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We take a look at who's qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, who is out of contention and who remains in with a chance of making the second round

by Paul Barbieri

Teams to have qualified to the second round:

Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United

Teams that are out of contention:

Viktoria Plzen, Marseille, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Austria Vienna, CSKA Moscow, Real Sociedad, Copenhagen

Group A:

Qualified: Manchester United are the only side to advance from Group A so far after being unbeaten in the five match days. United sealed their qualification with a 5-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen, after the Red Devils beat Bayer 4-2 in the opening matchday and Real Sociedad (1-0) on matchday three at Old Trafford.

Who can qualify? Despite the 5-0 thrashing by United, Bayer can still qualify for the next round. Currently the German side are third in the group with seven points behind second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk on eight. Shakhtar, however, finish the group stage with a tough trip to Old Trafford while Bayer Leverkusen will play Real Sociedad away.  Leverkusen merely need to better Shakhtar's result due to the fact that if both clubs finish level on points, Bayer has a better goal difference in the head-to-head clashes between those sides.

Group B

Qualified: Real Madrid secured their place in the knockout round with a 4-1 win over Galatasaray at home. One of the more dominant forces in the competition, Madrid kicked things off nicely with a 6-1 win over Galatasaray on the road and have won four of their five matches. The worst result for Carlo Ancelotti's team was a 2-2 draw at Juventus.

Who can qualify? Juventus and Galatasaray remain in contention leading into what should be an epic battle between those sides in Istanbul. Juve (six points) have leapt from last to second in the group through Wednesday's 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen and will qualify for the knockout rounds if they beat Galatasaray (four points) or draw with them. Despite also being on four points, Copenhagen cannot qualify as they have an inferior record in head-to-head clashes with Juve and Gala. However, the Danish side remain in contention for the Europa League.

Group C

Qualified: Paris Saint-Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not be featuring at Brazil 2014 but he's well and truly in the mix in the Champions League after scoring the opening goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Olympiakos. The Paris club still needed an injury-time winner from Edinson Cavani to secure qualification but that goal has ensured the unbeaten PSG will finish in top spot on Group C, with four win from five matches.

Who can qualify? Olympiakos (second) and Benfica (third) are level on seven points after the Portuguese side produced an injury-time winner of their own in Wednesday's dramatic 3-2 win in Anderlecht. Olympiakos look the better chance of qualifying, however, as they merely need to better Benfica's result in their final day clash with Anderlecht to go through. This is because they enjoy a better head-to-head record against Benfica.

Group D

Qualified: Bayern Munich and Manchester City both qualified after match day four. That still didn't stop both those sides producing wins on Wednesday night, however, as Munich maintained their perfect record by beating CSKA Moskow 3-1 as City cruised to a 4-2 victory over Viktoria Plzen.
Bayern hosts City on the final match day but the English club are unable to finish ahead of their German opponents due to their inferior head-to-head record.

Group E

Qualified: Chelsea have limped into the second round somewhat, as they qualified despite losing in Basel on Tuesday night. It was the second time Jose Mourinho's side have lost to Basel after they were defeated by the Swiss outfit at Stamford Bridge on match day one. But a 4-0 win in Romania over Steaua Bucharest, along with 3-0 wins over Schalke at home and away have seen the Blues go through.

Who can qualify? Although Chelsea can still lose top spot in this group, due to the fact second-placed Basel and third-placed Schalke face each other on the final matchday, only one of these sides can possibly overtake the Blues. With just three draws to their name, Steaua Bucharest are out of contention.

Group F

Qualified: No team has qualified so far but Marseille are out of contention completely with no points from five matches.

Who can qualify? The closest of the groups and the one that's certainly lived up to the Group of Death tag as Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli are all right in the hunt. Arsenal, however, can qualify for the knockout round if they merely avoid losing by three or more goals to Napoli in Naples. This may be helped by the fact that Napoli could possibly be playing this match at a closed stadium as a result of crowd trouble.

Amazingly, if results fall a certain way, all three sides could finish with a 12-point tie at the top of the group, meaning qualification will depend on a three-way mini-league between those teams. If that was to occur, then Borussia Dortmund would automatically qualify as their goal difference against Napoli and Arsenal is +1 and cannot change. Arsenal have a +2 goal difference but as they take on Napoli, a loss by three or more goals would see the Gunners dumped into the Europa League.

Group G

Qualified: Atletico Madrid qualified on matchday four with a 4-0 romp at home over Austria Vienna. Their only blemish so far has been a 1-1 draw with Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday, courtesy of a bizarre goalkeeping error by the usually reliable Thibaut Courtois.

Who can qualify? Despite going through a tough run of form, the draw with Atletico means Zenit currently sit in second on the Group G table, one point ahead of Porto. The Russian side are probably in the box seat to go through but Porto can still make it if they beat Atletico and Zenit fail to beat Austria Vienna.

Group H

Qualified: Barcelona have advanced to the next round, but haven't been quite their dominant selves in this competition. They did start with a 4-0 trouncing of Ajax on matchday one followed by a nervy 1-0 win over Celtic on the road before being held to a 1-1 draw by AC Milan. But a 3-1 win over Milan at the Nou Camp on matchday four secured their qualification, meaning a 2-1 loss to Ajax on Tuesday night was somewhat inconsequential for the group leader.

Who can qualify? Only AC Milan and Ajax can qualify now after the Rossoneri turned around a run of seven winless matches to dominate Celtic in a 3-0 result at Parkhead that knocks the Hoops out of the competition. This means, we will have a shoot-out at the San Siro on the final match day, one that means Milan only need to draw to go through while Ajax need to win.

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