It is the day of reckoning as the UEFA Champions League enters Gameweek 6. It is the final throw of the die for some teams in qualification for the knockout stages.
11 clubs will go at it this midweek for the remaining five slots. It is fair to expect plenty of drama as the group stages round off. What a phase this has been.
Barcelona faces a very tough battle away in Germany while AC Milan could just sneak in at the last minute after losing its first three matches of the campaign.
It is not over until it truly is. There are 16 first-class fixtures this week. Hoof!
Review of Gameweek 5
The previous game week presented some pulsating encounters. They were just as exciting as intense.
Once again, lots of the drama happened in Group A in the game between EPL champions, Manchester City and PSG at the Etihad. After some jaw-dropping displays, the Cityzens finished top of the group with a 2-1 win against PSG. Leipzig hit Club Brugge for 5 away from home.
With nothing to lose, Liverpool held on to its 100 per cent record, defeating Porto 2-0. Meanwhile, Serie A leaders, AC Milan gave themselves a fighting chance to qualify second in Group B after stealing a late 1-0 result against Atletico Madrid.
Ajax and Sporting qualified in first and second place respectively from Group C after defeating Besiktas 2-1 and Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the same order.
Real Madrid confirmed first position in Group D with a convincing 3-0 win against Sheriff as Inter Milan picked up the other ticket after easing past Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0.
Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich continued its ruthless dominance of Group E. The Bavarians managed to beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-1. On the other hand, Barcelona and Benfica settled for a goalless draw.
Young Boys and Atalanta played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in Group F as Cristiano Ronaldo helped Manchester United claim the top spot with a 2-0 win against Villarreal.
Lille ran out 1-0 winners against Salzburg as Sevilla helped its cause with a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg in Group G.
Malmo and Zenit shared the spoils 1-1 before Chelsea made light work of Juventus 4-0 in the other Group H match.
Preview Of Gameweek 6
It is now or never for some teams in the Champions League this game week.
Groups A–D will begin the action on Tuesday, while Groups E-H will conclude this phase on Wednesday. The matches in each group will be played simultaneously.
Manchester City will travel to Germany to face Leipzig who has the Europa League ticket to play for. The other Group A match will see PSG host Club Brugge.
Porto will be keen for a win to qualify when it takes on Atletico Madrid. AC Milan will be hopeful of a draw in the other Group B match as it takes on Liverpool at Sansiro also needing to win.
Borussia Dortmund will slug it out with Besiktas as Ajax and Sporting face off in a dead rubber encounter in Group C.
Sheriff will visit Ukraine to take on Sheriff with hopes of qualifying for the Europa League playoffs from Group D as La Liga leaders, Real Madrid hosts Inter.
Barcelona has it all to do to qualify in second place when it meets Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Benfica will also need to win against Dynamo Kyiv to stand a chance in Group E.
Manchester United will welcome New Boys to Old Trafford under new Manager, Ralf Ragnick as Villarreal and Atalanta will battle for the final qualification ticket in Group F.
Group G remains the most open with all four teams able to qualify or finish top. Salzburg will take on Sevilla as Wolfsburg welcome Lille.
In Group H, the battle will be to top the group as Zenit takes on Chelsea and Juventus meet Malmo.
Predictions For Gameweek 6
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Leipzig vs Manchester City (over 2.5 goals)
PSG vs Club Brugge (over 1.5 goals)
Ajax vs Sporting (1X)
Porto vs Atletico Madrid (goal/goal)
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan (1X)
AC Milan vs Liverpool (over 2.5 goals)
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sheriff (goal/goal)
Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas (1)
Zenit St Petersburg vs Chelsea (2)
Juventus vs Malmo (1)
Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv (1X)
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona (over 1.5 goals)
Atalanta vs Villarreal (goal/goal)
Wolfsburg vs Lille (under 3.5 goals)
Salzburg vs Sevilla (1X)
Manchester United vs Young Boys (1)