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.
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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
|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||Russia||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|1||Switzerland||BSC Young Boys|
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.
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