Champions League quarter-finals: Who is through to the knockout stages?

The Champions League trophy is presented prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Wolfsburg
The Champions League trophy is presented prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League final football match between FC Barcelona and Wolfsburg in Philips Stadium, in Eindhoven, on June 3, 2023. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

With the final round of Champions League group stage games now over, we can start looking ahead to the quarter-finals and beyond. But who has reached the knockout rounds and who will be leaving the competition at this stage?

Let’s take a look at how the group stages have unfolded and who is through to the final eight.

Group A

Barcelona will qualify as group winners, as expected, having won five out six. Joining them will be Benfica, who have reached the knockouts for the first time after securing nine points from a possible 18. The two sides met in a thrilling 4-4 draw on Wednesday to round off their group stage run.

Eintracht Frankfurt narrowly miss out in third with seven points, and Rosengård have also been eliminated with just one point.

Group B

Eight-time winners Lyon are through as group winners with 14 points from their four wins and two draws. Norwegian side SK Brann will also progress for the first time as runners-up with 13 points. Slavia Praha and St Pölten are out.

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Group C

Group C is where the last minute action had fans on the edge of their seats. Until the recent round of results, all four teams could have qualified.

Paris Saint-Germain have qualified and top the group with 10 points after their 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich, all they had to do was avoid defeat to progress. PSG were also relying on Ajax not to overturn their goal difference in their match against Roma. The Eredivisie side won 2-1 to finish level on points with PSG.

Bayern and Roma miss out with seven and five points respectively. The latter needed PSG to beat Bayern and to secure three points of their own against Ajax in order to qualify. Bayern needed to better Ajax’s result against Roma to have any chance of qualification.

Group D

Chelsea progress as Group D winners, taking 14 points from their run. Swedish side BK Häcken join them in the next round after beating Real Madrid, who finish bottom of the group with just one point. Paris FC are also out of the picture but fall just shy of the mark with seven points on the board.

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The knockouts

The draw for both the quarter and semi-finals will be held on February 6th.

Quarter-final dates

  • 1st legs: 19th and 20th March
  • 2nd legs: 27th and 28th March

Semi-final dates

  • 1st legs: 20th and 21st April
  • 2nd legs: 27th and 28th April

The final will be played on Saturday 25th May at San Mamés in Bilbao.

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