2014–15 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

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The knockout phase of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League will begin on 17 February 2015 and conclude on 6 June 2015 with the final at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany. A total of 16 teams compete in the knockout phase.[1]

Times up to 28 March 2015 (round of 16) are CET (UTC+1), thereafter (quarter-finals and beyond) times are CEST (UTC+2).

Round and draw dates[edit]

All draws are held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[2]

Round Draw date and time First leg Second leg
Round of 16 15 December 2014, 12:00[3] 17–18 & 24–25 February 2015 10–11 & 17–18 March 2015
Quarter-finals 20 March 2015 14–15 April 2015 21–22 April 2015
Semi-finals 24 April 2015 5–6 May 2015 12–13 May 2015
Final 6 June 2015 at Olympiastadion, Berlin

Format[edit]

The knockout phase involves the 16 teams which qualified as winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage.[1]

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advances to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e., the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e., if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out. In the final, which is played as a single match, if scores are level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by penalty shoot-out if scores remain tied.

The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded. The seeded teams are drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association can be drawn against each other.

Qualified teams[edit]

Group Winners
(Seeded in round of 16 draw)
Runners-up
(Unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A Spain Atlético Madrid Italy Juventus
B Spain Real Madrid Switzerland Basel
C France Monaco Germany Bayer Leverkusen
D Germany Borussia Dortmund England Arsenal
E Germany Bayern Munich England Manchester City
F Spain Barcelona France Paris Saint-Germain
G England Chelsea Germany Schalke 04
H Portugal Porto Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk

Round of 16[edit]

The draw was held on 15 December 2014.[4] The first legs will be played on 17, 18, 24 and 25 February, and the second legs will be played on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paris Saint-Germain France England Chelsea 17 Feb 11 Mar
Manchester City England Spain Barcelona 24 Feb 18 Mar
Bayer Leverkusen Germany Spain Atlético Madrid 25 Feb 17 Mar
Juventus Italy Germany Borussia Dortmund 24 Feb 18 Mar
Schalke 04 Germany Spain Real Madrid 18 Feb 10 Mar
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Germany Bayern Munich 17 Feb 11 Mar
Arsenal England France Monaco 25 Feb 17 Mar
Basel Switzerland Portugal Porto 18 Feb 10 Mar

First leg[edit]




18 February 2015
20:45
Basel Switzerland v Portugal Porto
Report




25 February 2015
20:45
Arsenal England v France Monaco
Report
Notes
  1. ^ Shakhtar Donetsk will play their home match at Arena Lviv, Lviv instead of their regular stadium, Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

Second leg[edit]


10 March 2015
20:45
Porto Portugal v Switzerland Basel
Report




17 March 2015
20:45
Monaco France v England Arsenal
Report


Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw will be held on 20 March 2015.[5] The first legs will be played on 14 and 15 April, and the second legs will be played on 21 and 22 April 2015.

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw will be held on 24 April 2015.[6] The first legs will be played on 5 and 6 May, and the second legs will be played on 12 and 13 May 2015.

Final[edit]

The final will be played on 6 June 2015 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.

6 June 2015
20:45
Winners of semi-final 1 or 2 v Winners of semi-final 1 or 2
Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 Season". UEFA.com. 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Competition format". UEFA.com. 
  3. ^ "Media accreditation for club knockout draws". UEFA.com. 8 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Draws — Round of 16". UEFA.com. 15 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Draws — Quarter-finals". UEFA.com. 20 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Draws — Semi-finals". UEFA.com. 24 April 2015. 

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