Champions League Draw 2020/21

After the 2019/20 season ended on August 23, a tightly packed Champions League Draw

2020/21 awaits in autumn. The following information is known.


Champions League Draw: Who is qualified for the group stage?

A total of 32 teams take part in the group stage. 26 automatically qualified teams had already been determined, and six more were added through qualification.

ESP (4): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Seville

ENG (4): Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea

ITA (4): Juventus, Internazionale Milano, Atalanta, Lazio

GER (4): Bayern, Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Mönchengladbach

FRA (3): Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Rennes

RUS (3): Zenit, Lokomotiv Moskva, Krasnodar *

UKR (2): Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kyiv *

POR (1): postage

BEL (1): Club Brugge

NED (1): Ajax

AUT (1): Salzburg *

TUR (1): İstanbul Başakşehir

DEN (1): Midtjylland *

GRE (1): Olympiacos *

HUN (1): Ferencváros *

* via play-offs

This list has yet to be finally confirmed by UEFA.


Champions League Draw: Who is the defending champion?

All Bayern goals in the 2019/20 Champions League

Bayern won the final in Lisbon against Paris and won the title in the European premier class for the sixth time, and Munich will of course also be the defending champions in 2020/21.


Champions League Draw: What changes are there?

After the 2019/20 season ended on August 23, the entire schedule for 2020/21 has to be postponed a little. The qualification, which was supposed to start on June 23rd, started on August 8th. The group stage will be drawn on October 1st and will start on October 20th. No changes are planned for the end of the knockout round.

The UEFA Executive Committee decided on September 24th that five substitutions will be allowed for the remainder of the season. As a result, the number of players allowed on the score sheet will be increased to 23.

Champions League Draw: A game or a return game? With fans or without?

All qualifying matches were played in just one game. There were return games in the play-off round. The encounters will take place in front of empty stands until further notice.


Champions League Draw: When do the games take place?

The Champions League anthem Qualification:

08/08/2020–11/08/2020: Preliminary round

8/18/2020–8/19/2020: First qualifying round

8/25/2020–8/26/2020: Second qualifying round

Sep 15, 2020– Sep 16, 2020: Third qualifying round

22.09.2020–30.09.2020: Play-offs


Group stage

20.10.2020–21.10.2020: 1st matchday

10/27/2020 – 10/28/2020: 2nd matchday

03/11/2020-04/11/2020: 3rd matchday

11/24/2020– 11/25/2020: 4th matchday

01.12.2020-02.12.2020: 5th matchday

December 8, 2020, to December 9, 2020: 6th matchday


Knockout round

February 16, 2021– March 17, 2021: Round of 16

April 6, 2021– April 14, 2021: quarter-finals

April 27, 2021– May 5, 2021: semi-finals

May 29, 2021: Final, Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul


Champions League Draw: Where will the final be held?

Final highlights 2005: Liverpool – Milan 3: 3 aet (3: 2 i.E.)

The final will be played in the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, where the 2020 final should be played. St. Petersburg, the planned host for 2021, will now host the final in 2022.

With a capacity of more than 70,000, games of the Turkish national team take place in the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, and it has also been the temporary home ground of the Istanbul clubs Galatasaray, İstanbul Başakşehir and Beşiktaş several times.

In 2005, the legendary UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan took place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, when the Reds created the “Miracle of Istanbul” – they came down 3-0 and ultimately won on penalties. ‘


Champions League Draw: When are the draws?

07/17/2020: Preliminary round draw

08/09/2020: First qualifying round draw

08/10/2020: Draw for the second qualifying round,

August 31, 2020: Third qualifying round draw

01.09.2020: Play-off draw

01/10/2020: Group stage draw (RTS Studios, Geneva, Switzerland)

December 14th, 2020: Draw for the Round of 16

March 19, 2021: quarter-finals and semi-finals draw

All draws are made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon / Switzerland unless otherwise stated.

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