Champions League & Europa League: Who has qualified and who needs what

All four English clubs are through to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare after another entertaining week of action.

In total, 11 teams are through with five spots in the last 16 still up for grabs.

One big name is already out and others could follow in the final round of matches.

In the Europa League, West Ham, Leicester, Celtic and Rangers are competing.

Here is the state of play.

Champions League

Who is through to the knockout stage?

Qualifiers: Liverpool, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid, Inter Milan

Out: Besiktas, RB Leipzig, Malmo, Dynamo Kyiv, Young Boys, Zenit St Petersburg, Club Bruges, Borussia Dortmund, Sheriff Tiraspol, Shakhtar Donetsk

Who else can still reach the knockout stage?

Group A: –

Group B: Porto, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan

Group C: –

Group D: –

Group E: Barcelona, Benfica

Group F: Villarreal, Atalanta

Group G: Red Bull Salzburg, Lille, Wolfsburg, Sevilla

Group H: –

What do sides need to do to qualify?

Manchester City seal top spot

Finals games: RB Leipzig v Manchester City, Paris St-Germain v Club Bruges on 7 December (17:45 GMT)

Manchester City progressed to the last 16 and secured their place as group winners by coming from behind to beat Paris St-Germain.

PSG are still through, however, after RB Leipzig won 5-0 at Club Bruges.

Falling in behind the Reds

Finals games: Porto v Atletico Madrid, AC Milan v Liverpool on 7 December (20:00 GMT)

Liverpool are through as group winners but behind the Reds things are interesting. Porto, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid can all still progress going into the final round of matches.

Dortmund fall at first hurdle

Ajax v Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund v Besiktas on 7 December (20:00 GMT)

Borussia Dortmund are arguably the biggest casualty of the group stage. They are out after losing 3-0 to Sporting Lisbon, who sealed progression at their expense. Ajax were already through as group winners.

Real & Inter through

Final games: Real Madrid v Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk v Sheriff Tiraspol on 7 December (20:00 GMT)

There was no such drama in Group D where Real Madrid and Inter Milan sealed their progress with wins over Sheriff Tiraspol and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively.

The meeting between the two European giants at the Bernabeu on 7 December will decide which club finishes top of Group D.

Barca face tense finale

Final games: Benfica v Dynamo Kyiv and Bayern Munich v Barcelona on 8 December (20:00 GMT)

Barcelona face a tense group stage finale away to runaway leaders Bayern Munich. Defeat or a draw for Barca – and a win for Benfica, who host bottom club Dynamo Kyiv – will send the five-time European champions down into the Europa League.

Man Utd win group

Final games: Atalanta v Villarreal and Manchester United v Young Boys on 8 December (20:00 GMT)

Manchester United not only qualified for the knockout stage with a win away to Villarreal – they also sealed top spot after Atalanta were held to a 3-3 draw by Young Boys.

The Italians will join United in the last 16 if they beat Villarreal in their final game.

A four-way battle

Final games: Red Bull Salzburg v Sevilla and Wolfsburg v Lille on 8 December (20:00 GMT)

There is still everything to play for as the tightest of groups reaches its finale. Lille start the final round of group games top but could yet miss out as just three points separate the four teams.

Will Chelsea seal top spot?

Final games: Juventus v Malmo and Zenit St Petersburg v Chelsea on 8 December (17:45 GMT)

Reigning champions Chelsea are through to the last 16, as are Juventus. If the Blues match or better Juve’s result in the last round of games, they will win the group.

Europa League

Who is advancing?

Qualifiers: Lyon, Eintracht Frankfurt, West Ham

Out: Sturm Graz, Ferencvarosi

Who still has something to play for?

Group A: Sparta Prague, Rangers, Brondby

Group B: Monaco, Real Sociedad, PSV Eindhoven

Group C: Napoli, Legia Warsaw, Leicester City, Spartak Moscow

Group D: Olympiakos, Fenerbahce, Antwerp

Group E: Galatasaray, Lazio, Marseille, Lokomotiv Moscow

Group F: Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Midtjylland, Ludogorets

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis, Celtic

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, Rapid Vienna

What do British sides need to do to qualify?

Rangers in the mix

Thursday, 25 November – Rangers v Sparta Prague and Brondby v Lyon (20:00 GMT)

Rangers cannot qualify directly to the last 16 but they can still finish second and qualify for the knockout round play-offs. The play-offs will be contested between the eight Europa League group runners-up and the eight third-ranked teams from the Champions League groups. As it stands, Rangers will seal second spot if they win their last two games. Their final group game is away to Lyon on 9 December.

Foxes have it all to do

Thursday, 25 November – Leicester City v Legia Warsaw (20:00 GMT)

Leicester start their penultimate game bottom of the group after Spartak Moscow’s 2-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday. The Foxes know there cannot be any slip ups – particularly as their final group game is away to Napoli.

Celtic need win in Germany

Group G

Thursday, 25 November – Bayer Leverkusen v Celtic and Real Betis v Ferencvarosi (17:4 GMT)

Celtic trail group leaders Bayer Leverkusen by four points with two games to go but a win in Germany will put them in a strong position to advance. Their final group game is at home to Real Betis.

Hammers advance – but will they finish top?Group H

Thursday, 25 November – Rapid Vienna v West Ham and Dinamo Zagreb v Genk (17:45 GMT)

West Ham need one win from their final two games to make sure they seal top spot in Group H. They could secure the group in Austria but if they don’t then David Moyes’ side get another chance at home to Dinamo Zagreb next month.

Europa Conference

Who is advancing?

Qualifiers: Maccabi Tel Aviv, LASK, Gent, Qarabag, Basel

Out: HJK Helsinki, Alashkert, CSKA Sofia, Lincoln Red Imps, Mura, Omonia, Kairat

Spurs v Rennes to decide top spot?

Group G

Thursday, 25 November – NS Mura v Tottenham and Rennes v Vitesse (17:45 GMT)

Tottenham v Rennes on 9 December looks like being a decider for top spot but first Antonio Conte’s men need to make sure they do a professional job against group whipping boys Mura.

Source: BBC

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