Bayern, City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Sevilla and Barcelona heading into the second round
Madrid, Nov 22 . .- Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Sevilla and Barcelona intend to tie up their presence in the round of 16 of the Champions League, which returns next week, in the fourth day of the group stage. With two dates in advance, the current champion, three English clubs and two Spanish can already ensure their continuity in the next leg of the tournament. The date, however, is especially relevant for others such as Real Madrid or Inter, who face each other with the margin of error reduced and under the threat of elimination. An ugly panorama in which Paris Saint Germain is also found. The runner-up has conceded two defeats in the first three games and is on the sidelines of the top two places in his group, behind Manchester United and Leipzig. The San Siro appointment on Wednesday is key for two teams called to animate the tournament and now they are fighting for survival. The Italian team, which recovers the Belgian Romelu Lukaku from the Madrid match, has not yet won in the Champions League. They have accumulated two draws and one defeat, suffered against the Whites in Valdebebas. Real Madrid is not doing much better, which has only one victory after their resounding setback against Shakhtar and the draw in Germany against Borussia Monchengladbach, current leaders of the Group B, who receives the Ukrainian representative on Wednesday. The two white trips came without Sergio Ramos in his eleven. The captain will not be in Milan after the injury with the national team in the Nations League. Still, with nine points at stake, nothing is decided in this quartet, not even in Group H, now dominated by Manchester United and Leipzig and where Paris Saint Germain has no margin for error. The French champions have a key match on Tuesday, when they host Leipzig in the Parc des Princes, with three more points in the standings. Manchester United host Istanbul Basaksehir, who gave the surprise on the previous date by beating the representative English in Turkey and add a historic triumph for the debutants in the tournament.Without so many hardships Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Sevilla and Barcelona go through the group stage who intend to tie their goal and reserve a place in the round of 16. Barcelona, with full of triumphs in the competition but touched by the defeat in Wanda against Atlético Madrid, visit Kiev to face Dinamo, who prevailed at the Camp Nou with difficulties in the end. The victory ensures the classification. The tie could also serve Ronald Koeman’s side if Juventus beat Ferencvaros in Turin, which they thrashed a few weeks ago. Sevilla and Chelsea can sentence Group E in the absence of setting the order of positions. Both dominate the situation with six points of income compared to Krasnodar and Stade Rennes. You can both stamp the pass. The Spanish team visits Russia and the English representative goes to France. Bayern is another of the teams with full power. The champion, who last year won the title after winning in all the matches, extends his win ratio. You can certify your stay in the round of 16 if you beat Salzburg, the last of the quartet. Atlético Madrid, for its part, can leave the journey to the next round on track. Not mathematically, but in a practical way if they beat Lokomotiv Moscow in the Metropolitan Wanda, with which they tied in Russia. Manchester City travel to Greece to face Olympiacos and tie their goal. The Spanish team Pep Guardiola, who has won all three of his matches, can almost leave the Hellenic representative out of the playoffs. On the expectation is Porto, second with three points less than English, and that visits Marseille, the great disappointment of the competition and one of the two teams that has not yet scored. The other team that has not added any points is Danish Midtjylland, which closes Group D where Liverpool leads. Jürgen Klopp’s team receives Atalanta, which still aspires to qualification like Ajax, which awaits the Danish champions in Amsterdam.Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and Club Brujas extend the bid for the two places in Group F of the remaining one Zenit Saint Petersburg aside. The German team leads the situation and receives Club Brugge, third two points behind Dortmund and one from Lazio, second, who awaits Zenit in Rome.