How can Manchester City qualify from Group E tonight? Champions League permutations

Manchester City must win or hold Roma to a score draw to stand a chance

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Manchester City were down and out with 10 minutes to play against Bayern Munich a couple of weeks ago.

But then Sergio Aguero struck twice and they were back in contention for a place in the last-16 of the Champions League.

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Aguero, unfortunately for City fans, is missing tonight, but the Premier League champions can still qualify providing Bayern Munich manage to old off CSKA.

City can go through with a win or a draw, but it's a bit complicated in Group E.

Here's what could happen in the Champions League tonight.


Bayern Munich: Qualified as group winners.

Roma: Will be guaranteed progress by beating City. A 0-0 draw would also see them into the last-16 if CSKA lose to Bayern, while a score-draw would be enough if CSKA also draw.

CSKA Moscow: Facing a trip to the Allianz, they will qualify if they win and Roma do not beat City. If CSKA and City both win, the Russian side will progress.

Manchester City: Complicated. Will qualify with a win in Rome as long as CSKA do not win in Germany. Will also qualify with a score-draw if CSKA lose.


Paris Saint-Germain: Are through and need only to draw at the Nou Camp to progress as group winners.

Barcelona: Are through but have to win at home to finish top.

Ajax: Only need to draw to book a Europa League spot.

APOEL Nicosia: Must beat Ajax to secure a Europa League place.


Chelsea: Through as group winners.

Sporting Lisbon: Only need a draw to book their place in the next round. Will still qualify if they lose and Schalke don't win.

Schalke: Must win away at Maribor and hope Sporting lose at Stamford Bridhe to qualify for the last-16. Will enter the Europa League with a draw.

Maribor: A win at home to Schalke means they qualify for the Europa League.


Porto: Are through as group winners.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Are through as runners-up.

Athletic Bilbao: Need only a draw to qualify for the Europa League.

BATE Borisov: Need to beat Athletic to qualify for the Europa League.