The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League knockout phase began on 12 February and ended on 1 June 2019 with the final at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain, to decide the champions of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.[1] A total of 16 teams competed in the knockout phase.[2]

For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used in the Champions League knockout phase.[3]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Round and draw dates

The schedule is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[1]

Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Round of 16 17 December 2018, 12:00 12–13 & 19–20 February 2019 5–6 & 12–13 March 2019
Quarter-finals 15 March 2019, 12:00 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

Format

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advances to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the winners are decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, which is played as a single match, if the score is level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if the score is still level.[2]

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).

For the quarter-finals and semi-finals, teams from the same city (e.g., Manchester City and Manchester United) are not scheduled to play at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control.[4] To avoid such scheduling conflict, if the two teams are drawn to play at home for the same leg, the order of legs of the tie involving the team with the lower domestic ranking in the qualifying season (e.g., Manchester United for this season) is reversed from the original draw.[5]

Qualified teams

The knockout phase involved the 16 teams which qualify as winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage.

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 16 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A Germany Borussia Dortmund Spain Atlético Madrid
B Spain Barcelona England Tottenham Hotspur
C France Paris Saint-Germain England Liverpool
D Portugal Porto Germany Schalke
E Germany Bayern Munich Netherlands Ajax
F England Manchester City France Lyon
G Spain Real Madrid Italy Roma
H Italy Juventus England Manchester United

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, 12:00 CET.[6]

Manchester United became the first team in UEFA Champions League history to advance after losing at home by two goals or more in the first leg.[7] Including the European Cup era, only Ajax managed this feat, winning a play-off match they forced in the 1968–69 European Cup quarter-finals against Benfica after losing 1–3 in the first leg at home and winning 3–1 in the second leg away.[8]

Summary

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

Matches

Schalke 04 Germany2–3England Manchester City
Report
Manchester City England7–0Germany Schalke 04
Report

Manchester City won 10–2 on aggregate.


Atlético Madrid Spain2–0Italy Juventus
Report
Attendance: 67,193[11]
Juventus Italy3–0Spain Atlético Madrid
Report

Juventus won 3–2 on aggregate.


Manchester United England0–2France Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 74,054[13]
Paris Saint-Germain France1–3England Manchester United
Report
Attendance: 47,441[14]

3–3 on aggregate. Manchester United won on away goals.


Tottenham Hotspur England3–0Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Borussia Dortmund Germany0–1England Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Tottenham Hotspur won 4–0 on aggregate.


Lyon France0–0Spain Barcelona
Report
Barcelona Spain5–1France Lyon
Report
Attendance: 92,346[19]

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.


Roma Italy2–1Portugal Porto
Report
Attendance: 51,727[20]
Porto Portugal3–1 (a.e.t.)Italy Roma
Report

Porto won 4–3 on aggregate.


Ajax Netherlands1–2Spain Real Madrid
Report
Real Madrid Spain1–4Netherlands Ajax
Report
Attendance: 77,013[23]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Ajax won 5–3 on aggregate.


Liverpool England0–0Germany Bayern Munich
Report
Attendance: 52,250[24]
Bayern Munich Germany1–3England Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 68,145[25]

Liverpool won 3–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 15 March 2019, 12:00 CET.[26]

Summary

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.

Matches

Ajax Netherlands1–1Italy Juventus
Report
Juventus Italy1–2Netherlands Ajax
Report
Attendance: 41,445[28]

Ajax won 3–2 on aggregate.


Liverpool England2–0Portugal Porto
Report
Attendance: 52,465[29]
Porto Portugal1–4England Liverpool
Report

Liverpool won 6–1 on aggregate.


Tottenham Hotspur England1–0England Manchester City
Report
Manchester City England4–3England Tottenham Hotspur
Report

4–4 on aggregate. Tottenham Hotspur won on away goals.


Manchester United England0–1Spain Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 74,093[33]
Barcelona Spain3–0England Manchester United
Report
Attendance: 96,708[34]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Barcelona won 4–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 15 March 2019, 12:00 CET (after the quarter-final draw).[26]

Summary

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

Matches

Tottenham Hotspur England0–1Netherlands Ajax
Report
Ajax Netherlands2–3England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
  • Lucas Goal 55'59'90+6'

3–3 on aggregate. Tottenham Hotspur won on away goals.


Barcelona Spain3–0England Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 98,299[37]
Liverpool England4–0Spain Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 55,212[38]

Liverpool won 4–3 on aggregate.

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.[26]

Tottenham Hotspur England0–2England Liverpool
Report

Notes

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for dates up to 30 March 2019 (round of 16), and CEST (UTC+2) for dates thereafter (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final).
  2. ^ Tottenham Hotspur played their round of 16 home match at Wembley Stadium, London, instead of their home Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, due to delays with the construction of their new stadium.[15]

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