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Heineken returns for dramatic Champion League night for Barca, others



While Heineken will always remain a constant feature all through the UEFA Champions League, only 16 teams will be left in the competition after the match-day sx as the final group matches are completed across Tuesday and Wednesday.

As always, Heineken, proud sponsors of the global-acclaimed competition for over 25 years, will be delighting football fans across the world and especially in Nigeria in their unique way.

With Heineken every other Champions League night, fans look forward to every match day with great anticipation for the double doses of great football artistry and maximum as well as responsible entertainment.

Going into the final set of fixtures in the group stage of the world’s most glamorous club competition, 11 teams are already assured of places in the Round of 16 with only five more teams required to complete the roster.

Leading the chase for one of the remaining five spots in the knockout phase is former Champions Barcelona who are now being handled by one of their legends, Xavi Hernandez.

Though the Catalan giants have their destiny in their hands, they have a somewhat difficult task ahead of them at the Allianz Arena in Germany.


Barcelona will go through if they win, or if FC Benfica do not win. In a similar manner, Benfica will go through if they win and Barcelona do not win.

The scenario in Group B is even trickier as the other three teams still have a chance to pull through with Liverpool.

Porto will go through if they win, or if they draw and Milan do not win while Atlético will go through if they win and Milan do not.

 Milan will also go through if they win and the other game is drawn.

In Group F, Samuel Chukwueze and his Villarreal teammates will go through if they avoid defeat in Italy against Atalanta but would finish third if they lose.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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