Champions League Group Stage Insight After Matchday 5

    Champions League Group Stage Insight After Matchday 5
    04/12/23 509

    With Champions League Matchday 5 in the books, let’s assess the lay of the land ahead of the final round of group-stage fixtures.

    Matchday 5 served up plenty eye-catching results, including Arsenal’s 6-0 thrashing of Lens. There were also big wins for Real Madrid and Manchester City, while Bayern Munich were held by Copenhagen.

    Which Teams Have Qualified for the Last 16?

    12 teams have already booked their place in the knockout phase ahead of Matchday 6. Many of the usual suspects will feature in the last 16, including Real Madrid, Man City, Bayern and Barcelona.

    A handful of smaller clubs will also feature in the knockouts, with the likes of PSV Eindhoven, Real Sociedad and Lazio reaching the last 16 for the first time in several years.

    Which Teams Can Still Reach the Knockout Phase?

    10 teams can still punch their ticket to the last 16. However, with only four knockout places up for grabs, six sides will suffer elimination on Matchday 6.

    High-profile clubs such as Manchester United, Paris Saint-German and AC Milan will aim to reach the knockouts on Matchday 6, but a series of big teams will miss out.

    Champions League Group Stage Team Stats

    • Real Madrid and Man City boast a 100% record
    • Bayern, Sociedad, Inter and Atletico remain unbeaten
    • Arsenal (15), Man City (15) and Atletico (15) are the joint top scorers
    • Sociedad (2), Arsenal (3), Dortmund (3) and Barca (3) have the best defensive records

    Real Madrid and Man City are the only teams to have won all their Champions League matches this season, while Bayern, Real Sociedad, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have avoided defeat up to now.

    Arsenal, Man City and Atletico have each scored 15 goals, averaging three goals per game. At the opposite end of the pitch, Sociedad boast the best defensive record this term.

    Champions League Group Stage Player Stats

    • Alvaro Morata (5), Erling Haaland (5) and Rasmus Hojlund (5) are the joint top scorers
    • Bukayo Saka (4) has achieved the most assists this season
    • Bukayo Saka (3G, 4A) has also registered the most goal involvements
    • Alex Remiro (3), David Raya (3) and Gregor Kobel (3) have kept the most clean sheets

    Atletico’s Alvaro Morata, Man City’s Erling Haaland and Man Utd’s Rasmus Hojlund have set the pace in the Golden Boot race. Still, no player has notched more goal involvements than Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.

    In terms of clean sheets, Sociedad’s Alex Remiro, Arenal’s David Raya and Borussia Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel are the leading goalkeepers at this stage.

    Matchday 6 takes place between December 12 and December 13. With four knockout places up for grabs, be sure to stick with Forebet for expert mathematical predictions.

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