UCL group stage picks: Which 16 teams will advance?

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“The Champppppionnssss!”

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It’s back. The UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off on Tuesday and Wednesday with 32 teams from across Europe all hoping to be crowned the continental champs.

For the first time in history five Premier League teams will compete in the group stages (what up, massive coefficient boost) as Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United will rep the PL.

With that in mind, how will they get on?

Below Pro Soccer Talk’s writers predict the two teams who will progress from each group to the Round of 16, and remeber if you finish in third you enter the Round of 32 for the UEFA Europa League, so it’s not all doom and gloom.


Joe Prince-Wright

GROUP A
Manchester United
Basel
Benfica
CSKA Moscow

GROUP B
Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich
Celtic
Anderlecht

GROUP C
Chelsea
Atletico Madrid
Roma
Qarabag

GROUP D
Barcelona
Juventus
Sporting Lisbon
Olympiacos

GROUP E
Sevilla
Liverpool
Spartak Moscow
Maribor

GROUP F
Manchester City
Napoli
Feyenoord
Shakhtar Donetsk

GROUP G
Monaco
Porto
Besiktas
RB Leipzig

GROUP H
Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Dortmund
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Nick Mendola

GROUP A
Manchester United
Basel
Benfica
CSKA Moscow

GROUP B
Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich
Celtic
Anderlecht

GROUP C
Chelsea
Roma
Atletico Madrid
Qarabag

GROUP D
Barcelona
Juventus
Sporting Lisbon
Olympiacos

GROUP E
Liverpool
Sevilla
Spartak Moscow
Maribor

GROUP F
Manchester City
Napoli
Shakhtar Donetsk
Feyenoord

GROUP G
Besiktas
Monaco

Porto
RB Leipzig

GROUP H
Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur
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Andy Edwards

GROUP A
Manchester United
Benfica
CSKA Moscow
Basel

GROUP B
Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich
Celtic
Anderlecht

GROUP C
Chelsea
Atletico Madrid
Roma
Qarabag

GROUP D
Juventus
Barcelona
Sporting CP
Olympiacos

GROUP E
Sevilla
Liverpool
Spartak Moscow
Maribor

GROUP F
Manchester City
Feyenoord
Napoli
Shakhtar Donetsk

GROUP G
RB Leipzig
Porto
Monaco
Besiktas

GROUP H
Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Dortmund
APOEL


Matt Reed

GROUP A
Manchester United
Benfica

Basel
CSKA Moscow

GROUP B
Bayern Munich
Paris Saint-Germain
Anderlecht
Celtic

GROUP C
Chelsea
Atletico Madrid
Roma
Qarabag

GROUP D
Barcelona
Juventus
Sporting CP
Olympiacos

GROUP E
Sevilla
Liverpool
Spartak Moscow
Maribor

GROUP F
Manchester City
Napoli

Shakhtar Donetsk
Feyenoord

GROUP G
Monaco
Red Bull Leipzig
Porto
Besitkas

GROUP H
Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur
APOEL