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Who is advancing to the round of 16 in the 2023-24 Champions League?

We break down who is advancing to the knockout bracket in the Champions League this year.

Manchester City v BSC Young Boys: Group G - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester City and BSC Young Boys at Etihad Stadium on November 7, 2023 in Manchester, England.
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Matchday 6 for the 2023-24 Champions League will conclude Wednesday, ending the group stage portion of the competition. Here’s a look at the teams who have advanced to the round of 16.

As a reminder, the top two teams from each group advance with the group winners being seeded and the runners-up being unseeded. The group winners are randomly drawn against the runners-up and the group winners typically get to host the second leg in the round of 16, even though the practice of away goals has been abandoned.

Who has qualified for Champions League round of 16?

Manchester City

The defending champions have already qualified for the knockout bracket after four matches and now just need to take care of business against RB Leipzig on Matchday 5 to secure their spot at the top of the group.

Real Madrid

The 2021-22 UCL champions are back in the knockout round with a significantly tweaked roster that appears to be clicking at the right time. Los Blancos have not lost yet in the group stage and will hope to secure the top spot in Group C when they face Napoli on Matchday 5.

Bayern Munich

The German giants are in after defeating Galatasaray, Harry Kane has been a tremendous signing for Bayern Munich, who are hoping to ride one of the world’s top scoring attacks to the final.

Real Sociedad

The La Liga side have qualified but will be fighting for the top spot in the group over the final two matches.

Inter Milan

Inter are in the same group as Real Sociedad, and will be battling with the La Liga side for the top spot in Group D.


With a win over Porto Tuesday, Barcelona are through to the round of 16.

Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone’s side are into the round of 16 after a win over Feyenoord.


Lazio have advanced to the knockout round after a win over Celtic Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund still haven’t officially won the group, but two teams cannot top them in the points table so they will be playing in the round of 16.


The Gunners took down Lens in style with a 6-0 result on Wednesday, securing a place in the round of 16.

PSV Eindhoven

The Eredivisie side got the draw it needed to secure points, although it likely would’ve been fine in a tiebreaker situation due to a head-to-head points advantage over Lens.

FC Copenhagen

The Danish side got into the round of 16 with a win over Galatasaray on the final matchday, eliminating Man United from contention in the process.


The Serie A side did need at least one point in the final match to advance. Napoli got the 2-0 win over SC Braga to secure a spot in the knockout stage.

RB Leipzig

Leipzig have secured a spot in the round of 16 after winning four matches in the group stage. We’ll see if the Bundesliga side, which has been a regular in the Champions League, can make some noise in the knockout bracket.

FC Porto

Porto got a big 5-3 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 6 to qualify for the round of 16.

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG gets the draw and AC Milan defeated Newcastle, meaning the French side gets in on head-to-head tiebreakers.