The likely 16 for the UCL second round

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 05/12/2016

The likely 16 for the UCL second round

Twelve teams the end of the UEFA Champions League match day 5 fixtures secured passage to the round of 16, with seven more vying for the four remaining berths when the group stage concludes on 6 and 7 December.

Napoli, Benfica (Group B)

Napoli defeated Benfica on matchday two and can qualify with a draw. Whoever wins that game will go through in first place, and both will be through regardless if Beşiktaş lose.

However, Beşiktaş can qualify with a win and would top the group if the other match is drawn. If Beşiktaş draw they will only progress if Napoli lose, since Benfica have the head-to-head advantage over the Turkish side, unlike the Serie A club.

FC Porto (Group G)

København have a head-to-head advantage over Porto on away goals so will come second if they win and Porto do not.

But the Portuguese side will have to bring their A game to the fore if they are to progress as they need to beat English Champions Leicester City who are through already as group winners.

Sevilla (Group H)

he only way Sevilla can be denied a knockout phase spot is for Lyon to overcome the Spanish side by a margin of two goals or more to grab the second spot behind Juventus ahead of their visitors.

Sevilla won 1-0 at home so Lyon must better that victory in order to overtake their guests. One-nil would not be enough for Lyon as Sevilla would have the superior goal difference in all matches. Any other Lyon win by a one-goal margin and Sevilla go through on head-to-head away goals.

Already qualified teams include;

Atlético Madrid (group winners)

Barcelona (group winners)

Leicester City (group winners)

Monaco (group winners)


Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern München

Borussia Dortmund


Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid