We reach the final week of the Champions League group stage, with three of the four Bundesliga clubs already through to the last sixteen. FC Bayern München just need a point against Ajax to clinch top spot, while Borussia Dortmund need a combination of results to pip Atlético Madrid. Schalke 04 cannot do any better than second place, while TSG Hoffenheim are left to fight for the Europa League scraps.
Three of the four German teams are away from home, with matches being played today and tomorrow (11th & 12th December).
FC Bayern München v AFC Ajax (A)
Two points clear at the top of Group E, reigning Bundesliga champions FC Bayern need just a point in their final game in Amsterdam to take top spot.
The earlier match in Munich saw both sides share the spoils with a 1:1 draw, but Niko Kovač's side were a little lucky not to suffer a home defeat against a youthful Ajax side. Having gone through a serious poor run of form, the Bavarians will be looking to continue on the comeback trail and end the group phase with a win.
In order to claim top spot themselves, Ajax need nothing less than all three points.
This will be Bayern's tenth game against the four-time European Champions, and the head to head record could not be balanced any better. Three wins, three draws and three defeats.
Head to Head Record: P9 W3 D3 L3 F17 A16
Borussia Dortmund v AS Monaco (A)
Two dropped points in their last home match against Club Bruges saw Dortmund fall behind group leaders Atlético Madrid, meaning that Lucien Favre's men need everything to fall their favour to snatch first place in Group A.
The Yellow-Blacks need all three points against bottom side Monaco, while they also need Atléti to slip up in Belgium against Bruges. With a better goal difference and head to head record than the Spanish side, BVB will clinch top spot if the two teams finish level on points.
Any victory for Atléti means that Dortmund will finish in second place regardless.
This is Dortmund's fourth match against Monaco, and they will be looking to level the number of wins accrued by their French opponents.
Head to Head Record: P3 W1 D0 L2 F6 A6
FC Schalke 04 v Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
Schalke are already through to the knockout stages, but are too far behind group leaders FC Porto to challenge for top spot.
Home fans will want to see Domenico Tedesco's team close out the group phase with a win, while there is still plenty at stake for opponents Lokomotiv who are chasing third place and a spot in the Europa League.
This is the second meeting between the two teams, with Schalke winning 1:0 in Moscow earlier in this season's campaign.
Head to Head Record: P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim v Manchester City (A)
Hoffenheim's disastrous 2:3 home defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk in week five not only eliminated Julian Nagelsmann's side from the Champions League, but has set them an almost impossible task to even take third place and a spot in the Europa League.
To have even a sniff of a chance, Hoffe need the Ukrainian side to lose at home to Olympique Lyonnais, while they have to take all three points against Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. It is a daunting task that will surely be beyond them, but they will look to close out their first Champions League group campaign in style. It could have been so much better for Nagelsmann's men, who have been in some excellent positions before giving games away.
This is the second meeting between the two teams, with Manchester City winning 2:1 in Sinsheim earlier in the season.
Head to Head Record: P1 W0 D0 L1 F1 A2