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2019–20 UEFA Champions League

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The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League is 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.

The final will be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] The winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup; they will also qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. They will also automatically qualify for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage, and if they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved will be given to the champions of the 2019–20 Eredivisie, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used in the competition from the play-off round onwards.[2]

Liverpool were the defending champions, but they were eliminated by Atlético Madrid in the round of 16.

Following the first set of round of 16 second leg matches, the competition was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[3][4] The final, originally scheduled to take place on 30 May 2020, was officially postponed on 23 March 2020.[5] A working group was set up to decide the calendar of the remainder of the season.[6] On 1 April 2020, all matches were suspended until further notice.[7]

Association team allocation[edit source | edit]

A total of 79 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participate in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does 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:[8]

  • Associations 1–4 each have four teams qualify.
  • Associations 5–6 each have three teams qualify.
  • Associations 7–15 each have two teams qualify.
  • Associations 16–55 (except Liechtenstein) each have one team qualify.
  • The winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League and 2018–19 UEFA Europa League are each given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league.

Association ranking[edit source | edit]

For the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2018 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2013–14 to 2017–18.[9]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may 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 Template:Fba 106.998 4
2 Template:Fba 79.605
3 Template:Fba 76.249
4 Template:Fba 71.427
5 Template:Fba 56.415 3
6 Template:Fba 53.382
7 Template:Fba 47.248 2
8 Template:Fba 41.133
9 Template:Fba 38.500
10 Template:Fba 35.800
11 Template:Fba 32.850
12 Template:Fba 30.200
13 Template:Fba 30.175
14 Template:Fba 29.749
15 Template:Fba 28.600
16 Template:Fba 26.000 1
17 Template:Fba 25.950
18 Template:Fba 21.750
19 Template:Fba 21.550
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20 Template:Fba 20.450 1
21 Template:Fba 20.125
22 Template:Fba 19.975
23 Template:Fba 19.125
24 Template:Fba 19.125
25 Template:Fba 18.750
26 Template:Fba 18.625
27 Template:Fba 18.625
28 Template:Fba 18.125
29 Template:Fba 17.425
30 Template:Fba 14.500
31 Template:Fba 13.000 0
32 Template:Fba 12.125 1
33 Template:Fba 10.000
34 Template:Fba 8.500
35 Template:Fba 8.250
36 Template:Fba 8.125
37 Template:Fba 7.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38 Template:Fba 6.900 1
39 Template:Fba 6.700
40 Template:Fba 6.625
41 Template:Fba 5.625
42 Template:Fba 5.500
43 Template:Fba 5.375
44 Template:Fba 5.000
45 Template:Fba 5.000
46 Template:Fba 4.875
47 Template:Fba 4.500
48 Template:Fba 4.375
49 Template:Fba 4.250
50 Template:Fba 3.875
51 Template:Fba 3.750
52 Template:Fba 3.000
53 Template:Fba 1.331
54 Template:Fba 0.499
55 Template:Fba 0.000

Distribution[edit source | edit]

The following is the access list for this season.[10]

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

  • In the default access list, the Champions League title holders qualify for the group stage. However, since the Champions League title holders (Liverpool) have 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 qualify 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 source | edit]

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses (TH: Champions League title holders; EL: Europa League title holders).[10]

Qualified teams for 2019–20 UEFA Champions League (by entry round)
Group stage
Template:Fbaicon LiverpoolTH (2nd) Template:Fbaicon Tottenham Hotspur (4th) Template:Fbaicon RB Leipzig (3rd) Template:Fbaicon Benfica (1st)
Template:Fbaicon ChelseaEL (3rd) Template:Fbaicon Juventus (1st) Template:Fbaicon Bayer Leverkusen (4th) Template:Fbaicon Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Barcelona (1st) Template:Fbaicon Napoli (2nd) Template:Fbaicon Paris Saint-Germain (1st) Template:Fbaicon Genk (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Atlético Madrid (2nd) Template:Fbaicon Atalanta (3rd) Template:Fbaicon Lille (2nd) Template:Fbaicon Galatasaray (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Real Madrid (3rd) Template:Fbaicon Inter Milan (4th) Template:Fbaicon Lyon (3rd) Template:Fbaicon Red Bull Salzburg (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Valencia (4th) Template:Fbaicon Bayern Munich (1st) Template:Fbaicon Zenit Saint Petersburg (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Manchester City (1st) Template:Fbaicon Borussia Dortmund (2nd) Template:Fbaicon Lokomotiv Moscow (2nd)
Play-off round
Champions Path League Path
Template:Fbaicon Young Boys (1st) Template:Fbaicon Slavia Prague (1st)
Third qualifying round
Champions Path League Path
Template:Fbaicon Ajax (1st) Template:Fbaicon PAOK (1st) Template:Fbaicon Krasnodar (3rd) Template:Fbaicon Club Brugge (2nd)
Template:Fbaicon Porto (2nd) Template:Fbaicon İstanbul Başakşehir (2nd)
Template:Fbaicon Dynamo Kyiv (2nd) Template:Fbaicon LASK (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Champions Path League Path
Template:Fbaicon Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Template:Fbaicon Maccabi Tel Aviv (1st) Template:Fbaicon Basel (2nd) Template:Fbaicon PSV Eindhoven (2nd)
Template:Fbaicon Copenhagen (1st) Template:Fbaicon APOEL (1st) Template:Fbaicon Viktoria Plzeň (2nd) Template:Fbaicon Olympiacos (2nd)
First qualifying round
Template:Fbaicon CFR Cluj (1st) Template:Fbaicon Astana (1st) Template:Fbaicon Shkëndija (1st) Template:Fbaicon Saburtalo Tbilisi (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Piast Gliwice (1st) Template:Fbaicon Rosenborg (1st) Template:Fbaicon HJK (1st) Template:Fbaicon Ararat-Armenia (1st)
Template:Fbaicon AIK (1st) Template:Fbaicon Maribor (1st) Template:Fbaicon Dundalk (1st) Template:Fbaicon Valletta (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Qarabağ (1st) Template:Fbaicon Slovan Bratislava (1st) Template:Fbaicon Sarajevo (1st) Template:Fbaicon F91 Dudelange (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Ludogorets Razgrad (1st) Template:Fbaicon Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Template:Fbaicon Riga (1st) Template:Fbaicon Linfield (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Red Star Belgrade (1st) Template:Fbaicon Partizani (1st) Template:Fbaicon Nõmme Kalju (1st) Template:Fbaicon The New Saints (1st)
Template:Fbaicon Celtic (1st) Template:Fbaicon Valur (1st) Template:Fbaicon Sūduva (1st) Template:Fbaicon HB Tórshavn (1st)
Template:Fbaicon BATE Borisov (1st) Template:Fbaicon Ferencváros (1st) Template:Fbaicon Sutjeska Nikšić (1st)
Preliminary round
Template:Fbaicon Lincoln Red Imps (1st) Template:Fbaicon FC Santa Coloma (1st) Template:Fbaicon Tre Penne (1st) Template:Fbaicon Feronikeli (1st)

Round and draw dates[edit source | edit]

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[11]

The competition was suspended on 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[4] A working group was set up by UEFA to decide the calendar of the remainder of the season.[6]

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 & TBD 2020[lower-alpha 1]
Quarter-finals[lower-alpha 2] TBD[lower-alpha 3] TBD TBD
Semi-finals[lower-alpha 4] TBD TBD
Final TBD at Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul[lower-alpha 5]
  1. Second week of matches originally scheduled for 17–18 March 2020
  2. Quarter-final first legs originally scheduled for 7–8 April, and second legs 14–15 April 2020
  3. Quarter-final, semi-final and final draws originally scheduled for 20 March 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

Preliminary round[edit source | edit]

In the preliminary round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients,[12] 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. 2019–20 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

Qualifying rounds[edit source | 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,[12] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties.

First qualifying round[edit source | 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. 2019–20 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

Second qualifying round[edit source | 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. 2019–20 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

Third qualifying round[edit source | 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. 2019–20 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

Play-off round[edit source | 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. 2019–20 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

Group stage[edit source | 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.[13] 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:[14][15]

  • 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.[12]

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 source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group B[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group C[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group D[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group E[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group F[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group G[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Group H[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 UEFA Champions League group tables

Knockout phase[edit source | 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.2019–20 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

Round of 16[edit source | edit]

2019–20 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

Quarter-finals[edit source | edit]

2019–20 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

Semi-finals[edit source | edit]

2019–20 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

Final[edit source | edit]

2019–20 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

Statistics[edit source | edit]

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

There have been 344 goals scored in 108 matches, for an average of 3.19 goals per match.[16]

As of 11 March 2020

Top goalscorers[edit source | edit]

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Poland Robert Lewandowski Template:Fbaicon Bayern Munich 11 527
2 Norway Erling Braut HålandTemplate:Efn-ua Template:Fbaicon Red Bull Salzburg
Template:Fbaicon Borussia Dortmund
10 554
3 England Harry Kane Template:Fbaicon Tottenham Hotspur 6 450
Germany Serge Gnabry Template:Fbaicon Bayern Munich 467
Template:Country data BEL Dries Mertens Template:Fbaicon Napoli 496
6 South Korea Son Heung-min Template:Fbaicon Tottenham Hotspur 5 365
Template:Country data NED Memphis Depay Template:Fbaicon Lyon 394
Argentina Mauro Icardi Template:Fbaicon Paris Saint-Germain 401
Brazil Gabriel Jesus Template:Fbaicon Manchester City 410
England Raheem Sterling Template:Fbaicon Manchester City 428
France Kylian Mbappé Template:Fbaicon Paris Saint-Germain 446
Template:Country data SLO Josip Iličić Template:Fbaicon Atalanta 516
Argentina Lautaro Martínez Template:Fbaicon Inter Milan 521

Notes

Source:[17]

Top assists[edit source | edit]

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Template:Country data MAR Hakim Ziyech Template:Fbaicon Ajax 5 499
2 France Corentin Tolisso Template:Fbaicon Bayern Munich 4 303
France Kylian Mbappé Template:Fbaicon Paris Saint-Germain 446
Algeria Riyad Mahrez Template:Fbaicon Manchester City 538
Argentina Ángel Di María Template:Fbaicon Paris Saint-Germain 584
Brazil Roberto Firmino Template:Fbaicon Liverpool 629
7 Croatia Ivan Perišić Template:Fbaicon Bayern Munich 3 207
Brazil Marcelo Template:Fbaicon Real Madrid 267
Argentina Paulo Dybala Template:Fbaicon Juventus 297
Canada Alphonso Davies Template:Fbaicon Bayern Munich 360
Template:Country data URY Luis Suárez Template:Fbaicon Barcelona 387
Template:Country data ZAM Enock Mwepu Template:Fbaicon Red Bull Salzburg 404
Template:Country data CHL Charles Aránguiz Template:Fbaicon Bayer Leverkusen 415
Argentina Gonzalo Higuaín Template:Fbaicon Juventus 419
France Houssem Aouar Template:Fbaicon Lyon 445
Argentina Lionel Messi Template:Fbaicon Barcelona 481
Template:Country data AUT Zlatko Junuzović Template:Fbaicon Red Bull Salzburg 506
Japan Takumi MinaminoTemplate:Efn-ua Template:Fbaicon Red Bull Salzburg
Template:Fbaicon Liverpool
517
South Korea Hwang Hee-chan Template:Fbaicon Red Bull Salzburg 540
Spain Dani Parejo Template:Fbaicon Valencia 720

Notes

Source:[18]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League Final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. "VAR to be introduced in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. "All of this week's UEFA matches postponed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "UEFA postpones EURO 2020 by 12 months". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. "UEFA Club Finals postponed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Resolution of the European football family on a coordinated response to the impact of the COVID-19 on competitions". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. [1]
  8. "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2019/20" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  9. "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Champions League and Europa League changes next season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  11. "2019/20 Champions League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. 14 January 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Club coefficients 2018/19". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  13. "UEFA Champions League group stage draw". UEFA.com.
  14. "Champions League: Domestic title winners to receive top-seed status". BBC Sport. 9 October 2014.
  15. "Champions' bonus for group stage draw". UEFA.com. 24 April 2015.
  16. "UEFA Champions League in numbers". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  17. "UEFA Champions League – Top Scorers". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  18. "UEFA Champions League – Top Assists". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 March 2020.

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