Several teams are on the cusp of qualification for the round of 16 ahead of this week's Champions League action.With the Champions League group stage reaching the halfway point, a number of teams have set their sights on sealing qualification for the knockout stage this week.
Groups A to D are in action Tuesday, while the remaining four groups play out matchday four Wednesday, and several teams are one win away from the next round.
In Group B, Real Madrid is on the verge of booking its ticket for the knockout stages of the competition as a win over Juventus in Turin will suffice, while even a draw will be enough if Copenhagen fails to beat Galatasaray.
Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain will be confident of sealing qualification against Anderlecht. A win will see the Ligue 1 champions through to the last 16 for the second successive year.
Title holder Bayern Munich and Manchester City, meanwhile, will both be optimistic about their chances of reaching the round of 16 ahead of matchday four as well. The Bundesliga giants will definitely progress from Group D if they bag the full three points against Viktoria Plazen and CSKA Moscow drops points against City. Even a draw could be enough for Bayern if the Russians lose against Manuel Pellegrini's men. As for City, a win over CSKA will see it reach the knockout stage, too.
Furthermore, Atletico Madrid will reach the round of 16 with a win over Austria Wien, while it will also progress from Group G with a draw if Zenit St Petersburg beats Porto.
Finally, Barcelona can also make it to the knockout stage this week as a win over AC Milan will see it through from Group H.