Tonight we head into the final group games to see who will head into the playoffs for the Top100 Club World Cup and with some groups pretty much done, there is still plenty to play for in other groups…
Churchill Cup Group A
Sunderland vs Celtic: A win for either side will mean they top the group and will have a home tie against Chelsea in the semi finals. A win for either side in the Man United v Newcastle game would spell elimination for Celtic, although a draw in that game would mean it’s as it was at the top with Sunderland as group leaders & Celtic as runners up.
Newcastle Utd v Manchester Utd: A win for either side would mean qualification, but either side would top the group with a win as long as there’s a draw in the Sunderland v Celtic game. Newcastle can also qualify with a draw as long as Celtic beat Sunderland.
Everton v Liverpool: Nothing to play for but PRIDE!
Churchill Cup Group B
Nothing can change, Spurs have won the group and Chelsea have finished 2nd thanks to Spurs 2-0 win over Chelsea they have a better head to head.
Von Trapp Cup Group A
Hamburger v Dortmund: With Dortmund already qualified, they only require a point to win the group and avoid Bayern (as long as Bayern take at least a point from Stuttgart). Hamburg on the other hand can win the group with a win, a draw would guarantee them 2nd place and even a loss (as long as Schalke get something at Wolfsburg) could be enough.
Wolfsburg v Schalke: Wolfsburg can finish 2nd in the group with a win but they have to hope that Dortmund can take all 3 points away from Hamburg. Schalke are out, even with a win their 3-2 loss to Hamburg means they cannot progress.
Von Trapp Cup Group B
VFB Stuttgart v Bayern Munich: Bayern will win the group with a draw or win. VFB can qualify with a win, but it might not be that simple, if Leverkusen win at Hoffenheim and VFB win then all 3 teams will be on 12 points meaning GD in those 3 games comes into play. If VFB draw and Leverkusen draw VFB will go out on H2H. Stuttgart can win the group with a win as long as Leverkusen don’t win.
Hoffenheim v Leverkusen: Leverkusen will probably need to win by 5 clear goals to guarantee promotion if VFB beat Bayern, so they will be hoping that Bayern can do them a favour by beating VFB. A draw or a loss would be good enough if VFB also draw or lose.
Monchengladbach v Basel: Wooden spoon game.