Champions League & Europa League qualification permutations

Premier League managers in Europe

Find out the permutations for all Premier League sides and other Europe’s Elite club in the Champions League Round of 16 and Europa League Round of 32.

Champions League

The top two teams qualify for the round of 16, with the third-place team dropping into the Europa League and the bottom club eliminated from Europe.

Qualified teams: Arsenal, AS Monaco, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Leicester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid
Eliminated: Club Brugge, CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Basel, FC Rostov, Legia Warsaw, Ludogorets Razgrad, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Tottenham Hotspur


Group a table champions leagueOne of the most clear cut groups, as undefeated Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are both already through with 11 points, while Ludogorets and Basel have just two points each.

For Arsenal to finish first, however, they must better PSG’s result in Basel, as whoever finishes first is not decided on goal difference, but goals scored away – so PSG scored two vs Arsenal at Emirates, and Arsenal only scored one in Paris. If PSG slip up against Ludogorets on matchday six, Arsenal will finish first– and it also explains why Ludogorets, with a worse goal difference than Basel, are third rather than fourth and could go into the Europa League.



This is an extremely tight group, with Benfica and Napoli both leading the way on eight points – but Turkish side Besiktas are just behind on seven.

Besiktas go through with a win (and win the group if Benfica and Napoli draw); with a draw, only a Benfica win sees them through. Europa League is assured.

Napoli win the group with a win; with a draw, they win the group unless Besiktas win, in which case they still advance; a loss secures them second if Besiktas lose, but otherwise sends them to the Europa League.

Benfica win group with a win; with a draw, they advance unless Besiktas win; any other scenario leads to the Europa League.

Dynamo Kiev: Out



A group that is totally sorted now, with Barcelona through as group winners with four wins out of five, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City going through in second.

Borussia Monchengladbach head to Europa League

Celtic: Out.


Group D champions league

Atletico Madrid have had a magnificent time, winning all five of their games to date, and will aim to make it a magic six when they play second placed Bayern.

Atletico Madrid have won the group.

Bayern Munich confirmed in second place.

Rostov are eliminated, but will secure a Europa League place with a point against PSV.

PSV are likewise eliminated, but reach the Europa League with a win over Rostov in their final game.


Group E champions leagueAS Monaco have won the group with Bayer Leverkusen confirmed as runners up.

Tottenham are out due to Bayer Leverkusen’s superior head-to-head record and must avoid defeat against CSKA Moscow to take the place in the Europa League.


group f champions league

A tasty group has seen the possibility of Spanish giants Real Madrid not finishing as group winners – although they are through.

Remaining games: Legia Warsaw v Sporting, Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund must avoid defeat at Real Madrid to top the group but both teams are through.

Sporting Lisbon also have to avoid defeat, at Legia Warsaw to qualify for the Europa League.


group g champions league

They might be struggling in the Premier League, but Claudio Ranieri’s champions Leicester have had a superb group stage, winning the group undefeated so far.

Remaining games: Club Brugge v FC Copenhagen, FC Porto v Leicester

Leicester City have qualified as group winners.

FC Porto must beat Leicester City to guarantee second place.

FC Copenhagen have to beat Club Brugge and hope Porto do not win. They will go through on head-to-head away goals if level on points with Porto.

Club Brugge are completely eliminated from Europe.


Group H champions league

It is tight at the top of this one.
Remaining games:
Juventus v Dinamo Zagreb, Lyon v Sevilla

Juventus are through and will top the group if they win at home to Dinamo Zagreb.

Sevilla need a point at home to Lyon to go through, and can top the group if they win and Juventus do not.

Lyon must beat Sevilla by two goals to go through, a one-goal margin of any kind would see them out either on goals scored (1-0) or head-to-head away goals (any other score).

Dinamo Zagreb are out of Europe.

Europa League

Manchester United and Southampton still looking to secure their place in the last 32 as we head into the final round of Europa League group-stage fixtures. Manchester United are second in Group A ahead of their trip to Zorya on matchday six. Southampton are second in Group K and could also still qualify.


GROUP A Europa League

United only need to draw their final game in order to progress in the Europa League. They currently sit second in Group A, two points clear of Feyenoord in third and know even defeat could see them progress if the Dutch side fail to beat group leaders Fenerbahce in their final game.

Man Utd would also finish top of the group if they better Fenerbahce’s result in the final round of fixtures.


GROUP K Europa league

Southampton’s fate has gone down to the final matchday too, with Claude Puel’s side requiring a win or a goalless draw against Hapoel Be’er Sheva at St Mary’s.

Either scenario will send them through to the last 32 behind group winners Sparta Prague. But if Hapoel Be’er Sheva secure a score draw or win themselves, they will advance at Southampton’s expense.

Sparta Prague will top the group whatever happens, while Inter Milan are guaranteed to finish bottom and are therefore out of Europe.

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