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UCL Wednesday preview: Four spots up for grabs, Liverpool still in mix

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on November 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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We’re almost at the point of the UEFA Champions League season where things really start to get interesting, but first, four final teams must work their way into the knockout stage field.

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Manchester United, Roma, Basel and Juventus all booked their places in the next round on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich closed out group play in style with a convincing win over Paris Saint-Germain.

On Wednesday, positions are open in Groups E through G, including two spots in E, which currently has Liverpool, Sevilla and Spartak Moscow vying for a place in the Round of 16.

In Group F, Manchester City has already eased its way into the knockout phase with a perfect record thus far, leaving Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli left to fight for one spot in the UCL and the other transferring over to the Europa League.

Finally, Porto and Red Bull Leipzig each have a shot at the next round as they enter the final day of competition. Leipzig will face group winners Besiktas, while Porto takes on defending Ligue 1 champions Monaco, who have already been eliminated from advancing.

Here’s a look at the teams that have already qualified for the knockout phase.

Group A: Man United, Basel

Group B: PSG, Bayern Munich

Group C: Roma, Chelsea

Group D: Barcelona, Juventus

Group E: Two spots open

Group F: Man City, one spot open

Group G: Besiktas, one spot open

Group H: Tottenham, Real Madrid