Champions League

Champions League last group stage games preview

The last Champions League group stage games will be played live on Tuesday and Wednesday between 4 and 5 December 2012. First two teams will advance to the Champions League play-offs. Third placed teams will play next games in the Europa League – second after Champions League football competition in Europe.

In group A FC Porto and PSG could be sure of advance to the next Champions League round. Ukrainian Dynamo Kiev will play in the Europa League. Croatian Dinamo Zagreb is out.

In the group B is the similar situation. There are known the teams which are going to play in the Champions Leaguea Play-offs. These are Schalke and Arsenal London. Third Olympiacos.

Despite of the fact that there is known the leader of the group C the situation in the Champions League group C is more complicated. First place for Malaga, second for AC Milan but there is still unknown the third club. It could be Zenit or Anderlecht.

Borussia Dortmund has won group D called at the beginning the group of death. German team defeated Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax. There is still unknown third team but it seems that Ajax could overcome the Citizens.

Champions League championship defender Chelsea will be on high pressure to the last game unexpectedly. It seems that Chelsea shouldn’t have big problems with Nordsjælland but it’s not the most important thing. Shakhtar play against Juventus in Donetsk. This two teams need only a draw to advance. In case of draw in Ukraine, the result of the game between Chelsea and Nordsjælland is without importance.

In the group F,  Valenzia have the same number of points as Bayern. Belarussian Bate Borysov overcame French Lille in the battle for Europa League.

The position of the group G leader Barcelona is unquestionable. Barcelona play against Benfica in the Iberian derby on Wednesday. Benfica need points if they want to qualify to the next Champions League round. Second Celtic, after winning last game against Barcelona have easier job to do as they meet Spartak Moskva in Glasgow. Spartak who doesn’t have any chances even for Europa League.

In the last group H only Manchester Utd is confident of advance. At the moment Romanian Cluj is the second but they have got the same number of points as Galatasaray Stambul. Cluj play their last match against Manchester in England when Turkish Galatasaray go to Portugal to meet Braga in the last Champions League group stage game.

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