that game will go through in first place, and both will be through regardless if Beşiktaş lose.
  • Beşiktaş qualify with a win and would top the group if the other match is drawn. If Beşiktaş draw they will only progress if Napoli lose, since Benfica have the head-to-head advantage over the Turkish side, unlike the Serie A club.
  • Dynamo will finish fourth.

Group C: Manchester City (8, through) v Celtic (2), Barcelona (12, through) v Borussia Mönchengladbach (5)

  • The positions are settled: Barcelona first, City second, Mönchengladbach third, Celtic fourth.

Group D: PSV Eindhoven (1) v Rostov (4),  Bayern München (9, through) v Atlético Madrid (15, through)

  • Atlético have won the group with Bayern second.
  • PSV must beat Rostov to pip them to third place.
  • WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER: all kick-offs 20:45CET

Group E: Bayer Leverkusen (7, through) v Monaco (11, through), Tottenham Hotspur (4) v CSKA Moskva (3)

  • Monaco have won the group with Leverkusen second.
  • CSKA need to defeat Spurs to finish above them in third.

Group F: Real Madrid (11, through) v Borussia Dortmund (13, through), Legia Warszawa (1) v Sporting CP (3)

  • Madrid require a victory against Dortmund to pip them to first place.
  • Legia have to beat Sporting to overhaul them in the race for third.

Group G: Porto (8) v Leicester City (13, through), Club Brugge (0) v København (6)

  • Leicester have won the group.
  • København have a head-to-head advantage over Porto on away goals so will come second if they win and Porto do not.
  • Brugge are consigned to fourth position.

Group H: Lyon (7) v Sevilla (10), Juventus (11, through) v Dinamo Zagreb (0)

  • Juve are through and will top the group if they win or if Sevilla fail to win (due to Juve’s superior head-to head record).
  • Lyon must overcome Sevilla by a margin of two goals or more to grab second ahead of their visitors. Sevilla won 1-0 at home so OL must better that victory in order to overtake their guests. One-nil would not be enough for Lyon as Sevilla would have the superior goal difference in all matches. Any other Lyon win by a one-goal margin and Sevilla go through on head-to-head away goals.
  • Dinamo will finish fourth.

Standings are provisional until all matches have been played.