2019–20 UEFA Champions League

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2019–20 UEFA Champions League
LuzLissabon.jpg
The Estádio da Luz in Lisbon hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
25 June – 28 August 2019
Competition proper:
17 September 2019 – 23 August 2020
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 79 (from 54 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany Bayern Munich (6th title)
Runners-upFrance Paris Saint-Germain
Tournament statistics
Matches played119
Goals scored386 (3.24 per match)
Attendance4,758,398 (39,987 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Robert Lewandowski
(15 goals)

The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League was the 65th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 28th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the final, played at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, 1–0 and became the first European Cup winners to win all their matches during the tournament. In addition, the Germans secured their second continental treble, becoming only the second European club to do so, and became the first team to claim any European competition with a 100% winning record. As winners, they earned the right to play against Sevilla, the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, and also qualified for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. Since they had already qualified for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage through their league performance, the berth originally reserved for the Champions League title holders was given to the team that was top of the 2019–20 Eredivisie when it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ajax, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was suspended in mid-March 2020 and resumed in August. The quarter-finals onwards were played as single-match knockout ties at neutral venues in Lisbon, Portugal (Estádio da Luz and Estádio José Alvalade) behind closed doors from 12 to 23 August.[1] In keeping with its introduction the campaign prior, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was in use from the play-off round onwards.[2]

Liverpool were the defending champions, but they – along with the previous season's other finalists, Tottenham Hotspur – were eliminated in the round of 16, following defeats to Atlético Madrid and RB Leipzig respectively.

Association team allocation[edit]

A total of 79 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participated in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which did not organise a domestic league). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[3]

  • Associations 1–4 each had four teams qualify.
  • Associations 5–6 each had three teams qualify.
  • Associations 7–15 each had two teams qualify.
  • Associations 16–55 (except Liechtenstein) each had one team qualify.
  • The winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League and 2018–19 UEFA Europa League were each given an additional entry if they did not qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League through their domestic leagues. However, both qualified through their domestic leagues, meaning the additional entries were not necessary.

Association ranking[edit]

For the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2018 UEFA country coefficients, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2013–14 to 2017–18.[4]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations could have additional teams participating in the Champions League, as noted below:

  • (UCL) – Additional berth for UEFA Champions League title holders
  • (UEL) – Additional berth for UEFA Europa League title holders
Association ranking for 2019–20 UEFA Champions League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1  Spain 106.998 4
2  England 79.605
3  Italy 76.249
4  Germany 71.427
5  France 56.415 3
6  Russia 53.382
7  Portugal 47.248 2
8  Ukraine 41.133
9  Belgium 38.500
10  Turkey 35.800
11  Austria 32.850
12   Switzerland 30.200
13  Czech Republic 30.175
14  Netherlands 29.749
15  Greece 28.600
16  Croatia 26.000 1
17  Denmark 25.950
18  Israel 21.750
19  Cyprus 21.550
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20  Romania 20.450 1
21  Poland 20.125
22  Sweden 19.975
23  Azerbaijan 19.125
24  Bulgaria 19.125
25  Serbia 18.750
26  Scotland 18.625
27  Belarus 18.625
28  Kazakhstan 18.125
29  Norway 17.425
30  Slovenia 14.500
31  Liechtenstein 13.000 0
32  Slovakia 12.125 1
33  Moldova 10.000
34  Albania 8.500
35  Iceland 8.250
36  Hungary 8.125
37  North Macedonia 7.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38  Finland 6.900 1
39  Republic of Ireland 6.700
40  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.625
41  Latvia 5.625
42  Estonia 5.500
43  Lithuania 5.375
44  Montenegro 5.000
45  Georgia 5.000
46  Armenia 4.875
47  Malta 4.500
48  Luxembourg 4.375
49  Northern Ireland 4.250
50  Wales 3.875
51  Faroe Islands 3.750
52  Gibraltar 3.000
53  Andorra 1.331
54  San Marino 0.499
55  Kosovo 0.000

Distribution[edit]

The following is the access list for this season.[5]

Access list for 2019–20 UEFA Champions League
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Preliminary round
(4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 52–55
First qualifying round
(32 teams)
  • 31 champions from associations 20–51 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 1 winner from the preliminary round
Second qualifying round Champions Path
(20 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 16–19
  • 16 winners from the first qualifying round
League Path
(4 teams)
  • 4 runners-up from associations 12–15
Third qualifying round Champions Path
(12 teams)
  • 2 champions from associations 14–15
  • 10 winners from the second qualifying round (Champions Path)
League Path
(8 teams)
  • 5 runners-up from associations 7–11
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
  • 2 winners from the second qualifying round (League Path)
Play-off round Champions Path
(8 teams)
  • 2 champions from associations 12–13
  • 6 winners from the third qualifying round (Champions Path)
League Path
(4 teams)
  • 4 winners from the third qualifying round (League Path)
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 11 champions from associations 1–11
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 5 third-placed teams from associations 1–5
  • 4 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–4
  • 4 winners from the play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 2 winners from the play-off round (League Path)
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

Changes were made to the default access list, if the Champions League and/or Europa League title holders qualified for the tournament via their domestic leagues. In any case where a spot in the Champions League was vacated, teams of the highest-ranked associations in earlier rounds of the appropriate path were promoted accordingly.

  • In the default access list, the Champions League title holders qualified for the group stage. However, since the Champions League title holders (Liverpool) qualified via their domestic league (as second place in the 2018–19 Premier League), the following changes to the access list were made:
    • The champions of association 11 (Austria) entered the group stage instead of the play-off round.
    • The champions of association 13 (Czech Republic) entered the play-off round instead of the third qualifying round.
    • The champions of association 15 (Greece) entered the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
    • The champions of associations 18 and 19 (Israel and Cyprus) entered the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.
  • In the default access list, the Europa League title holders qualified for the group stage. However, since the Europa League title holders (Chelsea) qualified for the group stage via their domestic league (as third place in the 2018–19 Premier League), the following changes to the access list were made:
    • The third-placed team of association 5 (France) entered the group stage instead of the third qualifying round.
    • The runners-up of associations 10 and 11 (Turkey and Austria) entered the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.

Teams[edit]

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses (TH: Champions League title holders; EL: Europa League title holders).[5]

Qualified teams for 2019–20 UEFA Champions League (by entry round)
Group stage
England LiverpoolTH (2nd) England Tottenham Hotspur (4th) Germany RB Leipzig (3rd) Portugal Benfica (1st)
England ChelseaEL (3rd) Italy Juventus (1st) Germany Bayer Leverkusen (4th) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
Spain Barcelona (1st) Italy Napoli (2nd) France Paris Saint-Germain (1st) Belgium Genk (1st)
Spain Atlético Madrid (2nd) Italy Atalanta (3rd) France Lille (2nd) Turkey Galatasaray (1st)
Spain Real Madrid (3rd) Italy Inter Milan (4th) France Lyon (3rd) Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st)
Spain Valencia (4th) Germany Bayern Munich (1st) Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (1st)
England Manchester City (1st) Germany Borussia Dortmund (2nd) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow (2nd)
Play-off round
Champions Path League Path
Switzerland Young Boys (1st) Czech Republic Slavia Prague (1st)
Third qualifying round
Champions Path League Path
Netherlands Ajax (1st) Greece PAOK (1st) Russia Krasnodar (3rd) Belgium Club Brugge (2nd)
Portugal Porto (2nd) Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir (2nd)
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (2nd) Austria LASK (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Champions Path League Path
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (1st) Switzerland Basel (2nd) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven (2nd)
Denmark Copenhagen (1st) Cyprus APOEL (1st) Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň (2nd) Greece Olympiacos (2nd)
First qualifying round
Romania CFR Cluj (1st) Kazakhstan Astana (1st) North Macedonia Shkëndija (1st) Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi (1st)
Poland Piast Gliwice (1st) Norway Rosenborg (1st) Finland HJK (1st) Armenia Ararat-Armenia (1st)
Sweden AIK (1st) Slovenia Maribor (1st) Republic of Ireland Dundalk (1st) Malta Valletta (1st)
Azerbaijan Qarabağ (1st) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo (1st) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad (1st) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Latvia Riga (1st) Northern Ireland Linfield (1st)
Serbia Red Star Belgrade (1st) Albania Partizani (1st) Estonia Nõmme Kalju (1st) Wales The New Saints (1st)
Scotland Celtic (1st) Iceland Valur (1st) Lithuania Sūduva (1st) Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn (1st)
Belarus BATE Borisov (1st) Hungary Ferencváros (1st) Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić (1st)
Preliminary round
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps (1st) Andorra FC Santa Coloma (1st) San Marino Tre Penne (1st) Kosovo Feronikeli (1st)

Round and draw dates[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws were held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[6]

The competition was suspended on 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[7] A working group was set up by UEFA to decide the calendar of the remainder of the season.[8] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced the revised schedule for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the competition, to be played in single-leg matches.[1]

Schedule for 2019–20 UEFA Champions League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 11 June 2019 25 June 2019 (semi-final round) 28 June 2019 (final round)
First qualifying round 18 June 2019 9–10 July 2019 16–17 July 2019
Second qualifying round 19 June 2019 23–24 July 2019 30–31 July 2019
Third qualifying round 22 July 2019 6–7 August 2019 13 August 2019
Play-off Play-off round 5 August 2019 20–21 August 2019 27–28 August 2019
Group stage Matchday 1 29 August 2019
(Monaco)
17–18 September 2019
Matchday 2 1–2 October 2019
Matchday 3 22–23 October 2019
Matchday 4 5–6 November 2019
Matchday 5 26–27 November 2019
Matchday 6 10–11 December 2019
Knockout phase Round of 16 16 December 2019 18–19 & 25–26 February 2020 10–11 March & 7–8 August 2020[a]
Quarter-finals 10 July 2020[b] 12–15 August 2020[c]
Semi-finals 18–19 August 2020[d]
Final 23 August 2020 at Estádio da Luz, Lisbon[e]
  1. ^ Second week of matches originally scheduled for 17–18 March 2020
  2. ^ Quarter-final, semi-final and final draws originally scheduled for 20 March 2020
  3. ^ Quarter-final first legs originally scheduled for 7–8 April, and second legs 14–15 April 2020
  4. ^ Semi-final first legs originally scheduled for 28–29 April, and second legs 5–6 May 2020
  5. ^ Final originally scheduled for 30 May 2020

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

The round of 16 ties were to be played across four weeks, with the first legs being played across two weeks in February and the second legs across two weeks in March. Because of this, the first leg ties were unaffected by the pandemic, but the second leg ties were affected in different ways. All of the four matches in the first week of fixtures went ahead but due to the increased severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain and France, Valencia's and PSG's home games were played behind closed doors.[9][10] On 15 March, UEFA announced a halt to the competition meaning that the remaining second leg games would be postponed indefinitely.[11][7] A taskforce was convened to reschedule the rest of the season.[8] On 23 March, it was announced that the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey would no longer host the competition final, originally scheduled for 30 May, but would host the 2021 final instead.[12]

On 17 June, it was announced that the Champions League would return on 7 August and conclude on 23 August,[1] with the rest of the tournament to be held in Portugal, with the exception of the four unplayed round of 16 second legs, which would be played at their original venues.[13] The last 8 of the competition would be played as a mini-tournament style with remaining fixtures to be played as single legged ties. All remaining ties of the competition were played behind closed doors due to the remaining presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[14]

Final tournament venues[edit]

Lisbon Lisbon
Estádio da Luz
(final venue)
Estádio José Alvalade
Capacity: 64,642 Capacity: 50,095
Estadio da Luz 2012.jpg Estádio Alvalade XXI - Lisboa - Portugal (439714401).jpg

Preliminary round[edit]

In the preliminary round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[15] and then drawn into one-legged semi-final and final ties. The losers of both semi-final and final rounds entered the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

The draw for the preliminary round was held on 11 June 2019, 12:00 CEST, to determine the matchups of the semi-finals and the administrative "home" team of each semi-final and final.[16] The semi-final round was played on 25 June, and the final round on 28 June 2019, both at the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Pristina, Kosovo.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Semi-final round
Feronikeli Kosovo 1–0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Tre Penne San Marino 0–1 Andorra FC Santa Coloma
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Final round
Feronikeli Kosovo 2–1 Andorra FC Santa Coloma

Qualifying rounds[edit]

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[15] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties.

First qualifying round[edit]

The losers entered the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, except one team who was drawn to receive a bye to the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 18 June 2019, 14:30 CEST.[17] The first legs were played on 9 and 10 July, and the second legs on 16 and 17 July 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nõmme Kalju Estonia 2–2 (a) North Macedonia Shkëndija 0–1 2–1
Sūduva Lithuania 1–2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 0–0 1–2
Ararat-Armenia Armenia 3–4 Sweden AIK 2–1 1–3
Astana Kazakhstan 2–3 Romania CFR Cluj 1–0 1–3
Ferencváros Hungary 5–3[A] Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 3–2
Partizani Albania 0–2 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–0 0–2
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 2–2 (2–3 p) Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–5[B][C] Scotland Celtic 1–3 1–2
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 3–4 Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi 0–3 3–1
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 3–3 (a) Malta Valletta 2–2 1–1
Linfield Northern Ireland 0–6 Norway Rosenborg 0–2 0–4
Valur Iceland 0–5 Slovenia Maribor 0–3 0–2
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 0–0 (5–4 p) Latvia Riga 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
The New Saints Wales 3–2 Kosovo Feronikeli 2–2 1–0
HJK Finland 5–2 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 3–0 2–2
BATE Borisov Belarus 3–2 Poland Piast Gliwice 1–1 2–1

Notes

  1. ^ Following a mistake with the original draw not following the correct procedure, UEFA performed a re-draw to establish the home team for each leg in the Ferencváros-Ludogorets Razgrad tie. As a result, the order of legs was reversed. The error did not affect any other tie.[18]
  2. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  3. ^ Losers drawn to receive a bye to the Europa League third qualifying round.

Second qualifying round[edit]

The second qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for league non-champions). The losers from both Champions Path and League Path entered the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2019, 12:00 CEST.[19] The first legs were played on 23 and 24 July, and the second legs on 30 and 31 July 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
CFR Cluj Romania 3–2 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 2–2
BATE Borisov Belarus 2–3 Norway Rosenborg 2–1 0–2
The New Saints Wales 0–3 Denmark Copenhagen 0–2 0–1
Ferencváros Hungary 4–2 Malta Valletta 3–1 1–1
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 1–4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 0–3
Saburtalo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 0–5 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 0–3
Celtic Scotland 7–0 Estonia Nõmme Kalju 5–0 2–0
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 3–2 Finland HJK 2–0 1–2
Sutjeska Nikšić Montenegro 0–4 Cyprus APOEL 0–1 0–3
Maribor Slovenia 4–4 (a) Sweden AIK 2–1 2–3 (a.e.t.)
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic 0–4 Greece Olympiacos 0–0 0–4
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 4–4 (a) Switzerland Basel 3–2 1–2

Third qualifying round[edit]

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for league non-champions). The losers from the Champions Path entered the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League play-off round, while the losers from the League Path entered the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 22 July 2019, 12:00 CEST.[20] The first legs were played on 6 and 7 August, and the second legs on 13 August 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
CFR Cluj Romania 5–4 Scotland Celtic 1–1 4–3
APOEL Cyprus 3–2 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–2 2–0
PAOK Greece 4–5 Netherlands Ajax 2–2 2–3
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 5–1 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 4–0
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 2–2 (7–6 p) Denmark Copenhagen 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Maribor Slovenia 2–6 Norway Rosenborg 1–3 1–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
İstanbul Başakşehir Turkey 0–3 Greece Olympiacos 0–1 0–2
Krasnodar Russia 3–3 (a) Portugal Porto 0–1 3–2
Club Brugge Belgium 4–3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 3–3
Basel Switzerland 2–5 Austria LASK 1–2 1–3

Play-off round[edit]

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for league non-champions). The losers from both Champions Path and League Path entered the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage. From this stage, the video assistant referee will be used.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 5 August 2019, 12:00 CEST.[21] The first legs were played on 20 and 21 August, and the second legs on 27 and 28 August 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 3–1 Norway Rosenborg 2–0 1–1
CFR Cluj Romania 0–2 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0–1 0–1
Young Boys Switzerland 3–3 (a) Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2–2 1–1
APOEL Cyprus 0–2 Netherlands Ajax 0–0 0–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
LASK Austria 1–3 Belgium Club Brugge 0–1 1–2
Olympiacos Greece 6–1 Russia Krasnodar 4–0 2–1

Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 2019–20 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 on 29 August 2019, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[22] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles:[23][24]

  • Pot 1 contains the Champions League and Europa League title holders, and the champions of the top six associations based on their 2018 UEFA country coefficients. If one or both title holders were one of the champions of the top six associations, the champions of the next highest ranked association(s) are also seeded into Pot 1.
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients.[15]

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 2019–20 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 17–18 September, 1–2 October, 22–23 October, 5–6 November, 26–27 November, and 10–11 December 2019.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualify for the group stage also participate in the 2019–20 UEFA Youth League on the same matchdays, where they compete in the UEFA Champions League Path (the youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations compete in a separate Domestic Champions Path until the play-offs).

A total of 16 national associations are represented in the group stage. Atalanta made their debut appearance in the group stage.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR RM BRU GAL
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 1 0 17 2 +15 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 1–0 5–0
2 Spain Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11 2–2 2–2 6–0
3 Belgium Club Brugge 6 0 3 3 4 12 −8 3 Transfer to Europa League 0–5 1–3 0–0
4 Turkey Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 1 14 −13 2 0–1 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY TOT OLY RSB
1 Germany Bayern Munich 6 6 0 0 24 5 +19 18 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 2–0 3–0
2 England Tottenham Hotspur 6 3 1 2 18 14 +4 10 2–7 4–2 5–0
3 Greece Olympiacos 6 1 1 4 8 14 −6 4 Transfer to Europa League 2–3 2–2 1–0
4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 6 1 0 5 3 20 −17 3 0–6 0–4 3–1
Source: UEFA

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC ATA SHK DZG
1 England Manchester City 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 1–1 2–0
2 Italy Atalanta 6 2 1 3 8 12 −4 7 1–1 1–2 2–0
3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 8 13 −5 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 0–3 2–2
4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 1 2 3 10 13 −3 5 1–4 4–0 3–3
Source: UEFA

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JUV ATL LEV LOM
1 Italy Juventus 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 3–0 2–1
2 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 2–2 1–0 2–0
3 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 2–1 1–2
4 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 6 1 0 5 4 11 −7 3 1–2 0–2 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV NAP SAL GNK
1 England Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 4–3 2–1
2 Italy Napoli 6 3 3 0 11 4 +7 12 2–0 1–1 4–0
3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 6 2 1 3 16 13 +3 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 2–3 6–2
4 Belgium Genk 6 0 1 5 5 20 −15 1 1–4 0–0 1–4
Source: UEFA

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR DOR INT SLP
1 Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 4 +5 14 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 2–1 0–0
2 Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10 0–0 3–2 2–1
3 Italy Inter Milan 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 2–0 1–1
4 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 6 0 2 4 4 10 −6 2 1–2 0–2 1–3
Source: UEFA

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RBL LYO BEN ZEN
1 Germany RB Leipzig 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 11 Advance to knockout phase 0–2 2–2 2–1
2 France Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 2–2 3–1 1–1
3 Portugal Benfica 6 2 1 3 10 11 −1 7[a] Transfer to Europa League 1–2 2–1 3–0
4 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7[a] 0–2 2–0 3–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3). Head-to-head goal difference: Benfica +1, Zenit Saint Petersburg −1.

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VAL CHL AJX LIL
1 Spain Valencia 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11[a] Advance to knockout phase 2–2 0–3 4–1
2 England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 11 9 +2 11[a] 0–1 4–4 2–1
3 Netherlands Ajax 6 3 1 2 12 6 +6 10 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 0–1 3–0
4 France Lille 6 0 1 5 4 14 −10 1 1–1 1–2 0–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Valencia 4, Chelsea 1.

Knockout phase[edit]

In the knockout phase, teams 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 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 and semi-finals, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association can be drawn against each other. As the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals are held together before the quarter-finals are played, the identity of the quarter-final winners is not known at the time of the semi-final draw. A draw is also held to determine which semi-final winner is designated as the "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes as it is played at a neutral venue).

For the quarter-finals and semi-finals, teams from the same city are not scheduled to play at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control.[25] To avoid such scheduling conflict, if the two teams are drawn to play at home for the same leg, the order of legs of the tie involving the team with the lower domestic ranking in the qualifying season is reversed from the original draw.[26]

On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the final stages of the competition would feature a format change. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final would be played in a single-leg format from 12 to 23 August 2020 at the Estádio da Luz and Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal. The matches will tentatively be played behind closed doors, though spectators could be allowed subject to a review of the situation and the decisions of the national and local government.

Following the competition restart in August 2020, a maximum of five substitutions will be allowed, with a sixth allowed in extra time. However, each team will only be given three opportunities to make substitutions, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time. This follows a proposal from FIFA and approval by IFAB to lessen the impact of fixture congestion.[27]

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
                      
 
 
 
 
England Tottenham Hotspur000
 
 
 
Germany RB Leipzig134
 
Germany RB Leipzig2
 
 
 
Spain Atlético Madrid1
 
Spain Atlético Madrid (a.e.t.)134
 
 
 
England Liverpool022
 
Germany RB Leipzig0
 
 
 
France Paris Saint-Germain3
 
Italy Atalanta448
 
 
 
Spain Valencia134
 
Italy Atalanta1
 
 
 
France Paris Saint-Germain2
 
Germany Borussia Dortmund202
 
23 August – Lisbon (Luz)
 
France Paris Saint-Germain123
 
France Paris Saint-Germain0
 
 
 
Germany Bayern Munich1
 
Spain Real Madrid112
 
 
 
England Manchester City224
 
England Manchester City1
 
 
 
France Lyon3
 
France Lyon (a)112
 
 
 
Italy Juventus022
 
France Lyon0
 
 
 
Germany Bayern Munich3
 
Italy Napoli112
 
 
 
Spain Barcelona134
 
Spain Barcelona2
 
 
 
Germany Bayern Munich8
 
England Chelsea011
 
 
Germany Bayern Munich347
 

Round of 16[edit]

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 16 December 2019, 12:00 CET.[28] The first legs were played as scheduled on 18, 19, 25 and 26 February, as were the first set of second legs on 10 and 11 March 2020. Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the second set of second leg matches were postponed by UEFA on 13 March 2020.[11] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that the second legs would be played on 7–8 August 2020, with the venue to be decided between the home team's stadium and a neutral stadium in Portugal (at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães).[29] On 9 July 2020, UEFA announced that the remaining second legs would be held at the venues originally proposed.[30]

The first leg of the Atalanta v Valencia tie was retrospectively blamed by local civic and medical authorities for contributing to the extremely high concentration of coronavirus cases in Atalanta's home city of Bergamo. Several fans and players of Valencia also had positive diagnoses after returning from the game.[31][32][33] The second leg of the Atlético Madrid v Liverpool tie was similarly blamed for the sharp increase in coronavirus-related deaths in North West England.[34]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund Germany 2–3 France Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 0–2
Real Madrid Spain 2–4 England Manchester City 1–2 1–2
Atalanta Italy 8–4 Spain Valencia 4–1 4–3
Atlético Madrid Spain 4–2 England Liverpool 1–0 3–2 (a.e.t.)
Chelsea England 1–7 Germany Bayern Munich 0–3 1–4
Lyon France 2–2 (a) Italy Juventus 1–0 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur England 0–4 Germany RB Leipzig 0–1 0–3
Napoli Italy 2–4 Spain Barcelona 1–1 1–3

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals took place on 10 July 2020.[11][35] The matches were played from 12 to 15 August 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Manchester City England 1–3 France Lyon
RB Leipzig Germany 2–1 Spain Atlético Madrid
Barcelona Spain 2–8 Germany Bayern Munich
Atalanta Italy 1–2 France Paris Saint-Germain

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals took place on 10 July 2020 (after the quarter-final draw). The matches were played on 18 and 19 August 2020.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Lyon France 0–3 Germany Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig Germany 0–3 France Paris Saint-Germain

Final[edit]

The final was played at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.[35]

Paris Saint-Germain France0–1Germany Bayern Munich
Report

Statistics[edit]

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team(s) Goals Minutes played
1 Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich 15 887
2 Norway Erling Haaland[A] Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Germany Borussia Dortmund
10 554
3 Germany Serge Gnabry Germany Bayern Munich 9 767
4 England Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur 6 450
Belgium Dries Mertens Italy Napoli 586
Brazil Gabriel Jesus England Manchester City 590
Netherlands Memphis Depay France Lyon 594
England Raheem Sterling England Manchester City 599
9 South Korea Son Heung-min England Tottenham Hotspur 5 365
Argentina Mauro Icardi France Paris Saint-Germain 480
Slovenia Josip Iličić Italy Atalanta 516
Argentina Lautaro Martínez Italy Inter Milan 521
Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona 567
France Karim Benzema Spain Real Madrid 643
France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 652

Notes

  1. ^ Erling Haaland played for Red Bull Salzburg in the group stage and for Borussia Dortmund in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.[37]

Source:[38]

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Team(s) Assists Minutes played
1 Argentina Ángel Di María France Paris Saint-Germain 6 750
Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich 887
3 Morocco Hakim Ziyech Netherlands Ajax 5 499
France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 652
France Houssem Aouar France Lyon 715
6 France Corentin Tolisso Germany Bayern Munich 4 341
Algeria Riyad Mahrez England Manchester City 572
Brazil Neymar France Paris Saint-Germain 585
Brazil Roberto Firmino England Liverpool 629
Canada Alphonso Davies Germany Bayern Munich 713

Source:[39]

Squad of the Season[edit]

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 23 players as the squad of the tournament.[40]

Pos. Player Team(s)
GK Germany Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich
Slovenia Jan Oblak Spain Atlético Madrid
Portugal Anthony Lopes France Lyon
DF Canada Alphonso Davies Germany Bayern Munich
Germany Joshua Kimmich Germany Bayern Munich
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk England Liverpool
France Dayot Upamecano Germany RB Leipzig
Spain Angeliño[A] England Manchester City
Germany RB Leipzig
Austria David Alaba Germany Bayern Munich
MF Spain Thiago Germany Bayern Munich
Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City
France Houssem Aouar France Lyon
Germany Leon Goretzka Germany Bayern Munich
Austria Marcel Sabitzer Germany RB Leipzig
Brazil Marquinhos France Paris Saint-Germain
Argentina Alejandro Gómez Italy Atalanta
Germany Thomas Müller Germany Bayern Munich
FW Germany Serge Gnabry Germany Bayern Munich
Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich
France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain
Brazil Neymar France Paris Saint-Germain
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
England Raheem Sterling England Manchester City

Notes

  1. ^ Angeliño played for Manchester City in the group stage and for RB Leipzig in the knockout stage, after his transfer during the January transfer window.[37]

Players of the season[edit]

Votes will be cast for players of the season by coaches of the 32 teams in the group stage, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations. The coaches are not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jury members select their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. The shortlist of the top three players was announced on 16 September 2020.[41] The award winners will be announced and presented during the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Switzerland on 1 October 2020.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The remainder of the competition, held in August 2020, was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[14]

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