Manchester United 1/3 to beat CSKA Moscow in Tuesday's Champions League game

Ruben Hill
December 5, 2017

The group stage of the Champions League comes to an end on Tuesday and Wednesday and 14 teams will be fighting it out for the 8 remaining places in the round of 16.

Surprisingly Benfica prop up the group on zero points and have already been eliminated.

Besiktas have qualified as winners of Group G.

Diego Simeone's team must beat Chelsea away and needs Roma to draw or lose against Azerbaijani team Qarabag at home. The Parisians won the first game against Bayern 3-0, and the Bundesliga team will have to win by a four-goal margin to finish top. It's down to Juventus and Sporting Lisbon to scrap it out for second place, and the Italians have the edge heading into the final group game.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table and started the weekend eight points behind Manchester City in the title race. By Wednesday, it could have five. In a much better place are the English teams of Manchester United and Chelsea.

Chelsea will need a win to assure themselves of top spot in the group.

The final round of Champions League group matches take place this week - but what happens next in Europe's elite club competition?

While Tottenham are sliding down the Premier League table after some surprising results, their assured qualification to the knock-out stages of the Champions League is also a surprise given the daunting group they were placed in last August.

With this in mind, Manchester United host CSKA Moscow in their final game of the group stages.

Leipzig still has a chance to progress on its European debut but needs a favor from Monaco at Porto in Group G. Leipzig, which is level on points with Porto, hosts group victor Besiktas on Wednesday and will only go through if it secures more points than the Portuguese team.

Liverpool sit on top of Group E needing a point at home to Spartak Moscow to progress. PSG beat Bayern 3-0 in Paris and has a far superior goal difference.

Teams who were in the same group can also not be drawn together.

Qarabag will finish bottom of Group C.

Napoli appears to have the toughest path to the knockout stage. Put simply a win for Chelsea will see them win the group. Juventus will progress with a win over bottom played Olympiacos, or if Sporting fails to get the victory away in Barcelona.

Amid sluggish ticket sales, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has been urging fans to show up at the Stadio Olimpico.

But it heads to Athens on Tuesday still needing a win to definitely progress.

After putting seven goals past Celtic two weeks ago in Group B, PSG and its impressive offensive armada of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani will also try to improve what is already a tournament record of 24 goals in this season's group stage.

Anderlecht can not sit back and defend and it is about time that Celtic - without a win in their last six Champions League games at Celtic Park - gave their home fans something to cheer about in European competition.

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