The Red Devils currently lead their group by three points, and can secure their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League during the next matchday. They have to beat Benfica at Old Trafford and hope Basel defeat CSKA Moscow in Switzerland. Those results would put United on 12 points and CSKA (in third) on three, meaning the Russian outfit could not overtake them in one of the top two spots. If CSKA, as well as United, win in matchday four, the Red Devils would have to pick up one more point to guarantee they qualify for the next round. They can do that against either Basel in matchday five or CSKA themselves in matchday six.
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Thursday, October 19, 2017
We have reached the halfway point of the 2017-18 Champions League group stage, and all the English clubs are doing well.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are all leading their respective groups, while Spurs sit second in their group despite holding the exact same record as leaders Real Madrid.
Celtic, the remaining British team, are not enjoying themselves as much, with only one win from three matches, though their plan to still be in Europe after Christmas remains intact with Europa League football on the cards for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Still, all six British teams can qualify for the knockout stage… but how can they get there?
Click the right arrow, above, to see what every British team must do in their final three matches of the 2017-18 Champions League group stage to qualify for the knockout stage…