2015–16 UEFA Champions League knockout phase


The 2015–16 UEFA Champions League knockout phase began on 16 February and concluded on 28 May 2016 with the final at San Siro in Milan, Italy, to decide the champions of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League. A total of 16 teams competed in the knockout phase.[1]

2015–16 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

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

Round and draw dates


All draws were held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[2][3][4]

Round Draw date and time First leg Second leg
Round of 16 14 December 2015, 12:00[5] 16–17 & 23–24 February 2016 8–9 & 15–16 March 2016
Quarter-finals 18 March 2016, 12:00[6] 5–6 April 2016 12–13 April 2016
Semi-finals 15 April 2016, 11:30[7] 26–27 April 2016 3–4 May 2016
Final 28 May 2016 at San Siro, Milan

Format


The knockout phase involved the 16 teams which qualified as winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage.[1]

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

The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners were seeded, and the eight group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other.

On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs shall not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[8]

Qualified teams


Group Winners
(Seeded in round of 16 draw)
Runners-up
(Unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A Real Madrid Paris Saint-Germain
B Wolfsburg PSV Eindhoven
C Atlético Madrid Benfica
D Manchester City Juventus
E Barcelona Roma
F Bayern Munich Arsenal
G Chelsea Dynamo Kyiv
H Zenit Saint Petersburg KAA Gent

Bracket


Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                  
Paris Saint-Germain 2 2 4
Chelsea 1 1 2
Paris Saint-Germain 2 0 2
Manchester City 2 1 3
Dynamo Kyiv 1 0 1
Manchester City 3 0 3
Manchester City 0 0 0
Real Madrid 0 1 1
Gent 2 0 2
Wolfsburg 3 1 4
Wolfsburg 2 0 2
Real Madrid 0 3 3
Roma 0 0 0
Real Madrid 2 2 4
Real Madrid (p) 1 (5)
Atlético Madrid 1 (3)
Arsenal 0 1 1
Barcelona 2 3 5
Barcelona 2 0 2
Atlético Madrid 1 2 3
PSV Eindhoven 0 0 0 (7)
Atlético Madrid (p) 0 0 0 (8)
Atlético Madrid (a) 1 1 2
Bayern Munich 0 2 2
Juventus 2 2 4
Bayern Munich (a.e.t.) 2 4 6
Bayern Munich 1 2 3
Benfica 0 2 2
Benfica 1 2 3
Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 1 1

Round of 16


The draw was held on 14 December 2015. The first legs were played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, and the second legs were played on 8, 9, 15 and 16 March 2016.

Summary

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gent 2–4 Wolfsburg 2–3 0–1
Roma 0–4 Real Madrid 0–2 0–2
Paris Saint-Germain 4–2 Chelsea 2–1 2–1
Arsenal 1–5 Barcelona 0–2 1–3
Juventus 4–6 Bayern Munich 2–2 2–4 (a.e.t.)
PSV Eindhoven 0–0 (7–8 p) Atlético Madrid 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Benfica 3–1 Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 2–1
Dynamo Kyiv 1–3 Manchester City 1–3 0–0

Matches

Gent 2–3 Wolfsburg
Kums  80'
Coulibaly  89'
Report Draxler  44', 54'
Kruse  60'
Attendance: 19,978[9]
Wolfsburg 1–0 Gent
Schürrle  74' Report

Wolfsburg won 4–2 on aggregate.


Roma 0–2 Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo  57'
Jesé  86'
Real Madrid 2–0 Roma
Ronaldo  64'
Rodríguez  68'
Report

Real Madrid won 4–0 on aggregate.


Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 Chelsea
Ibrahimović  39'
Cavani  78'
Report Mikel  45+1'
Chelsea 1–2 Paris Saint-Germain
Costa  27' Report Rabiot  16'
Ibrahimović  67'
Attendance: 37,591[14]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Paris Saint-Germain won 4–2 on aggregate.


Arsenal 0–2 Barcelona
Report Messi  71', 83' (pen.)
Attendance: 59,889[15]
Barcelona 3–1 Arsenal
Neymar  18'
Suárez  65'
Messi  88'
Report Elneny  51'
Attendance: 76,092[16]

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.


Juventus 2–2 Bayern Munich
Dybala  63'
Sturaro  76'
Report Müller  43'
Robben  55'
Attendance: 41,332[17]
Bayern Munich 4–2 (a.e.t.) Juventus
Lewandowski  73'
Müller  90+1'
Thiago  108'
Coman  110'
Report Pogba  5'
Cuadrado  28'
Attendance: 70,000[18]

Bayern Munich won 6–4 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 34,948[19]
Atlético Madrid 0–0 (a.e.t.) PSV Eindhoven
Report
Penalties
Griezmann
Gabi
Koke
Saúl
F. Torres
Giménez
Filipe Luís
Juanfran
8–7 Van Ginkel
Guardado
Pröpper
Bruma
Moreno
Lestienne
Arias
Narsingh

0–0 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won 8–7 on penalties.


Benfica 1–0 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Jonas  90+1' Report
Attendance: 48,615[21]
Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–2 Benfica
Hulk  69' Report Gaitán  85'
Talisca  90+6'

Benfica won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dynamo Kyiv 1–3 Manchester City
Buyalskyi  59' Report Agüero  15'
Silva  40'
Touré  90'
Attendance: 53,691[23]
Manchester City 0–0 Dynamo Kyiv
Report

Manchester City won 3–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals


The draw was held on 18 March 2016. The first legs were played on 5 and 6 April, and the second legs were played on 12 and 13 April 2016.

Summary

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wolfsburg 2–3 Real Madrid 2–0 0–3
Bayern Munich 3–2 Benfica 1–0 2–2
Barcelona 2–3 Atlético Madrid 2–1 0–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–3 Manchester City 2–2 0–1

Matches

Wolfsburg 2–0 Real Madrid
Rodríguez  18' (pen.)
Arnold  25'
Report
Real Madrid 3–0 Wolfsburg
Ronaldo  15', 17', 77' Report
Attendance: 76,684[26]

Real Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.


Bayern Munich 1–0 Benfica
Vidal  2' Report
Attendance: 70,000[27]
Benfica 2–2 Bayern Munich
Jiménez  27'
Talisca  76'
Report Vidal  38'
Müller  52'

Bayern Munich won 3–2 on aggregate.


Barcelona 2–1 Atlético Madrid
Suárez  63', 74' Report Torres  25'
Attendance: 88,534[29]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Atlético Madrid 2–0 Barcelona
Griezmann  36', 88' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 52,851[30]

Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.


Paris Saint-Germain 2–2 Manchester City
Ibrahimović  41'
Rabiot  59'
Report De Bruyne  38'
Fernandinho  72'
Attendance: 47,228[31]
Manchester City 1–0 Paris Saint-Germain
De Bruyne  76' Report

Manchester City won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals


The draw was held on 15 April 2016. The first legs were played on 26 and 27 April, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 May 2016.

Summary

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester City 0–1 Real Madrid 0–0 0–1
Atlético Madrid 2–2 (a) Bayern Munich 1–0 1–2

Matches

Manchester City 0–0 Real Madrid
Report
Real Madrid 1–0 Manchester City
Fernando  20' (o.g.) Report

Real Madrid won 1–0 on aggregate.


Atlético Madrid 1–0 Bayern Munich
Saúl  11' Report
Bayern Munich 2–1 Atlético Madrid
Alonso  31'
Lewandowski  74'
Report Griezmann  54'
Attendance: 70,000[36]

2–2 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won on away goals.

Final


The final was played on 28 May 2016 at San Siro in Milan, Italy.

Real Madrid 1–1 (a.e.t.) Atlético Madrid
Report
Penalties
5–3
Attendance: 71,942[37]

Notes


  1. CET (UTC+1) for matches from 5 April 2016, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches to 16 March 2016.

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