Champions League group explainer: What must Liverpool do to qualify from Group B and how can Arsenal finish top of Group D?

Liverpool need a win while Arsenal are already assured a place in the last-16

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It is the final round of fixtures in this year's Champions League group stage.

A number of places in the last-16 are already up for grabs, with Liverpool, most notably, needing a win to qualify for the knockout stages, while Arsenal are already assured progression but they could still top their Group D.

Champions League latest scores including Liverpool vs Basel and Galatasaray vs Arsenal

Here's what could happen tonight in Group A to D of the Champions League.


Atletico Madrid: Already through, they will top the group with a draw. Could even suffer a 1-0 defeat to Juventus and will still be top.

Juventus: Only need a point to go through, though a win by two clear goals will see them top the group.

Olympiacos: Greek side need Juventus to lose to Atletico and to beat Malmo. A draw will see them in the Europa League.

Malmo: Will qualify for the Europa League with a win in Greece.



Real Madrid: Already qualified as group winners.

Basel: Need only a point to guarantee a place in the last-16.

Liverpool: Facing a must-win game at home to Basel, while a draw will send them to the Europa League.

Ludogorets: Eliminated from the Champions League, but a win against Real Madrid will guarantee a place in the Europa League. A draw will be enough if Liverpool lose to Basel.


Bayer Leverkusen: Already qualified, but need to beat Benfica to guarantee top spot

Monaco: Need just a draw with Zenit to progress, while a draw will be enough to top the group if Leverkusen lose. If they win and Leverkusen draw they will also top the group.

Zenit St Petersburg: Must beat Monaco to qualify, could top the group if Leverkusen lose to Benfica.

Benfica: Out of contention.


Borussia Dortmund: Qualified and need a point to secure top spot.

Arsenal: Assured a place in the last-16, will top the group if they beat Galatasaray and Dortmund lose to Anderlecht.

Anderlecht: Confirmed a place in the Europa League

Galatasaray: Out of contention.