2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage

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The 2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage began on 13 September and ended on 7 December 2016. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout phase of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League.[1]

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 25 August 2016, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[2] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles:[3][1]

Moreover, the draw was controlled for teams from the same association in order to split the teams evenly into the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) for maximum television coverage.

The fixtures were decided after the draw. On each matchday, four groups play their matches on Tuesday, while the other four groups play their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) alternating between each matchday. There are other restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g., Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid) in general do not play at home on the same matchday (UEFA tries to avoid teams from the same city playing at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control), and teams in certain countries (e.g., Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan) do not play at home on the last matchday (due to cold weather and simultaneous kick-off times).

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.[9] Therefore, Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv (Pot 3) and Russian clubs CSKA Moscow (Pot 1) and Rostov (Pot 4) could not be drawn into the same group.

Teams[edit]

Below are the participating teams (with their 2016 UEFA club coefficients),[6][7] grouped by their seeding pot.[10] They include 22 teams which enter in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route).

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the Europa League round of 32
Pot 1 (by association rank)[3]
Team Coeff
Spain Real Madrid[TH] 176.142
Spain Barcelona 159.142
England Leicester City 15.256
Germany Bayern Munich 163.035
Italy Juventus 107.087
Portugal Benfica 116.616
France Paris Saint-Germain 112.549
Russia CSKA Moscow 48.716
Pot 2
Team Coeff
Spain Atlético Madrid 144.142
Germany Borussia Dortmund 110.035
England Arsenal 105.256
England Manchester City[LR] 99.256
Spain Sevilla 95.642
Portugal Porto[LR] 92.616
Italy Napoli 90.087
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 89.035
Pot 3
Team Coeff
Switzerland Basel 87.755
England Tottenham Hotspur 74.256
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 65.976
France Lyon 63.049
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 57.112
Portugal Sporting CP 51.616
Belgium Club Brugge 43.000
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach[LR] 42.035
Pot 4
Team Coeff
Scotland Celtic[CR] 40.460
France Monaco[LR] 36.549
Turkey Beşiktaş 34.920
Poland Legia Warsaw[CR] 28.000
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb[CR] 25.775
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad[CR] 25.625
Denmark Copenhagen[CR] 24.720
Russia Rostov[LR] 11.716
Notes
  1. TH Title holders, automatically placed at the top position of seeding list.
  2. CR Winners of the play-off round (Champions Route).
  3. LR Winners of the play-off round (League Route).

Format[edit]

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams enter the Europa League round of 32.[1]

Tiebreakers[edit]

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine the rankings (regulations Article 17.01):[1]

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  5. if, after having applied criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 12 apply;
  6. superior goal difference in all group matches;
  7. higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  8. higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. higher number of wins in all group matches;
  10. higher number of away wins in all group matches;
  11. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in all group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. higher club coefficient.

Groups[edit]

The matchdays are 13–14 September, 27–28 September, 18–19 October, 1–2 November, 22–23 November, and 6–7 December 2016.[11] The match kickoff times are 20:45 CEST/CET, except for matchday 5 in Russia which are 18:00 CET.[12] The match kickoff times for matchdays 4 and 5 in Turkey were changed from 20:45 CET to 18:45 CET due to the decision of the Turkish government to use the UTC+3 time zone all year round starting from September 2016.[13]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 England Arsenal 6 4 2 0 18 6 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 3 3 0 13 7 +6 12
3 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 6 0 3 3 6 15 −9 3 Transfer to Europa League
4 Switzerland Basel 6 0 2 4 3 12 −9 2
Source: UEFA
Paris Saint-Germain France1–1England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 46,440[14]
Basel Switzerland1–1Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Attendance: 30,852[14]

Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria1–3France Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Arsenal England2–0Switzerland Basel
Report

Arsenal England6–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Paris Saint-Germain France3–0Switzerland Basel
Report
Attendance: 46,488[16]

Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria2–3England Arsenal
Report
Basel Switzerland1–2France Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 34,639[17]

Arsenal England2–2France Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 59,628[18]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria0–0Switzerland Basel
Report

Paris Saint-Germain France2–2Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Basel Switzerland1–4England Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 36,000[19]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Napoli 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
2 Portugal Benfica 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
3 Turkey Beşiktaş 6 1 4 1 9 14 −5 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 8 6 +2 5
Source: UEFA
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine1–2Italy Napoli
Harmash Goal 26' Report Milik Goal 36'45+2'
Attendance: 35,137[14]
Benfica Portugal1–1Turkey Beşiktaş
Report
Attendance: 42,126[14]

Beşiktaş Turkey1–1Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 33,938[15]
Napoli Italy4–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 41,281[15]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Napoli Italy2–3Turkey Beşiktaş
Report
Attendance: 28,502[16]
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine0–2Portugal Benfica
Report

Beşiktaş Turkey1–1Italy Napoli
Report
Benfica Portugal1–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 51,641[17]

Beşiktaş Turkey3–3Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 36,063[18]
Napoli Italy0–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 33,736[18]

Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine6–0Turkey Beşiktaş
Report
Attendance: 14,036[19]
Benfica Portugal1–2Italy Napoli
Report

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Barcelona 6 5 0 1 20 4 +16 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 England Manchester City 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9
3 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 1 2 3 5 12 −7 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 Scotland Celtic 6 0 3 3 5 16 −11 3
Source: UEFA
Barcelona Spain7–0Scotland Celtic
Report
Attendance: 73,290[14]
Manchester City England4–0Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report

Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany1–2Spain Barcelona
Report
Celtic Scotland3–3England Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 57,592[15]

Celtic Scotland0–2Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report
Barcelona Spain4–0England Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 96,290[16]

Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany1–1Scotland Celtic
Report
Manchester City England3–1Spain Barcelona
Report

Celtic Scotland0–2Spain Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 57,937[18]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany1–1England Manchester City
Report

Barcelona Spain4–0Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report
Attendance: 67,157[19]
Manchester City England1–1Scotland Celtic
Report

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 5 0 1 7 2 +5 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 Germany Bayern Munich 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
3 Russia Rostov 6 1 2 3 6 12 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 4 11 −7 2
Source: UEFA
Bayern Munich Germany5–0Russia Rostov
Lewandowski Goal 28' (pen.)
Müller Goal 45+2'
Kimmich Goal 53'60'
Bernat Goal 90'
Report
Attendance: 70,000[14]
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands0–1Spain Atlético Madrid
Report

Atlético Madrid Spain1–0Germany Bayern Munich
Report
Rostov Russia2–2Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report
Attendance: 12,646[15]

Rostov Russia0–1Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 15,400[16]
Bayern Munich Germany4–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report
Attendance: 70,000[16]

Atlético Madrid Spain2–1Russia Rostov
Report
Attendance: 40,392[17]
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands1–2Germany Bayern Munich
Report
Attendance: 35,000[17]

Rostov Russia3–2Germany Bayern Munich
Report
Atlético Madrid Spain2–0Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report

Bayern Munich Germany1–0Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 70,000[19]
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands0–0Russia Rostov
Report
Attendance: 33,400[19]

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 France Monaco 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11 Advance to knockout phase
2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
3 England Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 0 3 3 5 11 −6 3
Source: UEFA
Bayer Leverkusen Germany2–2Russia CSKA Moscow
Report
Attendance: 23,459[21]
Tottenham Hotspur England1–2France Monaco
Report

Monaco France1–1Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
CSKA Moscow Russia0–1England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 26,153[23]

CSKA Moscow Russia1–1France Monaco
Report
Attendance: 24,125[24]
Bayer Leverkusen Germany0–0England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 28,887[24]

Monaco France3–0Russia CSKA Moscow
Report
Attendance: 10,029[25]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Tottenham Hotspur England0–1Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report

CSKA Moscow Russia1–1Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Monaco France2–1England Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Bayer Leverkusen Germany3–0France Monaco
Report
Tottenham Hotspur England3–1Russia CSKA Moscow
Report

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 4 2 0 21 9 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 Spain Real Madrid 6 3 3 0 16 10 +6 12
3 Poland Legia Warsaw 6 1 1 4 9 24 −15 4 Transfer to Europa League
4 Portugal Sporting CP 6 1 0 5 5 8 −3 3
Source: UEFA
Real Madrid Spain2–1Portugal Sporting CP
Report
Legia Warsaw Poland0–6Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report

Borussia Dortmund Germany2–2Spain Real Madrid
Report
Sporting CP Portugal2–0Poland Legia Warsaw
Report

Sporting CP Portugal1–2Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Real Madrid Spain5–1Poland Legia Warsaw
Report
Attendance: 70,251[24]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

Borussia Dortmund Germany1–0Portugal Sporting CP
Report
Legia Warsaw Poland3–3Spain Real Madrid
Report

Sporting CP Portugal1–2Spain Real Madrid
Report
Borussia Dortmund Germany8–4Poland Legia Warsaw
Report

Real Madrid Spain2–2Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Legia Warsaw Poland1–0Portugal Sporting CP
Report

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 England Leicester City 6 4 1 1 7 6 +1 13 Advance to knockout phase
2 Portugal Porto 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 11
3 Denmark Copenhagen 6 2 3 1 7 2 +5 9 Transfer to Europa League
4 Belgium Club Brugge 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0
Source: UEFA
Club Brugge Belgium0–3England Leicester City
Report
Porto Portugal1–1Denmark Copenhagen
Report
Attendance: 34,325[21]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Copenhagen Denmark4–0Belgium Club Brugge
Report
Leicester City England1–0Portugal Porto
Report

Leicester City England1–0Denmark Copenhagen
Report
Club Brugge Belgium1–2Portugal Porto
Report

Copenhagen Denmark0–0England Leicester City
Report
Attendance: 34,146[25]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Porto Portugal1–0Belgium Club Brugge
Report

Leicester City England2–1Belgium Club Brugge
Report
Copenhagen Denmark0–0Portugal Porto
Report

Club Brugge Belgium0–2Denmark Copenhagen
Report
Porto Portugal5–0England Leicester City
Report
Attendance: 39,310[27]

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Juventus 6 4 2 0 11 2 +9 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 Spain Sevilla 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
3 France Lyon 6 2 2 2 5 3 +2 8 Transfer to Europa League
4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 0 15 −15 0
Source: UEFA
Lyon France3–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Juventus Italy0–0Spain Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 33,261[21]

Sevilla Spain1–0France Lyon
Report
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia0–4Italy Juventus
Report
Attendance: 23,875[23]

Dinamo Zagreb Croatia0–1Spain Sevilla
Report
Lyon France0–1Italy Juventus
Report

Sevilla Spain4–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Juventus Italy1–1France Lyon
Report

Dinamo Zagreb Croatia0–1France Lyon
Report
Sevilla Spain1–3Italy Juventus
Report

Lyon France0–0Spain Sevilla
Report
Juventus Italy2–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 39,380[27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches in 1 November to 7 December 2016, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches in 13 September to 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Ludogorets Razgrad played their home matches at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia instead of their regular stadium, Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad.
  3. ^ The Manchester City v Borussia Mönchengladbach match, originally scheduled on 13 September 2016, 20:45 CEST (19:45 local time), was postponed to the following day due to adverse weather conditions.[20]
  4. ^ a b c Tottenham Hotspur played their home matches at Wembley Stadium, London instead of their regular stadium, White Hart Lane, London, due to renovation.[22]
  5. ^ The Legia Warsaw v Real Madrid match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[28][29]

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