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11/29/2018

WHO UNITED COULD LIKELY FACE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT PHASES


WHO UNITED COULD LIKELY FACE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT PHASES
Man Utd booked their place in the Champions League knockout rounds with a win over Young Boys at Old Trafford and the picture of who they could face is becoming clearer

It was far from convincing but United's late victory over Young Boys on Tuesday night secured their progress to the Champions League knockout stages.

Marouane Fellaini's late strike at Old Trafford means United are guaranteed to finish in the top two of Group H and it looks likely they will be runners-up behind Juventus.

The Old Lady are away at Young Boys on the final match day and they have a two-point cushion over Jose Mourinho's side, who travel to Valencia.

If United do finish second they will face the winners of one of the other groups when the draw for the second round is made in Nyon on Monday, December 17.

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have already made sure they will qualify as group winners with a game to go, while Porto are also assured of topping their group and could be the team that all runners-up want to draw.

Atletico Madrid will top Group A if they win at Club Brugge on the final matchday, but a slip-up would allow Borussia Dortmund to overtake them with victory over Monaco.

Group C remains wide open. Napoli will top the group if they beat Liverpool at Anfield, but if the Italian sides don’t win then Paris St-German will leapfrog them with victory in Belgrade over Red Star.

Liverpool could yet top the group if PSG fail to win in Belgrade and the Reds beat Napoli, but United couldn't draw English opposition in the second round.

That would also rule out a clash with City, who need just a point from their home game with Hoffenheim to top their group. Defeat could allow Lyon to overtake Pep Guardiola's side.

In Group E Bayern Munich travel to Ajax on the final matchday knowing a win or a draw would see them through as group winners, but victory for Ajax would propel them above the Bavarians.

United's possible opponents if they finish as runners-up:

Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund
Barcelona
Napoli or PSG
Porto
Bayern Munich or Ajax
Lyon
Real Madrid

The first-leg ties are staggered for broadcast purposes and so will take place on February 12, 13 or February 19, 20. The return legs will take part on March 5, 6 as well as March 12, 13.

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