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Goal.com looks at the final standings of the group stage as the 16 teams that progressed to the knockout rounds are determined

We expected surprises, and that was exactly what happened in the final round of group fixtures on Wednesday night.

On Tuesday, Chelsea, Marseille and Zenit St. Petersburg survived their matchday six do-or-die battles to qualify for the last 16 of the 2011-12 Champions League, joining AC Milan, APOEL, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, Inter and Real Madrid in the knockout rounds.

On Wednesday, however, there were knockout blows for Ajax, Lille, Manchester United, Manchester City and Trabzonspor. At least one of those five were favoured to progress, but at the end, all of them crashed out specatularly as Napoli, CSKA Moscow, Basel and Lyon became the final four clubs to book their ticket to the last 16.

Before we look at the final group standings, here are the Champions League tie-breaker criteria that will be applied to separate teams finish level on points:

   i.) higher number of points won in the group games between the teams in question
  ii.) superior goal difference in the group games between the teams in question only
 iii.) higher number of goals scored in the group games between the teams in question only
 iv.) higher number of goals scored away from home in the group games between the teams in question only
  v.) superior goal difference from all group games
 vi.) higher number of goals scored from all group games

FINAL STANDINGS


GROUP A GP



GD
PTS
1
Bayern Munich Bayern Munich      
6
4
1
1
5
13
2
Napoli Napoli 6
3
2
1
4
11
3
Man City Manchester City 6
3
1
2
3
10
4
Villarreal Villarreal
6
0
0
6
-12
0
  • Bayern Munich advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • Napoli progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Manchester City qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Villarreal are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP B GP



GD
PTS
1
FC Internazionale Milano Inter                     
6
3
1
2
1
10
2
PFC CSKA Moskva CSKA Moscow 6
2
2
2
1
8
3
Trabzonspor Trabzonspor   6
1
4
1
2 7
4
Lille Lille 6
1
3
2
0
6
  • Inter advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • CSKA Moscow progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Trabzonspor qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Lille are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP C GP



GD
PTS
1
Benfica Benfica
6
3
3
0
4
12
2
Basel Basel 6
3
2
1
1
11
3
Man Utd. Manchester United 6
2
3
1
3
9
4
Otelul Galati Otelul Galati
6
0
0
6
-8 
0
  • Benfica advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • Basel progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Manchester United qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Otelul Galati are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP D GP



GD
PTS
1
Real Madrid Real Madrid           
6
6
0
0
17
18
2
O. Lyon Lyon* 6
2
2
2
2
8
3
Ajax Ajax* 6
2
2
2
0
8
4
Dinamo Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb
6
0
0
6
-19
0
* Lyon finished ahead of Ajax on superior goal difference after both teams failed to be separated by tie-breaker criteria i-iv.
  • Real Madrid advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • Lyon progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Ajax qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Dinamo Zagreb are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP E
GP



GD
PTS
1
Chelsea Chelsea  
6
3
2 1 7
11
2
Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen
6
3
1
2
0
10
3
Valencia Valencia
6
2
2
2
5
8
4
KRC Genk Genk
6
0
3
3
-14
3
  • Chelsea advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • Bayer Leverkusen progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Valencia qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Genk are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP F
GP



GD
PTS
1
Arsenal Arsenal
6
3
2
1
1
11
2
Marseille Marseille
6
3
1
2
3
10
3
Olympiakos Piraeus Olympiakos
6
3
0
3
2
9
4
Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 6
1
1
4
-6
4
  • Arsenal advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • Marseille progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Olympiakos qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Borussia Dortmund are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP G
GP



GD
PTS
1
APOEL Nicosia APOEL
6
2
3
1
0
9
2
Zenit Zenit St Petersburg
6
2
3
1
2
9
3
Porto Porto
6
2
2
2
0
8
4
Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk
6
1
2
3
-2
5
  • APOEL advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • Zenit St. Petersburg progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Porto qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are eliminated from European competition altogether.


GROUP H
GP



GD
PTS
1
Barcelona Barcelona              
6
5
1
0
16
16
2
AC Milan AC Milan
6
2
3
1
3
9
3
FC Viktoria Plzeň Viktoria Plzen
6
1
2
3
-7
5
4
BATE BATE Borisov 6
0
2
4
-12
2
  • Barcelona advance to the last 16 as group winners.
  • AC Milan progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.
  • Viktoria Plzen qualify for the Europa League round of 32.
  • BATE Borisov are eliminated from European competition altogether.

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