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The possible scenarios for FC Barcelona to reach the last 16

The possible scenarios for FC Barcelona to reach the last 16

We explain the various results that will see Barça reach the knockout phase of the Champions League on Matchday 5

FC Barcelona can leave Celtic Park on Wednesday night with qualification in the bag, and there are a number of possible result combinations that could see this happen.

As Barça face Celtic in Glasgow, Borussia Mönchengladbach host Manchester City in the group’s other game, which may have a telling impact on the fate of the group. Here are the possible ways that Barça can qualify tonight:

If Barça win...

FixtureResult

Celtic v FC Barcelona

Barça win

B.Mönchengladbach v Manchester City

 Borussia win or draw

A win against Celtic would ensure that Barça qualify - and they will also finish top of the group unless Manchester City win in Germany (in which case top spot would not be decided until the final day).

If Barça draw...

FixtureResult

Celtic v FC Barcelona

Draw

B.Mönchengladbach v Manchester City

Draw or City win

A draw at Celtic Park would also be enough for Barça to qualify as long as Borussia Mönchangladbach don't beat Manchester City. In that case, Barça would need to avoid defeat to the Germans on the last day, or they could still go out on goal difference in the case of a three-way tie.

If Barça lose...

FixtureResult

Celtic v FC Barcelona

Celtic win

B.Mönchengladbach v Manchester City

 Draw or City win

Barça could even qualify if they lose to Celtic. That would happen as long as Borussia Mönchengladbach don't win their own match. Even so, a draw against the Germans in Barça's final fixture would be enough to ensure qualification, and a won would ensure a first place finish.

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