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2021–22 UEFA Champions League
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
22 June – 25 August 2021
Competition proper:
14 September 2021 – 28 May 2022
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 80
Final positions
ChampionsReal Madrid (14th title)
Runner-upLiverpool
Tournament statistics
Matches played104
Goals scored317 (3.05 per match)
Attendance3,325,156 (31,973 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of France Karim Benzema
(14 goals)

The 2021–22 UEFA Champions League was the 67th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 30th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The final will be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. It was originally scheduled to be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. However, due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final, the final hosts were shifted back a year, with Saint Petersburg scheduled to host the 2022 final. Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the final was moved to Paris. The winners of the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League will automatically qualify for the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League group stage, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League in the 2022 UEFA Super Cup.

This season will be the first since 1998–99 (last season when the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was played) where three major European club competitions (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and the newly created UEFA Europa Conference League) are organised by UEFA. However, no changes are made to the format of the Champions League, but teams which are eliminated from the preliminary round and first qualifying round of the Champions League are now transferred to the Europa Conference League instead of the Europa League. Chelsea are the defending champions.

On 24 June 2021, UEFA approved the proposal to abolish the away goals rule in all UEFA club competitions, which had been used since 1965. Accordingly, if in a two-legged tie two teams score the same amount of aggregate goals, the winner of the tie would not be decided by the number of away goals scored by each team but always by 30 minutes of extra time, and if the two teams score the same amount of goals in extra time, the winner would be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Association team allocation

A total of 80 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participate in the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league). The association ranking based on the UEFA association coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:

  • 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 2020–21 UEFA Champions League and 2020–21 UEFA Europa League are each given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league. However, the Champions League title holders have qualified through their domestic league, meaning the additional entry for the Champions League title holders is not necessary for this season.

Association ranking

For the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2020 UEFA association coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2015–16 to 2019–20.

Apart from the allocation based on the association 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 2021–22 UEFA Champions League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1  Spain 102.283 4 +1(UEL)
2  England 90.462
3  Germany 74.784
4  Italy 70.653
5  France 59.248 3
6  Portugal 49.449
7  Russia 45.549 2
8  Belgium 37.900
9  Ukraine 36.100
10  Netherlands 35.750
11  Turkey 33.600
12  Austria 32.925
13  Denmark 29.250
14  Scotland 27.875
15  Czech Republic 27.300
16  Cyprus 26.750 1
17  Switzerland 26.400
18  Greece 26.300
19  Serbia 25.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20  Croatia 24.875 1
21  Sweden 22.750
22  Norway 21.750
23  Israel 19.625
24  Kazakhstan 19.250
25  Belarus 18.875
26  Azerbaijan 18.750
27  Bulgaria 17.375
28  Romania 16.700
29  Poland 16.625
30  Slovakia 15.875
31  Liechtenstein 13.500 0 Note LIE[›]
32  Slovenia 13.000 1
33  Hungary 12.875
34  Luxembourg 8.000
35  Lithuania 7.875
36  Armenia 7.625
37  Latvia 7.625
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38  Albania 7.375 1
39  North Macedonia 7.375
40  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.875
41  Moldova 6.750
42  Republic of Ireland 6.700
43  Finland 6.500
44  Georgia 5.750
45  Malta 5.750
46  Iceland 5.375
47  Wales 5.000
48  Northern Ireland 4.875
49  Gibraltar 4.750
50  Montenegro 4.375
51  Estonia 4.375
52  Kosovo 4.000
53  Faroe Islands 3.750
54  Andorra 2.831
55  San Marino 0.666

Distribution

The following is the access list for this season. As the Champions League title holders Chelsea, which were guaranteed a berth in the Champions League group stage, already qualified via their domestic league, the following changes to the access list were made:

  • The champions of association 11 (Turkey) enter the group stage instead of the play-off round.
  • The champions of association 13 (Denmark) enter the play-off round instead of the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of association 15 (Czech Republic) enter the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 18 (Greece) and 19 (Serbia) enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.
Access list for 2021–22 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
(26 teams)
Champions Path
(20 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 16–19
  • 16 winners from the first qualifying round
League Path
(6 teams)
  • 6 runners-up from associations 10–15
Third qualifying round
(20 teams)
Champions Path
(12 teams)
  • 2 champions from associations 14–15
  • 10 winners from the second qualifying round (Champions Path)
League Path
(8 teams)
  • 3 runners-up from associations 7–9
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 5–6
  • 3 winners from the second qualifying round (League Path)
Play-off round
(12 teams)
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)
  • Europa League title holders
  • 11 champions from associations 1–11
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 4 third-placed teams from associations 1–4
  • 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

Teams

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • TH: Champions League title holders
  • EL: Europa League title holders
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.: League positions of the previous season
  • Abd-: League positions of abandoned season due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe as determined by the national association; all teams are subject to approval by UEFA as per the guidelines for entry to European competitions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second qualifying round, third qualifying round and play-off round are divided into Champions Path (CH) and League Path (LP).

CC: 2021 UEFA club coefficients (updated after UEFA Champions/Europa League matches on 26 May 2021, coefficients which may increase marked by ≥).

Qualified teams for 2021–22 UEFA Champions League
Entry round Teams
Group stage England Chelsea (4th)TH Spain Villarreal (7th)EL Spain Atlético Madrid (1st) Spain Real Madrid (2nd)
Spain Barcelona (3rd) Spain Sevilla (4th) England Manchester City (1st) England Manchester United (2nd)
England Liverpool (3rd) Germany Bayern Munich (1st) Germany RB Leipzig (2nd) Germany Borussia Dortmund (3rd)
Germany VfL Wolfsburg (4th) Italy Inter Milan (1st) Italy Milan (2nd) Italy Atalanta (3rd)
Italy Juventus (4th) France Lille (1st) France Paris Saint-Germain (2nd) Portugal Sporting CP (1st)
Portugal Porto (2nd) Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (1st) Belgium Club Brugge (1st) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
Netherlands Ajax (1st) Turkey Beşiktaş (1st)
Play-off round CH Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Denmark Brøndby (1st)
Third qualifying round CH Scotland Rangers (1st) Czech Republic Slavia Prague (1st)
LP France Monaco (3rd) Portugal Benfica (3rd) Russia Spartak Moscow (2nd) Belgium Genk (2nd)
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd)
Second qualifying round CH Cyprus Omonia (1st) Switzerland Young Boys (1st) Greece Olympiacos (1st) Serbia Red Star Belgrade (1st)
LP Netherlands PSV Eindhoven (2nd) Turkey Galatasaray (2nd) Austria Rapid Wien (2nd) Denmark Midtjylland (2nd)
Scotland Celtic (2nd) Czech Republic Sparta Prague (2nd)
First qualifying round Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Sweden Malmö FF (1st) Norway Bodø/Glimt (1st) Israel Maccabi Haifa (1st)
Kazakhstan Kairat (1st) Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk (1st) Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku (1st) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad (1st)
Romania CFR Cluj (1st) Poland Legia Warsaw (1st) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (1st) Slovenia Mura (1st)
Hungary Ferencváros (1st) Luxembourg Fola Esch (1st) Lithuania Žalgiris (1st) Armenia Alashkert (1st)
Latvia Riga (1st) Albania Teuta (1st) North Macedonia Shkëndija (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka (1st)
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers (1st) Finland HJK (1st) Georgia Dinamo Tbilisi (1st)
Malta Hibernians (Abd-2nd)[Note MLT] Iceland Valur (Abd-1st)[Note ISL] Wales Connah's Quay Nomads (1st) Northern Ireland Linfield (1st)
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps (1st) Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica (1st) Estonia Flora (1st)
Preliminary round Kosovo Prishtina (1st) Faroe Islands HB (1st) Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes (1st) San Marino Folgore (1st)

Schedule

The schedule of the competition is as follows. All matches are played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays apart from the preliminary round final, which takes place on a Friday, and the final, which takes place on a Saturday. The third qualifying round second legs are only played on a Tuesday due to the 2021 UEFA Super Cup on the following Wednesday. Scheduled kick-off times starting from the play-off round are 18:45 (instead of 18:55 previously) and 21:00 CEST/CET.

All draws, except the group stage draw, start at 12:00 CEST/CET, and are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The group stage draw starts at 18:00 CEST, at a venue to be confirmed.

Schedule for 2021–22 UEFA Champions League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 8 June 2021 22 June 2021 (semi-finals) 25 June 2021 (final)
First qualifying round 15 June 2021 6–7 July 2021 13–14 July 2021
Second qualifying round 16 June 2021 20–21 July 2021 27–28 July 2021
Third qualifying round 19 July 2021 3–4 August 2021 10 August 2021
Play-offs 2 August 2021 17–18 August 2021 24–25 August 2021
Group stage Matchday 1 26 August 2021 14–15 September 2021
Matchday 2 28–29 September 2021
Matchday 3 19–20 October 2021
Matchday 4 2–3 November 2021
Matchday 5 23–24 November 2021
Matchday 6 7–8 December 2021
Knockout phase Round of 16 13 December 2021 15–16 & 22–23 February 2022 8–9 & 15–16 March 2022
Quarter-finals 18 March 2022 5–6 April 2022 12–13 April 2022
Semi-finals 26–27 April 2022 3–4 May 2022
Final 28 May 2022 at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Qualifying rounds

Main article: 2021–22 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

Preliminary round

The preliminary round matches, which consisted of two semi-finals on 22 June 2021 and the final on 25 June 2021, were originally to be played at Gundadalur, Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, but were moved due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Faroe Islands. The matches were instead played in Albania, with the semi-finals at Elbasan Arena, Elbasan and Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës, and the final at Elbasan Arena.

The winner of the final round, Prishtina, advanced to the first qualifying round. The losers of the semi-final round and final round were transferred to the Europa Conference League Champions Path second qualifying round.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Semi-final round
Folgore Flag of San Marino 0–2 Flag of Kosovo Prishtina
HB Tórshavn Flag of Faroe Islands 0–1 Flag of Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Final round
Prishtina Flag of Kosovo 2–0 Flag of Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes

First qualifying round

The first legs were played on 6 and 7 July, and the second legs were played on 13 and 14 July 2021.

The winners of the ties advanced to the Champions Path second qualifying round. The losers were transferred to the Europa Conference League Champions Path second qualifying round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Fola Esch Flag of Luxembourg 2–7 Flag of Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 2–2 0–5
Slovan Bratislava Flag of Slovakia 3–2 Flag of Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2–0 1–2
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 2–1 Flag of Latvia Riga 1–0 1–1
Bodø/Glimt Flag of Norway 2–5 Flag of Poland Legia Warsaw 2–3 0–2
Connah's Quay Nomads Flag of Wales 2–3 Flag of Armenia Alashkert 2–2 0–1 (a.e.t.)
HJK Flag of Finland 7–1 Flag of Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 3–1 4–0
CFR Cluj Flag of Romania 4–3 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 3–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Shkëndija Flag of North Macedonia 0–6 Flag of Slovenia Mura 0–1 0–5
Teuta Flag of Albania 0–5 Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–4 0–1
Dinamo Tbilisi Flag of Georgia 2–4 Flag of Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 1–2 1–2
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel 1–3 Flag of Kazakhstan Kairat 1–1 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad Flag of Bulgaria 2–0 Flag of Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 1–0 1–0
Ferencváros Flag of Hungary 6–1 Flag of Kosovo Prishtina 3–0 3–1
Žalgiris Flag of Lithuania 5–2 Flag of Northern Ireland Linfield 3–1 2–1
Flora Flag of Estonia 5–0 Flag of Malta Hibernians 2–0 3–0
Dinamo Zagreb Flag of Croatia 5–2 Flag of Iceland Valur 3–2 2–0

Second qualifying round

The first legs were played on 20 and 21 July, and the second were played on 27 and 28 July 2021.

The winners of the ties will advance to the third qualifying round of their respective path. The Champions Path losers will be transferred to the Europa League Champions Path third qualifying round, while the League Path losers will be transferred to the Europa League Main Path third qualifying round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Dinamo Zagreb Flag of Croatia 3–0 Flag of Cyprus Omonia 2–0 1–0
Slovan Bratislava Flag of Slovakia 2–3 Flag of Switzerland Young Boys 0–0 2–3
Legia Warsaw Flag of Poland 3–1 Flag of Estonia Flora 2–1 1–0
Alashkert Flag of Armenia 1–4 Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 1–3
Olympiacos Flag of Greece 2–0 Flag of Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 1–0 1–0
Kairat Flag of Kazakhstan 2–6 Flag of Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2–1 0–5
Lincoln Red Imps Flag of Gibraltar 1–4 Flag of Romania CFR Cluj 1–2 0–2
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 4–3 Flag of Finland HJK 2–1 2–2
Ferencváros Flag of Hungary 5–1 Flag of Lithuania Žalgiris 2–0 3–1
Mura Flag of Slovenia 1–3 Flag of Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 0–0 1–3
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
League Path
Rapid Wien Flag of Austria 2–3 Flag of Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–1 0–2
Celtic Flag of Scotland 2–3 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
PSV Eindhoven Flag of Netherlands 7–2 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray 5–1 2–1

Third qualifying round

The first legs were played on 3 and 4 August, and the second legs were played on 10 August 2021.

The winners of the ties will advance to the play-off round of their respective path. The Champions Path losers will be transferred to the Europa League play-off round, while the League Path losers will be transferred to the Europa League group stage.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Dinamo Zagreb Flag of Croatia 2–1 Flag of Poland Legia Warsaw 1–1 1–0
CFR Cluj Flag of Romania 2–4 Flag of Switzerland Young Boys 1–1 1–3
Olympiacos Flag of Greece 3–3 (1–4 p) Flag of Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 1–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Red Star Belgrade Flag of Serbia 1–2 Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–1 0–1
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 4–2 Flag of Scotland Rangers 2–1 2–1
Ferencváros Flag of Hungary 2–1 Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 0–1
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
League Path
PSV Eindhoven Flag of Netherlands 4–0 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland 3–0 1–0
Spartak Moscow Flag of Russia 0–4 Flag of Portugal Benfica 0–2 0–2
Genk Flag of Belgium 2–4 Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2 1–2
Sparta Prague Flag of Czech Republic 1–5 Flag of France Monaco 0–2 1–3

Play-off round

The draw for the play-off round was held on 2 August 2021, 12:00 CEST. The first legs will be played on 17 and 18 August, and the second legs on 24 and 25 August 2021.

The winners of the ties will advance to the group stage. The losers will be transferred to the Europa League group stage.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Red Bull Salzburg Flag of Austria 4–2 Flag of Denmark Brøndby 2–1 2–1
Young Boys Flag of Switzerland 6–4 Flag of Hungary Ferencváros 3–2 3–2
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 3–2 Flag of Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–0 1–2
Sheriff Tiraspol Flag of Moldova 3–0 Flag of Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 0–0
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
League Path
Monaco Flag of France 2–3 Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Benfica Flag of Portugal 2–1 Flag of Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–1 0–0

Group stage

Main article: 2021–22 UEFA Champions League group stage

The draw for the group stage was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 26 August 2021. The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots, each of eight teams, based on the following principles:

  • Pot 1 contained the Champions League and Europa League title holders, and the champions of the top six associations based on their 2020 UEFA country coefficients.
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contained the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2021 UEFA club coefficients.

Teams from the same association, and due to political reasons, teams from Ukraine and Russia, could not be drawn into the same group. Before the draw, UEFA formed pairings of teams from the same association (one pairing for associations with two or three teams, two pairings for associations with four or five teams) based on television audiences, where one team was drawn into Groups A–D and another team was drawn into Groups E–H, so that the two teams would play on different days.

The matches will be played on 14–15 September, 28–29 September, 19–20 October, 2–3 November, 23–24 November, and 7–8 December 2021. The top two teams of each group will advance to the round of 16. The third-placed teams will be transferred to the Europa League knockout round play-offs, while the fourth-placed teams will be eliminated from European competitions for the season.

Sheriff Tiraspol made their debut appearance in the group stage. They are the first team from Moldova to play in the Champions League group stage.

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Manchester City (Q) 6 4 0 2 18 10 +8 12 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain (Q) 6 3 2 1 13 8 +5 11
Flag of Germany RB Leipzig 6 2 1 3 15 14 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Belgium Club Brugge 6 1 1 4 6 20 −14 4

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Liverpool (Q) 6 6 0 0 17 6 +11 18 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid (Q) 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
Flag of Portugal Porto 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Italy Milan 6 1 1 4 6 9 −3 4

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Netherlands Ajax (Q) 6 6 0 0 20 5 +15 18 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP (Q) 6 3 0 3 14 12 +2 9
Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 3 0 3 10 11 −1 9 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş 6 0 0 6 3 19 −16 0

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Spain Real Madrid (Q) 6 5 0 1 14 3 +11 15 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Italy Inter Milan (Q) 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10
Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 6 2 1 3 7 11 −4 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 0 2 4 2 12 −10 2

Group E

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich (Q) 6 6 0 0 22 3 +19 18 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Portugal Benfica (Q) 6 2 2 2 7 9 −2 8
Flag of Spain Barcelona 6 2 1 3 2 9 −7 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 0 1 5 1 11 −10 1

Group F

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Manchester United (Q) 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Spain Villarreal (Q) 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 10
Flag of Italy Atalanta 6 1 3 2 12 13 −1 6 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Switzerland Young Boys 6 1 2 3 7 12 −5 5

Group G

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of France Lille (Q) 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg (Q) 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
Flag of Spain Sevilla 6 1 3 2 5 5 0 6 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5

Group H

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Italy Juventus (Q) 6 5 0 1 10 6 +4 15 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of England Chelsea (Q) 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 1 2 3 10 10 0 5 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Sweden Malmö FF 6 0 1 5 1 14 −13 1

Knockout phase

Main article: 2021–22 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final.

Round of 16

The first legs were played on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February, and the second legs were played on 8, 9, 15 and 16 March 2022.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Red Bull Salzburg Flag of Austria 2–8 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 1–1 1–7
Sporting CP Flag of Portugal 0–5 Flag of England Manchester City 0–5 0–0
Benfica Flag of Portugal 3–2 Flag of Netherlands Ajax 2–2 1–0
Chelsea Flag of England 4–1 Flag of France Lille 2–0 2–1
Atlético Madrid Flag of Spain 2–1 Flag of England Manchester United 1–1 1–0
Villarreal Flag of Spain 4–1 Flag of Italy Juventus 1–1 3–0
Inter Milan Flag of Italy 1–2 Flag of England Liverpool 0–2 1–0
Paris Saint-Germain Flag of France 2–3 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 1–0 1–3

Quarter-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Chelsea Flag of England 5–4 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 1–3 2–3
Manchester City Flag of England 1–0 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 1–0 0–0
Villarreal Flag of Spain 2–1 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 1–0 1–1
Benfica Flag of Portugal 4–6 Flag of England Liverpool 1–3 3–3

Semi-finals

The first legs were played on 26 and 27 April, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 May 2022.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Manchester City Flag of England 5–6 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 4–3 1–3
Liverpool Flag of England 5–2 Flag of Spain Villarreal 2–0 3–2

Final

Main article: 2022 UEFA Champions League Final

The final was played on 28 May 2022 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. A draw was held on 18 March 2022, after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes.

28 May 2022 (2022-05-28)
21:00 CET
Liverpool England 0–1 Spain Real Madrid Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Report Vinícius Goal 59'

Man of the Match:
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

Assistant referees:
Nicolas Danos (France)
Cyril Gringore (France)
Fourth official:
Benoît Bastien (France)
Video assistant referee:
Jérôme Brisard (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Willy Delajod (France)
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Filippo Meli (Italy)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Twelve named substitutes
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time

Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Flag of France Karim Benzema Spain Real Madrid 14 912
2 Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich 13 876
3 Flag of Ivory Coast Sébastien Haller Netherlands Ajax 11 668
4 Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah England Liverpool 8 918
5 Flag of France Christopher Nkunku Germany RB Leipzig 7 531
6 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United 6 611
Flag of Uruguay Darwin Núñez Portugal Benfica 613
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 673
Flag of Germany Leroy Sané Germany Bayern Munich 798
Flag of Algeria Riyad Mahrez England Manchester City 901
Flag of Netherlands Arnaut Danjuma Spain Villarreal 906

Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Flag of Portugal Bruno Fernandes England Manchester United 7 520
2 Flag of Germany Leroy Sané Germany Bayern Munich 6 798
Flag of Brazil Vinícius Júnior Spain Real Madrid 995
4 Flag of Brazil Antony Netherlands Ajax 5 577
5 Flag of Portugal João Mário France Benfica 4 493
Flag of Spain Gerard Moreno Spain Villarreal 524
Flag of Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City 662
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 673
Flag of England Trent Alexander-Arnold England Liverpool 704
Flag of Croatia Luka Modrić Spain Real Madrid 913
Flag of France Étienne Capoue Spain Villarreal 1046

European Super League controversy

Main article: European Super League

On 18 April 2021, UEFA, the Football Association, the Premier League, the Italian Football Federation, Serie A, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, and La Liga learned of plans from a number of English, Italian, and Spanish clubs to create the European Super League. UEFA and the national associations announced that if such a league were to be established, its participants would be banned from playing in international and domestic competitions. Later that same day, English clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur), Italian clubs (Inter Milan, Juventus, and Milan), and Spanish clubs (Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid) announced the establishment of the Super League, putting them at risk of being banned. On 20 April, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur withdrew after the Football Association threatened to ban participating clubs from domestic football, and Chelsea withdrew a day later. This led to the project's collapse, as Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and Milan also withdrew. The Super League suspended its operations, with the case to be taken by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to establish whether UEFA and FIFA have the exclusive right to organise competitions.

On 7 June, the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police notified the Spanish precautionary measure, which had earlier issued an injunction against UEFA and FIFA, and referred a cuestión preliminar (English: preliminary question) to the CJEU on whether UEFA and FIFA have violated articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU, to both governing bodies, ruling them to not execute sanctions against Super League clubs. On 15 June, it was officially confirmed that the remaining three clubs (Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid), which did not sign the Commitment Declaration of the sanctioned other nine clubs, and filed a new motion to scrap the agreement UEFA signed with nine clubs, were admitted to the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League, pending the disciplinary proceedings UEFA opened against them but which were suspended after the Swiss notification.

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