THERE ARE ALREADY 12 TEAMS CLASSIFIED
The 2nd in the group that could be Barça's turn in the Champions League round of 16
Published:30/11/2023 - 00:01h
Updated:1/12/2023 - 11:45h
Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League group stage left 12 of the 16 available places for the round of 16 resolved. With its classification assured, FC Barcelona is already waiting for a rival, probably as group leader
The FC Barcelona begins to have a clearer panorama regarding his possible rival in the eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League. After the victory in Montjuïc in front of the Port wine (2-1), the ones of Xavi Hernández have the leadership of the Group H almost ensured (of virtual form, more no mathematical), which will allow them avoid to several 'coconuts' in the draw that will make in Nyon, Switzerland, the next 18 December.
In this sense, the results of the day of the Wednesday left resolved the classification of 12 of the 16 teams that will be in eighth of final: Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Napoli, Inter of Milan, Real Sociedad, Athletic of Madrid, Lazio, Borussia Dormund, Manchester City, RB Leipzig and Barça already ensured his classification, five of them like leaders of his group (without explaining to the group blaugrana).
The three possible rivals confirmed for the Barça in eighth of Champions
This leaves opened the door to three teams like possible rivals of the Barça in the first eliminatory of 'KO'. Napoli, Lazio and RB Leipzig no longer have opportunity to be leaders of his group and will not have any restriction in the draw to cross on the way culé. The own can occur with the Inter of Milan if the 'nerazzurri' do not win to the Real Sociedad home in the last day.
The others groups that still do not define to his second classified also can launch potential rivals of a lot of weight for the Barça. In the To, Copenhagen (5 points), Galatasaray (5) and Manchester United (4) still have opportunity to classify, whereas in the B the PSV Eindhoven (8) and Lens (5) will define to the another qualifier in the last day.
More complex is the panorama in the Group F, where PSG (7), Newcastle (5) and AC Milan (5) will define everything in two parties of infarct in Germany and England. The Dortmund, already classified, will receive to Paris with the obligation to add at least a point to ensure the leadership. Of the contrary, the Germans also could cross with the Barça in eighth. By his part, Newcastle and Milan will bump in St. James Park waiting for what suceda with the PSG. Any one of the qualifiers in this group will be a very hard rival in the siguient phase.