Everything You Need To Know UEFA Champions League Matchday Six Permutations.

FC Barcelona and Chelsea are the latest clubs joined Bayern, Beşiktaş, Manchester City, Paris, Real Madrid and Tottenham in the round of 16 thanks to their wins on Wednesday, meaning half the knockout stage spots are up for grabs on matchday six. UEFA.com explains the permutations.

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


Group A: Manchester United (12 points) v CSKA Moskva (9), Benfica (0) v Basel (9)

  • Manchester United need a point to make sure of qualifying. If they lose to CSKA and Basel do not win, United and CSKA will go through with first place determined by head-to-head results between the two; United won 4-1 in Russia. If CSKA and Basel win, the top two will be decided in a three-way head to head.
  • Basel will go through if they better CSKA’s result, or if both teams draw or lose. If CSKA and Basel win, the top two will be decided in a three-way head to head.
  • CSKA must better Basel’s result to make sure of progress.
  • Benfica will finish bottom.

Group B: Bayern (12) v Paris (15), Celtic (3) v Anderlecht (0)

  • Paris and Bayern are both through, with top spot still to play for ahead of their matchday six meeting. Paris won the first game between the sides 3-0 and also lead on overall goal difference.
  • Celtic and Anderlecht are both out but can both still finish third. Anderlecht were beaten 3-0 at home by Celtic.

Group C: Roma (8) v Qarabağ (2), Chelsea (10) v Atlético Madrid (6)

  • Chelsea are through. They will secure first place with victory or if Roma fail to win.
  • Roma will go through with a win, or if Atlético fail to win. If Roma win and Chelsea do not, Roma win the group.
  • Atlético need to win and hope Roma do not to finish second.
  • Qarabağ will finish bottom.

Group D: Olympiacos (1) v Juventus (8), Barcelona (11) v Sporting CP (7)

  • Barcelona are through as group winners.
  • Juventus will be through with a win, or if they match Sporting’s result.
  • Sporting have to win, and will reach the last 16 if they win and Juventus do not.
  • Olympiacos will finish bottom.


Group E: Maribor (2) v Sevilla (8), Liverpool (9) v Spartak Moskva (6)

  • Liverpool will qualify with a draw, and will clinch first place with a win, or a draw if Sevilla fail to win. If Liverpool lose they are out unless Sevilla are also defeated (as Liverpool would be below Spartak in a two-way head-to-head or would be third in a three-way head-to-head on nine points).
  • Sevilla will qualify with a draw, or if Spartak fail to win. Sevilla clinch first place if they win and Liverpool do not.
  • Spartak would be through with a win or third with any other result. If Spartak win they will finish top unless Sevilla also win.
  • Maribor will finish fourth

Group F: Feyenoord (0) v Napoli (6), Shakhtar Donetsk (9) v Manchester City (15)

  • Man. City are through as group winners.
  • Shakhtar will be through if they avoid defeat or if Napoli do not win.
  • Napoli must win and hope Shakhtar lose; in that case Napoli would finish second on head-to-head.
  • Feyenoord will finish fourth.

Group G: Porto (7) v Monaco (2), RB Leipzig (7) v Beşiktaş (11)

  • Beşiktaş are through as group winners.
  • Porto are through if they win, or as long as they are at least level on points with Leipzig due to their superior head-to-head (on goal difference).
  • Leipzig must pick up more points than Porto to finish second.
  • Monaco will finish fourth.

Group H: Real Madrid (10) v Borussia Dortmund (2), Tottenham Hotspur (13) v APOEL (2)

  • Tottenham have qualified as group winners due to their superior head-to-head over Madrid.
  • Madrid have qualified as group runners-up.
  • Dortmund and APOEL will contest third place. Should both teams draw, Dortmund will finish third by virtue of their superior goal difference in all matches. Should they both either win or lose, their final ranking will be dependent on the number of goals they score and concede on matchday six.

This information is provided by UEFA.