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2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

The 2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase will began on 16 February with the round of 16 and ended on 29 May 2020 with the final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, to decide the champions of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League. A total of 16 teams will compete in the knockout phase.

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

Round and draw dates

The schedule is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).

Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Round of 16 14 December 2020, 12:00 16–17 & 23–24 February 2021 9–10 & 16–17 March 2021
Quarter-finals 19 March 2021, 12:00 6–7 April 2021 13–14 April 2021
Semi-finals 27–28 April 2021 4–5 May 2021
Final 29 May 2021 at Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

Format

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advances to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the winners are decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, which is played as a single match, if the score is level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if the score is still level. 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. 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.

Qualified teams

The knockout phase involves the 16 teams which qualify as winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage.

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 16 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A Germany Bayern Munich Spain Atlético Madrid
B Spain Real Madrid Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
C England Manchester City Portugal Porto
D England Liverpool Italy Atalanta
E England Chelsea Spain Sevilla
F Germany Borussia Dortmund Italy Lazio
G Italy Juventus Spain Barcelona
H France Paris Saint-Germain Germany RB Leipzig

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 14 December 2020, 12:00 CET.

Summary

The first legs will be played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, and the second legs will be played on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2021.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Germany 1 Flag of England Manchester City 24 Feb 16 Mar
Lazio Flag of Italy 2 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 23 Feb 17 Mar
Atlético Madrid Flag of Spain 3 Flag of England Chelsea 23 Feb 17 Mar
RB Leipzig Flag of Germany 4 Flag of England Liverpool 16 Feb 10 Mar
Porto Flag of Portugal 5 Flag of Italy Juventus 17 Feb 9 Mar
Barcelona Flag of Spain 6 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 16 Feb 10 Mar
Sevilla Flag of Spain 7 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund 17 Feb 9 Mar
Atalanta Flag of Italy 8 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 24 Feb 16 Mar

Matches

24 February 2021 (2021-02-24)
21:00
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany v England Manchester City Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
Report
16 March 2021 (2021-03-16)
21:00 (20:00 GMT)
Manchester City England v Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Report

23 February 2021 (2021-02-23)
21:00
Lazio Italy v Germany Bayern Munich Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Report
17 March 2021 (2021-03-17)
21:00
Bayern Munich Germany v Italy Lazio Allianz Arena, Munich
Report

23 February 2021 (2021-02-23)
21:00
Atlético Madrid Spain v England Chelsea Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid
Report
17 March 2021 (2021-03-17)
21:00 (20:00 GMT)
Chelsea England v Spain Atlético Madrid Stamford Bridge, London
Report

16 February 2021 (2021-02-16)
21:00
RB Leipzig Germany v England Liverpool Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
Report
10 March 2021 (2021-03-10)
21:00 (20:00 GMT)
Liverpool England v Germany RB Leipzig Anfield, Liverpool
Report

17 February 2021 (2021-02-17)
21:00 (20:00 WET)
Porto Portugal v Italy Juventus Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Report
9 March 2021 (2021-03-09)
21:00
Juventus Italy v Portugal Porto Juventus Stadium, Turin
Report

16 February 2021 (2021-02-16)
21:00
Barcelona Spain v France Paris Saint-Germain Camp Nou, Barcelona
Report
10 March 2021 (2021-03-10)
21:00
Paris Saint-Germain France v Spain Barcelona Parc des Princes, Paris
Report

17 February 2021 (2021-02-17)
21:00
Sevilla Spain v Germany Borussia Dortmund Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville
Report
9 March 2021 (2021-03-09)
21:00
Borussia Dortmund Germany v Spain Sevilla Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Report

24 February 2021 (2021-02-24)
21:00
Atalanta Italy v Spain Real Madrid Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo
Report
16 March 2021 (2021-03-16)
21:00
Real Madrid Spain v Italy Atalanta Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid
Report

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on 19 March 2021, 12:00 CET.

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals will be held on 19 March 2021, 12:00 CET, after the quarter-final draw.

Final

Main article: 2021 UEFA Champions League Final

The final will be played on 29 May 2021 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. A draw will be held on 19 March 2021, after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes.

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