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Could Milan still qualify for the Champions League last 16?

With a point in four games played, AC Milan risked elimination from the UEFA Champions League but can still make it to the playoffs. Liverpool have secured top spot in their Champions League group with two games to spare, also keeping Milan’s hopes of qualifying alive, even if their chances are very very slim.

The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza side were held 1-1 at home by FC Porto last night, giving them just one point from four matches. However, they aren’t entirely out of the running yet for qualification into the Round of 16. Should the Milan side grab all six points, qualification might still be possible depending on the results of Porto and Athletico Madrid. 

Although, it will take something spectacular, but it wouldn’t be the first time that has happened, as Atalanta had one point after four games and still got through two years ago.

Liverpool have already guaranteed top spot in Group B with 12 points from four games, followed by FC Porto on five, Atletico Madrid with four and Milan on one. The Rossoneri’s remaining fixtures are a trip to Atletico Madrid on November 24 and hosting a Liverpool side who will probably rest numerous players at San Siro on December 7.

Porto already have a superior head-to-head record with Milan, so if Sergio Conceicao’s men beat the Reds, it’s all over for the Italian giants. Essentially, Milan need to win both remaining games, hope Porto only get one point from two matches, and then get a superior head-to-head record with Atletico Madrid by winning at the Wanda Metropolitano by at least a two-goal margin.

In sum, it's going to be a difficult task for the Rossoneri and third place for Europa League qualification might be more within reach, but not impossible. However, that remains to be seen. 

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