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PSG, Barcelona on verge of Champions League last 16

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Man United (ENG) v Benfica (POR)

Jose Mourinho’s side can secure a place in the last 16 with two matches to spare with a win at Old Trafford, if Basel avoid defeat against CSKA Moscow. United are unbeaten at home in 12 meetings with Portuguese opponents their last home loss in Europe came in a 2-1 reverse against Real Madrid in the 2012/13 competition.

Celtic (SCO) v Bayern (GER)

Celtic matched their century-old British record by stretching their domestic unbeaten streak to 62 matches with Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock. But Brendan Rodgers’ team face a stiff test against Bayern Munich as they bid to keep their European adventure alive. A resurgent Bayern eased to a 3-0 win over the Scottish champions a fortnight ago.

PSG (FRA) v Anderlecht (BEL)

Unai Emery’s French heavyweights have cruised through their opening three fixtures netting 12 goals with none conceded and will be expected to again sweep aside Anderlecht at the Parc des Princes. Edinson Cavani struck twice more in Friday’s 3-0 victory over Nice, giving the Uruguayan 15 goals in 14 matches this term, as PSG stayed four points clear in France.

Olympiakos (GRE) v Barcelona (ESP)

Barcelona could secure a last-16 place on Tuesday. A fourth straight group-stage win in Greece would book a knock-out spot unless Sporting Lisbon beat Juventus. Ernesto Valverde’s men are on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since losing both legs of the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid.

The five-time European champions are flying high in Spain, having only dropped two points in their first 10 outings. Barca talisman Lionel Messi is La Liga’s top-scorer so far this term with 12 goals and has also netted three times from three Champions League outings. -AFP

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