The UEFA Champions League is an annual football competition, contested by the top European club teams. Formerly known as the European Cup, the competition is considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in world sport and is annually the most watched sporting event.
Real Madrid are the most successful club in the competition, having won 13 times in total. Bayern Munich are the current holders, winning their 6th title after beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon on the 23rd August 2020.
Format of the UEFA Champions League
There are four knockout rounds and a play-off round which begins in late June resulting in 6 qualified teams. 32 teams in total are drawn into eight groups and playing the group stage from September to December.
The resulting eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to a knockout phase from February, culminating in the Final in late May/early June.
2020-2021 UEFA Champions League
The 32 teams that are competing in the 2020-2021 Champions League are listed below. Click the links (where available) for a guide to visiting each stadium.
Bayern Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena
Atletico Madrid (Spain) – Wanda Metropolitano
FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) – Red Bull Arena
Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia) – RZD ArenaGroup B
Real Madrid (Spain) – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv)
Inter Milan (Italy) – San Siro
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) – Borussia-ParkGroup C
FC Porto (Portugal) – Estádio do Dragão
Manchester City (England) – City of Manchester Stadium
Olympiakos (Greece) – Karaiskakis Stadium
Olympique de Marseille (France) – Orange VélodromeGroup D
Liverpool (England) – Anfield
Ajax (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena
Atalanta (Italy) – Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
FC Midtjylland (Denmark) – MCH ArenaGroup E
Sevilla (Spain) – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Chelsea (England) – Stamford Bridge
FC Krasnodar (Russia) – Krasnodar Stadium
Stade Rennais F.C. (France) – Roazhon ParkGroup F
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) – Gazprom Arena
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Westfalenstadion
Lazio (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico
Club Bruges (Belgium) – Jan Breydel StadiumGroup G
Juventus (Italy) – Juventus Stadium
Barcelona (Spain) – Camp Nou
Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) – NSC Olimpiyskiy
Ferencváros (Hungary) – Groupama ArenaGroup H
Paris St-Germain (France) – Parc des Princes
Manchester United (England) – Old Trafford
RB Leipzig (Germany) – Red Bull Arena
İstanbul Başakşehir (Turkey) – Fatih Terim Stadium2020-2021 Key Dates
20th & 21st October 2020: Matchday one
27th & 28th October 2020: Matchday two
3rd & 4th November 2020: Matchday three
24th & 25th November 2020: Matchday four
1st & 2nd December 2020: Matchday five
8th & 9th December 2020: Matchday six
14th December 2020: Round of 16 draw
16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th February 2021: Round of 16 first legs
9th, 10th, 16th & 17th March 2021: Round of 16 second legs
19th March 2021: Quarter-finals & Semi-finals draw
6th & 7th April 2021: Quarter-finals first leg
13th & 14th April 2021: Quarter-finals second leg
27th & 28th April 2021: Semi-finals first leg
4th & 5th May 2021: Semi-finals second leg
Future UEFA Champions League Final’s
2020-2021 Champions League Final (29th May 2021) – Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Istanbul, Turkey)
2021-2022 Champions League Final (May 2022) – Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
2022-2023 Champions League Final (May 2023) – Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)
2023-2024 Champions League Final (May 2024) – Wembley Stadium (London, England)
How do I get tickets to the UEFA Champions League?
Ticketing information for clubs competing in the UEFA Champions League is available by clicking on the venue links above (where available).
Ticket information for the UEFA Champions League Final will be available on the official UEFA website, you can subscribe to updates on the official website here.