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Champions League: Can Man City qualify for the Round of 16 today? What result do they need?

Pep Guardiola’s City are in the Danish capital to face FC Copenhagen looking for the point that would see them mathematically progress in the competition.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Manchester City Training - Etihad Campus, Manchester, Britain - October 10, 2022 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during training Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
CARL RECINEAction Images via Reuters

As we reach matchday four of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage, a handful of teams are on the cusp of mathematically securing a place in the next stage of the competition with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City one of those few sides.

The Catalan coach takes his City side to the Danish capital where they face FC Copenhagen, knowing that a win or even a draw would be enough to secure a berth in the Round of 16 of the competition. The ‘Sky Blues’ objective is, however to secure top spot in Group G and, in theory, secure an easier path in the knockout stage with City’s trickiest group stage test coming in matchday 5 as they travel to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund.

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Group G: matchday 4 fixtures

  • FC Copenhagen-Man City
  • Borussia Dortmund-Sevilla

Group G: matchday 5 fixtures

  • Borussia Dortmund-Man City
  • Sevilla-FC Copenhagen

Group G: matchday 6 fixtures

  • FC Copenhagen-Borussia Dortmund
  • Man City-Sevilla