UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Schedule, Fixtures, Results, Odds, Scores And live stream info
The UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season will be the 67th edition of the UEFA Champions League and the 30th since the event was rebranded from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup in 1989. The 2021/22 Champions League winners will be automatically qualified to play in the Group Stage of next year’s competition, as well as earning the opportunity to play in the 2022 UEFA Super Cup and face the UEFA Europa League champions for the season.
The UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, and the newly established UEFA Europa Conference League are all being organized by UEFA for the first time since 1998/99 when the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup was last contested. This season, the defending champion in the UCL are Chelsea.
St. Petersburg, Russia will host the final at Krestovsky Stadium on May 28, 2022. Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, was initially slated to host the game. As a result of 2020 final being postponed and relocated, the 2022 final will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In June 2021, it was decided to eliminate the away goals rule in all UEFA club competitions.
Which Teams are in the Champions League 2021-22 Group Stage?
Red Bull Salzburg
Zenit Saint Petersburg
UEFA Champions League Match & Draw Dates: 2021-22
Aug. 26, 2021
Sept. 14 – Dec. 8, 2021
Round of 16
Dec. 13, 2021
Feb. 15 – March 16, 2022
April 5-13, 2022
March 18, 2022
April 26 – May 4, 2022
May 28, 2022
2021-22 UEFA Champions League Schedule: Group Stage Fixtures
The draw for the Froup Stage took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 26, 2021. It was decided that the 32 teams would be divided into 8 groups of 4. It was decided that each team would be placed in a different grouping based on their seedings.
There will be matches on September 14-15 and 28-29, October 19-20, November 2-3 and 23-24 November, and December 7-8 2021. For each group, the top two clubs are guaranteed a spot in the Round of 16. There will be play-offs for third and fourth place in the Europa League knockout phase. The clubs who finish fourth or fifth are out of European tournaments for the season.
UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Groups and Teams
For political considerations, teams from Ukraine and Russia were not able to be placed in the same group. A team was drawn into Groups A-D, while another was drawn into Groups E-H, such that they would play on different days. Sheriff Tiraspol will make their Champions League debut for the first time in their history. As a result, they will be the first Moldovan team to compete in the Champions League Group Stage.
UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Format
There were a few adjustments to the access list due to Chelsea’s status as defending Champions League champions, who had previously qualified via their local league (fourth place in 2020-21 Premier League). Rather than competing in a Play-off phase, the Turkish association joined the Group phase.
Clubs from Denmark’s association qualified for the Play-off round instead of the third qualifying round since they were the winners of the association. There was no second qualifying round for was set for the Czech Republic clubs. Both the Greek and Serbian association teams qualified for the second qualifying round instead of the first.