UEFA Champions League

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.


Format

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.

The winners thus qualify for the annual UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.


2019-2020 UEFA Champions League

The 32 teams that are competing in the 2019-2020 Champions League are listed below. Click the links (where available) for a guide to visiting each stadium.

Group A

Paris St-Germain (France) – Parc des Princes

Real Madrid (Spain) – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Club Bruges (Belgium) – Jan Breydel Stadium

Galatasaray (Turkey) – Türk Telekom Stadium

Group B

Bayern Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena

Tottenham Hotspur (England) – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Olympiakos (Greece) – Karaiskakis Stadium

Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) – Rajko Mitić Stadium

Group C

Manchester City (England) – City of Manchester Stadium

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv)

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) – Stadion Maksimir

Atalanta (Italy) – Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

Group D

Juventus (Italy) – Juventus Stadium

Atletico Madrid (Spain) – Wanda Metropolitano

Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) – BayArena

Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia) – RZD Arena

Group E

Liverpool (England) – Anfield

Napoli (Italy) – Stadio San Paolo

FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) – Red Bull Arena

Genk (Belgium) – Luminus Arena

Group F

Barcelona (Spain) – Camp Nou

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Westfalenstadion

Inter Milan (Italy) – San Siro

Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) – Sinobo Stadium

Group G

Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) – Gazprom Arena

Benfica (Portugal) – Estádio da Luz

Lyon (France) – Groupama Stadium

RB Leipzig (Germany) – Red Bull Arena

Group H

Chelsea (England) – Stamford Bridge

Ajax (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena

Valencia (Spain) – Mestalla

Lille (France) – Stade Pierre-Mauroy

2019-2020 Match Days

17th & 18th September: Matchday one

1st & 2nd October: Matchday two

22nd & 23rd October: Matchday three

5th & 6th November: Matchday four

26th & 27th November: Matchday five

10th & 11th December: Matchday six

16th December: Last-16 draw

18th, 19th, 25th & 26th February: Last-16 first legs

10th, 11th, 17th & 18th March: Last-16 second legs

20th March: Quarter-finals and semi-finals draw

7th & 8th April: Quarter-finals first leg

14th & 15th April: Quarter-finals second leg

28th & 29th April: Semi-finals first leg

5th & 6th May: Semi-finals second leg

30th May: Final (Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey)


UEFA Champions League Final Guides

Guides to upcoming UEFA Champions League final’s can be viewed below:

2019-2020 Champions League Final: 30 May 2020 – Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Istanbul, Turkey)

2020-2021 Champions League Final: 29 May 2021 – Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

2021-2022 Champions League Final: Date TBD – Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)

2022-2023 Champions League Final: Date TBD – Wembley Stadium (London, England)


More Information

Official UEFA Champions League Website:  www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/


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