The 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League group stage is finally coming to an end as we will be seeing the last round of Group matches to be played on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12 of Matchday 6. A total of twelve (12) teams have already secured a guaranteed place in the next round of 16 stage of the champions league competition while some others are going to justle for the remaining four (4) places left to complete the sixteen (16) teams that will eventually qualify and move on to the next stage of the champions league competition. The last round of champions league group matches that will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday of Matchday 6 will determine which teams will eventually go through to the next stage and which teams will drop to the UEFA Europa League and which teams will be knocked out of Europe until they qualify again next time.
The biggest game of the night in tonight’s champions league game is obviously between Spanish giants Barcelona and English side Tottenham because of a lot of reasons. Barcelona is among the twelve (12) teams that have already qualified and secured a place in the next phase of the competition, along with FC Porto of Portugal and Atletico Madrid of Spain, who are all going to be in Champions League action later tonight.
Tottenham faces a daunting task at Camp Nou when they face Barcelona because their hope of qualification into the next phase of the champions league competition will be decided tonight. Tottenham must defeat Barcelona at their home ground, Camp Nou and in front of over 80,000 watching Barcelona fans to qualify past the champions league group stage.
No doubt, defeating Barcelona who – has a perfect record in the 2018/2019 champions league, – has not lost any champions league game at all this season in front of their home fans at Camp Nou is almost an impossible task for Tottenham, but it is not an impossible thing to do because Barcelona currently has a few internal issues and crisis they are facing.
Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur – Team News, Injuries, Line-Up, Predictions
Ter Stegen (Goalkeeper); Semedo, Gerrard Piqué, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba; Denis Suárez, Arthur, Sergio Busquets, Phillipe Coutinho; El Haddadi, Lionel Messi.
Malcolm (ankle), Rafinha (knee), Luis Suárez (rested), Umtiti (knee)
Sergi Roberto (hamstring)
Lloris; Walker-Peters, Jan Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Danny Rose; Sissoko, Eric Dier; Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Son; Harry Kane.
Dembélé (ankle), Juan Foyth (hamstring), Eric Lamela (thigh), Sanchez (hamstring), Victor Wanyama (knee).
Sergei Aurier (unspecified), Kieran Tripper (groin).
Liverpool v Napoli – Team News, Injuries, Line-Up, Predictions
Liverpool will look to continue to build on their champions league success in the 2017/2018 season as they look to qualify from the group stage into the next phase of the champions league competition. Liverpool went on to reach the finals in the 2017/2018 champions league season but they are currently being threatened with elimination from the group stage this season. liverpool has just 6points from their five (5) champions league group games this season and will face Italian side Napoli n their last champions league group match in a bid to fight for qualification into the next phase of the competition.
Liverpool face an almost impossible task, because they will need to defeat Napoli by at least three (3) goals without conceding, before Liverpool can qualify into the next round of champions league while their opponents, Napoli only needs to avoid a defeat or play out a draw in order to qualify into the next round of the champions league this season.
Liverpool’s champions league Group C is the most unpredictable group of the 2018/2019 champions league competition so far as no team has secured a guaranteed spot in the next phase of the champions league competition after five (5) games played. Liverpool’s hope of champions league qualification into the next round completely lies in the result of their game against Napoli tonight.
Alisson Becker(goalkeeper); Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita; Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané.
Nathaniel Clyne (unspecified), Joe Gomez (ankle), Dominic Solanke (groin), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ACL).
Dejan Lovren (concussion), Dominic Solanke (groin)
David Ospina; Maksimović, Raul Albiol, Koulibaly, Mário Rui; Jose Callejón, Allan, Marek Hamšík, Ruiz; Insigne, Dries Mertens.
Vlad Chiriches (knee), Simone Verdi (ankle)
We watch the last rounds of the Champions League games with interest tonight.
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