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

Tom Sheen@Tom_Sheen
Tuesday 09 December 2014 14:06

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.

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.

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