Created on 10-12-2014 at 22:45 PM
Yet again Bayern have convincingly mastered the challenge posed by a tough Champions League group and progressed to the last sixteen of this season’s competition with something to spare after taking 15 of a possible 18 points. The focus at Germany’s biggest club now turns to UEFA headquarters in Nyon where the draw for the first knockout round takes place at midday CET on Monday.
As Group E winners, Pep Guardiola’s men automatically meet one of the runners-up and will play the first leg of their tie away from home. The Reds cannot be drawn against another German club in the first knockout round, nor can they meet group stage opponents Manchester City. Bundesliga teams Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke made it to the Round of 16 as group runners-up, meaning the list of Bayern’s potential opponents is restricted to five clubs.