Champions League quarter-finals: What result does each team need to qualify?

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As the European competition nears the conclusion of the last-16 phase, many clubs still have their fates up in the air – so what results do they need?

The Champions League is gearing up towards the second leg of the round of 16 and key clubs will battle it out in order to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

The likes of Juventus, Manchester United and Dortmund could all face exits after defeats in the first leg, while Liverpool must win if they want to continue on in the tournament.

Everything will be on the line in the second leg, with away goals potentially playing a massive part. But what result does each team need in order to qualify for the quarter-finals? Goal takes a look.

Man United face an uphill battle when they travel to Paris Saint-Germain. The Red Devils were beaten 2-0 by the French giants in the first leg and will need to score three away goals at the Parc des Princes in order to secure their progress to the quarter-finals.

Should Man United score twice in France to level the scoreline to 2-2 on aggregate, the game will then go into extra-time and penalties. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side must score at least twice – and make sure PSG do not score – if they want any chance of qualifying for the next round.

For PSG, however, their task is more straightforward and doable. They have scored two crucial away goals, and so are not obligated to score in the second leg. A 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes will ensure that they win the tie 2-0 on aggregate. A 1-1 draw will also mean that the French side progress. Should they concede twice against Man United and fail to score on Wednesday, as mentioned before, the tie will be forced into extra-time.

Kylian Mbappe Red Star PSG Champions League 11122018

Tottenham will travel to Germany with a 3-0 first-leg lead on their side when they face Dortmund on Tuesday evening. Mauricio Pochettino's side will only need to defend their lead. The North Londoners are known, however, to be liable to 'Spurs-ing' matches – i.e. throwing games away after being front-runners. A 0-0 draw, or even a 2-0 loss, is enough to secure their progress.

All the pressure is on Lucien Favre's Dortmund when they host Tottenham. They need to overcome a 3-0 deficit and score at least three goals without conceding in order to keep their quarter-final hopes alive. Favre's side are sure to go for the jugular against Pochettino's team as their survival is on the line to ensure the possibility of next-round qualification.

Painful defeats in the Clasico mean that Real Madrid are out of both the Copa del Rey and the race for La Liga. They got lucky with a 2-1 win over Ajax in the first leg of the round of 16 (that required the assistance of VAR) and welcome the Dutch side on Tuesday evening at the Bernabeu. They will progress to the next phase should they play out a 0-0 draw or a victory without conceding, and head into the second leg on the front foot after scoring two away goals.

Ajax have a slim chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals. They need to repeat the 2-1 scoreline in Madrid if they want to force the game into extra time. A 1-0 win for the Dutch side will not be enough to see them through.

Sergio Ramos yellow card Real Madrid Ajax Champions League

Roma go to Portugal with a 2-1 lead against Porto. Porto have the advantage as they scored the away goal, and a home win will ensure they qualify for the next round.

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo when Juventus host Atletico Madrid in the second leg on March 12. The Italians lost 2-0 away to Atletico in the first leg but have the chance to win on aggregate when they contest the second leg at home. A 3-0 win will be enough to see Juventus through, though Atletico Madrid have the advantage as they did not concede away goals and only need a draw.

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Manchester City will host Schalke with a 3-2 lead and are in prime position to progress to the next round after scoring three away goals. A 0-0 draw will see Man City go through, while Schalke need to score away from home and not concede if they want to avoid elimination.

Fate is in Lyon's hands when they travel to Barcelona. After the first leg ended 0-0 at Lyon, a 1-0 win at the Camp Nou for the French side will immediately see them eliminate Barcelona. The Catalan side, however, obviously have the home advantage and a win at home with a clean sheet will ensure they progress. If the game ends 1-1, though, Lyon will go through based on away goals. 

A similar situation awaits Liverpool and Bayern Munich. The two played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the first leg and the Germans need to make sure that they do not concede against the Reds if they want to make it to the next round. For Liverpool, a 1-0 away win in Germany will be enough to see them through, and a 1-1 draw will also ensure that they win the tie based on the away goals rule. For Bayern, of course, a home win without conceding a goal will knock out Jurgen Klopp's men.

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