Barca, Milan seek spots in Champions League last-16


LONDON: Barcelona’s first Champions League crusade without Lionel Messi in almost twenty years might reach a conclusion in the gathering stage in case they don’t figure out how to beat Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

It would be the initial time since the 2003-04 season that the Catalans don’t play in the knockout phase of the opposition.

Barca are underdog to Bayern in Group ‘E’, and two focuses in front of third-set Benfica. Yet, a draw or a misfortune in Germany would permit Benfica to progress with a home success against currently disposed of Dynamo Kiev.

Atletico Madrid are another Spanish side at risk for not progressing, as they sit toward the end in Group ‘B’.

They need to succeed at second-put Porto on Tuesday and trust that Milan draw or lose at home against bunch victors Liverpool.

Villarreal can progress in Group ‘F’ on Wednesday on the off chance that they stay away from rout at Atalanta, who will continue on with a success.

In Group ‘G’, Lille, Salzburg, Sevilla and VfL Wolfsburg can in any case progress, with Lille and Salzburg requiring draws. Lille are at Wolfsburg and Salzburg play Sevilla.

Champions Chelsea and 13-time European heroes Real Madrid are among those hoping to secure in front of the pack in their gatherings, which is bound to get a simpler match in the last 16.

Chelsea are tied on focuses with Juventus in Group ‘H’ and are ahead politeness of a better head-than head record, so a success at Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday will ensure best position for the reigning champs. Juventus finish bunch play at home to Malmo, who won the Swedish association on Saturday.

Genuine, in the mean time, have Inter Milan Tuesday in a match between two groups who have effectively gotten a last-16 spot and who can both still win Group ‘D’. Genuine lead Inter by two so a point will be enough for Carlo Ancelotti’s group.

Club Brugge and RB Leipzig get no opportunity of arriving at the last 16 yet they can in any case join Borussia Dortmund, Sheriff and Zenit in the end of the season games for the Europa League knockout stage.

Club Brugge and Leipzig are battling for third spot in Group ‘A’ behind bunch victors Manchester City and other participants Paris St Germain.

Leipzig will have City on Tuesday in a vacant arena due to Covid limitations and with an interval mentor in control in the wake of choosing to head out in different directions from American Jesse Marsch on Sunday.

PSG have Brugge in the other gathering game. Both Leipzig and Brugge have four focuses.

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