The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 for 2022–23 is on. The group stage is down to its final matchday. Additional results will likely be announced on Wednesday after four more clubs successfully qualify for the knockout stages and know more about standings, table, and fixtures.
Preview | UEFA Champions League Round of 16
On Tuesday, Chelsea, PSG, Inter, Benfica, and Borussia Dortmund guaranteed their places in the Champions League Round of 16.
They join the five other clubs that earned their tickets in the first round of games: the reigning champions Real Madrid, the 2021 finalists Manchester City, the surprise Belgian outfit Club Brugge, and German powerhouse Bayern Munich.
When Barcelona plays German powerhouse Bayern Munich on Wednesday, they might join Juventus in the elimination round.
Champions League Fixtures | UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Each group’s top two finishers will progress to the Champions League Round of 16. Teams who finish third will advance to the Europa League playoffs’ knockout phase.
Teams receive three points for a victory, one point for a tie & no points for a defeat.
The official tournament rules describe a series of predetermined tiebreakers for the group stage, starting with goal differential and moving on through goals scored in matches played between the tied teams.
Champions League table & Champions League standing
Group A Table
|3. Ajax Amsterdam||3||4||1||3||0||8||12||-4|
Group B Table
|1. Club Brugge-X||10||5||3||1||1||7||4||+3|
|3. Atletico Madrid||4||4||1||2||1||2||5||-3|
|4. Bayer Leverkusen-E||3||4||1||3||0||2||6||-4|
Group C Table
|1. Bayern Munich-X||12||4||4||0||0||13||2||+11|
|2. Inter Milan-X||7||5||3||1||1||10||5||+5|
|4. Viktoria Plzen-E||0||5||0||5||0||3||20||-17|
Group D Table
|3. Sporting CP||6||4||2||2||0||6||6||0|
|4. Eintracht Frankfurt||4||4||1||2||1||3||6||-3|
Group E Table
|2. AC Milan||7||5||2||2||1||8||7||+1|
|3. RB Salzburg||6||5||1||1||3||5||5||0|
|4. Dinamo Zagreb||4||5||1||3||1||3||9||-6|
Group F Table
|1. Real Madrid-X||10||5||3||1||1||10||5||+5|
|2. RB Leipzig||9||5||3||2||0||9||9||0|
|3. Shakhtar Donetsk||6||5||1||1||3||8||6||+2|
Group G Table
|1. Manchester City-X||11||5||3||0||2||11||1||+10|
|2. Borussia Dortmund-X||8||5||2||1||2||9||4||+5|
|4. FC Copenhagen-E||2||5||0||3||2||0||11||-11|
Group H Table
|4. Maccabi Haifa-E||3||5||1||4||0||6||15||-9|
A few days after the group stage’s conclusion on Wednesday, November 2, the Champions League Round of 16 will occur on Monday, November 7, 2022.
In this round, teams from the same nation cannot play against one another.
Quarter Finals | UEFA Champions League Round of 16
On Friday, March 17, 2023, a quarterfinal draw will be performed following the Champions League Round of 16 results to determine the remaining knockout round bracket through to the final.
No seeding is involved in the Champions League Round of 16, so teams from the same nation might be paired together.
Champions League Group Stage Tiebreakers
The complete list of Champions League group stage tiebreakers is listed below as per the official tournament regulations:
One exception to the tiebreaker rules is that tiebreakers No. 1-3 apply to any teams that tie before going on to tiebreakers No. 4-10 if there are three or more teams that link on points and one or more of those teams differ by one or more of the tiebreakers No. 1-3.
Champions League Final-Round Permutations
The top two slots have been secured by Napoli and Liverpool, with the Italian team having 15 points and the English squad having 12.
The last game between the two teams will determine the group champion in Liverpool the following week.
Before their encounter against Rangers, who are without a point, Ajax, who has three points, is nearly confident of a Europa League position.
Similar to this scenario, Porto (9) and Club Brugge (10) have reserved their places for the knockout stage, but group winner has yet to emerge.
After that, the Belgians will travel to Bayer Leverkusen, one point below Atletico, while Porto will face Atletico Madrid, presently in the Europa League slot.
For Brugge to take 1st place, a triumph or even a draw against Leverkusen might be sufficient.
Bayern Munich has clinched the top spot with a perfect record after five games, so everything is set.
Barcelona will compete in the Europa League as Inter Milan, who is in the second position with 10 points, also advances. Without a topic, Viktoria Plzen is last.
On the penultimate matchday of this group, a hectic evening awaits with all four sides still in the running.
Tottenham Hotspur, who are in first place with eight points, go to Olympique Marseille, who are in last place with six points, needing either a win or a draw to advance.
Second-place Sporting Lisbon and Eintracht Frankfurt, with seven points, are in between them and will face off.
If Tottenham loses and the other two teams draw, Marseille would take first place in the group with nine points, while the other three clubs would tie on eight.
In that case, a win and a draw against the Londoners would allow Sporting to advance to second place. The Europa League would therefore be Spurs’ fate.
Before their final group match against Dinamo Zagreb, who have the best chance of qualifying for the Europa League, Chelsea, the 2021 champions, are already through and in first place.
With Salzburg and AC Milan going head-to-head for the second slot, all the Italians need is a draw at the San Siro.
Defending champions Real Madrid has qualified, but the group’s victor has yet to emerge. With 10 points, they are in first place and take on the bottom-of-the-table Celtic.
To advance, RB Leipzig, who has nine points, goes to Shakhtar Donetsk, who has six. Both teams would be on nine after a Shakhtar victory, with Shakhtar improving their head-to-head record.
Manchester City has ensured that they will finish first in this group. Due to their head-to-head record, Borussia Dortmund, who is three points behind City, also advances.
Sevilla has assured a place in the Europa League with five points but, as said above, cannot surpass Dortmund. Copenhagen, who finished last, has already lost.
Although Benfica and Paris St. Germain both have 11 points and an even head-to-head record after two 1-1 drawl, they have already qualified for the group stage.
The French team will take on Juventus, who are currently in third place with three points and are battling for a berth in the Europa League after a poor season.
To finish third ahead of the Italians, Maccabi Haifa, which plays Benfica, travels to Lisbon on three. PSG and Benfica each have a +8 goal differential.
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