The group stages of the Champions League wrap up Tuesday and Wednesday with simultaneous kickoffs across Europe to decide the final three qualifiers in Europe's grandest competition.
Tuesday's games are effectively dead: only group ranking and consolation places in the Europa League are up for grabs; Wednesday's matches are far more compelling with several big teams, including Chelsea and Celtic , fighting for their Champions League lives.
The marquee game of the day is Borussia Dortmund - Manchester City ( FOX Soccer, 2 PM ET ) where Roberto Mancini's men have a difficult decision to make. A win in Germany would give the English champs a chance to compete in the Europa League. That isn't necessarily in the Citizens' best interests. In fact, dropping entirely out of Europe would allow them to focus on domestic competitions instead, and given the death struggle they are currently in with Manchester United , that would be the more prudent course of action.
Expect both Mancini and h...