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2017–18 UEFA Champions League
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
27 June – 23 August 2017
Competition proper:
12 September 2017 – 26 May 2018
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 79
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Spain Real Madrid (13th title)
Runner-upFlag of England Liverpool
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored404 (3.23 per match)
Attendance5,821,673 (46,573 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (15 goals)

The 2017–18 UEFA Champions League was the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

The winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League will qualify as the UEFA representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.

Real Madrid are the two-time defending champions.

Association team allocation

A total of 79 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participate in the 2017–18 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:

  • Associations 1–3 each have four teams qualify.
  • Associations 4–6 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 2016–17 UEFA Champions League and 2016–17 UEFA Europa League are each given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league. Because a maximum of five teams from one association can enter the Champions League, if both the Champions League title holders and the Europa League title holders are from the same top three ranked association and finish outside the top four of their domestic league, the fourth-placed team of their association will be moved to the Europa League. For this season:

Kosovo, who became a UEFA member on 3 May 2016, made their debut in the UEFA Champions League.

Association ranking

For the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2016 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2011–12 to 2015–16.

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may have additional teams participating in the Champions League, as noted below:

  • (EL) – Additional berth for Europa League title holders
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1 Flag of Spain Spain 105.713 4
2 Flag of Germany Germany 80.177
3 Flag of England England 76.284 +1(EL)
4 Flag of Italy Italy 70.439 3
5 Flag of Portugal Portugal 53.082
6 Flag of France France 52.749
7 Flag of Russia Russia 51.082 2
8 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 44.883
9 Flag of Belgium Belgium 40.000
10 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 35.563
11 Flag of Turkey Turkey 34.600
12 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 33.775
13 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 32.925
14 Flag of Greece Greece 29.700
15 Flag of Romania Romania 25.383
16 Flag of Austria Austria 25.100 1
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia 23.875
18 Flag of Poland Poland 22.500
19 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 22.175
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20 Flag of Belarus Belarus 20.000 1
21 Flag of Sweden Sweden 19.875
22 Flag of Norway Norway 19.250
23 Flag of Israel Israel 18.625
24 Flag of Denmark Denmark 18.600
25 Flag of Scotland Scotland 17.300
26 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 14.875
27 Flag of Serbia Serbia 14.625
28 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 14.125
29 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 13.125
30 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 13.125
31 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 12.000
32 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 10.500 0
33 Flag of Hungary Hungary 9.875 1
34 Flag of Moldova Moldova 9.125
35 Flag of Iceland Iceland 8.750
36 Flag of Georgia Georgia 8.125
37 Flag of Finland Finland 7.400
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.125 1
39 Flag of Albania Albania 6.625
40 Flag of North Macedonia Macedonia 6.000
41 Flag of Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 5.450
42 Flag of Latvia Latvia 5.375
43 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 5.250
44 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 4.875
45 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 4.625
46 Flag of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 4.500
47 Flag of Estonia Estonia 4.250
48 Flag of Armenia Armenia 4.125
49 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 3.625
50 Flag of Malta Malta 3.583
51 Flag of Wales Wales 3.500
52 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 1.000
53 Flag of Andorra Andorra 0.999
54 Flag of San Marino San Marino 0.333
55 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 0.000

Distribution

In the default access list, the Champions League title holders enter the group stage. However, since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage (as the champions of the 2016–17 La Liga), the Champions League title holders berth in the group stage is given to the Europa League title holders, Manchester United.

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(10 teams)
  • 10 champions from associations 46–55
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 29 champions from associations 16–45 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 5 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Route
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 13–15
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions Route
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round (Champions Route)
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4–5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round (League Route)
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 12 champions from associations 1–12
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • Europa League title holders
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (Champions Route)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (League Route)
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

Teams

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

Group stage
Flag of Spain Real MadridTH (1st) Flag of England Chelsea (1st) Flag of Portugal Porto (2nd) Flag of Netherlands Feyenoord (1st)
Flag of Spain Barcelona (2nd) Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur (2nd) Flag of France Monaco (1st)[Note FRA] Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş (1st)
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid (3rd) Flag of England Manchester City (3rd) Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain (2nd) Flag of Switzerland Basel (1st)
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich (1st) Flag of Italy Juventus (1st) Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow (1st) Flag of England Manchester United (EL)
Flag of Germany RB Leipzig (2nd) Flag of Italy Roma (2nd) Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund (3rd) Flag of Portugal Benfica (1st) Flag of Belgium Anderlecht (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
Flag of Spain Sevilla (4th) Flag of England Liverpool (4th) Flag of Portugal Sporting CP (3rd)
Flag of Germany 1899 Hoffenheim (4th) Flag of Italy Napoli (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague (1st) Flag of France Nice (3rd) Flag of Netherlands Ajax (2nd) Flag of Greece AEK Athens (2nd)
Flag of Greece Olympiacos (1st) Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow (2nd) Flag of Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir (2nd) Flag of Romania Steaua București (2nd)
Flag of Romania Viitorul Constanța (1st) Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (2nd) Flag of Switzerland Young Boys (2nd)
Flag of Belgium Club Brugge (2nd) Flag of Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Flag of Denmark Copenhagen (1st) Flag of Hungary Honvéd (1st) Flag of Republic of Ireland Dundalk (1st)
Flag of Croatia Rijeka (1st) Flag of Scotland Celtic (1st) Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Flag of Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala (1st)
Flag of Poland Legia Warsaw (1st) Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ (1st) Flag of Iceland FH (1st) Flag of Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
Flag of Cyprus APOEL (1st) Flag of Serbia Partizan (1st) Flag of Georgia Samtredia (1st) Flag of Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica (1st)
Flag of Belarus BATE Borisov (1st) Flag of Kazakhstan Astana (1st) Flag of Finland IFK Mariehamn (1st) Flag of Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)
Flag of Sweden Malmö FF (1st) Flag of Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad (1st) Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar (1st)
Flag of Norway Rosenborg (1st) Flag of Slovenia Maribor (1st) Flag of Albania Kukësi (1st)
Flag of Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva (1st) Flag of Slovakia Žilina (1st) Flag of North Macedonia Vardar (1st)
First qualifying round
Flag of Northern Ireland Linfield (1st) Flag of Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta (1st) Flag of Gibraltar Europa FC (1st) Flag of Kosovo Trepça'89 (1st)
Flag of Estonia FCI Tallinn (1st) Flag of Malta Hibernians (1st) Flag of Andorra FC Santa Coloma (1st)
Flag of Armenia Alashkert (1st) Flag of Wales The New Saints (1st) Flag of San Marino La Fiorita (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ France (FRA): Monaco are a club based in Monaco (which is not a UEFA member), but participate in the Champions League through one of the berths for France (any coefficient points they earn count toward France).

Round and draw dates

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

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 19 June 2017 27–28 June 2017 4–5 July 2017
Second qualifying round 11–12 July 2017 18–19 July 2017
Third qualifying round 14 July 2017 25–26 July 2017 1–2 August 2017
Play-off Play-off round 4 August 2017 15–16 August 2017 22–23 August 2017
Group stage Matchday 1 24 August 2017
(Monaco)
12–13 September 2017
Matchday 2 26–27 September 2017
Matchday 3 17–18 October 2017
Matchday 4 31 October – 1 November 2017
Matchday 5 21–22 November 2017
Matchday 6 5–6 December 2017
Knockout phase Round of 16 11 December 2017 13–14 & 20–21 February 2018 6–7 & 13–14 March 2018
Quarter-finals 16 March 2018 3–4 April 2018 10–11 April 2018
Semi-finals 13 April 2018 24–25 April 2018 1–2 May 2018
Final 26 May 2018 at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev


Qualifying rounds

Main article: 2017–18 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients, and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

A total of ten teams play in the first qualifying round. The first legs were played on 27 and 28 June, and the second legs will be played on 4 July 2017.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Víkingur Gøta Flag of Faroe Islands 6–2 Flag of Kosovo Trepça'89 2–1 4–1
Hibernians Flag of Malta 3–0 Flag of Estonia FCI Tallinn 2–0 1–0
Alashkert Flag of Armenia 2–1 Flag of Andorra FC Santa Coloma 1–0 1–1
The New Saints Flag of Wales 4–3 Flag of Gibraltar Europa FC 1–2 3–1 (a.e.t.)
Linfield Flag of Northern Ireland 1–0 Flag of San Marino La Fiorita 1–0 0–0

Second qualifying round

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST (after the completion of the first qualifying round draw), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

A total of 34 teams will play in the second qualifying round: 29 teams which enter in this round, and the five winners of the first qualifying round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
APOEL Flag of Cyprus 2–0 Flag of Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 1–0 1–0
Žalgiris Vilnius Flag of Lithuania 3–5 Flag of Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 1–4
Qarabağ Flag of Azerbaijan 6–0 Flag of Georgia Samtredia 5–0 1–0
Partizan Flag of Serbia 2–0 Flag of Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 0–0
Hibernians Flag of Malta 0–6 Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–3 0–3
Sheriff Tiraspol Flag of Moldova 2–2 (a) Flag of Albania Kukësi 1–0 1–2
Spartaks Jūrmala Flag of Latvia 1–2[A] Flag of Kazakhstan Astana 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov Flag of Belarus 4–2 Flag of Armenia Alashkert 1–1 3–1
Žilina Flag of Slovakia 3–4 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 1–3 2–1
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel 5–3 Flag of Hungary Honvéd 2–1 3–2
Rijeka Flag of Croatia 7–1 Flag of Wales The New Saints 2–0 5–1
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden 2–4 Flag of North Macedonia Vardar 1–1 1–3
Zrinjski Mostar Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–3 Flag of Slovenia Maribor 1–2 1–1
Dundalk Flag of Republic of Ireland 2–3 Flag of Norway Rosenborg 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
FH Flag of Iceland 3–1 Flag of Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 1–1 2–0
Linfield Flag of Northern Ireland 0–6 Flag of Scotland Celtic 0–2 0–4
IFK Mariehamn Flag of Finland 0–9 Flag of Poland Legia Warsaw 0–3 0–6
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying round

The draw for the third qualifying round will be held on 14 July 2017, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The third qualifying round is split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections enter the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Route
Slavia Prague Flag of Czech Republic 2–2 (a) Flag of Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–2
Astana Flag of Kazakhstan 3–2 Flag of Poland Legia Warsaw 3–1 0–1
Maribor Flag of Slovenia 2–0 Flag of Iceland FH 1–0 1–0
Vardar Flag of North Macedonia 2–4[B] Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 1–4
Celtic Flag of Scotland 1–0 Flag of Norway Rosenborg 0–0 1–0
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel 3–3 (a) Flag of Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–0 1–3
Viitorul Constanța Flag of Romania 1–4 Flag of Cyprus APOEL 1–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)
Red Bull Salzburg Flag of Austria 1–1 (a) Flag of Croatia Rijeka 1–1 0–0
Qarabağ Flag of Azerbaijan 2–1 Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 2–1
Partizan Flag of Serbia 3–5 Flag of Greece Olympiacos 1–3 2–2
League Route
Steaua București Flag of Romania 6–3 Flag of Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2–2 4–1
Nice Flag of France 3–3 (a) Flag of Netherlands Ajax 1–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv Flag of Ukraine 3–3 (a) Flag of Switzerland Young Boys 3–1 0–2
AEK Athens Flag of Greece 0–3 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow 0–2 0–1
Club Brugge Flag of Belgium 3–5 Flag of Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 3–3 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Play-off round

The draw was held on 4 August 2017, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Seeding

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage.

A total of 20 teams played in the play-off round:

  • Champions Route: the ten Champions Route winners of the third qualifying round.
  • League Route: five teams which entered in this round, and the five League Route winners of the third qualifying round.
Champions Route League Route
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Flag of Greece Olympiacos[†]
Flag of Scotland Celtic[†]
Flag of Denmark Copenhagen[†]
Flag of Cyprus APOEL[†]
Flag of Slovenia Maribor[†]

Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ[†]
Flag of Kazakhstan Astana[†]
Flag of Croatia Rijeka[†]
Flag of Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva[†]
Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague[†]

Flag of Spain Sevilla
Flag of Italy Napoli
Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow[†]
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP

Flag of Romania Steaua București[†]
Flag of Switzerland Young Boys[†]
Flag of France Nice[†]
Flag of Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
Flag of Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir[†]

Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying round.

Summary

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 August, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 August 2017.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Route
Qarabağ Flag of Azerbaijan 2–2 (a) Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 1–2
APOEL Flag of Cyprus 2–0 Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 0–0
Olympiacos Flag of Greece 3–1 Flag of Croatia Rijeka 2–1 1–0
Celtic Flag of Scotland 8–4 Flag of Kazakhstan Astana 5–0 3–4
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel 2–2 (a) Flag of Slovenia Maribor 2–1 0–1
League Route
İstanbul Başakşehir Flag of Turkey 3–4 Flag of Spain Sevilla 1–2 2–2
Young Boys Flag of Switzerland 0–3 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow 0–1 0–2
Napoli Flag of Italy 4–0 Flag of France Nice 2–0 2–0
1899 Hoffenheim Flag of Germany 3–6 Flag of England Liverpool 1–2 2–4
Sporting CP Flag of Portugal 5–1 Flag of Romania Steaua București 0–0 5–1

Group stage

Main article: 2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage

The draw for the group stage will be held on 24 August 2017, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

The 32 teams are 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 are seeded into four pots based on the following principles (introduced starting 2015–16 season):

  • Pot 1 contains the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2016 UEFA country coefficients. As the title holders, Real Madrid, are one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth are also seeded into Pot 1 (regulations Article 13.05).
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients.

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 2017–18 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 12–13 September, 26–27 September, 17–18 October, 31 October – 1 November, 21–22 November, and 5–6 December 2017.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualify for the group stage also participate in the 2017–18 UEFA Youth League, where they are joined by the youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations.

A total of 32 teams play in the group stage: 22 teams which enter in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 from Champions Route, 5 from League Route).

Seeding pot 1 (by association rank)

Seeding pot 2

Seeding pot 3

Seeding pot 4

Note: UEFA club coefficient (CC) at the end of 2016–17 season, which is used for seeding, is listed in italics.

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Manchester United 6 5 0 1 12 3 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Switzerland Basel 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12
Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Portugal Benfica 6 0 0 6 1 14 −13 0

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 25 4 +21 15 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15
Flag of Scotland Celtic 6 1 0 5 5 18 −13 3 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15 3

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Italy Roma 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 16 8 +8 11
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 1 +8 14 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Italy Juventus 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Greece Olympiacos 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1

Group E

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Liverpool 6 3 3 0 23 6 +17 12 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Spain Sevilla FC 6 2 3 1 12 12 0 9
Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 9 13 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Slovenia Maribor 6 0 3 3 3 16 −13 3

Group F

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 12
Flag of Italy Napoli 6 2 0 4 11 11 0 6 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Netherlands Feyenoord 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3

Group G

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Portugal Porto 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5 10
Flag of Germany RB Leipzig 6 2 1 3 10 11 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of France Monaco 6 0 2 4 6 16 −10 2

Group H

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 6 5 1 0 15 4 +11 16 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 17 7 +10 13
Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 0 2 4 7 13 −6 2 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Cyprus APOEL 6 0 2 4 2 17 −15 2

Knockout phase

Main article: 2017–18 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. 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 onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association can be drawn against each other.

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 Flag of Spain Sevilla 0 2 2  
 Flag of England Manchester United 0 1 1  
   Flag of Spain Sevilla 1 0 1  
   Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 2 0 2  
 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 5 3 8
 Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş 0 1 1  
   Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 1 2 3  
   Flag of Spain Real Madrid 2 2 4  
 Flag of Italy Juventus 2 2 4  
 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 3  
   Flag of Italy Juventus 0 3 3
   Flag of Spain Real Madrid 3 1 4  
 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 3 2 5
 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 1 1 2  
   Flag of Spain Real Madrid 3
   Flag of England Liverpool 1
 Flag of Portugal Porto 0 0 0  
 Flag of England Liverpool 5 0 5  
   Flag of England Liverpool 3 2 5
   Flag of England Manchester City 0 1 1  
 Flag of Switzerland Basel 0 2 2
 Flag of England Manchester City 4 1 5  
   Flag of England Liverpool 5 2 7
   Flag of Italy Roma 2 4 6  
 Flag of England Chelsea 1 0 1  
 Flag of Spain Barcelona 1 3 4  
   Flag of Spain Barcelona 4 0 4
   Flag of Italy Roma (a) 1 3 4  
 Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 0 2
 Flag of Italy Roma (a) 1 1 2  

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 11 December 2017, 12:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The first legs was played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs was played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Juventus Flag of Italy 4–3 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 2–1
Basel Flag of Switzerland 2–5 Flag of England Manchester City 0–4 2–1
Porto Flag of Portugal 0–5 Flag of England Liverpool 0–5 0–0
Sevilla Flag of Spain 2–1 Flag of England Manchester United 0–0 2–1
Real Madrid Flag of Spain 5–2 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 3–1 2–1
Shakhtar Donetsk Flag of Ukraine 2–2 (a) Flag of Italy Roma 2–1 0–1
Chelsea Flag of England 1–4 Flag of Spain Barcelona 1–1 0–3
Bayern Munich Flag of Germany 8–1 Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş 5–0 3–1

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 16 March 2018, 12:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The first legs was played on 3 and 4 April, and the second legs was played on 10 and 11 April 2018.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Barcelona Flag of Spain 4–4 (a) Flag of Italy Roma 4–1 0–3
Sevilla Flag of Spain 1–2 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 1–2 0–0
Juventus Flag of Italy 3–4 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 0–3 3–1
Liverpool Flag of England 5–1 Flag of England Manchester City 3–0 2–1

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 13 April 2018, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Bayern Munich Flag of Germany 3–4 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 1–2 2–2
Liverpool Flag of England 7–6 Flag of Italy Roma 5–2 2–4

Final

Main article: 2018 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final was played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev on 26 May 2018. The "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.

26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)
20:45 CEST
Real Madrid Flag of Spain 3–1 Flag of England Liverpool NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Benzema Goal 51'
Bale Goal 64'83'
UEFA Report
BBC Report
Mané Goal 55'

Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain Real Madrid 15 1170
2 Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah Flag of England Liverpool 10 930
Flag of Senegal Sadio Mané Flag of England Liverpool 940
Flag of Brazil Roberto Firmino Flag of England Liverpool 1056
5 Flag of France Wissam Ben Yedder Flag of Spain Sevilla 8 651
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Flag of Italy Roma 1078
7 Flag of England Harry Kane Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 7 597
Flag of Uruguay Edinson Cavani Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 680
9 Flag of Brazil Neymar Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 6 630
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Flag of Spain Barcelona 783

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Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Flag of England James Milner Flag of England Liverpool 9 874
2 Flag of Brazil Roberto Firmino Flag of England Liverpool 8 1056
3 Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez Flag of Spain Barcelona 5 884
4 Flag of Belgium Eden Hazard Flag of England Chelsea 4 611
Flag of Brazil Neymar Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 630
Flag of Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Flag of England Manchester City 667
Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah Flag of England Liverpool 930
8 16 players 3 N/A

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Squad of the season

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament.

Pos. Player Team
GK Flag of Costa Rica Keylor Navas Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Brazil Alisson Flag of Italy Roma
DF Flag of Germany Joshua Kimmich Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Brazil Marcelo Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Italy Giorgio Chiellini Flag of Italy Juventus
Flag of Netherlands Virgil van Dijk Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of France Raphaël Varane Flag of Spain Real Madrid
MF Flag of Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Flag of England Manchester City
Flag of Brazil Casemiro Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Croatia Luka Modrić Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Germany Toni Kroos Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Colombia James Rodríguez Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
FW Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Flag of Italy Roma
Flag of Brazil Roberto Firmino Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah Flag of England Liverpool

Players of the season

Votes were cast for players of the season by coaches of the 32 teams in the group stage, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jury members selected their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. The shortlist of the top three players were announced on 9 August 2018. The award winners were announced and presented during the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 30 August 2018.

Goalkeeper of the season

Rank Player Team Points
Shortlist of top three
1 Flag of Costa Rica Keylor Navas Flag of Spain Real Madrid 222
2 Flag of Brazil Alisson Flag of Italy Roma 197
3 Flag of Italy Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy Juventus 92
Players ranked 4–10
4 Flag of Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Flag of Spain Barcelona 47
5 Flag of Belgium Thibaut Courtois Flag of England Chelsea 28
6 Flag of Brazil Ederson Flag of England Manchester City 26
7 Flag of France Hugo Lloris Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 18
8 Flag of Slovenia Jan Oblak Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 16
9 Flag of Spain David de Gea Flag of England Manchester United 7
10 Flag of Germany Sven Ulreich Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 5

Defender of the season

Rank Player Team Points
Shortlist of top three
1 Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain Real Madrid 184
2 Flag of France Raphaël Varane Flag of Spain Real Madrid 167
3 Flag of Brazil Marcelo Flag of Spain Real Madrid 145
Players ranked 4–10
4 Flag of Italy Giorgio Chiellini Flag of Italy Juventus 40
5 Flag of Croatia Dejan Lovren Flag of England Liverpool 37
6 Flag of Netherlands Virgil van Dijk Flag of England Liverpool 24
7 Flag of Uruguay Diego Godín Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 15
8 Flag of Germany Joshua Kimmich Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 14
9 Flag of Germany Mats Hummels Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 13
10 Flag of Spain Gerard Piqué Flag of Spain Barcelona 10

Midfielder of the season

Rank Player Team Points
Shortlist of top three
1 Flag of Croatia Luka Modrić Flag of Spain Real Madrid 347
2 Flag of Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Flag of England Manchester City 114
3 Flag of Germany Toni Kroos Flag of Spain Real Madrid 69
Players ranked 4–10
4 Flag of Brazil Casemiro Flag of Spain Real Madrid 40
5 Flag of England James Milner Flag of England Liverpool 18
6 Flag of Spain Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain Barcelona 16
7 Flag of Croatia Ivan Rakitić Flag of Spain Barcelona 9
8 Flag of Spain Isco Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6
Flag of Senegal Sadio Mané Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić Flag of Italy Juventus
Flag of Colombia James Rodríguez Flag of Germany Bayern Munich

Forward of the season

Rank Player Team Points
Shortlist of top three
1 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain Real Madrid 287
2 Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah Flag of England Liverpool 218
3 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Flag of Spain Barcelona 43
Players ranked 4–10
4 Flag of France Kylian Mbappé Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 17
5 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Flag of Italy Roma 15
Flag of England Harry Kane Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
7 Flag of Brazil Roberto Firmino Flag of England Liverpool 13
8 Flag of Wales Gareth Bale Flag of Spain Real Madrid 12
Flag of France Antoine Griezmann Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
Flag of Senegal Sadio Mané Flag of England Liverpool

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