Group A: Arsenal?
Already assured of qualification, PSG and Arsenal (11 points) drew 2-2 last night, a results that suits the Parisians after the 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the Parc des Princes. Both clubs are on 11 points, but PSG have the better goal difference going into their final group game at home to Ludogorets on 6 December. PSG will need to win that game to finish top of the group, but that should be well within their capabilities. Arsenal will therefore likely be among AS Monaco’s potential opponents in the last 16.
Group B: Benfica, Napoli or Besiktas
This group is still wide open. Benfica and Napoli (8 points) occupy the top two places after five matches. Besiktas, who are currently third on 7 points and will travel to Kiev in their final game, could yet take advantage when Benfica meet Napoli to snatch a place in the last 16...
Group C: Manchester City
Barça (12 points) have wrapped up top spot after five games and City (8 points) are assured of second place after drawing 1-1 in Mönchengladbach (5 points) on Wednesday. Beaten 4-0 in the reverse fixture, the Germans will not be able to overtake the English side on the last day, and so City are among AS Monaco’s potential opponents in the last 16!
Group D: Bayern Munich
Bayern’s shock defeat at Rostov (3-2) sealed the fate of Group D, as Atlético Madrid beat PSV Eindhoven to secure top spot. Munich cannot be caught by Rostov or PSV, and so will finish the group in second place. AS Monaco has never played the German side in European competition before...
Group F: Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid
As in Groups A and D, two sides are totally dominant in Group F, namely Borussia Dortmund (13 points) and Real Madrid (11 points). They will play each other at the Santiago Bernabeu on 7 December in the decider. Real will need to win to finish top of the group. If they don’t, they will be among the potential opponents for AS Monaco.
Groupe G: FC Porto or Copenhagen
Like AS Monaco, Leicester (13 points) are already assured of top spot in this group. FC Porto (8 points) are well placed to finish second, but still need to travel to Leicester in the final game. Copenhagen (6 points) will need to win at Bruges and hope for Porto lose in England.
Group H: Juventus or Sevilla
After five games, Juventus are already through but not yet assured of top spot. They will need to beat Zagreb at home to make sure, which should be a formality. Behind them, Sevilla travel to Lyon, who still have hopes of finishing second themselves. If Sevilla hold their nerve, the Spanish side would likely finish second in the group. If Lyon make up the ground and snatch second spot, they – like PSG – would not be able to face AS Monaco in the last 16.