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UEFA Champions League teams: All 32 participating clubs for 2021-22

A complete of 32 groups are competing within the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League with desires of profitable probably the most prestigious trophy in skilled membership soccer.

English energy Chelsea is the defending champion, and a bunch of contenders will look to knock the Blues off that perch. French facet Paris Saint-Germain, Germany’s Bayern Munich and 2021 finalists Manchester City are thought-about the favorites by the bookmakers.

The event begins out with a bunch stage (eight teams of 4 groups every), and solely the highest two groups in every group advance to the Round of 16 that kicks off in February 2022. Two-leg, aggregate-goal knockout rounds are performed the remainder of the best way via to the only sport closing that might be held on May 28, 2022.

  • Group Stage: Sept. 14-15, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 23-24, Dec. 7-8
  • Round of 16: Feb. 15-16, March 8-9 / Feb. 22-23, March 15-16
  • Quarterfinals: April 5-6, April 12-13
  • Semifinals: April 26-27, May 3-4
  • Final: May 28, 2022 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

For the primary time since 1965, there might be no away targets tiebreaker used within the knockout rounds of UEFA competitions, together with the Champions League, after it was abolished in June 2021. Series which are tied on combination targets after the conclusion of the second leg will go straight to additional time and, if crucial, a penalty-kick shootout.

MORE: Champions League group standings & outcomes

Teams in UEFA Champions League 2021-22

A complete of 26 groups certified on to the UEFA Champions League group stage. There have been six further spots decided by two-leg playoff sequence.

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw was held on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Team Country How group certified Appearances
(since 1992-93)
Titles (Last)
Ajax Netherlands 1st – Eredivisie 17 4 (1995)
Atalanta Italy third – Serie A 3
Atletico Madrid Spain 1st – La Liga 12
Barcelona Spain third La Liga 26 5 (2015)
Bayern Munich Germany 1st – Bundesliga 25 6 (2020)
Benfica Portugal Playoffs (third – Liga Portugal) 16 2 (1962)
Besiktas Turkey 1st – Super Lig 8
Borussia Dortmund Germany third – Bundesliga 16 1 (1997)
Chelsea England 4th – English Premier League 18 2 (2021)
Club Brugge Belgium 1st – Jupiler Pro League 9
Dynamo Kiev Ukraine 1st – Ukraine Premier League 18
Inter Milan Italy 1st – Serie A 15 3 (2010)
Juventus Italy 4th – Serie A 22 2 (1996)
Lille France 1st – Ligue 1 7
Liverpool England third – English Premier League 14 6 (2019)
Malmo FF Sweden Playoffs (1st – Sweden Allsvenskan) 3
Manchester City England 1st – English Premier League 11
Manchester United England 2nd – English Premier League 24 3 (2008)
AC Milan Italy 2nd – Serie A 18 7 (2007)
Paris Saint-Germain France 2nd – Ligue 1 14
Porto Portugal 2nd – Liga Portugal 25 2 (2004)
RB Leipzig Germany 2nd – Bundesliga 4
RB Salzburg Austria Playoffs (1st – Austrian Bundesliga) 4
Real Madrid Spain 2nd – La Liga 26 13 (2018)
Sevilla Spain 4th – La Liga 7
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Playoffs (2nd – Ukraine Premier League) 16
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova Playoffs (1st – Moldovan National Div.) 1
Sporting CP Portugal 1st – Liga Portugal 9
VfL Wolfsburg Germany 4th – Bundesliga 3
Villarreal Spain Europa League Champion 4
Young Boys Switzerland Playoffs (1st – Swiss Super League) 2
Zenit St. Petersburg Russia 1st – Russian Premier League 9

UEFA Champions League clubs by nation

No. of Teams Country Qualified Teams
5 Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal
4 England Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
4 Germany Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
4 Italy Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus
3 Portugal Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
2 France LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Austria RB Salzburg
1 Belgium Club Brugge
1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1 Netherlands Ajax
1 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
1 Sweden Malmo FF
1 Switzerland BSC Young Boys
1 Turkey Besiktas

How to observe the UEFA Champions League

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League might be carried within the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).

  • Dates: 29 matchdays from Sept. 2021-May 2022
  • TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (choose matches solely)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision
  • Streaming (English): (*32*)+
  • Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, TUDN.television (authenticated customers)

Canada: The UEFA Champions League might be streamed completely on DAZN in Canada. New clients can enroll for a 30-day free trial.

#Note-Author Name – Sporting News

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