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UEFA Champions League: Who will make the last 16?

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Five knockout stage places are up for grabs in the Champions League this week, offering enough late drama to stop the final round of group matches from turning into a damp squib.

Eleven teams are already through from a group stage which has produced too many one-sided matches for comfort.

Only half of the matches involve teams playing for a place in the last 16 while the remainder will decide who wins each group, gaining a theoretical advantage for the draw, or qualifies for the Europa League.

GROUP A – Juventus v Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos v Malmo

Atletico Madrid: Qualified. Will win group with a one-goal loss to Juventus or better.

Juventus: Need a draw against Atletico to qualify, or a two-goal win to top the group.

Olympiacos: Will go through if they beat Malmo AND Juventus lose. A draw will seal third place.

Malmo: Out. Will finish third if they beat Olympiacos.

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GROUP B – Real Madrid v Ludgorets, Liverpool v Basel

Real Madrid: Qualified as group winners.

Basel: Will go through if they avoid defeat at Liverpool.

Liverpool: Must beat Basel to qualify.

Ludgorets: Will finish third if they beat Real Madrid. A draw is enough if Liverpool lose.

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GROUP C – Monaco v Zenit, Benfica v Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen: Qualified. Will win the group if they beat Benfica.

Monaco: Will qualify with a draw. Will win the group if they better Leverkusen’s result.

Zenit: Will qualify if they beat Monaco. Will win the group if Leverkusen also lose.

Benfica: Out and bottom of group.

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GROUP D – Galatasaray v Arsenal, Dortmund v Anderlecht

Borussia Dortmund: Qualified. Will win group with a draw.

Arsenal: Qualified. Will win group if they beat Galatasaray and Dortmund lose.

Anderlecht: Out in third place.

Galatasaray: Out and bottom of group.

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CSKA Moscow’s Seydou Doumbia opens the scoring

GROUP E – Roma v Manchester City, Bayern Munich v CSKA Moscow

Bayern Munich: Qualified as group winners.

Roma: Will qualify with a win. Any draw is OK if CSKA draw. A 0-0 draw is OK if CSKA Moscow lose.

Manchester City: Will qualify if they win and CSKA Moscow do not. Will also go through with a score draw if CSKA lose.

CSKA Moscow: Will qualify if they beat Bayern and Roma fail to beat City.

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GROUP F – Barcelona v PSG, Ajax v Apoel

PSG: Qualified. Will win the group if they do not lose to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Qualified. Will win the group if they beat PSG.

Ajax: Out. Will finish third if they avoid defeat to Apoel.

Apoel: Out. Will finish third if they beat Ajax.

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GROUP G – Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon, Maribor v Schalke.

Chelsea: Qualified as group winners.

Sporting Lisbon: Will qualify if they do not lose to Chelsea.

Schalke: Will qualify if they beat Maribor and Sporting also lose.

Maribor: Out. Will finish third if they beat Schalke.

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GROUP H – Porto v Shakhtar, Athletic v BATE

Porto: Qualified as group winners.

Shakhtar: Qualified as runners-up.

Athletic Bilbao: Out. Will finish third if they do not lose to BATE.

BATE: Out. Will finish third if they beat Athletic.

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