Chelsea and Arsenal have their faith in their hands when they face Porto and Olympiakos respectively. Lose and you drop to the Europa League like Manchester United.
Though Chelsea are top of their group with 10 points, they are level on points with Porto who they play and two ahead of Dynamo Kiev who play Maccabi Tel Aviv.
If Chelsea lose and Dynamo win, The Ukranian’s go through. Like it was yesterday with Man Utd, Wolfsburg and PSV any team could drop to the Europa League.
Arsenal are also in a plucky situation, they are third in their group behind Bayern Munich (already qualified) and Olympiakos.
Arsenal must better the 3 – 2 defeat they suffered to the Greek team in London on match day two or they drop to the Europa League ‘like Manchester United’.
Porto XI vs. Chelsea: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Maicon, Marcano, Martins Indi; Danilo, Imbula, Herrera; Layún, Corona, Brahimi.
Chelsea XI vs. Porto: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Arsenal XI vs. Olympiakos: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Ozil, Walcott, Campbell; Giroud.
Olympiakos XI vs. Arsenal: Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Da Costa, Siovas, Masuaku; Kasami, Milivojević, Fortounis, Seba, Pardo; Ideye
62′ Yellow card for Olivier Giroud
57′ Porto make two changes, Ruben Neves and Vincent Aboubakar come on, Maxi Periera and Imbula come off
53′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Willian does his magic and makes it 2 – 0 against Porto. The Brazilian collects Hazards pass and fires past Iker Casillas at the near post…FIFA gamers would call that ‘first bar’
51′ Hector Herrera goes into the book and that makes it five Porto players booked already tonight
49′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Giroud makes it 2 – 0….Arsenal smiling at the round of 16
47′ He gets back on his feet but it looks like that ankle will worry him for the rest of the night
47′ Giroud goes down with an ankle injury…another setback for Arsene Wenger
46′ Second half kicks off
HT: Arsenal and Chelsea lead at half-time by lone goals each. As things stand at Arsenal need one more goal to qualify while Chelsea are through
Bayer Leverkusen 1 – 1 Barcelona
Roma 0 – 0 BATE Borisov
Dinamo Zagreb 0 – 0 Bayern Munich
Olympiacos 0 – 1 Arsenal
Chelsea 1 – 0 FC Porto
Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Gent 1 – 0 Zenit St. Petersburg
Valencia 0 – 1 Lyon
38′ GOOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Valencia 0-1 Lyon (Cornet)…Gary Neville concedes his first goal
38′ Chelsea looking physically superior to Porto
37′ WEAK SHOT!!! Walcott cuts inside from the left and tries a low shot to the other angle but it is too weak to pose any danger
33′ Yellow card for Maxi Pereira of Porto…he would not lay in the round of 16 if Porto qualify
27′ Yellow card for Nemanja Matic of Chelsea…
23′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Leverkusen 1-1 Barcelona…Javier Hernández equalizes…how United could have done with such a good striker
20′ GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Leverkusen 0-1 Barcelona…Messi with a fine strike…collects Rakitic’s pass, rounds the goalie and slots into an empty net
GOAL! Gent 1-0 Zenit (Depoitre)…Zenit in danger of losing her 100% record in the Champions League this season
16′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLL! Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Maccabi (Garmash)…as it stands Chelsea and Dynamo go through to the round of 16
13′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Chelsea off the perfect start…Diego Costa’s attempt is blocked by Casillas but it hits Marcano’s chest and goes into the net for an own goal
10′ ROman Abramovich is present for the Chelsea match…he will be praying his team does not disappoint him
8′ Bellerin is penalised for a kick on a player…he didn’t mean it and the referee does not show any cards
6′ SAVE!!! Brahimi’s shot is well blocked by Courtious
4′ Nothing of to report in all match centers, Arsenal bossing possession but Olympiakos counter-attacking well, Chelsea bossing possession also
2′ Olympiakos have the first opportunity but cannot convert
1′ Kick off in all match centers