06 December 2016

First four groups are finishing tonight

Groups A to D are ending this evening for 2016. The most interesting matches will be in group B where three teams have a chance to go through, but in the end only two will progress to the knockout stages.

- Barcelona - Borussia Moenchengladbach. After two consecutive draws at Camp Nou, the leaders awaits Borussia Moenchengladbach, who has an awful results as visitors (in general). Although they are experiencing problems in the championship, Barcelona should not be tormenting with the visitors.
- Bayern Munich - Atletico Madrid. In this other German - Spanish clash, the top two teams are playing just for fun as they already qualified for the next stage. Bayen Munich are favorites to take the game and retaliate for the Vicente Calderon minimal loss. Atletico Madrid will surely like to continue with perfect sixth win out of six, but whole points will stay at home.
- Benfica - Napoli. Despite what is happening in the other game this is the one to watch: both can go through or only one. Their fate is being decided in the last round as Benfica and Napoli are having similar numbers in (almost) everything. The visiting team are in a better position because if Italians draw we will see them from February. On the other hand Portuguese champions from game to game are playing very confident, and as draw is out of the question, they will attack only for three points.
- Dynamo Kyiv - Besiktas. That other game means everything for the Turkish champions. Only with a win Besiktas will secure, at least, two more games, and it looks like from now they will succeed it. Regardless of the last place Dynamo Kyiv is a tough team to beat, so a new draw for them will come at the end.
- Manchester City - Celtic. Etihad stadium brings this 'friendly' game between Manchester City and Celtic. The hosts are absolute favorites taking the game which means the Scottish champions will remain winless in the group stage.
- PSV Eindhoven - Rostov. PSV Eindhoven have lost both games at home while Rostov did the same as visitors, thus the real question is: can someone write first victory? After the surprise win last round the Russian side can repeat those 90+ minutes away here also. However, few last games shows that the Dutch champions have a slight quality and should grab the whole prey.


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