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    Match Day 6 of the Group Stage.

    Today
    Group A:
    Man U v. CSKA Moscow
    Benfica v. Basel

    Man U need a point to win the group. Basel need to better CSKA's result. CSKA need more points than Basel or, if both sides win, they need to win by 3 goals. Benfica are out.

    Group B:
    Celtic v. Anderlecht
    Bayern Munich v. PSG

    Bayern and PSG are through. Bayern must win by 4 goals to take top spot. Celtic need a point to move to the Europa Leauge, Anderlecht must win by 3 goals to pip them.

    Group C:
    Roma v. Qarabag
    Chelsea v. Atletico Madrid

    Chelsea are through, they win the group with a win or a Roma loss. Roma will go through with a win or Atletico draw or loss. Atletico need to win and have Roma lose to advance to the knockout round. Qarabag is out.

    Group D:
    Olympiacos v. Juventus
    Barcelona v. Sporting Lisbon

    Barcelona have won the group. Juventus are through with a win or Sporting draw or loss. Sporting are through with a win and Juventus draw or loss. Olympiacos are out.

    Wednesday:
    Group E:
    Maribor v. Sevilla
    Liverpool v. Spartak Moscow

    Liverpool qualify with a draw, win the group with a win. Sevilla qualifies with a draw or Spartak draw or loss. They could also win the group with a win and Liverpool draw or loss. Spartak must win and if they do and Sevilla draw or lose, they win the group. Maribor is out.

    Group F:
    Feyenoord v. Napoli
    Shakhtar Donetsk v. Man City

    Man City have won the group. Shakhtar need a point or Napoli loss to advance. Napoli must win and need Shakhtar to lose. Feyenoord are out.

    Group G:
    Porto v. Monaco
    RB Leipzig v. Besiktas
    Besiktas have won the group. Porto are through with a win or if they are level with Leipzig on points. Leipzig must finish with more points than Porto to advance. Monaco are out.

    Group H:
    Real Madrid v. Borussia Dortmund
    Spurs v. APOEL

    Spurs have won the group. Madrid are through in 2nd. If both Dortmund and APOEL draw, Dortmund are though on goal difference. If both win, 3rd place depends on goal differential over the last 2 matches.

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    Big day for Celtic. They could really use the funds from a round of Europa League games.

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    Well ... Celtic lost on an own goal and played like garbage, but it was enough to get two Europa League paychecks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    Well ... Celtic lost on an own goal and played like garbage, but it was enough to get two Europa League paychecks.
    Maybe they'll get lucky with the draw and not have to travel far, save some money.

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    Group A:
    Man U 2-1 CSKA Moscow
    Benfica 0-2 Basel

    Man U win the group, CSKA 2nd, Basel 3rd.

    Group B:
    Celtic 0-1 Anderlecht
    Bayern Munich 3-1 PSG

    PSG win the group on goal differential, Bayern 2nd, Celtic 3rd

    Group C:
    Roma 1-0 Qarabag
    Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Roma win the group on head to head goal differential, Chelsea 2nd, Atletico 3rd.

    Group D:
    Olympiacos 0-2 Juventus
    Barcelona 2-0 Sporting Lisbon

    Barca win the group, Juve 2nd, Sporting 3rd.

    Group E:
    Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow
    Maribor 1-1 Sevilla

    Liverpool win the group, Sevilla 2nd, Spartak 3rd.

    Group F:
    Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Man City
    Feyenoord 2-1 Napoli

    Man City win the group, Shakhtar 2nd, Napoli 3rd. Monaco finished 4th, winless in the stage with only 2 draws.

    Group G:
    Porto 5-2 Monaco
    RB Leipzig 1-2 Besiktas

    Besiktas win the group, Porto 2nd, RB Leipzig 3rd.

    Group H:
    Spurs 3-0 APOEL
    Real Madrid 3-2 Dortmund

    Spurs win the group, Real Madrid 2nd, Dortmund 3rd on goal differential. They did not win a match in the stage and had 2 draws.

    Knockout round draw is December 11.

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    Dortmund turned the Group of Death into an anticlimax. I know they've had their struggles in the Bundesliga but they're not in really bad shape there, certainly nothing compared to being unable to forge a result against APOEL, who were pretty awful.

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    Also, those are some pretty good sides dropping to the Euro league. Providing some of them take an interest in the competition, Arsenal's going to have to find a way to nick 4th in the PL if they want back in the CL next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    Dortmund turned the Group of Death into an anticlimax. I know they've had their struggles in the Bundesliga but they're not in really bad shape there, certainly nothing compared to being unable to forge a result against APOEL, who were pretty awful.
    Yeah, but it's not like Dortmund played all that poorly, aside from that early loss to Spurs when they looked completely disorganized. They played their game, at least and that 3-2 loss to Real Madrid was one of the better matches I've seen this season. They just couldn't get over the hump.

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    The knockout stage draw was held today.

    Juventus v. Spurs
    Basel v. Man City
    Porto v. Liverpool
    Sevilla v. Man U
    Real Madrid v. PSG
    Shakhtar v. Roma
    Chelsea v. Barcelona
    Bayern Munich v. Besiktas

    Chelsea gets punished for not winning their group. They couldn't face a PL club or the team that won their group, so they were going to draw Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas.

    First legs to be played 2/13-14 or 2/20-21. Second legs to be played 3/6-7 or 3/13-14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Chelsea gets punished for not winning their group. They couldn't face a PL club or the team that won their group, so they were going to draw Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas.
    Meh. If they play their game and stay patient, Chelsea can do Barca.

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