The UEFA Champions League group stage matches have almost been concluded with many of the twelve possible clubs for the round sixteen already qualified. We take a look at some top European clubs that have not made it and ones who might possibly not make it to the next stage of the competition.
The club had a woeful Champions League in 2016/17 which saw them relegated to the Europa League since they finished third in their Champions League group.
Despite their success in the domestic league, they have not been to achieve anything tangible in the Champions league this season.
They are at the risk of suffering same fate as last season sitting second with just seven points from five matches and a final show down against Barcelona. A defeat at Camp Nou or a draw will not be favourable considering their closest rival, inter Milan, will face a less difficult side in PSV.
Missing out on the 2061/17 Champions league season, the Nerazzurris returned to the competition this season but have not hit the ground running earning just seven points from five matches.
Just like their group rival, Tottenham, they need a win in their last group fixture by over four goals should their rival beat Barcelona which will be an up-hill task.
The Gli Azzurri have only nine point standing at the summit of the table. A draw in their last group match will see them qualify But a defeat at Anfield by over two goals and a win for PSG will see them relegated to the Europa Cup.
The Anfield battle is one they must not lose.
Haven done everything possible for a European Champions League glory. The investment at the club by now should have seen them at least qualify through the group stage but here we are with the club on the verge of elimination at the group stage.
With eight points from a possible fifteen, the Parisians must win or at least get a draw in their final group match with the hope that Liverpool do same against Napoli to progress to the next stage of the competition.
A loss will put them up for possible elimination at the group stage.
The champions league finalist last season are in dare need of a final group stage win to have any hope of progression in to the next stage of the competition.
A draw in their final group stage match will see them eliminated. Even a win might still see them eliminated. A qualification can only be secured by over a two goal win over Napoli at Anfield. This is a difficult task but not one that the Reds cannot sub-mount.
The Les Gones where eliminated at the group stage in the 2016/17 and relegated to the Europa Cup where they enjoyed some success before being beaten by a 4-5 goal aggregate.
Their presence this term shows the consistency within the club
Though they sit second on group F with seven points from five matches, they are still at risk of being relegated to the Europa Cup. A final group stage show down away at Shakhtar Donetsk who are just two points behind.
A draw will see Lyon qualify into the next round while a loss will see Shakhtar Donetsk go through to the next round.