2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage

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2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage began on 17 September 2019 and ended on 11 December 2019.[1] A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout phase of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League.[2]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 29 August 2019, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[3]

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 (Regulations Article 13.06):[2]

  • Pot 1 contained 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) were also seeded into Pot 1.
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contained the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients.

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.[4]

Moreover, for associations with two or more teams, teams were paired in order to split them into two sets of four groups (A–D, E–H) for maximum television coverage. The following pairings were announced by UEFA after the group stage teams were confirmed:

  • Spain: Barcelona and Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Valencia
  • England: Liverpool and Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur
  • Italy: Juventus and Inter Milan, Napoli and Atalanta
  • Germany: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig
  • France: Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon
  • Russia: Zenit Saint Petersburg and Lokomotiv Moscow
  • Belgium: Club Brugge and Genk

On each matchday, one set of four groups played their matches on Tuesday, while the other set of four groups played their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups alternating between each matchday. The fixtures were decided after the draw, using a computer draw not shown to public, with the following match sequence (Regulations Article 16.02):[2]

Note: Positions for scheduling do not use the seeding pots, e.g. Team 1 was not necessarily the team from Pot 1 in the draw.

Group stage schedule
Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 17–18 September 2019 2 v 3, 4 v 1
Matchday 2 1–2 October 2019 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Matchday 3 22–23 October 2019 3 v 1, 2 v 4
Matchday 4 5–6 November 2019 1 v 3, 4 v 2
Matchday 5 26–27 November 2019 3 v 2, 1 v 4
Matchday 6 10–11 December 2019 2 v 1, 4 v 3

There were scheduling restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g. Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid) in general were not scheduled to play at home on the same matchday (to avoid them playing at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control), and teams from "winter countries" (e.g. Russia) were not scheduled to play at home on the last matchday (due to cold weather).

The draw also established the group compositions of the UEFA Champions League Path of the 2019–20 UEFA Youth League.

Teams[edit]

Below are the participating teams (with their 2019 UEFA club coefficients),[5] grouped by their seeding pot. They include:

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advance to round of 16
Third-placed teams enter Europa League round of 32
Pot 1 (by association rank)[6]
Assoc. Team Coeff.[5]
TH England Liverpool 91.000
EL England Chelsea 87.000
1 Spain Barcelona 138.000
2 England Manchester City 106.000
3 Italy Juventus 124.000
4 Germany Bayern Munich 128.000
5 France Paris Saint-Germain 103.000
6 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 72.000
Pot 2
Team Notes Coeff.[5]
Spain Real Madrid 146.000
Spain Atlético Madrid 127.000
Germany Borussia Dortmund 85.000
Italy Napoli 80.000
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 80.000
England Tottenham Hotspur 78.000
Netherlands Ajax [CP] 70.500
Portugal Benfica 68.000
Pot 3
Team Notes Coeff.[5]
France Lyon 61.500
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 61.000
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 54.500
Greece Olympiacos [LP] 44.000
Belgium Club Brugge [LP] 39.500
Spain Valencia 37.000
Italy Inter Milan 31.000
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb [CP] 29.500
Pot 4
Team Notes Coeff.[5]
Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 28.500
Belgium Genk 25.000
Turkey Galatasaray 22.500
Germany RB Leipzig 22.000
Czech Republic Slavia Prague [CP] 21.500
Serbia Red Star Belgrade [CP] 16.750
Italy Atalanta 14.945
France Lille 11.699
Notes
  1. TH Champions League title holders, automatically placed into Pot 1 as top seed.
  2. EL Europa League title holders, automatically placed into Pot 1 as second top seed.
  3. CP Winners of play-off round (Champions Path).
  4. LP Winners of play-off round (League Path).

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.

Tiebreakers[edit]

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01):[2]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Wins in all group matches;
  10. Away wins in all group matches;
  11. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. UEFA club coefficient.

Groups[edit]

The matchdays were 17–18 September, 1–2 October, 22–23 October, 5–6 November, 26–27 November, and 10–11 December 2019.[1] The scheduled kickoff times were 21:00 CET/CEST, with two matches on each Tuesday and Wednesday scheduled for 18:55 CET/CEST.

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

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Club Brugge Belgium0–0Turkey Galatasaray
Report
Paris Saint-Germain France3–0Spain Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 46,361[7]

Real Madrid Spain2–2Belgium Club Brugge
Report
Galatasaray Turkey0–1France Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Galatasaray Turkey0–1Spain Real Madrid
Report
Club Brugge Belgium0–5France Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Real Madrid Spain6–0Turkey Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 65,492[10]
Paris Saint-Germain France1–0Belgium Club Brugge
Report
Attendance: 47,418[10]

Galatasaray Turkey1–1Belgium Club Brugge
Report
Real Madrid Spain2–2France Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Club Brugge Belgium1–3Spain Real Madrid
Report
Paris Saint-Germain France5–0Turkey Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 46,509[12]

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Olympiacos Greece2–2England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Bayern Munich Germany3–0Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report
Attendance: 70,000[7]

Red Star Belgrade Serbia3–1Greece Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 43,291[8]
Tottenham Hotspur England2–7Germany Bayern Munich
Report

Tottenham Hotspur England5–0Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report
Olympiacos Greece2–3Germany Bayern Munich
Report

Bayern Munich Germany2–0Greece Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 63,646[10]
Red Star Belgrade Serbia0–4England Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Tottenham Hotspur England4–2Greece Olympiacos
Report
Red Star Belgrade Serbia0–6Germany Bayern Munich
Report

Olympiacos Greece1–0Serbia Red Star Belgrade
Report
Bayern Munich Germany3–1England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 66,353[12]

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine0–3England Manchester City
Report
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia4–0Italy Atalanta
Report
Attendance: 28,863[7]

Atalanta Italy1–2Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 26,022[8]
Manchester City England2–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine2–2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Manchester City England5–1Italy Atalanta
Report

Atalanta Italy1–1England Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 34,326[10]
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia3–3Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 28,316[10]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Manchester City England1–1Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Atalanta Italy2–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 28,365[11]

Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine0–3Italy Atalanta
Report
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia1–4England Manchester City
Report

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Atlético Madrid Spain2–2Italy Juventus
Report
Bayer Leverkusen Germany1–2Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Attendance: 26,592[7]

Lokomotiv Moscow Russia0–2Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 27,051[8]
Juventus Italy3–0Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 34,525[8]

Atlético Madrid Spain1–0Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Juventus Italy2–1Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
Report

Lokomotiv Moscow Russia1–2Italy Juventus
Report
Attendance: 26,861[10]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Bayer Leverkusen Germany2–1Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 28,160[10]

Lokomotiv Moscow Russia0–2Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 25,757[11]
Juventus Italy1–0Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 40,486[11]

Atlético Madrid Spain2–0Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Bayer Leverkusen Germany0–2Italy Juventus
Report
Attendance: 29,542[12]

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Red Bull Salzburg Austria6–2Belgium Genk
Report
Napoli Italy2–0England Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 38,878[15]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Genk Belgium0–0Italy Napoli
Report
Attendance: 19,962[16]
Liverpool England4–3Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 52,243[16]

Genk Belgium1–4England Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 19,626[17]
Red Bull Salzburg Austria2–3Italy Napoli
Report

Liverpool England2–1Belgium Genk
Report
Attendance: 52,611[18]
Napoli Italy1–1Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 32,862[18]

Genk Belgium1–4Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 17,284[19]
Liverpool England1–1Italy Napoli
Report
Attendance: 52,128[19]

Red Bull Salzburg Austria0–2England Liverpool
Report
Napoli Italy4–0Belgium Genk
Report
Attendance: 22,265[20]

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Inter Milan Italy1–1Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 50,128[15]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Borussia Dortmund Germany0–0Spain Barcelona
Report

Slavia Prague Czech Republic0–2Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Barcelona Spain2–1Italy Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 86,141[16]

Slavia Prague Czech Republic1–2Spain Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 19,170[17]
Inter Milan Italy2–0Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 65,673[17]

Barcelona Spain0–0Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 67,023[18]
Borussia Dortmund Germany3–2Italy Inter Milan
Report

Slavia Prague Czech Republic1–3Italy Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 19,370[19]
Barcelona Spain3–1Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 90,071[19]

Inter Milan Italy1–2Spain Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 71,818[20]
Borussia Dortmund Germany2–1Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 65,079[20]

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3). Head-to-head goal difference: Benfica +1, Zenit Saint Petersburg −1.
Lyon France1–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Benfica Portugal1–2Germany RB Leipzig
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia3–1Portugal Benfica
Report
RB Leipzig Germany0–2France Lyon
Report

RB Leipzig Germany2–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Attendance: 41,058[17]
Benfica Portugal2–1France Lyon
Report
Attendance: 53,035[17]

Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia0–2Germany RB Leipzig
Report
Lyon France3–1Portugal Benfica
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia2–0France Lyon
Report
RB Leipzig Germany2–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 38,339[19]

Benfica Portugal3–0Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Lyon France2–2Germany RB Leipzig
Report

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
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Valencia 4, Chelsea 1.
Ajax Netherlands3–0France Lille
Report
Chelsea England0–1Spain Valencia
Report
Attendance: 39,469[15]

Valencia Spain0–3Netherlands Ajax
Report
Attendance: 44,659[16]
Lille France1–2England Chelsea
Report

Ajax Netherlands0–1England Chelsea
Report
Lille France1–1Spain Valencia
Report

Valencia Spain4–1France Lille
Report
Attendance: 38,252[18]
Chelsea England4–4Netherlands Ajax
Report
Attendance: 39,132[18]

Valencia Spain2–2England Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 43,486[19]
Lille France0–2Netherlands Ajax
Report

Ajax Netherlands0–1Spain Valencia
Report
Chelsea England2–1France Lille
Report

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates up to 26 October 2019 (matchdays 1–3), and CET (UTC+1) for dates thereafter (matchdays 4–6).
  2. ^ a b c Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, instead of their regular home stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.
  3. ^ a b c Atalanta played their home matches at San Siro, Milan, instead of their regular home stadium Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo, which is undergoing renovation.[13][14]

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