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Champions League permutations: Who needs what?

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Ajax, Bayern München, Manchester City and Juventus could all join Barcelona in clinching UEFA Champions League round of 16 places with two games to spare on Wednesday. UEFA.com explains the permutations.

At a glance

Through to round of 16: Barcelona

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

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

Highlights: AEK 0-2 Bayern

Group E: Benfica (3) v Ajax (7), Bayern München (7) v AEK Athens (0)

  • Ajax will be through if they win.
  • Bayern will be through with a win if Benfica lose.
  • Benfica will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose and Bayern win.

  • AEK will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose, or if they draw and Ajax avoid defeat.
Highlights: Shakhtar 0-3 Man. City

Group F: Manchester City (6) v Shakhtar Donetsk (2), Lyon (5) v Hoffenheim (2)

  • Manchester City will be through if they win and Hoffenheim lose.

  • Hoffenheim will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose and City win.

Group G: CSKA Moskva (4) v Roma (6) [18:55CET], Viktoria Plzeň (1) v Real Madrid (6)

  • Plzeň will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose and Roma win.

Group H: Valencia (2) v Young Boys (1) [18:55CET], Juventus (9) v Manchester United (4)

  • Juventus will be through if they avoid defeat, and confirmed in first place if they win.

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Highlights: Atlético 2-0 Dortmund

Group A: Atlético Madrid (9 points) v Monaco (1) [18:55CET], Borussia Dortmund (9) v Club Brugge (4)

  • Dortmund will be through with a draw. Dortmund will clinch first place if they win and Atlético lose.
  • Atlético will be through if they win, or if Club Brugge fail to gain victory.

  • Club Brugge must win to stay in contention for a top-two finish.
  • Monaco can finish third but must reduce their gap to Brugge below three points.
Highlights: Inter 1-1 Barcelona

Group B: Tottenham Hotspur (4) v Internazionale Milano (7), PSV Eindhoven (1) v Barcelona (10)

  • Barcelona are through, and will clinch first place in the group with a win, or a draw if Inter do not beat Spurs.
  • Inter will be through with a draw.
  • Spurs must win to stay in contention for a top-two finish.
  • PSV can finish third but must reduce their gap to Spurs below three points.
Highlights: Crvena zvezda 2-0 Liverpool

Group C: Napoli (6) v Crvena zvezda (4), Paris Saint-Germain (5) v Liverpool (6)

  • Liverpool will be through if they win and Crvena Zvezda do not beat Napoli.

  • Napoli will be through if they win and Paris do not beat Liverpool.

  • Paris will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose and Napoli win.

  • Crvena Zvezda will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose.
Highlights: Schalke 2-0 Galatasaray

Group D: Lokomotiv Moskva (0) v Galatasaray (4), Porto (10) v Schalke (8)

  • Porto will be through with a draw, or if Galatasaray fail to win. Porto clinch first place with victory.

  • Schalke will be through with a win, or if Galatasaray fail to beat Lokomotiv.

  • Galatasaray must win to stay in contention for a top-two finish.

  • Lokomotiv are still able to finish in third place but must win to remain in contention.

Standings are provisional until all matches have been played.