A lot stays to be selected the ultimate matchday of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage, together with a number of eventualities that would result in a draw.
Maintain the calculators. We did the entire work on the attainable eventualities the place groups in every group might end tied with factors.
Bear in mind: The group winners transfer into the knockout spherical as seeded groups. They are going to be drawn towards considered one of eight runners-up within the group on December thirteenth. The third-placed safe a spot within the knockout playoffs of the Europa League.
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Under is the official checklist of tiebreakers within the group stage, adopted by the particular tiebreaker eventualities for every group (Teams AH).
Draw within the group stage of the Champions League
In response to the 2021-22 Champions League Official Competitors Guidelines, these are the tiebreakers used when two or extra groups end the group stage with a tie:
- Factors scored in group matches between the groups in query
- Superior objective distinction from group matches between the groups in query
- Targets scored in group matches performed between the groups in query
- Superior objective distinction in all group matches
- Targets in all group matches
- away targets scored in all group matches
- wins in all group matches
- Away wins in all group matches
- Whole disciplinary factors primarily based on yellow and crimson playing cards solely
- UEFA membership coefficient
A twist on the tiebreaker guidelines: If three or extra groups are deadlocked and after making use of tiebreaker # 1-3 groups are nonetheless tied, tiebreakers # 1-3 will solely be reapplied for the remaining groups which might be nonetheless tied earlier than continuing to numbers 4-10.
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Under are the tie-break eventualities for every group that might be performed on the ultimate day of the group stage, December seventh to eighth.
Group A tie
The one groups that may end tied in Group A are RB Leipzig and Membership Brugge.
RB Leipzig & Membership Bruges
- Situation 1: RB Leipzig (4 factors), Membership Bruges (4 factors)
- Situation 2: RB Leipzig (5 factors), Membership Bruges (5 factors)
- Situation 3: RB Leipzig (7 factors), Membership Bruges (7 factors)
Provided that each groups gained a recreation of their two face-to-face duels, we now have to make use of the second tiebreaker on the checklist: objective distinction in head-to-head video games. RB Leipzig (+4 targets) wins the tie-break right away after they’d a giant 5-0 win towards Bruges (-4 targets) within the final recreation.
Group B tie
Three groups inside one level go into the final day of the sport. Listed here are the tiebreaker eventualities:
Porto & AC Milan
- Situation: Porto (5 factors), AC Milan (5 factors)
Porto and AC Milan can end tied with 5 factors if Milan draw (towards Liverpool) and Porto lose to Atletico Madrid. On account of a win (1-0) and a tie (1-1) within the two direct duels, Porto can be forward primarily based on the primary tiebreaker (factors in head-to-head matches).
AC Milan & Atlético Madrid
- Situation 1: AC Milan (4 factors), Atletico Madrid (4 factors)
- Situation 2: AC Milan (5 factors), Atletico Madrid (5 factors)
- Situation 3: AC Mailn (7 factors), Atletico Madrid (7 factors)
As they attain the ultimate matchday on factors and play in separate video games, AC Milan and Atletico can probably end tied in three completely different eventualities.
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Each groups have a win within the two direct duels (first tie-breaker) they usually have the identical objective distinction (0) and the targets scored (2) in these matches (second and third tie-breaker). So we now have to leap to the fourth tiebreaker on the checklist: objective distinction in all group matches. AC Milan have the slightest nostril there in the meanwhile (-2 vs. -3), however that may after all change on the final matchday.
Group C tie
Borussia Dortmund (6 factors) might end tied with Sporting CP (9 factors), however Sporting goes into the final day with the already gained tiebreaker as a result of direct duels:
Sport CP & Borussia Dortmund
- Situation: Sporting CP (9 factors), Borussia Dortmund (6 factors)
Whereas each groups gained a match within the two duels (first tie-break), Sporting CP has the higher objective distinction in these matches with +1 towards Dortmund -1 (second tie-break).
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Whatever the outcomes on the final matchday, Sporting CP will end earlier than Borussia Dortmund, which is why the group has already formally gained a spot within the knockout spherical.
Group D tie
No groups can end with the identical variety of factors within the group D classification.
Group E tie
No groups can end tied in group E scoring.
Group F tie
There are three eventualities during which groups within the Group F scoring could possibly be tied on factors:
Manchester United and Villarreal
- Situation: Manchester United (10 factors), Villarreal (10 factors)
The explanation that Manchester United have already taken first place within the group as a result of they win the primary tie-break towards Villarreal because of their wins in each head-to-head video games (six factors in whole).
Atalanta & Younger Boys
- Situation: Atalanta (7 factors), Younger Boys (7 factors)
Within the occasion that these two groups are eradicated with equal factors, Atalanta has already secured the tiebreaker towards the Swiss. The Italian group scored a win and a draw (4 whole factors) within the two direct duels (first tiebreaker).
Villarreal & Younger Boys
- Situation: Villarreal (7 factors), Younger Boys (7 factors)
The Younger Boys would additionally lose Villarreal within the head-to-head tiebreaker, because the Spanish membership had two wins within the head-to-head video games (six whole factors).
Group G tie
In Group G, issues can get fairly wild with the potential of a three-way battle:
LOSC Lille & Wolfsburg
- Situation: LOSC Lille (8 factors), Wolfsburg (8 factors)
This situation would determine the second spherical place in Group E, which might go to the German aspect. This situation solely comes about with a win for Wolfsburg towards Lille on the final day of the sport. This victory, paired with the 0-0 in France between these two groups, would give Wolfsburg the tie-break within the direct factors (4 towards 1).
LOSC Lille, Wolfsburg & RB Salzburg
- Situation: LOSC Lille (8 factors), Wolfsburg (8 factors), RB Salzburg (8 factors)
This situation can be a three-way battle on the high of the group, during which solely two groups make it into the knockout spherical and one group can be content material with third place and a playoff place within the Europa League.
Within the first tiebreaker (factors within the direct duel) the groups can be ranked as follows: 1) Wolfsburg (7 factors), 2) RB Salzburg (6 factors), 3) Lille (4 factors). This rating would crown Wolfsburg because the winners of Group G, RB Salzburg as group runners-up and Lille as third-placed group that can advance to the Europa League playoffs.
Seville & Wolfsburg
- Situation: Sevilla (6 factors), Wolfsburg (6 factors)
Sevilla would declare this tiebreaker for third place and a playoff spot within the Europa League primarily based on their win (2-0) and a draw (1-1) within the two direct confrontations (4 factors vs. Wolfsburgs 1 level) .
Seville & LOSC Lille
- Situation: Sevilla (9 factors), LOSC Lille (9 factors)
Lille would win this tiebreaker for first place within the group primarily based on the win (2-1) and draw (0-0) towards Seville within the direct group matches (4 factors towards Seville’s 1 level).
Group H tie
There are potential connections between the highest two groups in addition to the underside two groups:
Chelsea & Juventus
- Situation 1: Chelsea (12 factors), Juventus (12 factors)
- Situation 2: Chelsea (13 factors), Juventus (13 factors)
- Situation 3: Chelsea (15 factors), Juventus (15 factors)
Chelsea have already gained the tie-break towards Juventus if each groups end tied after the sixth and remaining spherical of the group matches.
Though each groups gained a head-to-head recreation, Chelsea have the higher objective distinction in direct confrontations: +3 for Chelsea vs. -3 for Juventus.
FC Zenit & Malmö FF
- Situation: FC Zenit (4 factors), Malmö FF (4 factors)
If Zenit misplaced their final recreation and Malmö gained, the 2 groups would even end with 4 factors. However since Zenit has a win (4: 0) and a draw (1: 1) within the two direct duels towards Malmö, it wins the tiebreaker on factors in direct encounters.
Because of this, Zenit has already secured third place and a spot within the playoffs of the knockout spherical of the Europa League.