UEFA Champions League

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. 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.

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

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.

Group A

Bayern Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena

Atletico Madrid (Spain) – Wanda Metropolitano

FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) – Red Bull Arena

Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia) – RZD Arena

Group B

Real Madrid (Spain) – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv)

Inter Milan (Italy) – San Siro

Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) – Borussia-Park

Group C

FC Porto (Portugal) – Estádio do Dragão

Manchester City (England) – City of Manchester Stadium

Olympiakos (Greece) – Karaiskakis Stadium

Olympique de Marseille (France) – Orange Vélodrome

Group D

Liverpool (England) – Anfield

Ajax (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena

Atalanta (Italy) – Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

FC Midtjylland (Denmark) – MCH Arena

Group E

Sevilla (Spain) – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Chelsea (England) – Stamford Bridge

FC Krasnodar (Russia) – Krasnodar Stadium

Stade Rennais F.C. (France) – Roazhon Park

Group F

Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) – Gazprom Arena

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Westfalenstadion

Lazio (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico

Club Bruges (Belgium) – Jan Breydel Stadium

Group G

Juventus (Italy) – Juventus Stadium

Barcelona (Spain) – Camp Nou

Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) – NSC Olimpiyskiy

Ferencváros (Hungary) – Groupama Arena

Group H

Paris St-Germain (France) – Parc des Princes

Manchester United (England) – Old Trafford

RB Leipzig (Germany) – Red Bull Arena

İstanbul Başakşehir (Turkey) – Fatih Terim Stadium

2020-2021 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

29th May 2021: Final (Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey)

Future UEFA Champions League Final’s

2020-2021 Champions League Final (29th May 2021) – Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Istanbul, Turkey)

2021-2022 Champions League Final (28th 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.

Further Information

UEFA Champions League Official Website

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