2014–15 UEFA Champions League

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2014–15 UEFA Champions League
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The Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the final.
Tournament details
Dates 1 July – 27 August 2014 (qualifying)
16 September 2014 – 6 June 2015 (competition proper)
Teams 32 (group stage)
77 (total) (from 53 associations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 112
Goals scored 325 (2.9 per match)
Attendance 4,342,445 (38,772 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Luiz Adriano (9 goals)

The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League is the 60th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 23rd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany.[1] Real Madrid are the current title holders.

This season is the first where clubs must comply with UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations in order to participate.[2] Moreover, this season was the first where a club from Gibraltar competed in the tournament, after the Gibraltar Football Association was accepted as the 54th UEFA member at the UEFA Congress in May 2013.[3] They were granted one spot in the Champions League,[4] which was taken by Lincoln Red Imps, the champions of the 2013–14 Gibraltar Premier Division.[5]

On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs would not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[6] Another ruling centred in regional instability was also made where Israeli teams were prohibited from hosting any UEFA competitions due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[7] The rules regarding suspension due to yellow card accumulation were also changed such that all bookings expire on completion of the quarter-finals and are not carried forward to the semi-finals.[8] Moreover, this is the first season in which vanishing spray is used.[9]

Association team allocation

A total of 77 teams from 53 of the 54 UEFA member associations participate in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which do not organise a domestic league). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[10]

  • Associations 1–3 each have four teams qualify.
  • Associations 4–6 each have three teams qualify.
  • Associations 7–15 each have two teams qualify.
  • Associations 16–54 (except Liechtenstein) each have one team qualify.

The winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League are given an additional entry as title holders if they do not qualify for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league (because of the restriction that no association can have more than four teams playing in the Champions League, if the title holders are from the top three associations and finish outside the top four in their domestic league, the title holders' entry comes at the expense of the fourth-placed team of their association). However, this additional entry is not necessary for this season since the title holders qualified for the tournament through their domestic league.

Association ranking

For the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2013 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2008–09 to 2012–13.[11][12]

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 Spain Spain 88.025 4
2 England England 82.963
3 Germany Germany 79.614
4 Italy Italy 64.147 3
5 Portugal Portugal 59.168
6 France France 59.000
7 Ukraine Ukraine 49.758 2
8 Russia Russia 46.332
9 Netherlands Netherlands 44.729
10 Turkey Turkey 34.500
11 Belgium Belgium 34.400
12 Greece Greece 34.000
13 Switzerland Switzerland 28.925
14 Cyprus Cyprus 26.833
15 Denmark Denmark 25.700
16 Austria Austria 25.375 1
17 Czech Republic Czech Republic 23.725
18 Romania Romania 23.024
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19 Israel Israel 22.875 1
20 Belarus Belarus 20.875
21 Poland Poland 20.750
22 Croatia Croatia 19.583
23 Sweden Sweden 15.625
24 Scotland Scotland 15.191
25 Serbia Serbia 14.625
26 Slovakia Slovakia 14.208
27 Norway Norway 14.175
28 Bulgaria Bulgaria 12.250
29 Hungary Hungary 11.750
30 Slovenia Slovenia 9.708
31 Georgia (country) Georgia 9.166
32 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 8.541
33 Finland Finland 8.508
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.833
35 Moldova Moldova 7.666
36 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 7.375
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
37 Lithuania Lithuania 6.500 1
38 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5.958
39 Latvia Latvia 5.791
40 Iceland Iceland 5.416
41 Montenegro Montenegro 5.250
42 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 5.250
43 Albania Albania 4.166
44 Malta Malta 3.958
45 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 3.500 0
46 Luxembourg Luxembourg 3.375 1
47 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 3.083
48 Wales Wales 2.583
49 Estonia Estonia 2.208
50 Armenia Armenia 1.750
51 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1.583
52 San Marino San Marino 0.666
53 Andorra Andorra 0.500
54 Gibraltar Gibraltar 0.000

Distribution

Since the title holders Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League group stage through their domestic league (as the third-placed team of the 2013–14 La Liga), the group stage spot reserved for the title holders is vacated, and the following changes to the default allocation system are made:[13][14][15]

  • The champions of association 13 (Switzerland) are promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage.
  • The champions of association 16 (Austria) are promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 47 (Northern Ireland) and 48 (Wales) are promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(6 teams)
  • 6 champions from associations 49–54
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 31 champions from associations 17–48 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 3 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 14–16
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
Non-champions
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round for champions
Non-champions
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4–5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round for non-champions
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 13 champions from associations 1–13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for champions
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for non-champions
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

Teams

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses (TH: Title holders).[16][17]

Group stage
Spain Real MadridTH (3rd) Germany Bayern Munich (1st) Portugal Sporting CP (2nd) Turkey Galatasaray (2nd)[Note TUR]
Spain Atlético Madrid (1st) Germany Borussia Dortmund (2nd) France Paris Saint-Germain (1st) Belgium Anderlecht (1st)
Spain Barcelona (2nd) Germany Schalke 04 (3rd) France Monaco (2nd) Greece Olympiacos (1st)
England Manchester City (1st) Italy Juventus (1st) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (1st) Switzerland Basel (1st)
England Liverpool (2nd) Italy Roma (2nd) Russia CSKA Moscow (1st)
England Chelsea (3rd) Portugal Benfica (1st) Netherlands Ajax (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Non-champions
Spain Athletic Bilbao (4th) Germany Bayer Leverkusen (4th) Portugal Porto (3rd)
England Arsenal (4th) Italy Napoli (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Non-champions
Cyprus APOEL (1st) France Lille (3rd) Turkey Beşiktaş (3rd)[Note TUR] Cyprus AEL Limassol (2nd)
Denmark AaB (1st) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd) Belgium Standard Liège (2nd) Denmark Copenhagen (2nd)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (2nd) Greece Panathinaikos (2nd)
Netherlands Feyenoord (2nd) Switzerland Grasshoppers (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Czech Republic Sparta Prague (1st) Serbia Partizan (2nd)[Note SRB] Finland HJK (1st) Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić (1st)
Romania Steaua București (1st) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar (1st) Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički (1st)
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (1st) Norway Strømsgodset (1st) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Albania Skënderbeu Korçë (1st)
Belarus BATE Borisov (1st) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad (1st) Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic (1st) Malta Valletta (1st)
Poland Legia Warsaw (1st) Hungary Debrecen (1st) Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius (1st) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Slovenia Maribor (1st) Kazakhstan Aktobe (1st) Northern Ireland Cliftonville (1st)
Sweden Malmö FF (1st) Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi (1st) Latvia Ventspils (1st) Wales The New Saints (1st)
Scotland Celtic (1st) Azerbaijan Qarabağ (1st) Iceland KR (1st)
First qualifying round
Estonia Levadia Tallinn (1st) Faroe Islands HB (1st) Andorra FC Santa Coloma (1st)
Armenia Banants (1st) San Marino La Fiorita (1st) Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ Serbia (SRB): Red Star Belgrade, the champions of the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga, would have qualified for the Champions League second qualifying round, but were banned by UEFA for breaching UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.[18] As a result, the berth was given to Partizan, the runners-up of the league.
  2. ^ Turkey (TUR): Fenerbahçe, the champions of the 2013–14 Süper Lig, would have qualified for the Champions League group stage, but was banned by UEFA because of the 2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal.[19][20] As a result, Galatasaray, the runners-up of the league, entered the group stage instead of the third qualifying round, and the third qualifying round berth was given to Beşiktaş, the third-placed team of the league.

Round and draw dates

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[13][21]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 23 June 2014 1–2 July 2014 8–9 July 2014
Second qualifying round 15–16 July 2014 22–23 July 2014
Third qualifying round 18 July 2014 29–30 July 2014 5–6 August 2014
Play-off Play-off round 8 August 2014 19–20 August 2014 26–27 August 2014
Group stage Matchday 1 28 August 2014
(Monaco)
16–17 September 2014
Matchday 2 30 September–1 October 2014
Matchday 3 21–22 October 2014
Matchday 4 4–5 November 2014
Matchday 5 25–26 November 2014
Matchday 6 9–10 December 2014
Knockout phase Round of 16 15 December 2014 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

The final date of 6 June could cause problems for South American international players called up to play in the 2015 Copa América, which begins on 11 June. FIFA international rules require clubs to release players 14 days prior to the start of an international tournament, which means the players will have to miss the Champions League final if the rules are enforced. If the players are allowed to play in the Champions League final, that will leave them as few as five days to travel and train prior to playing in the Copa América.[22]

Qualifying rounds

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2014 UEFA club coefficients,[23][24][25] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on 23 June 2014.[26] The first legs were played on 1 and 2 July, and the second legs were played on 8 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 3–3 (a) Armenia Banants 1–0 2–3
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar 3–6 Faroe Islands HB 1–1 2–5
La Fiorita San Marino 0–8 Estonia Levadia Tallinn 0–1 0–7

Second qualifying round

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 July, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BATE Borisov Belarus 1–1 (a) Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 0–0 1–1
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 0–3[A] Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 0–4 Kazakhstan Aktobe 0–1 0–3
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 Slovenia Maribor 0–0 0–2
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 5–0 Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 2–0 3–0
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 8–1 Estonia Levadia Tallinn 7–0 1–1
Malmö FF Sweden 1–0 Latvia Ventspils 0–0 1–0
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 3–0 Wales The New Saints 1–0 2–0
KR Iceland 0–5[B] Scotland Celtic 0–1 0–4
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 0–2 Hungary Debrecen 0–0 0–2
Partizan Serbia 6–1 Faroe Islands HB 3–0 3–1
Legia Warsaw Poland 6–1 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 5–0
Rabotnički Republic of Macedonia 1–2 Finland HJK 0–0 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 4–0 Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 5–1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 4–0 1–1
Valletta Malta 0–5 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–1 0–4
Strømsgodset Norway 0–3 Romania Steaua București 0–1 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[27]
  2. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying round

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (Champions Route) and one for non-champions (League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 18 July 2014.[28] The first legs were played on 29 and 30 July, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–2
Debrecen Hungary 2–3 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–3
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 2–1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 0–0
AaB Denmark 2–1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 2–0
Legia Warsaw Poland 4–4 (a) Scotland Celtic 4–1 0–3[C]
Aktobe Kazakhstan 3–4 Romania Steaua București 2–2 1–2
Maribor Slovenia 3–2 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 2–2
HJK Finland 2–4 Cyprus APOEL 2–2 0–2
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 4–4 (a) Sweden Malmö FF 4–2 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 2–2 (a) Serbia Partizan 0–0 2–2
League Route
AEL Limassol Cyprus 1–3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 0–3
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine 0–2 Denmark Copenhagen 0–0 0–2
Feyenoord Netherlands 2–5 Turkey Beşiktaş 1–2 1–3
Grasshoppers Switzerland 1–3 France Lille 0–2 1–1
Standard Liège Belgium 2–1 Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 2–1
Notes
  1. ^ UEFA awarded Celtic a 3–0 win due to Legia Warsaw fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński in the second leg. The original match had ended in a 2–0 win for Legia Warsaw.[29]

Play-off round

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (Champions Route) and one for non-champions (League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 8 August 2014.[30] The first legs were played on 19 and 20 August, and the second legs were played on 26 and 27 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Maribor Slovenia 2–1 Scotland Celtic 1–1 1–0
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–4 Sweden Malmö FF 2–1 0–3
AaB Denmark 1–5 Cyprus APOEL 1–1 0–4
Steaua București Romania 1–1 (5–6 p) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 1–4 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–1 0–3
League Route
Beşiktaş Turkey 0–1 England Arsenal 0–0 0–1
Standard Liège Belgium 0–4 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–1 0–3
Copenhagen Denmark 2–7 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2–3 0–4
Lille France 0–3 Portugal Porto 0–1 0–2
Napoli Italy 2–4 Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–3

Group stage

Location of teams of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D; Green pog.svg Green: Group E; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group F; Purple pog.svg Purple: Group G; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group H.

The draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 28 August 2014.[31] The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their 2014 UEFA club coefficients,[23][24][25] with the title holders being placed in Pot 1 automatically. They were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 16–17 September, 30 September–1 October, 21–22 October, 4–5 November, 25–26 November, and 9–10 December 2014.

A total of 18 national associations were represented in the group stage. Ludogorets Razgrad and Malmö FF made their debut appearances in the group stage.[32]

Teams that qualified for the group stage also participated in the 2014–15 UEFA Youth League, a competition available to players aged 19 or under.
The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League round of 32. See 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage#Tiebreakers for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATL JUV OLY MFF
1 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 4–0 5–0
2 Italy Juventus 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–0 3–2 2–0
3 Greece Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9 Transfer to Europa League 3–2 1–0 4–2
4 Sweden Malmö FF 6 1 0 5 4 15 −11 3 0–2 0–2 2–0
Source: UEFA

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RM BAS LIV LUD
1 Spain Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 18 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 1–0 4–0
2 Switzerland Basel 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7 0–1 1–0 4–0
3 England Liverpool 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 1–1 2–1
4 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4 1–2 1–0 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MON LEV ZEN BEN
1 France Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 0–0
2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–1 2–0 3–1
3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–0 1–2 1–0
4 Portugal Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5 1–0 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOR ARS AND GAL
1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 1–1 4–1
2 England Arsenal 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13 2–0 3–3 4–1
3 Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 1–2 2–0
4 Turkey Galatasaray 6 0 1 5 4 19 −15 1 0–4 1–4 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY MC ROM CSK
1 Germany Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 3–0
2 England Manchester City 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 3–2 1–1 1–2
3 Italy Roma 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League 1–7 0–2 5–1
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 6 13 −7 5 0–1 2–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR PSG AJA APO
1 Spain Barcelona 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 3–1 1–0
2 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13 3–2 3–1 1–0
3 Netherlands Ajax 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 1–1 4–0
4 Cyprus APOEL 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1 0–4 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CHE SCH SPO MAR
1 England Chelsea 6 4 2 0 17 3 +14 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 3–1 6–0
2 Germany Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 9 14 −5 8 0–5 4–3 1–1
3 Portugal Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 4–2 3–1
4 Slovenia Maribor 6 0 3 3 4 13 −9 3 1–1 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POR SHA ATH BAT
1 Portugal Porto 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–1 6–0
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9 2–2 0–1 5–0
3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 0–0 2–0
4 Belarus BATE Borisov 6 1 0 5 2 24 −22 3 0–3 0–7 2–1
Source: UEFA

Knockout phase

In the knockout phase, teams will play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The mechanism of the draws for each round is as follows:

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

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 15 December 2014.[33] The first legs were played on 17, 18, 24 and 25 February, and the second legs were played on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paris Saint-Germain France 3–3 (a) England Chelsea 1–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Manchester City England 1–3 Spain Barcelona 1–2 0–1
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 1–1 (2–3 p) Spain Atlético Madrid 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Juventus Italy 5–1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–1 3–0
Schalke 04 Germany 4–5 Spain Real Madrid 0–2 4–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 0–7 Germany Bayern Munich 0–0 0–7
Arsenal England 3–3 (a) France Monaco 1–3 2–0
Basel Switzerland 1–5 Portugal Porto 1–1 0–4

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 20 March 2015.[34] The first legs will be played on 14 and 15 April, and the second legs will be played on 21 and 22 April 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paris Saint-Germain France Spain Barcelona 15 Apr 21 Apr
Atlético Madrid Spain Spain Real Madrid 14 Apr 22 Apr
Porto Portugal Germany Bayern Munich 15 Apr 21 Apr
Juventus Italy France Monaco 14 Apr 22 Apr

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes) will be held on 24 April 2015. 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

The final will be played on 6 June 2015 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany.

Top goalscorers

Shakhtar's Luiz Adriano became the first player to score hat-tricks in consecutive Champions League group stage games, both against BATE Borisov.[35]

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Note: Players and teams in bold are still active in the competition.

As of 18 March 2015
Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Brazil Luiz Adriano Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 9 628'
2 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 8 697'
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 8 705'
4 France Karim Benzema Spain Real Madrid 6 521'
Argentina Sergio Agüero England Manchester City 6 550'
Argentina Carlos Tevez Italy Juventus 6 710'
Uruguay Edinson Cavani France Paris Saint-Germain 6 750'
8 Germany Thomas Müller Germany Bayern Munich 5 431'
Colombia Jackson Martínez Portugal Porto 5 449'
Algeria Yacine Brahimi Portugal Porto 5 535'
Croatia Mario Mandžukić Spain Atlético Madrid 5 652'
Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Germany Schalke 04 5 663'

Source: UEFA.com[36]

See also

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