The Champions League group stage phase is almost over with just one round remaining to be played. Many teams have already secured their qualifications but the fight for the top spot is still ongoing in a few groups, while some teams are still fighting to qualify to the next round or at least the Europa League.
Arsenal and PSG have sealed their qualification to the next round with both teams yet to be beaten (they drew each other twice). This leaves the two sides on level at 11 points, meaning the top spot is still up for grabs ahead of the last game. Arsenal visit Basel while PSG have it easier when they host Ludogerts. Ludogorets and Basel are tied in the last two spots with two points (they drew each other twice), both are hoping to grab that third spot.
Dynamo Kyiv are out of Europe with only 2 points. However, the race for the top two spots is still wide open between three different teams: Benfica and Napoli lead with 8 points but Besiktas are just one point behind. The two leading teams meet each other in the next round while Besiktas will be looking to secure an away win in Kyiv which will guarantee qualification no matter what happens in the other game.
The group is settled. Luis Enrique’s Barcelona have qualified as the group winners while Manchester City secured the second spot, Borussia Moenchengladbach will be heading to the Europa League and Celtic are out as they will finish fourth.
Atletico Madrid won all their five games so far putting themselves as group champions ahead of Bayern Munich who will have to settle for the second spot. The race for the third spot is still open, FC Rostov are third at the moment but they mean fourth placed PSV Eindhoven who will try everything possible to grab a win when they play the Russians.
Monaco beat Tottenham 2-1 to finish as group leaders leaving Bayern Leverkusen as runners-up. Tottenham are in third but they host fourth placed CSKA Moscow in the next round. A win or a draw is enough for Spurs to go to the Europa League but in case CSKA win, then that would send the Russians through to the Europa League.
Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid have qualified to the next round but they will face each other in Spain in the next round to determine who will be the group winner. A draw is enough to keep Dortmund on the top. The race for the Europa League also sees a direct battle between Sporting and Legia Warszawa, The Polish side need a win if they are to grab the third spot.
Leicester City may be suffering in the Premier League but they surely impressed in Europe. The English team won their group leaving only one open spot. FC Porto are second with 8 points but FC Koebenhavn are just behind with 6 points. Porto meet Leicester in the next round will the Danish side has an easy game against Brugge who have lost all five games so far.
Juventus have qualified but their top spot is yet to be secured. Sevilla are just one point behind Juventus but they face third placed Lyon who needs a convincing win to grab Sevilla’s spot. Dinamo Zagreb are out of Europe with no points at all.