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2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

The 2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase began on 16 February with the round of 16 and ended on 29 May 2021 with the final at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto, to decide the champions of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League. A total of 16 teams competed 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 were played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, and the second legs were played on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2021.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Germany 0–4 Flag of England Manchester City 0–2 0–2
Lazio Flag of Italy 2–6 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 1–4 1–2
Atlético Madrid Flag of Spain 0–3 Flag of England Chelsea 0–1 0–2
RB Leipzig Flag of Germany 0–4 Flag of England Liverpool 0–2 0–2
Porto Flag of Portugal 4–4 (a) Flag of Italy Juventus 2–1 2–3 (a.e.t.)
Barcelona Flag of Spain 2–5 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 1–4 1–1
Sevilla Flag of Spain 4–5 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–3 2–2
Atalanta Flag of Italy 1–4 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 0–1 1–3

Matches

24 February 2021 (2021-02-24)
21:00
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany 0–2 England Manchester City Puskás Aréna, Budapest
Attendance: 0
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Report Silva Goal 29'
Jesus Goal 65'
16 March 2021 (2021-03-16)
21:00
Manchester City England 2–0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach Puskás Aréna, Budapest
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
De Bruyne Goal 12'
Gündoğan Goal 18'
Report

Manchester City won 4–0 on aggregate.


23 February 2021 (2021-02-23)
21:00
Lazio Italy 1–4 Germany Bayern Munich Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 0
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Correa Goal 49' Report Lewandowski Goal 9'
Musiala Goal 24'
Sané Goal 42'
Acerbi Goal 47' (o.g.)
17 March 2021 (2021-03-17)
21:00
Bayern Munich Germany 2–1 Italy Lazio Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 0
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
Lewandowski Goal 33' (pen.)
Choupo-Moting Goal 73'
Report Parolo Goal 82'

Bayern Munich won 6–2 on aggregate.


23 February 2021 (2021-02-23)
21:00
Atlético Madrid Spain 0–1 England Chelsea Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 0
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Report Giroud Goal 68'
17 March 2021 (2021-03-17)
21:00
Chelsea England 2–0 Spain Atlético Madrid Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Ziyech Goal 34'
Emerson Goal 90+4'
Report

Chelsea won 3–0 on aggregate.


16 February 2021 (2021-02-16)
21:00
RB Leipzig Germany 0–2 England Liverpool Puskás Aréna, Budapest
Attendance: 0
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Report Salah Goal 53'
Mané Goal 58'
10 March 2021 (2021-03-10)
21:00
Liverpool England 2–0 Germany RB Leipzig Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 0
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Salah Goal 70'
Mané Goal 74'
Report

Liverpool won 4–0 on aggregate.


17 February 2021 (2021-02-17)
21:00 (20:00 WET)
Porto Portugal 2–1 Italy Juventus Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 0
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Taremi Goal 1'
Marega Goal 46'
Report Marega Goal 46'
9 March 2021 (2021-03-09)
21:00
Juventus Italy 3–2
(a.e.t.)
Portugal Porto Juventus Stadium, Turin
Attendance: 0
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Chiesa Goal 49'63'
Rabiot Goal 117'
Report Oliveira Goal 19' (pen.)115'

4–4 on aggregate. Porto won on away goals.


16 February 2021 (2021-02-16)
21:00
Barcelona Spain 1–4 France Paris Saint-Germain Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 0
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Messi Goal 27' (pen.) Report Mbappé Goal 32'65'85'
Kean Goal 70'
10 March 2021 (2021-03-10)
21:00
Paris Saint-Germain France 1–1 Spain Barcelona Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 0
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
Mbappé Goal 31' (pen.) Report Messi Goal 37'

Paris Saint-Germain won 5–2 on aggregate.


17 February 2021 (2021-02-17)
21:00
Sevilla Spain 2–3 Germany Borussia Dortmund Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Suso Goal 7'
De Jong Goal 84'
Report Dahoud Goal 19'
Haaland Goal 27'43'
9 March 2021 (2021-03-09)
21:00
Borussia Dortmund Germany 2–2 Spain Sevilla Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance: 0
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Haaland Goal 35'54' (pen.) Report En-Nesyri Goal 69' (pen.)90+6'

Borussia Dortmund won 5–4 on aggregate.


24 February 2021 (2021-02-24)
21:00
Atalanta Italy 0–1 Spain Real Madrid Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
Report Mendy Goal 86'
16 March 2021 (2021-03-16)
21:00
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 Italy Atalanta Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Benzema Goal 34'
Ramos Goal 60' (pen.)
Asensio Goal 85'
Report Muriel Goal 83'

Real Madrid won 4–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals

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

Summary

The first legs are being played on 6 and 7 April, and the second legs will be played on 13 and 14 April 2021.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Manchester City Flag of England 4–2 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–1 2–1
Porto Flag of Portugal 1–2 Flag of England Chelsea 0–2 1–0
Bayern Munich Flag of Germany 3–3 (a) Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 2–3 1–0
Real Madrid Flag of Spain 3–1 Flag of England Liverpool 3–1 0–0

Matches

6 April 2021 (2021-04-06)
21:00 (20:00 BST)
Manchester City England 2–1 Germany Borussia Dortmund City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
De Bruyne Goal 19'
Foden Goal 90'
Report Reus Goal 84'
14 April 2021 (2021-04-14)
21:00
Borussia Dortmund Germany 1–2 England Manchester City Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance: 0
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Bellingham Goal 15' Report Mahrez Goal 55' (pen.)
Foden Goal 75'

Manchester City won 4–2 on aggregate.


7 April 2021 (2021-04-07)
21:00
Porto Portugal 0–2 England Chelsea Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville
Attendance: 0
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Report Mount Goal 32'
Chilwell Goal 85'
13 April 2021 (2021-04-13)
21:00
Chelsea England 0–1 Portugal Porto Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (Spain)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Report Taremi Goal 90+4'

Chelsea won 2–1 on aggregate.


7 April 2021 (2021-04-07)
21:00
Bayern Munich Germany 2–3 France Paris Saint-Germain Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 0
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Choupo-Moting Goal 37'
Müller Goal 60'
Report Mbappé Goal 3'68'
Marquinhos Goal 28'
13 April 2021 (2021-04-13)
21:00
Paris Saint-Germain France 0–1 Germany Bayern Munich Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Report Choupo-Moting Goal 40'

3–3 on aggregate. Paris Saint-Germain won on away goals.


6 April 2021 (2021-04-06)
21:00
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 England Liverpool Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid
Attendance: 0
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Vinícius Goal 27'65'
Asensio Goal 36'
Report Salah Goal 51'
14 April 2021 (2021-04-14)
21:00 (20:00 BST)
Liverpool England 0–0 Spain Real Madrid Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 0
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report

Real Madrid won 3–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals

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

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Paris Saint-Germain Flag of France 1–4 Flag of England Manchester City 1–2 0–2
Real Madrid Flag of Spain 1–3 Flag of England Chelsea 1–1 0–2

Matches

28 April 2021 (2021-04-28)
21:00
Paris Saint-Germain France 1–2 England Manchester City Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 0
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Marquinhos Goal 15' Report De Bruyne Goal 64'
Mahrez Goal 71'
4 May 2021 (2021-05-04)
21:00
Manchester City England 0–2 France Paris Saint-Germain City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Report Mahrez Goal 3'68'

Manchester City won 4–1 on aggregate.


27 April 2021 (2021-04-27)
21:00
Real Madrid Spain 1–1 England Chelsea Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Benzema Goal 29' Report Pulisic Goal 14'
5 May 2021 (2021-05-05)
21:00
Chelsea England 2–0 Spain Real Madrid Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Werner Goal 28'
Mount Goal 85'
Report

Chelsea won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final

Main article: 2021 UEFA Champions League Final

The final was played on 29 May 2021 at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto. A draw was held on 19 March 2021, after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes.

29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
21:00
Manchester City England 0–1 England Chelsea Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
UEFA Report
BBC Report
Havertz Goal 42'

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