Results and Tables from Last Night, Plus Preview of Final Group Games Next Week


Congratulations to Atletico Madrid, Flamengo and Bordeaux on securing their qualification for the Cup knockout stage.

Commiserations to Sassuolo, Udinese and Crystal Palace, who are out all together.

Group A

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Genoa CFC 2 – 4 Barcelona
Juventus 0 – 2 Manchester United
SL Benfica 0 – 1 Bayern

Genoa’s home defeat to Barcelona means the latter can still qualify for the Cup if they beat Juventus in the final group game next week, and Genoa lose at Benfica. Even then, it would be decided on goal difference.

Meanwhile the group’s top scorers, Gabriel Barbosa (7 goals) and Ante Coric (6), face off against the group’s two best goalkeepers, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (3 clean sheets) and Alex Meret (5).

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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Bayern 9 8 0 1 18 6 12 24 Cup
2 Manchester United 9 5 2 2 13 8 5 17 Cup
3 Juventus 9 4 0 5 14 14 0 12 Cup
4 Benfica 9 3 2 4 10 9 1 11 Cup
5 Genoa 9 3 0 6 12 19 -7 9 Cup
6 Barcelona 9 2 0 7 10 21 -11 6 Shield


Final Group Fixtures

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Barcelona vs. Juventus
Bayern vs. Manchester United
SL Benfica vs. Genoa CFC

Group B

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Arsenal 0 – 1 Atlético Madrid
Chelsea 0 – 0 Hellas Verona
Real Madrid 2 – 2 Dortmund

Atletico’s win at Arsenal guarantees them a place in the Cup knockout draw. It also means Arsenal can now book their place only if they win at group winners Dortmund in their final game, and Real Madrid fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

A draw would be good enough for Real if Arsenal lose or draw in Dortmund, and Chelsea could still sneak through with a win if Dortmund don’t lose! Simples!

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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Dortmund 9 7 2 0 21 7 14 23 Cup
2 Atletico Madrid 9 4 2 3 10 8 2 14 Cup
3 Real Madrid 9 3 2 4 10 13 -3 11 Cup
4 Arsenal 9 2 4 3 8 14 -6 10 Shield
5 Chelsea 9 1 5 3 9 11 -2 8 Shield
6 Hellas Verona 9 2 1 6 10 15 -5 7 Shield


Final Group Fixtures

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Chelsea vs. Real Madrid
Dortmund vs. Arsenal
Hellas Verona vs. Atlético Madrid

Group C

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Hoffenheim 0 – 0 Olympique Marseille
Independiente 3 – 0* Valencia CF
Leverkusen 0 – 3* Flamengo

Flamengo secured their place in the Cup knockouts after Leverkusen’s youth team failed to show – no doubt still celebrating their own success from the previous week.

Marseille and Hoffenheim will play in the Shield, while joining them will be Independiente if they can match Valencia’s result or better in the final game. Even if they don’t, I’m still inclined to exclude Valencia, on the grounds that they gave forfeited FIVE matches out of nine so far.
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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Flamengo 9 7 1 1 18 3 15 22 Cup
2 Leverkusen 9 7 1 1 17 7 10 22 Cup
3 Marseille 9 4 3 2 15 6 9 15 Shield
4 Hoffenheim 9 3 1 5 7 14 -7 10 Shield
5 Independiente 9 1 1 7 6 16 -10 4 Shield
6 Valencia 9 1 1 7 1 18 -17 4 Spoon

Final Group Fixtures

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Leverkusen vs. Hoffenheim
Marseille vs. Independiente
Flamengo vs. Valencia

Group D

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AS Roma 1 – 3 Everton
SSC Napoli 2 – 2 Aston Villa
Stoke City 2 – 3 AC Milan

Everton and Milan got the wins they needed to secure their Shield knockout places, while joining them will be Napoli, as long as they can match or better Stoke’s result in the final game.

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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Aston Villa 9 6 3 0 22 8 14 21 Cup
2 Milan 9 5 1 3 13 10 3 16 Shield
3 Everton 9 4 2 3 17 15 2 14 Shield
4 Napoli 9 3 2 4 12 14 -2 11 Shield
5 Stoke City 9 3 1 5 16 17 -1 10 Spoon
6 Roma 9 0 3 6 4 20 -16 3 Spoon

Final Group Fixtures

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AS Roma vs. SSC Napoli
Aston Villa vs. Stoke City
Everton vs. AC Milan

Group E

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Manchester City 0 – 0 Sporting CP
Newcastle United 1 – 1 Sevilla
RCD Espanyol 1 – 1 Liverpool

Three draws in the ‘Group of Death’, also the only group with no forfeited games!

Unbeaten Sporting are strong favourites to win the group and progress into the Cup knockouts, provided they can avoid defeat at home to bottom club Liverpool in their final game. They could still qualify for the Cup if they lose, but then they would depend on Newcastle beating Manchester City, and goal difference. If they lose, of course, Manchester City or Newcastle could still overtake them…
Sevilla, meanwhile, will need to beat Espanyol to slip past the losers of the City vs. Newcastle game, if they want to defend their Shield title. Again, it could come down to goal difference.

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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Sporting Lisbon 9 4 5 0 12 6 6 17 Cup
2 Manchester City 9 4 2 3 15 10 5 14 Shield
3 Newcastle United 9 3 5 1 10 8 2 14 Shield
4 Sevilla 9 3 2 4 9 9 0 11 Spoon
5 Espanyol 9 2 4 3 10 14 -4 10 Spoon
6 Liverpool 9 1 2 6 6 15 -9 5 Spoon
Final Group Fixtures

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Manchester City vs. Newcastle United
Sevilla vs. RCD Espanyol
Sporting CP vs. Liverpool

Group F

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RSC Anderlecht 3 – 2 FC Basel
Sunderland 3 – 0 Sassuolo
Swansea City 2 – 1 Dynamo Kyiv

Wins for the top two sets up a winner takes all scenario for the final game between Anderlecht and Sunderland.
Swansea’s win over Kyiv secured their Shield place, knocking out fancied Sassuolo.
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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Anderlecht 9 6 2 1 20 12 8 20 Cup
2 Sunderland 9 6 0 3 20 11 9 18 Shield
3 Dynamo Kyiv 9 3 3 3 15 13 2 12 Spoon
4 Basel 9 4 0 5 11 17 -6 12 Spoon
5 Swansea City 9 3 1 5 13 15 -2 10 Spoon
6 Sassuolo 9 1 2 6 8 19 -11 5 Out

Final Group Fixtures

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FC Basel vs. Dynamo Kyiv
RSC Anderlecht vs. Sunderland
Sassuolo vs. Swansea City

Group G

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ACF Fiorentina 3 – 0* H. Berlin
Augsburg 3 – 0* Inter
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – 0* Tottenham Hotspur

Fiorentina and Augsburg were the only teams to turn up this week in Group G and they will face each other in their final game next week. Both teams still have a chance of overhauling Hertha Berlin to claim the solitary Shield qualifying place. If Berlin fail to win, Augsburg will take their place if they can win at home against Fiorentina. A draw for Fiore would be enough if Berlin lose, while a win by two goals more than a Berlin win against Shakhtar would also see La Viola snatch second place.
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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Internazionale 9 6 2 1 21 7 14 20 Cup
2 Hertha Berlin 9 4 2 3 15 15 0 14 Shield
3 Fiorentina 9 4 2 3 14 15 -1 14 Spoon
4 Augsburg 9 3 3 3 12 9 3 12 Spoon
5 Shakhtar Donetsk 9 3 2 4 12 15 -3 11 Spoon
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 0 3 6 5 18 -13 3 Out

Final Group Fixtures

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H. Berlin vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter vs. Tottenham
Augsburg vs. Fiorentina

Group H

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Beşiktaş JK 0 – 3* SS Lazio
Club Brugge KV 3 – 0* Udinese Calcio
Villarreal CF 0 – 2 Girondins Bordeaux

Bordeaux’s terrific win at second placed Villarreal secures their place in the Cup knockout rounds.
Villarreal must now match or better Brugge’s result in the final group game to hold on to the Shield qualifying place.
Udinese are out after failing to set their team.
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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Girondins Bordeaux 9 7 1 1 18 7 11 22 Cup
2 Villarreal 9 5 2 2 19 8 11 17 Shield
3 Brugge 9 5 1 3 15 8 7 16 Spoon
4 Lazio 9 4 1 4 14 13 1 13 Spoon
5 Udinese 9 3 0 6 10 20 -10 9 Out
6 Besiktas 9 0 1 8 6 26 -20 1 Out

Final Group Fixtures

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Udinese vs. Bordeaux
Club Brugge KV vs. Beşiktaş JK
SS Lazio vs. Villarreal CF

Group I

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Cologne 3 – 0* Lokomotiv Moskva
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 São Paulo FC
Leicester City 1 – 2 Celta Vigo

Lokomotiv’s failure to select their team leaves them needing to win at group winners Celta Vigo in their final game to have any hope of qualifying for the Spoon knockout stage. A draw at home to bottom club Leicester will likely be enough for them.
Palace’s defeat at home to Sao Paulo means they are out.  A draw for the latter in their final game against third placed Cologne will be enough to see them avoid the Spoon knockouts (for now, at least), whereas Cologne must win to do likewise.
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POS Team PLD W D L SF SA SD PTS QUAL
1 Celta Vigo 9 7 2 0 22 3 19 23 Cup
2 Sao Paulo 9 5 2 2 18 15 3 17 Shield
3 Cologne 9 4 2 3 18 15 3 14 Spoon
4 Leicester City 9 2 3 4 12 15 -3 9 Spoon
5 Lokomotiv Moscow 9 2 1 6 10 22 -12 7 Out
6 Crystal Palace 9 1 2 6 7 17 -10 5 Out

Final Group Fixtures

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Celta Vigo vs. Lokomotiv Moskva
Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace
São Paulo FC vs. Cologne

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