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|Clubs ||W ||D ||L ||GD ||Pts
|Malaga ||3 ||1 ||0 ||+7 ||10
|AC Milan ||1 ||2 ||1 ||0 ||5
|Anderlecht ||1 ||1 ||2 ||-3 ||4
|Zenit St. Petersburg ||1 ||0 ||3 ||-4 ||3
Table courtesy of UEFA.com
The emerging Spanish giants booked their place in the round of 16 with a 1-1 draw at the San Siro—conceding their first goal of the tournament and dropping points for the first time also. The top spot is theirs, and they will definitely be a side to watch out for in the knockout rounds.
At home, Milan picked up a 1-1 draw to a previously undefeated Malaga side, which isn't really that bad of a result. Anderlecht beating Zenit St. Petersburg was also an ideal result, for it means that the Italian giants remain in the top two of this group for the time being.
If they can win away from home to Anderlecht next week and Malaga topple Zenit, then they will progress through to the next round. A draw sees them needing a win next week and some further help from Malaga against Anderlecht, whilst a loss, well, that would put them in some serious trouble.
The Belgian side did what they had to do—win at home to Zenit—and now they'll have to do it again next week against Milan if they want to keep their qualification dreams alive. Traveling to Malaga in the final week will be near-impossible to win, so they will need other results to fall their way.
Zenit St. Petersburg
Zenit's loss to Anderlecht all but guarantees them a group-stage exit considering they still have to play Malaga and then Milan at the San Siro in the tournament. Neither will provide easy matches for the Russian club, who have failed to live up to expectations in the competition this year.
Predicted to progress: Malaga, AC Milan