Is the Champions League 2018 group stage decided by head to head or goal difference, and can Liverpool and Tottenham qualify tonight?

THE Champions League group stage is into matchday five and supporters are starting to look at the different ways their team can make it through.

Manchester United and Man City both made it through last night and now it's time for Tottenham and Liverpool to plot a course to the last 16.

Is the Champions League 2018 group stage decided by head to head or goal difference, and can Liverpool and Tottenham qualify tonight?Getty – Contributor2 The Champions League group stage is in the second half
How are teams that finish level on points sorted in the Champions League?

Teams that finish level on points in the Champions League group stage are sorted by the following criteria:

  • Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  • Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  • Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  • Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  • Goal difference in all group matches;
  • Goals scored in all group matches;
  • Away goals scored in all group matches;
  • Wins in all group matches;
  • Away wins in all group matches;
  • Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  • UEFA club coefficient.
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