Due to the World Cup starting next month, this season’s Champions League matches are coming in swiftly and ticking, in order to finish the group rounds of the tournament quicker than in prior seasons. The first set of games for Champions League match week four were played on Tuesday night, with the second set of games expected to be played on Wednesday.
So far this season, the tournament has witnessed a number of dramatic moments, interesting matches, and incredible match outcomes. The high level of competition among the finest European teams that the tournaments provide is certain to please viewers, and this season is no exception.
The top two teams from each group would proceed to the knockout round, with 16 clubs advancing to the next phase of play. With just two games left in the group stages, teams are already guaranteeing their progression to the next phase of the tournament as game week four concludes on Wednesday.
This article will focus on two teams that have already qualified for the Champions League round of sixteen.
Real Madrid are not only the reigning Champions League winners this season but also the most successful team in the competition’s history, with 10 points after four games.
The Spanish squad was assigned to Group F, which included Celtic, RB Leipzig, and Shakhtar Donetsk. With two games left in the group stage, Real Madrid have officially qualified for the knockout stages following a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Due to the fact that second-placed RB Leipzig has just six points and third-placed Shakhtar Donetsk has five, both clubs would still have to face each other, implying that Real Madrid has already qualified for the round of 16.
Pep Guardiola’s club is the second this season to have already qualified for the Champions League round of 16. Despite losing their three-game winning run in a 0-0 draw with FC Copenhagen in week four, they still advanced to the round of 16.
Manchester City, who were drawn in the same group as Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, and FC Copenhagen, will move to the next stage of the tournament with 10 points from their first four games.
After Wednesday’s games, not many other clubs will likely join Real Madrid and Manchester City in guaranteeing their places in the next round of the Champions League, with Napoli, Bayern Munich, or Club Brugge all doing so with a victory or a draw.
Napoli would face Ajax on Wednesday, Club Brugge would face Atlético Madrid, and Bayern Munich would face Viktoria Plzen.
Which team will be the next to secure their position in the competition’s next round?
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