The likely 16 for the UCL second round

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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)

T
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)

Arsenal

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern München

Borussia Dortmund

Juventus

Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid


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