Created on 11-12-2019 at 23:00 PM
Thanks to Wednesday night's 3-1 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur, FC Bayern have secured first place in Champions League Group B with a perfect points tally. It means the record German champions will face a team that finished second in their group, and FCB will also play the second leg of the last 16 tie at the Allianz Arena. fcbayern.com takes a look at how the other groups ended, and who Bayern could possibly be drawn to face in the knockout round. The draw is scheduled to take place next Monday.
Group A – Real Madrid
Real Madrid finished in second-place in Group A, behind Paris Saint-German and are therefore possible opponents for Bayern in the next round. Real earned 11 points from 6 games in the group phase this season.
Bayern's record against Real Madrid: 26 games, 12 wins, 3 draws, 11 losses: Goals For 42; Goals Against 42.
Group C – Atalanta
In Group C, Atalanta jumped from fourth to second during the course of the final matchday, booking their ticket to the Champions League knockout rounds in their first ever appearance in the competition. The Italians beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0, with Dinamo Zagreb losing 4-1 at home to Manchester City, who finished top. 7 points from the group was enough for Atalanta.
Bayern's record against Atalanta: N/A
Group D – Atletico Madrid
Thanks to a 2-0 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow on Matchday 5, Atletico Madrid qualified for the knockout stages, finishing second in the group behind Juventus, who'd already secured top spot before this week's round of fixtures. Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen came third.
Bayern's record against Atletico Madrid: 6 games, 3 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses: Goals For 8; Goals Against 4.
Last season, Bayern faced eventual champions Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16. This year, Liverpool finished top of the group, meaning a clash between the two titans is only possible in the quarter-finals at the earliest.
Group E – Napoli
Napoli finished second in a hotly-contested Group E, winning 12 points from 6 matches, just behind Champions League holders Liverpool, who picked up one point more. Napoli were guided through the group by ex-Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti, and yet despite this the Italian was sacked immediately after Napoli's 4-0 victory against Genk on Matchday 6.
Bayern's record against Napoli: 4 games, 1 win, 2 draws, 1 loss: Goals For 6; Goals Against 7.
Group F – N/A
Borussia Dortmund secured second place behind perennial group winners Barcelona, securing a place in the knockout round ahead of Inter Milan after defeating fourth-placed team Slavia Prague 2-1 in the group's final matchday. Inter Milan's home loss to Barcelona consigned the Italian club to elimination from the elite club competition. As no two sides from the same country can play each other in the last 16, there is no chance that Bayern will draw BVB next Monday.
Group G – Lyon
After drawing 2-2 at home to RB Leipzig on Matchday 6, Lyon secured second place in the group behind the men from Saxony. In this tightest of tight groups, Lyon edged out Benfica and Zenit St. Petersburg, who both finished behind the Frenchmen with one point less after 6 games (7 to Lyon's 8).
Bayern's record against Lyon: 8 games, 4 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses: Goals For 11; Goals Against 9.
Group H – Chelsea
Group H was as topsy-turvy as Group G. Valencia produced an excellent performance to beat Ajax 1-0 away from home. With the victory, Valencia pipped Chelsea to top spot, despite the Londoners beating Lille 2-1 on Matchday 6 and finishing with the same number of points as Valencia (11). Ajax finished just one point behind.
Bayern's record against Chelsea: 4 games, 1 win, 2 draws, 1 loss: Goals For 8; Goals Against 9. (The 2012 Champions League Final and 2013 UEFA Supercup Final are both officially counted as draws due to the result being a draw before penalties separated the sides.)
The draw for the Last 16 is on Monday, 16 December.