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Champions League matchday five: fixtures, standings, group permutations, TV guide


Uefa Champions League football returns on Tuesday and Wednesday with matchday five of the 2019-20 group stage. 

European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus are the first three teams to already qualify for the knockout stages. 

Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham will aim to join the trio in the draw for the round of 16. 

Here we look at the fixtures, standings and permutations of the eight groups. All matches are live on BT Sport and the below start times are GMT.

Which teams are through to the round of 16?
  • Paris Saint-Germain (group A) 
  • Bayern Munich (group B) 
  • Juventus (group D)
Which teams cannot reach the round of 16? 
  • Galatasaray (group A) 
  • Genk (group E) 
  • LOSC Lille (group H) 

Group A fixtures: Tuesday 26 November 

  • Galatasaray vs. Club Bruges (5.55pm, live on BT Sport ESPN)  
  • Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint Germain (8pm, live on BT Sport ESPN)
Permutations (according to Uefa):  
  • PSG are through. They will clinch first place if they avoid defeat in Madrid
  • Real Madrid will be through if they beat PSG, or if Club Brugge fail to win at Galatasaray 
  • Club Bruges will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Galatasaray, or if Madrid win 
  • Bruges will be confirmed in third place if they and Madrid both win 
  • Galatasaray cannot finish in the top two. They will be confirmed in fourth place if they lose to Brugge

Group B fixtures: Tuesday 26 November 

  • Red Star Belgrade vs. Bayern Munich (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 3) 
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs. Olympiakos (8pm, live on BT Sport 2)
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Bayern Munich are through. Bayern will clinch first place if they win at Red Star or if Spurs fail to beat Olympiakos 
  • Tottenham will be through with a win, or if they draw and Red Star fail to beat Bayern  
  • Red Star will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Bayern or if Spurs beat Olympiakos. Red Star will be confirmed in third place if they win and Olympiakos do not beat Spurs 
  • Olympiakos will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Spurs. Olympiakos will be confirmed in fourth place if they do not win and Red Star beat Bayern

Group C fixtures: Tuesday 26 November 

  • Atalanta vs. Dinamo Zagreb (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 4)  
  • Manchester City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (8pm, live on BT Sport 3) 
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Man City will be through if they avoid defeat against Shakhtar or if Dinamo do not beat Atalanta. City will be confirmed in first place if they win, or if they draw and Dinamo do not win 
  • Shakhtar will be through if they beat Man City and Dinamo lose to Atalanta (due to Shakhtar’s head-to-head away goals superiority over Dinamo)  
  • Dinamo will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose to Atalanta and Shakhtar beat City. Atalanta will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Dinamo, or if Shakhtar beat City. Atalanta will be confirmed in fourth place if they lose, or if they draw and Shakhtar avoid defeat

Group D fixtures: Tuesday 26 November 

  • Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen (5.55pm, live on BT Sport 1)  
  • Juventus vs. Atlético Madrid (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 2)
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Juventus are through. Juve will be confirmed in first place if they beat Atlético 
  • Atlético will be through if they win, or if both games are drawn 
  • Lokomotiv will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose to Leverkusen, or if they draw and Atlético avoid defeat against Juventus. Lokomotiv will be confirmed in third place if they and Atlético both win 
  • Leverkusen will be unable to finish in the top two if they fail to beat Lokomotiv. Leverkusen will be confirmed in fourth place with defeat

Group E fixtures: Wednesday 27 November

  • KRC Genk vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 5) 
  • Liverpool vs. Napoli (8pm, live on BT Sport 2)
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Liverpool will be through if they beat Napoli, or if Salzburg do not beat Genk. Liverpool will clinch first place with a win 
  • Napoli will be through if they beat Liverpool, or if Salzburg do not beat Genk 
  • Salzburg will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Genk. A draw would confirm Salzburg in third place
  • Genk cannot finish in the top two and will be confirmed in fourth place unless they beat Salzburg

Group F fixtures: Wednesday 27 November

  • Barcelona vs. Borussia Dortmund (8pm, live on BT Sport ESPN) 
  • Slavia Prague vs. Inter Milan (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 2) 
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Barcelona will be through if they beat Dortmund, if both games are drawn, or if Slavia beat Inter. Barcelona will clinch first place with a win 
  • Dortmund will be through if they beat Barcelona 
  • Inter will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose 
  • Slavia will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Inter or if Dortmund beat Barcelona

Group G fixtures: Wednesday 27 November

  • Zenit St Petersburg vs. Lyon (5.55pm, live on BT Sport 1)  
  • RB Leipzig vs. Benfica (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 4)
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Leipzig will be through if they avoid defeat against Benfica or if Zenit do not beat Lyon. Leipzig will clinch first place if they win and Lyon do not 
  • Lyon will be through if they beat Zenit 
  • Zenit will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose to Lyon 
  • Benfica will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Leipzig

Group H fixtures: Wednesday 27 November

  • Valencia vs. Chelsea (5.55pm, live on BT Sport 3)  
  • Lille vs. Ajax (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 3)
Permutations (according to Uefa):
  • Chelsea will be through if they win due to their head to head against Ajax and Valencia in a three-team head to head 
  • Valencia will be through if they win due to their head to head against Chelsea directly or against Ajax and Chelsea in a three-team head to head 
  • Ajax cannot be eliminated or go through on matchday five  
  • LOSC cannot finish in the top two and will be confirmed in fourth place if they do not win
    Liverpool are the reigning holders of the Uefa Champions League trophy

Champions League key dates

  • 10/11 December: matchday six group fixtures  
  • 16 December: round of draw  
  • 18/19 and 25/26 February: round of 16 first legs  
  • 10/11 and 17/18 March: round of 16 second legs  
  • 20 March: quarter-final and semi-final draws 
  • 7/8 April: quarter-final first legs 
  • 14/15 April: quarter-final second legs 
  • 28/29 April: semi-final first legs 
  • 5/6 May: semi-final second legs  
  • 30 May 2020: Champions League final in Istanbul, Turkey 



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