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UEFA Champions League 2013: Final showdown in the group stages

This week marks the final matchday of this year's Champions League group stages, with the last few knockout stages places to be filled.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

The end of the Champions League group stages is nigh, meaning that the final few places in the knockout stages are to be filled.

On Tuesday Shakhtar Donetsk will hope to pick up a result against Manchester United and hold off Bayer Leverkusen to progress from Group A, while in Group B, Galatasaray host Juventus knowing that a win -- and only a win -- will be enough for them to leapfrog the bianconeri into the knockout stages with Real Madrid. Benfica will be hoping to capitalise on a weakened Paris Saint-Germain to hold onto second in Group C, while Bayern Munich's match at home to Manchester City is only to decide the group winner -- both of those sides have already progressed.

On Wednesday the incredibly open Group E could see any two of Chelsea, Basel or Schalke progress, while in F, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli are all hoping for qualification. Atlético Madrid have run away with Group G though Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Porto are still scrapping over second, while in the final group, AC Milan and Ajax are looking to progress with Barcelona. Got all that?


All matches kick-of at 2:45 p.m. ET


Group A

Manchester United vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Sociedad vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Group B

FC Copenhagen vs. Real Madrid

Galatasaray vs. Juventus

Group C

Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Olympiakos vs. Anderlecht

Group D

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City

Viktoria Plzen vs. CSKA Moscow


Group E

Chelsea vs. Steaua Bucharest

Schalke 04 vs. Basel

Group F

Napoli vs. Arsenal

Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund

Group G

Atlético Madrid vs. FC Porto

Austrian Wien vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

Group H

Barcelona vs. Celtic

AC Milan vs. Ajax