2018–19 UEFA Champions League
Wanda-Metropolitano.jpg
The Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
26 June – 29 August 2018
Competition proper:
18 September 2018 – 1 June 2019
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 79 (from 54 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Liverpool (6th title)
Runners-upEngland Tottenham Hotspur
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored366 (2.93 per match)
Attendance6,163,044 (49,304 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Lionel Messi (12 goals)

The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League was the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The final was played at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain, between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. It was the second all-English final after the 2008 final, which was contested between Manchester United and Chelsea in Moscow.[1] Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2–0 and have earned the right to play against Chelsea, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup; they also qualified for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. They automatically qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage. As Liverpool had already qualified for the group stage by clinching the second place at domestic league, the berth reserved for the English runner-up was given to the champions of the 2018–19 Austrian Bundesliga – the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[2]

For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used in the competition from the round of 16 onward.[3]

Real Madrid were the defending champions, having won each of the last three titles. They were eliminated by Ajax in the round of 16.[4][5]

Format changes

On 9 December 2016, UEFA confirmed the reforming plan for the UEFA Champions League for the 2018–2021 cycle, which was announced on 26 August 2016.[6][7] As per the new regulations, the previous season's UEFA Europa League winners will qualify automatically for the UEFA Champions League group stage (previously they would qualify for the play-off round, but would be promoted to the group stage only if the Champions League title holder berth was vacated, although this promotion to the group stage had been made in all three seasons since it was established from 2015–16). Meanwhile, the top four teams from the leagues of the four top-ranked national associations in the UEFA country coefficients list will qualify automatically for the group stage as well.[6] Only six teams will qualify for the group stage via the qualification rounds, down from ten in the previous season.[8]

Association team allocation

79 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participate in the 2018–19 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:[8][9]

  • 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 2017–18 UEFA Champions League and 2017–18 UEFA Europa League are each given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league.

Association ranking

For the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2017 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2012–13 to 2016–17.[10]

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

  • (UCL) – Additional berth for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League winners
  • (UEL) – Additional berth for the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League winners
Association ranking for 2018–19 UEFA Champions League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1  Spain 104.998 4
2  Germany 79.498
3  England 75.962
4  Italy 73.332
5  France 56.665 3
6  Russia 50.532
7  Portugal 49.332 2
8  Ukraine 42.633
9  Belgium 42.400
10  Turkey 39.200
11  Czech Republic 33.175
12   Switzerland 32.075
13  Netherlands 31.063
14  Greece 27.900
15  Austria 25.350
16  Croatia 25.250 1
17  Romania 24.350
18  Denmark 24.000
19  Belarus 19.875
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
20  Poland 19.750 1
21  Sweden 19.725
22  Israel 19.375
23  Scotland 18.925
24  Cyprus 18.550
25  Norway 18.325
26  Azerbaijan 17.750
27  Bulgaria 15.875
28  Serbia 15.375
29  Kazakhstan 15.250
30  Slovenia 13.125
31  Slovakia 11.750
32  Liechtenstein 11.000 0
33  Hungary 9.500 1
34  Moldova 9.500
35  Iceland 8.375
36  Finland 7.650
37  Albania 6.625
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
38  Republic of Ireland 6.575 1
39  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.500
40  Georgia 6.375
41  Latvia 6.125
42  Macedonia 5.625
43  Estonia 5.250
44  Montenegro 5.250
45  Armenia 5.125
46  Luxembourg 4.875
47  Northern Ireland 4.500
48  Lithuania 4.125
49  Malta 4.000
50  Wales 3.875
51  Faroe Islands 3.500
52  Gibraltar 2.500
53  Andorra 1.165
54  San Marino 0.333
55  Kosovo 0.000

Distribution

In the default access list, the Champions League title holders qualify for the group stage.[11][8] However, since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage via their domestic league (as third place of the 2017–18 La Liga), the following changes to the access list were made:[12]

  • The champions of association 11 (Czech Republic) entered the group stage instead of the play-off round.
  • The champions of association 13 (Netherlands) entered the play-off round instead of the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of association 15 (Austria) entered the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 18 and 19 (Denmark and Belarus) entered the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.

In addition, the Europa League title holders qualify for the group stage.[11] However, since Atlético Madrid, the Europa League champions, already qualified for the group stage via their domestic league (as second place of the 2017–18 La Liga), the following changes to the access list were made:[12]

  • The third-placed team of association 5 (France) entered the group stage instead of the third qualifying round.
  • The runners-up of association 10 and 11 (Turkey and Czech Republic) entered the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
Access list for 2018–19 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 Champions Path
(20 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 16–19
  • 16 winners from the first qualifying round
League Path
(4 teams)
  • 4 runners-up from associations 12–15
Third qualifying round Champions Path
(12 teams)
  • 2 champions from associations 14–15
  • 10 winners from the second qualifying round (Champions Path)
League Path
(8 teams)
  • 5 runners-up from associations 7–11
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
  • 2 winners from the second qualifying round (League Path)
Play-off round 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)
  • 11 champions from associations 1–11
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 5 third-placed teams from associations 1–5
  • 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

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses (TH: Champions League title holders; EL: Europa League title holders).[13]

Qualified teams for 2018–19 UEFA Champions League (by entry round)
Group stage
Spain Real MadridTH (3rd) Germany Borussia Dortmund (4th) Italy Roma (3rd) Portugal Porto (1st)
Spain Atlético MadridEL (2nd) England Manchester City (1st) Italy Inter Milan (4th) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
Spain Barcelona (1st) England Manchester United (2nd) France Paris Saint-Germain (1st) Belgium Club Brugge (1st)
Spain Valencia (4th) England Tottenham Hotspur (3rd) France Monaco (2nd)[Note FRA] Turkey Galatasaray (1st)
Germany Bayern Munich (1st) England Liverpool (4th) France Lyon (3rd) Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň (1st)
Germany Schalke 04 (2nd) Italy Juventus (1st) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow (1st)
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim (3rd) Italy Napoli (2nd) Russia CSKA Moscow (2nd)
Play-off round
Champions Path League Path
Switzerland Young Boys (1st) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven (1st)
Third qualifying round
Champions Path League Path
Greece AEK Athens (1st) Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Russia Spartak Moscow (3rd) Belgium Standard Liège (2nd)
Portugal Benfica (2nd) Turkey Fenerbahçe (2nd)
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (2nd) Czech Republic Slavia Prague (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Champions Path League Path
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Denmark Midtjylland (1st) Switzerland Basel (2nd) Greece PAOK (2nd)
Romania CFR Cluj (1st) Belarus BATE Borisov (1st) Netherlands Ajax (2nd) Austria Sturm Graz (2nd)
First qualifying round
Poland Legia Warsaw (1st) Serbia Red Star Belgrade (1st) Albania Kukësi (2nd)[Note ALB] Armenia Alashkert (1st)
Sweden Malmö FF (1st) Kazakhstan Astana (1st) Republic of Ireland Cork City (1st) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva (1st) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar (1st) Northern Ireland Crusaders (1st)
Scotland Celtic (1st) Slovakia Spartak Trnava (1st) Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi (1st) Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė (1st)
Cyprus APOEL (1st) Hungary Vidi (1st) Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala (1st) Malta Valletta (1st)
Norway Rosenborg (1st) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) North Macedonia Shkëndija (1st) Wales The New Saints (1st)
Azerbaijan Qarabağ (1st) Iceland Valur (1st) Estonia Flora Tallinn (1st) Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta (1st)
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad (1st) Finland HJK (1st) Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić (1st)
Preliminary round
Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps (1st) Andorra FC Santa Coloma (1st) San Marino La Fiorita (1st) Kosovo Drita (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ Albania (ALB): In March 2018, Skënderbeu were handed a 10-year ban from UEFA club competitions over match fixing.[14] Since they finished as champions of the 2017–18 Albanian Superliga, the runners-up of the league, Kukësi, entered the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League instead of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ 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 towards France's total).

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).[15]

Schedule for 2018–19 UEFA Champions League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 12 June 2018 26 June 2018 (semi-final round) 29 June 2018 (final round)
First qualifying round 19 June 2018 10–11 July 2018 17–18 July 2018
Second qualifying round 24–25 July 2018 31 July – 1 August 2018
Third qualifying round 23 July 2018 7–8 August 2018 14 August 2018
Play-off Play-off round 6 August 2018 21–22 August 2018 28–29 August 2018
Group stage Matchday 1 30 August 2018
(Monaco)
18–19 September 2018
Matchday 2 2–3 October 2018
Matchday 3 23–24 October 2018
Matchday 4 6–7 November 2018
Matchday 5 27–28 November 2018
Matchday 6 11–12 December 2018
Knockout phase Round of 16 17 December 2018 12–13 & 19–20 February 2019 5–6 & 12–13 March 2019
Quarter-finals 15 March 2019 9–10 April 2019 16–17 April 2019
Semi-finals 30 April – 1 May 2019 7–8 May 2019
Final 1 June 2019 at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid

From this season, there will be staggered kick-off times in the group stage at 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET. Kick-off times starting from the knock-out phase will be 21:00 CET.[11]

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2018 UEFA club coefficients,[16] and then drawn into one-legged semi-final and final ties. The draw for the preliminary round was held on 12 June 2018.[17] The semi-final round was played on 26 June, and the final round was played on 29 June 2018, both at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar.[18] The losers of both semi-final and final rounds entered the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Semi-final round
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 0–2 (a.e.t.) Kosovo Drita
La Fiorita San Marino 0–2 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Final round
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar 1–4 (a.e.t.) Kosovo Drita

Drita's win on 26 June 2018 was the first time that a team representing Kosovo had won a game in any UEFA competition.

Qualifying rounds

In the qualifying and play-off rounds, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2018 UEFA club coefficients,[16] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 19 June 2018.[19] The first legs were played on 10 and 11 July, and the second legs were played on 17 and 18 July 2018. The losers entered the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, except one team were drawn to receive a bye to the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Torpedo Kutaisi Georgia (country) 2–4 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 0–3
Shkëndija North Macedonia 5–4 Wales The New Saints 5–0 0–4
Sūduva Marijampolė Lithuania 3–2 Cyprus APOEL 3–1 0–1
Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 0–1 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–1 0–0
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 2–3 Hungary Vidi 1–1 1–2
Drita Kosovo 0–5 Sweden Malmö FF 0–3 0–2
Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands 2–5[A] Finland HJK 1–2 1–3
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 9–0 Northern Ireland Crusaders 7–0 2–0
Cork City Republic of Ireland 0–4[B] Poland Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–3
Valur Iceland 2–3 Norway Rosenborg 1–0 1–3
Kukësi Albania 1–1 (a) Malta Valletta 0–0 1–1
Flora Tallinn Estonia 2–7 Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–4 1–3
Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia 0–2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 0–0 0–2
Alashkert Armenia 0–6 Scotland Celtic 0–3 0–3
Spartak Trnava Slovakia 2–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 1–0 1–1
Astana Kazakhstan 3–0 Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 1–0 2–0

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  2. ^ Losers drawn to receive a bye to the Europa League third qualifying round.

Second qualifying round

The second qualifying round is split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for league non-champions). The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2018.[19] The first legs were played on 24 and 25 July, and the second legs were played on 31 July and 1 August 2018. The losers from both Champions Path and League Path entered the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Astana Kazakhstan 2–1 Denmark Midtjylland 2–1 0–0
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 0–1 Hungary Vidi 0–0 0–1
Kukësi Albania 0–3 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–0 0–3
CFR Cluj Romania 1–2 Sweden Malmö FF 0–1 1–1
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 7–2 Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5–0 2–2
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 5–0 Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 3–0 2–0
BATE Borisov Belarus 2–1 Finland HJK 0–0 2–1
Shkëndija North Macedonia 1–0 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 0–0
Legia Warsaw Poland 1–2 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–2 1–0
Celtic Scotland 3–1 Norway Rosenborg 3–1 0–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
PAOK Greece 5–1 Switzerland Basel 2–1 3–0
Ajax Netherlands 5–1 Austria Sturm Graz 2–0 3–1

Third qualifying round

The third qualifying round is split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for league non-champions). The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 23 July 2018.[20] The first legs were played on 7 and 8 August, and the second legs were played on 14 August 2018. The losers from Champions Path enter the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League play-off round, while the losers from League Path enter the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Celtic Scotland 2–3 Greece AEK Athens 1–1 1–2
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 4–0 North Macedonia Shkëndija 3–0 1–0
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 3–2 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 1–2 Belarus BATE Borisov 0–1 1–1
Astana Kazakhstan 0–3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 0–1
Malmö FF Sweden 1–1 (a) Hungary Vidi 1–1 0–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Standard Liège Belgium 2–5 Netherlands Ajax 2–2 0–3
Benfica Portugal 2–1 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1–0 1–1
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 1–3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1–1 0–2
PAOK Greece 3–2 Russia Spartak Moscow 3–2 0–0

Play-off round

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Path (for league champions) and League Path (for league non-champions). The draw for the play-off round was held on 6 August 2018.[21] The first legs were played on 21 and 22 August, and the second legs were played on 28 and 29 August. The losers from both Champions Path and League Path entered the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 2–2 (a) Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–0 2–2
BATE Borisov Belarus 2–6 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–3 0–3
Young Boys Switzerland 3–2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1
Vidi Hungary 2–3 Greece AEK Athens 1–2 1–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Path
Benfica Portugal 5–2 Greece PAOK 1–1 4–1
Ajax Netherlands 3–1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3–1 0–0

Group stage

Location of teams of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D;
Green pog.svg Green: Group E; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group F; Purple pog.svg Purple: Group G; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group H.

The draw for the group stage was held on 30 August 2018 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[22] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles (introduced starting this season):[9]

  • Pot 1 contained the Champions League and Europa League title holders, and the champions of the top six associations based on their 2017 UEFA country coefficients. If either or both title holders were one of the champions of the top six associations, the champions of the next highest ranked association(s) are also seeded into Pot 1.
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contained the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2018 UEFA club coefficients.[16]

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 2018–19 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 18–19 September, 2–3 October, 23–24 October, 6–7 November, 27–28 November, and 11–12 December 2018.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualify for the group stage also participate in the 2018–19 UEFA Youth League on the same matchdays, where they compete in the UEFA Champions League Path (the youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations compete in a separate Domestic Champions Path until the play-offs).

A total of 15 national associations are represented in the group stage. 1899 Hoffenheim, Red Star Belgrade (1991 European champions) and Young Boys will make their debut appearances in the group stage (although Red Star Belgrade have appeared in the European Cup group stage).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOR ATM BRU MON
1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 10 2 +8 13[a] Advance to knockout phase 4–0 0–0 3–0
2 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13[a] 2–0 3–1 2–0
3 Belgium Club Brugge 6 1 3 2 6 5 +1 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 0–0 1–1
4 France Monaco 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1 0–2 1–2 0–4
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head goal difference: Borussia Dortmund +2, Atlético Madrid –2.

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR TOT INT PSV
1 Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–0 4–0
2 England Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8[a] 2–4 1–0 2–1
3 Italy Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8[a] Transfer to Europa League 1–1 2–1 1–1
4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2 1–2 2–2 1–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Tottenham Hotspur 1, Inter Milan 0.

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR LIV NAP ZVE
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 3 2 1 17 9 +8 11 Advance to knockout phase 2–1 2–2 6–1
2 England Liverpool 6 3 0 3 9 7 +2 9[a] 3–2 1–0 4–0
3 Italy Napoli 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9[a] Transfer to Europa League 1–1 1–0 3–1
4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 6 1 1 4 5 17 −12 4 1–4 2–0 0–0
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Goals in all group matches: Liverpool 9, Napoli 7.

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POR SCH GAL LOM
1 Portugal Porto 6 5 1 0 15 6 +9 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 1–0 4–1
2 Germany Schalke 04 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 11 1–1 2–0 1–0
3 Turkey Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 4 Transfer to Europa League 2–3 0–0 3–0
4 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 6 1 0 5 4 12 −8 3 1–3 0–1 2–0
Source: UEFA

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY AJX BEN AEK
1 Germany Bayern Munich 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 5–1 2–0
2 Netherlands Ajax 6 3 3 0 11 5 +6 12 3–3 1–0 3–0
3 Portugal Benfica 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 1–1 1–0
4 Greece AEK Athens 6 0 0 6 2 13 −11 0 0–2 0–2 2–3
Source: UEFA

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC LYO SHK HOF
1 England Manchester City 6 4 1 1 16 6 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–2 6–0 2–1
2 France Lyon 6 1 5 0 12 11 +1 8 2–2 2–2 2–2
3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 8 16 −8 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 1–1 2–2
4 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim 6 0 3 3 11 14 −3 3 1–2 3–3 2–3
Source: UEFA

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RMA ROM PLZ CSKA
1 Spain Real Madrid 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 12 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 2–1 0–3
2 Italy Roma 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 9 0–2 5–0 3–0
3 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 6 2 1 3 7 16 −9 7[a] Transfer to Europa League 0–5 2–1 2–2
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7[a] 1–0 1–2 1–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Viktoria Plzeň 4, CSKA Moscow 1.

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JUV MU VAL YB
1 Italy Juventus 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12 Advance to knockout phase 1–2 1–0 3–0
2 England Manchester United 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–1 0–0 1–0
3 Spain Valencia 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 2–1 3–1
4 Switzerland Young Boys 6 1 1 4 4 12 −8 4 2–1 0–3 1–1
Source: UEFA

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 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).

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final (1 June – Madrid)
                                         
 England Tottenham Hotspur 3 1 4  
 Germany Borussia Dortmund 0 0 0  
   England Tottenham Hotspur (a) 1 3 4  
   England Manchester City 0 4 4  
 Germany Schalke 04 2 0 2
 England Manchester City 3 7 10  
   England Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0 3 3  
   Netherlands Ajax 1 2 3  
 Netherlands Ajax 1 4 5  
 Spain Real Madrid 2 1 3  
   Netherlands Ajax 1 2 3
   Italy Juventus 1 1 2  
 Spain Atlético Madrid 2 0 2
 Italy Juventus 0 3 3  
   England Tottenham Hotspur 0
   England Liverpool 2
 England Manchester United (a) 0 3 3  
 France Paris Saint-Germain 2 1 3  
   England Manchester United 0 0 0
   Spain Barcelona 1 3 4  
 France Lyon 0 1 1
 Spain Barcelona 0 5 5  
   Spain Barcelona 3 0 3
   England Liverpool 0 4 4  
 England Liverpool 0 3 3  
 Germany Bayern Munich 0 1 1  
   England Liverpool 2 4 6
   Portugal Porto 0 1 1  
 Italy Roma 2 1 3
 Portugal Porto (a.e.t.) 1 3 4  

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 17 December 2018.[23] The first legs were played on 12, 13, 19 and 20 February, and the second legs were played on 5, 6, 12 and 13 March 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Schalke 04 Germany 2–10 England Manchester City 2–3 0–7
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–3 Italy Juventus 2–0 0–3
Manchester United England 3–3 (a) France Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 3–1
Tottenham Hotspur England 4–0 Germany Borussia Dortmund 3–0 1–0
Lyon France 1–5 Spain Barcelona 0–0 1–5
Roma Italy 3–4 Portugal Porto 2–1 1–3 (a.e.t.)
Ajax Netherlands 5–3 Spain Real Madrid 1–2 4–1
Liverpool England 3–1 Germany Bayern Munich 0–0 3–1

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 15 March 2019.[24] The first legs were played on 9 and 10 April, and the second legs were played on 16 and 17 April 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax Netherlands 3–2 Italy Juventus 1–1 2–1
Liverpool England 6–1 Portugal Porto 2–0 4–1
Tottenham Hotspur England 4–4 (a) England Manchester City 1–0 3–4
Manchester United England 0–4[A] Spain Barcelona 0–1 0–3

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur match in the same city.

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 15 March 2019 (after the quarter-final draw).[24] The first legs were played on 30 April and 1 May, and the second legs were played on 7 and 8 May 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tottenham Hotspur England 3–3 (a) Netherlands Ajax 0–1 3–2
Barcelona Spain 3–4 England Liverpool 3–0 0–4

Final

The final was played on 1 June 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.[24]

Tottenham Hotspur England0–2England Liverpool
Report

Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 12 837
2 Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich 8 714
3 Argentina Sergio Agüero England Manchester City 6 510
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Italy Juventus 749
Mali Moussa Marega Portugal Porto 840
Serbia Dušan Tadić Netherlands Ajax 1080
4 Croatia Andrej Kramarić Germany 1899 Hoffenheim 5 481
Argentina Paulo Dybala Italy Juventus 518
Brazil Neymar France Paris Saint-Germain 532
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Italy Roma 570
Brazil Lucas Moura England Tottenham Hotspur 725
England Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur 778
England Raheem Sterling England Manchester City 871
Egypt Mohamed Salah England Liverpool 1058

Source:[26]

Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Germany Leroy Sané England Manchester City 5 395
Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona 900
Spain Jordi Alba Spain Barcelona 990
Serbia Dušan Tadić Netherlands Ajax 1080
5 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City 4 247
Algeria Riyad Mahrez England Manchester City 388
Spain Carlos Soler Spain Valencia 390
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Italy Roma 570
France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 701
England Trent Alexander-Arnold England Liverpool 921

Squad of the season

On 2 June 2019, the UEFA technical study group selected the following 20 players as the squad of the tournament.[27]

Pos. Player Team
GK Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Spain Barcelona
Brazil Alisson England Liverpool
DF England Trent Alexander-Arnold England Liverpool
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk England Liverpool
Scotland Andrew Robertson England Liverpool
Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt Netherlands Ajax
Belgium Jan Vertonghen England Tottenham Hotspur
MF Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City
France Moussa Sissoko England Tottenham Hotspur
Morocco Hakim Ziyech Netherlands Ajax
Netherlands Frenkie de Jong Netherlands Ajax
France Tanguy Ndombele France Lyon
Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum England Liverpool
Brazil David Neres Netherlands Ajax
England Raheem Sterling England Manchester City
FW Brazil Lucas Moura England Tottenham Hotspur
Serbia Dušan Tadić Netherlands Ajax
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Italy Juventus
Senegal Sadio Mané 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 was announced on 8 August 2019.[28] The award winners will be announced and presented during the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 29 August 2019.

See also

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