2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage

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The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage began on 17 September and is scheduled to end on 11 December 2019.[1] A total of 32 teams compete 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 play their matches on Tuesday, while the other set of four groups play 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 are 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 are 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 BRU GAL RM
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6 Advance to Round of 16 6 Nov 11 Dec 3–0
2 Belgium Club Brugge 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 22 Oct 0–0 11 Dec
3 Turkey Galatasaray 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 26 Nov 22 Oct
4 Spain Real Madrid 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 1 26 Nov 2–2 6 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Club Brugge Belgium0–0Turkey Galatasaray
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Paris Saint-Germain France3–0Spain Real Madrid
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Attendance: 46,361[7]

Real Madrid Spain2–2Belgium Club Brugge
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Galatasaray Turkey0–1France Paris Saint-Germain
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Galatasaray TurkeyvSpain Real Madrid
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Club Brugge BelgiumvFrance Paris Saint-Germain
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Real Madrid SpainvTurkey Galatasaray
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Paris Saint-Germain FrancevBelgium Club Brugge
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Galatasaray TurkeyvBelgium Club Brugge
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Real Madrid SpainvFrance Paris Saint-Germain
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Club Brugge BelgiumvSpain Real Madrid
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Paris Saint-Germain FrancevTurkey Galatasaray
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY RSB TOT OLY
1 Germany Bayern Munich 2 2 0 0 10 2 +8 6 Advance to Round of 16 3–0 11 Dec 6 Nov
2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 3 26 Nov 6 Nov 3–1
3 England Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 1 1 4 9 −5 1[a] Transfer to Europa League 2–7 22 Oct 26 Nov
4 Greece Olympiacos 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1[a] 22 Oct 11 Dec 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Tottenham Hotspur 2, Olympiacos 0.
Olympiacos Greece2–2England Tottenham Hotspur
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Bayern Munich Germany3–0Serbia Red Star Belgrade
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Attendance: 70,000[7]

Red Star Belgrade Serbia3–1Greece Olympiacos
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Attendance: 43,291[8]
Tottenham Hotspur England2–7Germany Bayern Munich
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Tottenham Hotspur EnglandvSerbia Red Star Belgrade
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Olympiacos GreecevGermany Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich GermanyvGreece Olympiacos
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Red Star Belgrade SerbiavEngland Tottenham Hotspur
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Tottenham Hotspur EnglandvGreece Olympiacos
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Red Star Belgrade SerbiavGermany Bayern Munich
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Olympiacos GreecevSerbia Red Star Belgrade
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Bayern Munich GermanyvEngland Tottenham Hotspur
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Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC DZG SHK ATA
1 England Manchester City 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6 Advance to Round of 16 2–0 26 Nov 22 Oct
2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3 11 Dec 6 Nov 4–0
3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 22 Oct 11 Dec
4 Italy Atalanta 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0 6 Nov 26 Nov 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine0–3England Manchester City
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Dinamo Zagreb Croatia4–0Italy Atalanta
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Attendance: 28,863[7]

Atalanta Italy1–2Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
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Attendance: 26,022[8]
Manchester City England2–0Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Shakhtar Donetsk UkrainevCroatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Manchester City EnglandvItaly Atalanta
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Atalanta ItalyvEngland Manchester City
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Dinamo Zagreb CroatiavUkraine Shakhtar Donetsk
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Manchester City EnglandvUkraine Shakhtar Donetsk
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Atalanta ItalyvCroatia Dinamo Zagreb
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Shakhtar Donetsk UkrainevItaly Atalanta
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Dinamo Zagreb CroatiavEngland Manchester City
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Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JUV ATL LOM LEV
1 Italy Juventus 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 4[a] Advance to Round of 16 26 Nov 22 Oct 3–0
2 Spain Atlético Madrid 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4[a] 2–2 11 Dec 22 Oct
3 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3 Transfer to Europa League 6 Nov 0–2 26 Nov
4 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0 11 Dec 6 Nov 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Juventus 2, Atlético Madrid 0.
Atlético Madrid Spain2–2Italy Juventus
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Bayer Leverkusen Germany1–2Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
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Attendance: 26,592[7]

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

Atlético Madrid SpainvGermany Bayer Leverkusen
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Juventus ItalyvRussia Lokomotiv Moscow
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Lokomotiv Moscow RussiavItaly Juventus
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Bayer Leverkusen GermanyvSpain Atlético Madrid
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Lokomotiv Moscow RussiavGermany Bayer Leverkusen
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Juventus ItalyvSpain Atlético Madrid
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Atlético Madrid SpainvRussia Lokomotiv Moscow
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Bayer Leverkusen GermanyvItaly Juventus
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Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAP LIV SAL GNK
1 Italy Napoli 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Advance to Round of 16 2–0 5 Nov 10 Dec
2 England Liverpool 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3[a] 27 Nov 4–3 5 Nov
3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2 1 0 1 9 6 +3 3[a] Transfer to Europa League 23 Oct 10 Dec 6–2
4 Belgium Genk 2 0 1 1 2 6 −4 1 0–0 23 Oct 27 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 2 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Liverpool 3, Red Bull Salzburg 0.
Red Bull Salzburg Austria6–2Belgium Genk
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Napoli Italy2–0England Liverpool
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Attendance: 38,878[11]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Genk Belgium0–0Italy Napoli
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Attendance: 19,962[12]
Liverpool England4–3Austria Red Bull Salzburg
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Attendance: 52,243[12]

Genk BelgiumvEngland Liverpool
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Red Bull Salzburg AustriavItaly Napoli
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Liverpool EnglandvBelgium Genk
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Napoli ItalyvAustria Red Bull Salzburg
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Genk BelgiumvAustria Red Bull Salzburg
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Liverpool EnglandvItaly Napoli
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Napoli ItalyvBelgium Genk
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Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOR BAR SLP INT
1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Advance to Round of 16 0–0 10 Dec 5 Nov
2 Spain Barcelona 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 27 Nov 5 Nov 2–1
3 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1[a] Transfer to Europa League 0–2 23 Oct 27 Nov
4 Italy Inter Milan 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1[a] 23 Oct 10 Dec 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 2 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Slavia Prague 1, Inter Milan 0.
Inter Milan Italy1–1Czech Republic Slavia Prague
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Attendance: 50,128[11]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Borussia Dortmund Germany0–0Spain Barcelona
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Slavia Prague Czech Republic0–2Germany Borussia Dortmund
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Barcelona Spain2–1Italy Inter Milan
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Attendance: 86,141[12]

Slavia Prague Czech RepublicvSpain Barcelona
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Inter Milan ItalyvGermany Borussia Dortmund
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Barcelona SpainvCzech Republic Slavia Prague
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Borussia Dortmund GermanyvItaly Inter Milan
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Slavia Prague Czech RepublicvItaly Inter Milan
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Barcelona SpainvGermany Borussia Dortmund
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Inter Milan ItalyvSpain Barcelona
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Borussia Dortmund GermanyvCzech Republic Slavia Prague
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Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZEN LYO RBL BEN
1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4[a] Advance to Round of 16 27 Nov 5 Nov 3–1
2 France Lyon 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4[a] 1–1 10 Dec 5 Nov
3 Germany RB Leipzig 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3 Transfer to Europa League 23 Oct 0–2 27 Nov
4 Portugal Benfica 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0 10 Dec 23 Oct 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 2 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Zenit Saint Petersburg 1, Lyon 0.
Lyon France1–1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Benfica Portugal1–2Germany RB Leipzig
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Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia3–1Portugal Benfica
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RB Leipzig Germany0–2France Lyon
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RB Leipzig GermanyvRussia Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Benfica PortugalvFrance Lyon
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Zenit Saint Petersburg RussiavGermany RB Leipzig
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Lyon FrancevPortugal Benfica
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Zenit Saint Petersburg RussiavFrance Lyon
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RB Leipzig GermanyvPortugal Benfica
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Benfica PortugalvRussia Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Lyon FrancevGermany RB Leipzig
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Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AJX VAL CHL LIL
1 Netherlands Ajax 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6 Advance to Round of 16 10 Dec 23 Oct 3–0
2 Spain Valencia 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 3[a] 0–3 27 Nov 5 Nov
3 England Chelsea 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3[a] Transfer to Europa League 5 Nov 0–1 10 Dec
4 France Lille 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0 27 Nov 23 Oct 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 2 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Valencia 3, Chelsea 0.
Ajax Netherlands3–0France Lille
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Chelsea England0–1Spain Valencia
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Attendance: 39,469[11]

Valencia Spain0–3Netherlands Ajax
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Attendance: 44,659[12]
Lille France1–2England Chelsea
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Ajax NetherlandsvEngland Chelsea
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Lille FrancevSpain Valencia
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Valencia SpainvFrance Lille
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Chelsea EnglandvNetherlands Ajax
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Valencia SpainvEngland Chelsea
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Lille FrancevNetherlands Ajax
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Ajax NetherlandsvSpain Valencia
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Chelsea EnglandvFrance Lille
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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 play 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 play their home matches at San Siro, Milan, instead of their regular home stadium Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo, which is undergoing renovation.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2019/20 Champions League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2019/20" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  3. ^ "UEFA Champions League group stage draw". UEFA.com.
  4. ^ "Emergency Panel decisions". UEFA. 17 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Club coefficients". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Full Time Summary Matchday 1 – Wednesday 18 September 2019" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Full Time Summary Matchday 2 – Tuesday 1 October 2019" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Atalanta to play at San Siro". Football Italia. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Atalanta, il nuovo stadio nel 2021: al via la demolizione della Nord" (in Italian). Fox Sports. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "Full Time Summary Matchday 1 – Tuesday 17 September 2019" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h "Full Time Summary Matchday 2 – Wednesday 2 October 2019" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

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