We’re coming into the tough depths of winter, which implies it is time to begin separating the lads from the boys within the Champions League.
Now midway by way of matchday 5, six groups have sealed their passage to the knockout phases in 2022.
However who has certified, how did they get there and can they be seeded in December’s draw? Step proper up…
Whereas high spot is already safe because of their 100% profitable document, Julian Nagelsmann’s facet even have the pleasure of with the ability to remove Barcelona in the event that they beat them on matchday six. Tasty.
Seeding: Group B winners
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he didn’t anticipate to qualify for the final 16 after simply 4 video games following Liverpool’s double over Atletico Madrid, however right here he and his males are.
Like Bayern, the Reds are trying to find a seventh Champions League crown.
Seeding: Group C, TBD
After a few years out of the highlight following their memorable 2018/19 run, Erik ten Hag’s Ajax are again within the Champions League knockouts having gained their first 4 group video games – together with back-to-back victories over Borussia Dortmund.
Seeding: Group H, TBD
Whereas Juventus‘ home woes proceed and so they’re dealing with an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League subsequent season, they’ll a minimum of be comforted with the actual fact they’re going to nonetheless be on this 12 months’s competitors come February.
Their thrashing by the hands of Chelsea may unnerve them shifting ahead, nevertheless…
Seeding: Group F winners
Regardless of the disaster that is threatening to get manner out of hand at Manchester United, a minimum of they’re by way of to the knockout phases of the Champions League for the primary time in three seasons.
For all of his group stage antics, Cristiano Ronaldo can be trying to break a knockout stage duck of his personal by advancing previous the final 16 stage for the primary time in three seasons…
Seeding: Group H, TBD
Can anybody cease Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea from being the primary group not named Actual Madrid to retain the title within the Champions League period? Keep tuned…