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PSV face an uphill battle tonight as they take on Atl閠ico Madrid at the empty Estadio Vicente Calder贸n in Madrid. The Spanish side have all but secured a Champions League last-16 place. Kick off is at 8.45pm.
Third place at stake
PSV have two games in hand in order to try and finish third and thus qualify for the UEFA Cup competition. Liverpool will host Olympique Marseille in the other Group D fixture tonight. The Spaniards will have reached the UEFA Champions League if they earn a victory over PSV. A draw would also be sufficient to seal progress if Erik Gerets' team fail to beat Liverpool. If PSV and Olympique Marseille manage to win their games, Atl閠ico Madrid will need a result in their final group stage game at the V閘odrome. PSV play host to Liverpool on 9 December on Matchday Six. PSV and Marseille have three points after four games, but the French side lie third thanks to a superior head-to-head record.
Line-up one hour before kick-off
Hundreds of PSV fans in the Spanish capital and tens of thousands of fans at home or elsewhere will watch the game on TV and find out if the team will be able to pull off a stunning upset. A draw would be most welcome and a win would be a tremendous achievement indeed. Only a handful of officials and media representatives will be at Estadio Vicente Calder贸n tonight as the game will be played behind closed doors. It remains to be seen if playing in an empty stadium will be an advantage for PSV. Tonight game's kicks off at 8.45pm. Starting line-ups will be published one hour before kick-off.