It’s the final matchday of the Champions League Group Phase and no doubt a bittersweet moment for football fans.
With a host of permutations in play that will decide who qualifies to the next round or gets into the Europa League, we can expect no shortage of action over the next couple days.
However at the end of it all, Champions League football will take a hiatus until February when the Knockout Phase commences.
Here are the fixtures for UCL Matchday 6
Tuesday 10th December
- RB Salzburg vs Liverpool
- Napoli vs Genk
- Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague
- Inter Milan vs Barcelona
- Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg
- Lyon vs RB Leipzig
- Ajax vs Valencia
- Chelsea vs Lille
Wednesday 11th December
- Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta
- Club Brugge vs Real Madrid
- PSG vs Galatasaray
- Bayern Munich vs Tottenham
- Olympiakos vs Red Star Belgrade
- Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
- Bayer Leverkusen vs Juventus
The pearl fixture of this round will see Inter Milan host Barcelona needing a win to qualify to the next round. Antonio Conte’s men have found the going tough in the Group of Death and must now triumph against a Barcelona team who have already secured qualification. The good news for them is that Ernesto Valverde will rotate heavily leaving the door open for the result they need to progress. Should they fail, then Borussia Dortmund (who host already eliminated Slavia Prague) will pounce on the last available knockout round place.
Group H is also finely poised with Chelsea, Valencia and Ajax all tied on 7 points going into the final matchday. Chelsea can secure qualification by beating already eliminated Lille, or with a draw if Ajax can beat Valencia. However, Valencia have shown that they are no easy customers and could make life difficult for the Dutch champions.
Liverpool still have work to do on their away trip to a blistering RB Salzburg outfit who have young striking sensation Erik Haaland in their ranks. Elsewhere in Group C, there is a three way battle between Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta for the final spot in the knockout round.
Lastly in Group G, Lyon, Zenit St. Petersburg and Benfica can still all qualify or miss out on qualification so there should be action in abundance.
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