Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain sit level on 11 points ahead of Ludogorets and Basel on two, meaning there is no mystery as to who proceeds from Group A. But the pool winner and the recipient of a spot in the Europa League still needs to be decided.
The top two may have drawn each of their head-to-head clashes, but it is PSG who have the advantage heading into the final game of the round as they scored one more away goal against Arsenal than they conceded. Thus, when they play host to Ludogorets on Tuesday, Unai Emery’s men need only match the Gunners’ result against Basel in Switzerland to ensure they finish top.
Similarly for third place, Ludogorets hold the advantage on away goals over Basel, so they just need to match or better Basel’s result to qualify for the Europa League.
The Portuguese club host Napoli with the two level on eight points, but a draw is enough for the Italian side, who won the reverse fixture.
With Besiktas sitting just one point behind those two, a win away to Dynamo Kyiv will see them through and will even put them top if Benfica and Napoli draw.
If Napoli lose their game, they will be desperate for Dynamo to get three points as even a draw in Ukraine won’t save Maurizio Sarri’s men, whose head-to-head record with Besiktas is poor.
While Manchester City playing host to Celtic after their 3-3 draw in Glasgow may appear an exciting tie and Barcelona’s meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach looks an entertaining encounter, there is nothing left to play for in Group C.
Barcelona are group winners, City are second, the Germans are in the Europa League and Celtic are out.
Reigning Champions League holders Real Madrid are already through, but they are not in pole position heading into the last game against current leaders Borussia Dortmund. A win at Santiago Bernabeu would see Zinedine Zidane’s men leapfrog the German club.
Legia sit two points behind Sporting, meaning the Polish side must win Wednesday’s home game to continue their continental campaign in the Europa League.
Leicester City have won the pool, but they can still influence who joins them in the next round. The Premier League champions visit second-placed Porto, who will progress regardless of their result if FC Copenhagen fail to win away to Club Brugge. But, with a superior head-to-head record, a win for the Danish side will see them through if Porto lose or draw.
Lyon, who are three points behind Wednesday’s visitors, can finish second if they win by two goals or more due to their previous 1-0 loss to Jorge Sampaoli’s men.
Dinamo Zagreb are doomed to finish fourth.