In the absence of the postponed Atalanta-Villarreal, who will close the group stage of the Champions, 15 of the 16 classified for the round of 16 of the competition are already known. Everyone will get into the hype in the drawing next Monday, December 13th.
In group E there was no blow and Barcelona was left out of the first knockout round after clearly falling in Munich. Instead, Benfica did do their part and beat Dinamo Kiev, securing second place.
Group F is still open, as the intense snowfall over Bergamo prevented the Atalanta-Villarreal from being played. It will be played this Thursday, at 4.30 pm. Yes it is certain that the Manchester United will finish first of group.
In Group G, the most open before the close of this last day, Lille confirmed their first place by defeating Wolsburg at home, while Salzburg won the battle for second place against a Sevilla that will have to settle for the Europa League, a competition that this year will celebrate its final at the Sánchez Pizjuán.
Surprise also in group H. Chelsea did not go beyond the draw against Zenit in Saint Petersburg and Juventus, who did not fail against Malmoe, finished first in the group ahead of the current champion.
Ajax, Bayern, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Lille.
Atlético, Chelsea, Inter, PSG, Sporting, Benfica, Salzburg (Atalanta o Villarreal).
Possible rivals of the Spanish teams
- Real Madrid: Chelsea, PSG, Sporting, Benfica, Salzburg, Atalanta (if qualified).
- Atlético: Ajax, Bayern, Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus, Lille.
- Villarreal (si se clasifica): Ajax, Bayern, Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, Lille.