Everything you need to know about Champions League

Atalanta, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, Leipzig, Lyon, Manchester City and Paris are this season’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

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CL Preliminary Round Draw

Four teams will contended in a one-place preliminary round in Gibraltar for a place in the first qualifying round.

Preliminary round semi-finals – 26 June

FC Santa Coloma (AND) v Drita (KOS) 0-2 (Drita won after extra time)
La Fiorita (SMR) v Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) 0-2

Preliminary round Final – 29 June

Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) vs Drita (KOS) 1-4 (Drita won after extra time)

CL First & Second Qualifying Round Draw

The first qualifying round is composed of 32 teams although the second round is split into a champions path and a league path.

First qualifying round draw (matches 10/11 July)

Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) vs Sheriff (MDA) 1-2
Shkëndija (MKD) vs The New Saints (WAL) 5-0
Sūduva (LTU) vs APOEL (CYP) 3-1
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) vs Qarabağ (AZE) 0-1
F91 Dudelange (LUX) vs Videoton (HUN) 1-1

Drita (KOS) v Malmö (SWE) 0-3
Víkingur (FRO) vs HJK Helsinki (FIN) 1-2
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) vs  Crusaders (NIR) 7-0
Cork City (IRL) vs Legia Warszawa (POL) 0-1
Valur Reykjavík (ISL) vs Rosenborg (NOR) 1-0

Kukës (ALB) vs  Valletta (MLT) 0-0
Flora Tallinn (EST) vs  Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 1-4
Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) vs  Crvena zvezda (SRB) 0-0
Alashkert (ARM) vs  Celtic (SCO) 0-3
Spartak Trnava (SVK) vs  Zrinjski (BIH) 1-0
Astana (KAZ) v Sutjeska (MNE) 1-0

Second qualifying round draw (matches 17/18 July)

Sheriff (MDA) vs Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) 3-0 (Agg 4-2)
The New Saints (WAL) vs Shkëndija (MKD) 4-0 (Agg 4-5)
APOEL (CYP)  vs Sūduva (LTU) 1-0 (Agg 2-3)
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) 0-0 (Agg 1-0)
Videoton (HUN) vs F91 Dudelange (LUX) 2-1 (Agg 3-2)

Malmö (SWE) vs Drita (KOS) 2-0 (Agg 5-0)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) vs  Víkingur (FRO) 3-1 (Agg 5-2)
Crusaders (NIR)  vs Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)  0-2 (Agg 0-9)
Legia Warszawa (POL) vs Cork City (IRL)  3-0 (Agg 4-0)
Rosenborg (NOR)  vs Valur Reykjavík (ISL) 3-1 (Agg 3-2)

Valletta (MLT) vs Kukës (ALB)  1-1 (Agg 1-1. Kukës  won on away goals)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) vs Flora Tallinn (EST) 3-1 (Agg 7-2)
Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA)  2-0 (Agg 2-0)
Celtic (SCO) vs Alashkert (ARM) 3-0 (Agg 6-0)
Zrinjski (BIH) vs Spartak Trnava (SVK) 1-1 (Agg 1-2)
Sutjeska (MNE) vs Astana (KAZ)  0-2 (Agg 0-3)

Second qualifying round draw (matches 24/25 July)

Champions Path

Astana (KAZ) vs Midtjylland (DEN) 16:00 CET
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) vs  Videoton (HUN) 19:00
Kukës (ALB) vs Qarabağ (AZE) 19:00
CFR Cluj (ROU) vs Malmö (SWE) 18:00 CET
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 20:00 CET

Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs  Sūduva (LTU) 20:30 CET
BATE Borisov (BLR) vs  HJK Helsinki (FIN) 19:00 CET
Shkëndija (MKD) vs  Sheriff (MDA) 20:15 CET
Legia Warszawa (POL) vs  Spartak Trnava (SVK) 21:00 CET
Celtic (SCO) vs  Rosenborg (NOR) 20:45 CET

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League path

PAOK (GRE) vs Basel (SUI) 19:30 CET
Ajax (NED) vs Sturm Graz (AUT) 20:30 CET

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Tuesday 31 July 2018

Sheriff (MDA) vs Shkëndija (MKD) 19:00 CET
Spartak Trnava (SVK)  vs Zrinjski (BIH) 20:30 CET
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 19:00 CET

Wednesday 01 August 2018

Malmö (SWE) vs CFR Cluj (ROU)  20:30 CET
HJK Helsinki (FIN) vs BATE Borisov (BLR)  19:00 CET
Qarabağ (AZE) vs  Kukës (ALB) 19:00 CET
Midtjylland (DEN) vs  Astana (KAZ)  19:00 CET
Sūduva (LTU) vs  Crvena zvezda (SRB) 19:30 CET

Basel (SUI) vs PAOK (GRE)  20:00 CET
Videoton (HUN) vs Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 20:00 CET
Sturm Graz (AUT) vs  Ajax (NED) 20:30 CET
Rosenborg (NOR)  vs  Celtic (SCO)  20:45 CET

CL Third Qualifying Round Draw 23 July 12:00 CET, Nyon

Champions path Matches 7/8 & 14 August 2018

There are two new teams entering at this stage: Salzburg (AUT)
and AEK Athens (GRE)

They will be joined by the winners of the ten champions path second qualifying round fixtures (ties conclude on 31 July/1 August). Read more here

League path

There are six new teams entering at this stage:

Benfica (POR)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Standard Liège (BEL)
Slavia Praha (CZE)

They will be joined by the winners of the two league path second qualifying round fixtures (ties conclude on 30 July/1 August).

Benfica (POR)
Winners of match 1: PAOK (GRE) v Basel (SUI)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Winners of match 2: Ajax (NED) v Sturm Graz (AUT)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Standard Liège (BEL)
Slavia Praha (CZE)

Champions League play-off draw 

The draw will take place on the 6th of August in Nyon and will decide the last six places in the group stage.

The play off will be played in two rounds as follows: 1st Round 21st August 2018 and the second round 28th August 2018.

Champions League group stage draw 

The draw includes 32 clubs, 26 of whom are direct qualified while six qualify via the play-offs.

The teams will be split into four seeding pots. Pot 1 includes of the holders, the  Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots 2 to 4 are concluded by the club coefficient rankings.

Pot 1 
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Atlético Madrid (ESP, UEFA Europa League winners)
Barcelona (ESP)
Bayern München (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)
Juventus (ITA)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)

Other automatic entrants including coefficients
Borussia Dortmund (GER) 89.000
Porto (POR) 86.000
Manchester United (ENG) 82.000
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 81.000
Napoli (ITA) 78.000
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 67.000
Roma (ITA) 64.000
Liverpool (ENG) 62.000
Schalke (GER) 62.000
Lyon (FRA) 59.500
Monaco (FRA) 57.000
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 45.000
Valencia (ESP) 36.000
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 33.000
Club Brugge (BEL) 29.500
Galatasaray (TUR) 29.500
Internazionale Milano (ITA) 16.000
Hoffenheim (GER) 14.285

*Clubs’ coefficients are now decided  or by the sum of all points won in the previous five years either by the association coefficient over the same period – WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onward).

Champions League Groups

Group A: Atlético Madrid; Borussia Dortmund; Monaco; Club Brugge
Group B: Barcelona; Tottenham Hotspur;PSV Eindhoven; Inter Milan
Group C: Paris Saint-Germain; Napoli; Liverpool;Crvena zvezda
Group D : Lokomotiv Moskva; Porto;Schalke; Galatasaray
Group E :Bayern München; Benfica; Ajax; AEK Athens
Group F :Manchester City; Shakhtar Donetsk; Lyon; Hoffenheim
Group G :Real Madrid; Roma; CSKA Moskva; Viktoria Plzeň
Group H : Juventus; Manchester United; Valencia; Young Boys

Champions League Fixtures

18/19 September: Group stage, matchday one
2/3 October: Group stage, matchday two
23/24 October: Group stage, matchday three
6/7 November: Group stage, matchday four
27/28 November: Group stage, matchday five
11/12 December: Group stage, matchday six

17 December: Round of 16 draw
12/13/19/20 February: Round of 16, first leg
5/6/12/13 March: Round of 16, second leg

15 March: Quarter-final & semi-final draw
9/10 April: Quarter-finals, first leg:        Tottenham Vs Man City and                                                                                                        Liverpool Vs Porto
16/17 April: Quarter-finals, second leg : Man City  Vs Tottenham and                                                                                                           Porto Vs Liverpool

30 April/1 May: Semi-finals, first leg
7/8 May: Semi-finals, second leg

Saturday 1 June: Final – Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid

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