The Champions League still has one more matchday to go, but three Premier League teams are unsure about their participation in the next round. Only Manchester City are guaranteed a spot in the next round – who would have thought that would be possible – and the other teams are hoping that a great performance in the next round will be enough to take them through.
Progress into the next round not only brings them prize money but also helps the team’s UEFA coefficients, something to help them avoid some of the bigger teams by improving their UEFA rankings. We look ahead to a tense and nail-biting final game of each group for the English clubs and check out what they need to do to progress.
Manchester United missed the chance of making it out of the group as they were held to a 0-0 draw against PSV at home. The English club wasn’t all that great in attack and certainly the fans let fly with a torrent of criticism on social media. United though have their fate in their own hands as a win against Wolfsburg in Germany would be enough for them to qualify.
Wolfsburg are topping the table, one point ahead of United and two ahead of third-placed PSV. The Germans know that a draw against United would be enough to see them through. PSV know that they have to win against CSKA and that would be enough for them to go through, the Dutch team are at home on the final day against CSKA.
Only two out of Wolfsburg, Manchester United and PSV can make it through from the group, though.