2017–18 UEFA Champions League

Last updated on 26 September 2017

The 2017–18 UEFA Champions League is the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.[1]

The winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League will qualify as the UEFA representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.

Real Madrid are the two-time defending champions.

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Association team allocation

A total of 79 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participate in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league).[2] The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[3]

  • Associations 1–3 each have four teams qualify.
  • Associations 4–6 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 2016–17 UEFA Champions League and 2016–17 UEFA Europa League are each given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league. Because a maximum of five teams from one association can enter the Champions League, if both the Champions League title holders and the Europa League title holders are from the same top three ranked association and finish outside the top four of their domestic league, the fourth-placed team of their association will be moved to the Europa League.[4] For this season:

Kosovo, who became a UEFA member on 3 May 2016, made their debut in the UEFA Champions League.[5][6]

Association ranking

For the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2016 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2011–12 to 2015–16.[7][8]

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

  • (UEL) – Additional berth for UEFA Europa League title holders
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1 Spain Spain 105.713 4
2 Germany Germany 80.177
3 England England 76.284 +1(UEL)
4 Italy Italy 70.439 3
5 Portugal Portugal 53.082
6 France France 52.749
7 Russia Russia 51.082 2
8 Ukraine Ukraine 44.883
9 Belgium Belgium 40.000
10 Netherlands Netherlands 35.563
11 Turkey Turkey 34.600
12 Switzerland Switzerland 33.775
13 Czech Republic Czech Republic 32.925
14 Greece Greece 29.700
15 Romania Romania 25.383
16 Austria Austria 25.100 1
17 Croatia Croatia 23.875
18 Poland Poland 22.500
19 Cyprus Cyprus 22.175
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20 Belarus Belarus 20.000 1
21 Sweden Sweden 19.875
22 Norway Norway 19.250
23 Israel Israel 18.625
24 Denmark Denmark 18.600
25 Scotland Scotland 17.300
26 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 14.875
27 Serbia Serbia 14.625
28 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 14.125
29 Bulgaria Bulgaria 13.125
30 Slovenia Slovenia 13.125
31 Slovakia Slovakia 12.000
32 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 10.500 0
33 Hungary Hungary 9.875 1
34 Moldova Moldova 9.125
35 Iceland Iceland 8.750
36 Georgia (country) Georgia 8.125
37 Finland Finland 7.400
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.125 1
39 Albania Albania 6.625
40 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 6.000
41 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 5.450
42 Latvia Latvia 5.375
43 Luxembourg Luxembourg 5.250
44 Montenegro Montenegro 4.875
45 Lithuania Lithuania 4.625
46 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 4.500
47 Estonia Estonia 4.250
48 Armenia Armenia 4.125
49 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 3.625
50 Malta Malta 3.583
51 Wales Wales 3.500
52 Gibraltar Gibraltar 1.000
53 Andorra Andorra 0.999
54 San Marino San Marino 0.333
55 Kosovo Kosovo 0.000

Distribution

In the default access list, the Champions League title holders enter the group stage.[6] However, since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage (as the champions of the 2016–17 La Liga), the Champions League title holders berth in the group stage is given to the Europa League title holders, Manchester United.[9][10][11]

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(10 teams)
  • 10 champions from associations 46–55
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 29 champions from associations 16–45 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 5 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Route
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 13–15
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions Route
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round (Champions Route)
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4–5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round (League Route)
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 12 champions from associations 1–12
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • Europa League title holders
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (Champions Route)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (League Route)
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).[12][13]

Group stage
Spain Real MadridTH (1st) England Chelsea (1st) Portugal Porto (2nd) Netherlands Feyenoord (1st)
Spain Barcelona (2nd) England Tottenham Hotspur (2nd) France Monaco (1st)[Note FRA] Turkey Beşiktaş (1st)
Spain Atlético Madrid (3rd) England Manchester City (3rd) France Paris Saint-Germain (2nd) Switzerland Basel (1st)
Germany Bayern Munich (1st) Italy Juventus (1st) Russia Spartak Moscow (1st) England Manchester United (EL)
Germany RB Leipzig (2nd) Italy Roma (2nd) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
Germany Borussia Dortmund (3rd) Portugal Benfica (1st) Belgium Anderlecht (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
Spain Sevilla (4th) England Liverpool (4th) Portugal Sporting CP (3rd)
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim (4th) Italy Napoli (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
Czech Republic Slavia Prague (1st) France Nice (3rd) Netherlands Ajax (2nd) Greece AEK Athens (2nd)
Greece Olympiacos (1st) Russia CSKA Moscow (2nd) Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir (2nd) Romania Steaua București (2nd)
Romania Viitorul Constanța (1st) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (2nd) Switzerland Young Boys (2nd)
Belgium Club Brugge (2nd) Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Denmark Copenhagen (1st) Hungary Honvéd (1st) Republic of Ireland Dundalk (1st)
Croatia Rijeka (1st) Scotland Celtic (1st) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala (1st)
Poland Legia Warsaw (1st) Azerbaijan Qarabağ (1st) Iceland FH (1st) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
Cyprus APOEL (1st) Serbia Partizan (1st) Georgia (country) Samtredia (1st) Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica (1st)
Belarus BATE Borisov (1st) Kazakhstan Astana (1st) Finland IFK Mariehamn (1st) Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)
Sweden Malmö FF (1st) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar (1st)
Norway Rosenborg (1st) Slovenia Maribor (1st) Albania Kukësi (1st)
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva (1st) Slovakia Žilina (1st) Republic of Macedonia Vardar (1st)
First qualifying round
Northern Ireland Linfield (1st) Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta (1st) Gibraltar Europa FC (1st) Kosovo Trepça'89 (1st)
Estonia FCI Tallinn (1st) Malta Hibernians (1st) Andorra FC Santa Coloma (1st)
Armenia Alashkert (1st) Wales The New Saints (1st) San Marino La Fiorita (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ France (FRA): AS Monaco is a club based in Monaco (which is not a UEFA member), but participates 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).[6][14][15]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 19 June 2017 27–28 June 2017 4–5 July 2017
Second qualifying round 11–12 July 2017 18–19 July 2017
Third qualifying round 14 July 2017 25–26 July 2017 1–2 August 2017
Play-off Play-off round 4 August 2017 15–16 August 2017 22–23 August 2017
Group stage Matchday 1 24 August 2017
(Monaco)
12–13 September 2017
Matchday 2 26–27 September 2017
Matchday 3 17–18 October 2017
Matchday 4 31 October – 1 November 2017
Matchday 5 21–22 November 2017
Matchday 6 5–6 December 2017
Knockout phase Round of 16 11 December 2017 13–14 & 20–21 February 2018 6–7 & 13–14 March 2018
Quarter-finals 16 March 2018 3–4 April 2018 10–11 April 2018
Semi-finals 13 April 2018 24–25 April 2018 1–2 May 2018
Final 26 May 2018 at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev

Qualifying rounds

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients,[16][17][18] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[19]

The first legs were played on 27 and 28 June, and the second legs were played on 4 July 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands 6–2 Kosovo Trepça'89 2–1 4–1
Hibernians Malta 3–0 Estonia FCI Tallinn 2–0 1–0
Alashkert Armenia 2–1 Andorra FC Santa Coloma 1–0 1–1
The New Saints Wales 4–3 Gibraltar Europa FC 1–2 3–1 (a.e.t.)
Linfield Northern Ireland 1–0 San Marino La Fiorita 1–0 0–0

Second qualifying round

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST (after the completion of the first qualifying round draw), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[19]

The first legs were played on 11, 12 and 14 July, and the second legs were played on 18 and 19 July 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL Cyprus 2–0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 1–0 1–0
Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania 3–5 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 1–4
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 6–0 Georgia (country) Samtredia 5–0 1–0
Partizan Serbia 2–0 Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 0–0
Hibernians Malta 0–6 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–3 0–3
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 2–2 (a) Albania Kukësi 1–0 1–2
Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia 1–2[A] Kazakhstan Astana 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov Belarus 4–2 Armenia Alashkert 1–1 3–1
Žilina Slovakia 3–4 Denmark Copenhagen 1–3 2–1
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel 5–3 Hungary Honvéd 2–1 3–2
Rijeka Croatia 7–1 Wales The New Saints 2–0 5–1
Malmö FF Sweden 2–4 Republic of Macedonia Vardar 1–1 1–3
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–3 Slovenia Maribor 1–2 1–1
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 2–3 Norway Rosenborg 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
FH Iceland 3–1 Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 1–1 2–0
Linfield Northern Ireland 0–6 Scotland Celtic 0–2 0–4
IFK Mariehamn Finland 0–9 Poland Legia Warsaw 0–3 0–6
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying round

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 14 July 2017, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[20]

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

The first legs were played on 25 and 26 July, and the second legs were played on 1 and 2 August 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 2–2 (a) Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–2
Astana Kazakhstan 3–2 Poland Legia Warsaw 3–1 0–1
Maribor Slovenia 2–0 Iceland FH 1–0 1–0
Vardar Republic of Macedonia 2–4[B] Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 1–4
Celtic Scotland 1–0 Norway Rosenborg 0–0 1–0
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel 3–3 (a) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–0 1–3
Viitorul Constanța Romania 1–4 Cyprus APOEL 1–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 1–1 (a) Croatia Rijeka 1–1 0–0
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 2–1
Partizan Serbia 3–5 Greece Olympiacos 1–3 2–2
League Route
Steaua București Romania 6–3 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2–2 4–1
Nice France 3–3 (a) Netherlands Ajax 1–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 3–3 (a) Switzerland Young Boys 3–1 0–2
AEK Athens Greece 0–3 Russia CSKA Moscow 0–2 0–1
Club Brugge Belgium 3–5 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 3–3 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Play-off round

The draw for the play-off round was held on 4 August 2017, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[21]

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 August, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 August 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–2 (a) Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 1–2
APOEL Cyprus 2–0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 0–0
Olympiacos Greece 3–1 Croatia Rijeka 2–1 1–0
Celtic Scotland 8–4 Kazakhstan Astana 5–0 3–4
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel 2–2 (a) Slovenia Maribor 2–1 0–1
League Route
İstanbul Başakşehir Turkey 3–4 Spain Sevilla 1–2 2–2
Young Boys Switzerland 0–3 Russia CSKA Moscow 0–1 0–2
Napoli Italy 4–0 France Nice 2–0 2–0
1899 Hoffenheim Germany 3–6 England Liverpool 1–2 2–4
Sporting CP Portugal 5–1 Romania Steaua București 0–0 5–1

Group stage

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Location of teams of the 2017–18 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 24 August 2017, 18:00 CEST, 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 cannot be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles (introduced starting 2015–16 season):[23][24]

  • Pot 1 contained the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2016 UEFA country coefficients.[7][8] As the title holders, Real Madrid, are one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth are also seeded into Pot 1 (regulations Article 13.05).[3]

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 2017–18 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 12–13 September, 26–27 September, 17–18 October, 31 October – 1 November, 21–22 November, and 5–6 December 2017.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualify for the group stage also participate in the 2017–18 UEFA Youth League, where they are joined by the youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations.

A total of 17 national associations are represented in the group stage. Qarabağ and RB Leipzig made their debut appearances in the group stage. Qarabağ are the first team from Azerbaijan to play in the Champions League group stage.[25]

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01):[3]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Wins in all group matches;
  10. Away wins in all group matches;
  11. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. UEFA club coefficient.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MU CSKA BEN BSL
1 England Manchester United 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Advance to knockout phase 5 Dec 31 Oct 3–0
2 Russia CSKA Moscow 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 27 Sep 22 Nov 18 Oct
3 Portugal Benfica 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0 Transfer to Europa League 18 Oct 1–2 5 Dec
4 Switzerland Basel 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0 22 Nov 31 Oct 27 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 12 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR BAY AND CEL
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 3 Advance to knockout phase 27 Sep 31 Oct 22 Nov
2 Germany Bayern Munich 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 5 Dec 3–0 18 Oct
3 Belgium Anderlecht 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0 Transfer to Europa League 18 Oct 22 Nov 27 Sep
4 Scotland Celtic 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 0 0–5 31 Oct 5 Dec
Updated to match(es) played on 12 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CHE ATL ROM QRB
1 England Chelsea 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 3 Advance to knockout phase 5 Dec 18 Oct 6–0
2 Spain Atlético Madrid 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 27 Sep 22 Nov 31 Oct
3 Italy Roma 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Transfer to Europa League 31 Oct 0–0 5 Dec
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 0 22 Nov 18 Oct 27 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 12 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR SPO OLY JUV
1 Spain Barcelona 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Advance to knockout phase 5 Dec 18 Oct 3–0
2 Portugal Sporting CP 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3 27 Sep 22 Nov 31 Oct
3 Greece Olympiacos 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0 Transfer to Europa League 31 Oct 2–3 5 Dec
4 Italy Juventus 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0 22 Nov 18 Oct 27 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 12 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEV LIV SPM MRB
1 Spain Sevilla 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 4 Advance to knockout phase 21 Nov 1 Nov 3–0
2 England Liverpool 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2 2–2 6 Dec 1 Nov
3 Russia Spartak Moscow 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 Transfer to Europa League 17 Oct 1–1 21 Nov
4 Slovenia Maribor 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1 6 Dec 17 Oct 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 26 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC SHK NAP FEY
1 England Manchester City 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 17 Oct 21 Nov
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3 6 Dec 2–1 1 Nov
3 Italy Napoli 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3 Transfer to Europa League 1 Nov 21 Nov 3–1
4 Netherlands Feyenoord 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0 0–4 17 Oct 6 Dec
Updated to match(es) played on 26 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BES POR MON RBL
1 Turkey Beşiktaş 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6 Advance to knockout phase 21 Nov 1 Nov 2–0
2 Portugal Porto 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3 1–3 6 Dec 1 Nov
3 France Monaco 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1 Transfer to Europa League 17 Oct 0–3 21 Nov
4 Germany RB Leipzig 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1 6 Dec 17 Oct 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 26 September 2017. Source: UEFA

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RM TOT DOR APO
1 Spain Real Madrid 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Advance to knockout phase 17 Oct 6 Dec 3–0
2 England Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 1 Nov 3–1 6 Dec
3 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0 Transfer to Europa League 1–3 21 Nov 1 Nov
4 Cyprus APOEL 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0 21 Nov 0–3 17 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 26 September 2017. 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 onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association can be drawn against each other.

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 will be held on 11 December 2017, 12:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[26]

The first legs will be played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs will be played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on 16 March 2018, 12:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[27]

The first legs will be played on 3 and 4 April, and the second legs will be played on 10 and 11 April 2018.

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals will be held on 13 April 2018, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[28]

The first legs will be played on 24 and 25 April, and the second legs will be played on 1 and 2 May 2018.

Final

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on 26 May 2018. The "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.[28]

26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)
21:45 EEST
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Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Note: Players and teams in bold are still active in the competition.

Top goalscorers

As of 26 September 2017
Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 England Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur 5 162
2 France Wissam Ben Yedder Spain Sevilla 4 159
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 180
4 Colombia Felipe Pardo Greece Olympiacos 2 12
Cameroon Vincent Aboubakar Portugal Porto 71
Uruguay Edinson Cavani France Paris Saint-Germain 90
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 90
Brazil Talisca Turkey Beşiktaş 161
Netherlands Ryan Babel Turkey Beşiktaş 180
England John Stones England Manchester City 180

Source:[29]

See also

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