Champions League eliminated Teams group stage 2023/24: Which clubs have been knocked out?

Champions League eliminated Teams group stage 2023/24: Which clubs have been knocked out?

Teams out of Champions League group stage 2023/24

The battle to reach the 2023/24 Champions League Round of 16 knockout stages is heating up, with several teams already eliminated from the competition ahead of the final round of group matches in December.

Defending champions Manchester City have already booked their spot in the Round of 16, but the race to avoid dropping into the Europa League, or out of European competition altogether, is still very much alive.

Here is a look at the teams that have already been eliminated from the Champions League this season:
Team Date Eliminated Group European Fate
Red Star Belgrade (SER) Nov. 8 Group G Eliminated
Young Boys (SWI) Nov. 8 Group G Europa League
Royal Antwerp (BEL) Nov. 8 Group H Eliminated
Union Berlin (GER) Nov. 9 Group C Eliminated
Braga (POR) Dec. 12 Group C Europa League
Benfica (POR) Nov. 9 Group D Europa League
RB Salzburg (AUS) Nov. 9 Group D Eliminated
Feyenoord (NED) Nov. 28 Group E Europa League
Celtic (SCO) Nov. 28 Group E Eliminated
Lens (FRA) Nov. 29 Group B Europa League
Sevilla (SPA) Nov. 29 Group B Eliminated
Galatasaray (TUR) Dec. 12 Group A Europa League
Man United (ENG) Dec. 12 Group A Eliminated
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) Dec. 13 Group H Europa League
Milan (ITA) Dec. 13 Group F Europa League
Newcastle United (ENG) Dec. 13 Group F Eliminated

How the Europa League 'back up' option works

Teams that are eliminated from the Champions League group stage are not automatically out of European competition altogether. They have the opportunity to drop down into the Europa League, where they will compete in a play-off round to determine who progresses to the last 16.

The third-placed teams from each Champions League group will automatically qualify for the Europa League play-off round. They will be joined by the eight second-placed teams from the Europa League group stage.

The play-off round will be played over two legs, with the aggregate winners advancing to the Europa League round of 16.

What's next for the teams that are still in contention?

With the group stage nearing its conclusion, the teams that are still in contention for a place in the Round of 16 will be looking to secure their spots as soon as possible.

The final round of group matches will be played on December 13, 2023. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16, while the third-placed teams will drop down into the Europa League.

The Round of 16 knockout stage will begin on February 19, 2024. The draw for the Round of 16 will be held on December 15, 2023.

It is sure to be a tense and exciting finish to the Champions League group stage, as teams battle to reach the knockout stages and keep their dreams of European glory alive.

UEFA Champions League schedule 2023-24

  • Group stage: Sept 19-Dec 13, 2023
  • Round of 16: Feb 13-March 13, 2024
  • Quarterfinals: April 9-17, 2024
  • Semifinals: April 30-May 8, 2024
  • Final: June 1, 2024
The 2022/23 Champions League was amended to fit in the 2022 World Cup, but the 2023/24 tournament follows a more traditional format, with group-stage matches stretching into December

There will then be a standard three-month break before the knockout stages begin in mid-February. 

The 2023/24 Champions League final will be held on June 1, at Wembley Stadium, as a slightly earlier clash, due to the incoming Euro 2024 tournament.
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