Who can qualify for Champions League last 16 this week?

Several teams are on the cusp of qualification for the round of 16 ahead of this week's Champions League action

04.11.2013 11:56:59

With the Champions League group stages reaching the halfway point, a number of teams have set their sights on sealing qualification for the knockout stages this week. Groups A to D are in action on Tuesday, while the remaining four groups play out matchday four on Wednesday and several teams are one win away from the next round. In Group B, Real Madrid are on the verge of booking their ticket for the knockout stages of the competition as a win over Juventus in Turin will suffice, while even a draw will be enough if Copenhagen fail to beat Galatasaray. Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain will be confident of sealing qualification against Anderlecht. A win will see the Ligue 1 champions through to the last-16 for the second successive year. Titleholders Bayern Munich and Manchester City, meanwhile, will both be optimistic about their chances of reaching the round of 16 ahead of matchday four as well. The Bundesliga giants will definitely progress from Group D if they bag the full three points against Viktoria Plazen and CSKA Moscow drop points against City. Even a draw could be enough for Bayern if the Russians lose against Manuel Pellegrini's men. As for City, a win over CSKA will see them reach the knockout stages, too. Furthermore, Atletico Madrid will reach the round of 16 with a win over Austria Wien, while they will also progress from Group G with a draw if Zenit St Petersburg beat Porto. Finally, Barcelona can also make it to the knockout stages this week as a win over AC Milan will see them through from Group H.

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