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. Chelsea are the current holders, winning their 2nd title after defeating fellow English side Manchester City 1-0 at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on the 29th May 2021.


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.


2021-2022 UEFA Champions League

The 32 teams that are competing in the 2021-2022 Champions League are listed below. Click the links (where available) for a guide to visiting each stadium.

Group A

Manchester City (England) – City of Manchester Stadium
Paris St-Germain (France) – Parc des Princes
RB Leipzig (Germany) – Red Bull Arena
Club Bruges (Belgium) – Jan Breydel Stadium

Group B

Atletico Madrid (Spain) – Wanda Metropolitano
Liverpool (England) – Anfield
FC Porto (Portugal) – Estádio do Dragão
AC Milan (Italy) – San Siro

Group C

Sporting CP (Portugal) – Estádio José Alvalade
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Westfalenstadion
Ajax (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena
Beşiktaş (Turkey) – Vodafone Park

Group D

Inter Milan (Italy) – San Siro
Real Madrid (Spain) – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – NSC Olimpiyskiy
Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova) – Sheriff Stadium

Group E

Bayern Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena
Barcelona (Spain) – Camp Nou
Benfica (Portugal) – Estádio da Luz
Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) – NSC Olimpiyskiy

Group F

Villarreal (Spain) – Estadio de la Cerámica
Manchester United (England) – Old Trafford
Atalanta (Italy) – Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
Young Boys (Switzerland) – Stadion Wankdorf

Group G

Lille (France) – Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Sevilla (Spain) – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) – Red Bull Arena
VFL Wolfsburg (Germany) – Volkswagen Arena

Group H

Chelsea (England) – Stamford Bridge
Juventus (Italy) – Juventus Stadium
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) – Gazprom Arena
Malmö FF (Sweden) – Stadion

Key Dates

14th-15th September 2021: Matchday one
28th-29th September 2021: Matchday two
19th-20th October 2021: Matchday three
2nd-3rd November 2021: Matchday four
23rd-24th November 2021: Matchday five
7th-8th December 2021: Matchday six

13th December 2021: Round of 16 draw
15th-16th & 22nd-23rd February 2022: Round of 16 first legs
8th-9th & 15th-16th March 2022: Round of 16 second legs
18th March 2022: Quarter-finals & Semi-finals draw
5th-6th April 2022: Quarter-finals first leg
12th-13th April 2022: Quarter-finals second leg
26th-27th April 2022: Semi-finals first leg
3rd-4th May 2022: Semi-finals second leg
28th May 2022: Final (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia)


Future UEFA Champions League Final’s

2021-2022 Champions League Final (28th May 2022) Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

2022-2023 Champions League Final (May 2023) – Atatürk Olympic Stadium (Istanbul, Turkey)

2023-2024 Champions League Final (May 2024) – Wembley Stadium (London, England)

2024-2025 Champions League Final (May 2025) – Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)


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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