OREANDA-NEWS. The day before the end of the Champions League group stage, the winners of 12 of the 16 tickets to the 1/8 finals of the tournament were determined. At the moment, the participants of the playoff round in the first four groups have been determined, as well as four teams from the quartets E, F and H — Bayern, Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain (Group A), Liverpool and Atletico (B), Ajax and Sporting (C), as well as Real Madrid and Inter (D) qualified for the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. The remaining four holders of tickets to the playoffs will be determined based on the results of the final day of the group stage. At the moment, Barcelona and Benfica, Villarreal and Atalanta, Salzburg, Sevilla and Wolfsburg retain their chances of reaching the 1/8 finals.

Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian clubs prematurely lost their chances of reaching the spring stage of European football competitions. Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk will not be able to rise above fourth place in their Champions League groups, and Zarya has lost the chance to take a place above third in the Conference League quartet.