2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage


The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage began on 17 September 2019 and ended on 11 December 2019.[1] A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout phase of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League.[2]

2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage

Draw


The draw for the group stage was held on 29 August 2019, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[3]

The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles (Regulations Article 13.06):[2]

  • Pot 1 contained the Champions League and Europa League title holders, and the champions of the top six associations based on their 2018 UEFA country coefficients. If one or both title holders were one of the champions of the top six associations, the champions of the next highest ranked association(s) were also seeded into Pot 1.
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contained the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2019 UEFA club coefficients.

On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs would not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[4]

Moreover, for associations with two or more teams, teams were paired in order to split them into two sets of four groups (A–D, E–H) for maximum television coverage. The following pairings were announced by UEFA after the group stage teams were confirmed:

  • Spain: Barcelona and Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Valencia
  • England: Liverpool and Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur
  • Italy: Juventus and Inter Milan, Napoli and Atalanta
  • Germany: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig
  • France: Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon
  • Russia: Zenit Saint Petersburg and Lokomotiv Moscow
  • Belgium: Club Brugge and Genk

On each matchday, one set of four groups played their matches on Tuesday, while the other set of four groups played their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups alternating between each matchday. The fixtures were decided after the draw, using a computer draw not shown to public, with the following match sequence (Regulations Article 16.02):[2]

Note: Positions for scheduling do not use the seeding pots, e.g. Team 1 was not necessarily the team from Pot 1 in the draw.

Group stage schedule
Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 17–18 September 2019 2 v 3, 4 v 1
Matchday 2 1–2 October 2019 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Matchday 3 22–23 October 2019 3 v 1, 2 v 4
Matchday 4 5–6 November 2019 1 v 3, 4 v 2
Matchday 5 26–27 November 2019 3 v 2, 1 v 4
Matchday 6 10–11 December 2019 2 v 1, 4 v 3

There were scheduling restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g. Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid) in general were not scheduled to play at home on the same matchday (to avoid them playing at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control), and teams from "winter countries" (e.g. Russia) were not scheduled to play at home on the last matchday (due to cold weather).

The draw also established the group compositions of the UEFA Champions League Path of the 2019–20 UEFA Youth League.

Teams


Below are the participating teams (with their 2019 UEFA club coefficients),[5] grouped by their seeding pot. They include:

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advance to round of 16
Third-placed teams enter Europa League round of 32
Pot 1 (by association rank)[6]
Assoc. Team Coeff.[5]
TH Liverpool 91.000
EL Chelsea 87.000
1 Barcelona 138.000
2 Manchester City 106.000
3 Juventus 124.000
4 Bayern Munich 128.000
5 Paris Saint-Germain 103.000
6 Zenit Saint Petersburg 72.000
Pot 2
Team Notes Coeff.[5]
Real Madrid 146.000
Atlético Madrid 127.000
Borussia Dortmund 85.000
Napoli 80.000
Shakhtar Donetsk 80.000
Tottenham Hotspur 78.000
Ajax[CP] 70.500
Benfica 68.000
Pot 3
Team Notes Coeff.[5]
Lyon 61.500
Bayer Leverkusen 61.000
Red Bull Salzburg 54.500
Olympiacos[LP] 44.000
Club Brugge[LP] 39.500
Valencia 37.000
Inter Milan 31.000
Dinamo Zagreb[CP] 29.500
Pot 4
Team Notes Coeff.[5]
Lokomotiv Moscow 28.500
Genk 25.000
Galatasaray 22.500
RB Leipzig 22.000
Slavia Prague[CP] 21.500
Red Star Belgrade[CP] 16.750
Atalanta 14.945
Lille 11.699
Notes
  1. TH Champions League title holders, automatically placed into Pot 1 as top seed.
  2. EL Europa League title holders, automatically placed into Pot 1 as second top seed.
  3. CP Winners of play-off round (Champions Path).
  4. LP Winners of play-off round (League Path).

Format


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 Europa League round of 32.

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):[2]

  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.

Groups


The matchdays were 17–18 September, 1–2 October, 22–23 October, 5–6 November, 26–27 November, and 10–11 December 2019.[1] The scheduled kickoff times were 21:00 CET/CEST, with two matches on each Tuesday and Wednesday scheduled for 18:55 CET/CEST.

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

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR RM BRU GAL
1 Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 1 0 17 2 +15 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 1–0 5–0
2 Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11 2–2 2–2 6–0
3 Club Brugge 6 0 3 3 4 12 8 3 Transfer to Europa League 0–5 1–3 0–0
4 Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 1 14 13 2 0–1 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Club Brugge 0–0 Galatasaray
Report
Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 46,361[7]

Real Madrid 2–2 Club Brugge
Report
Galatasaray 0–1 Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Galatasaray 0–1 Real Madrid
Report
Club Brugge 0–5 Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Real Madrid 6–0 Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 65,492[10]
Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 Club Brugge
Report
Attendance: 47,418[10]

Galatasaray 1–1 Club Brugge
Report
Real Madrid 2–2 Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Club Brugge 1–3 Real Madrid
Report
Paris Saint-Germain 5–0 Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 46,509[12]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY TOT OLY RSB
1 Bayern Munich 6 6 0 0 24 5 +19 18 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 2–0 3–0
2 Tottenham Hotspur 6 3 1 2 18 14 +4 10 2–7 4–2 5–0
3 Olympiacos 6 1 1 4 8 14 6 4 Transfer to Europa League 2–3 2–2 1–0
4 Red Star Belgrade 6 1 0 5 3 20 17 3 0–6 0–4 3–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Olympiacos 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Bayern Munich 3–0 Red Star Belgrade
Report
Attendance: 70,000[7]

Red Star Belgrade 3–1 Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 43,291[8]
Tottenham Hotspur 2–7 Bayern Munich
Report

Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 Red Star Belgrade
Report
Olympiacos 2–3 Bayern Munich
Report

Bayern Munich 2–0 Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 63,646[10]
Red Star Belgrade 0–4 Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 Olympiacos
Report
Red Star Belgrade 0–6 Bayern Munich
Report

Olympiacos 1–0 Red Star Belgrade
Report
Bayern Munich 3–1 Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 66,353[12]

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC ATA SHK DZG
1 Manchester City 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 1–1 2–0
2 Atalanta 6 2 1 3 8 12 4 7 1–1 1–2 2–0
3 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 8 13 5 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 0–3 2–2
4 Dinamo Zagreb 6 1 2 3 10 13 3 5 1–4 4–0 3–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 Manchester City
Report
Dinamo Zagreb 4–0 Atalanta
Report
Attendance: 28,863[7]

Atalanta 1–2 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 26,022[8]
Manchester City 2–0 Dinamo Zagreb
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk 2–2 Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Manchester City 5–1 Atalanta
Report

Atalanta 1–1 Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 34,326[10]
Dinamo Zagreb 3–3 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 28,316[10]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Manchester City 1–1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Atalanta 2–0 Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 28,365[11]

Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 Atalanta
Report
Dinamo Zagreb 1–4 Manchester City
Report

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JUV ATL LEV LOM
1 Juventus 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 3–0 2–1
2 Atlético Madrid 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 2–2 1–0 2–0
3 Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 0 4 5 9 4 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 2–1 1–2
4 Lokomotiv Moscow 6 1 0 5 4 11 7 3 1–2 0–2 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Atlético Madrid 2–2 Juventus
Report
Bayer Leverkusen 1–2 Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Attendance: 26,592[7]

Lokomotiv Moscow 0–2 Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 27,051[8]
Juventus 3–0 Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 34,525[8]

Atlético Madrid 1–0 Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Juventus 2–1 Lokomotiv Moscow
Report

Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 Juventus
Report
Attendance: 26,861[10]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 28,160[10]

Lokomotiv Moscow 0–2 Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 25,757[11]
Juventus 1–0 Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 40,486[11]

Atlético Madrid 2–0 Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Bayer Leverkusen 0–2 Juventus
Report
Attendance: 29,542[12]

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV NAP SAL GNK
1 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 4–3 2–1
2 Napoli 6 3 3 0 11 4 +7 12 2–0 1–1 4–0
3 Red Bull Salzburg 6 2 1 3 16 13 +3 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 2–3 6–2
4 Genk 6 0 1 5 5 20 15 1 1–4 0–0 1–4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Red Bull Salzburg 6–2 Genk
Report
Napoli 2–0 Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 38,878[15]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Genk 0–0 Napoli
Report
Attendance: 19,962[16]
Liverpool 4–3 Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 52,243[16]

Genk 1–4 Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 19,626[17]
Red Bull Salzburg 2–3 Napoli
Report

Liverpool 2–1 Genk
Report
Attendance: 52,611[18]
Napoli 1–1 Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 32,862[18]

Genk 1–4 Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 17,284[19]
Liverpool 1–1 Napoli
Report
Attendance: 52,128[19]

Red Bull Salzburg 0–2 Liverpool
Report
Napoli 4–0 Genk
Report
Attendance: 22,265[20]

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR DOR INT SLP
1 Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 4 +5 14 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 2–1 0–0
2 Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10 0–0 3–2 2–1
3 Inter Milan 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 2–0 1–1
4 Slavia Prague 6 0 2 4 4 10 6 2 1–2 0–2 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Inter Milan 1–1 Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 50,128[15]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Borussia Dortmund 0–0 Barcelona
Report

Slavia Prague 0–2 Borussia Dortmund
Report
Barcelona 2–1 Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 86,141[16]

Slavia Prague 1–2 Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 19,170[17]
Inter Milan 2–0 Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 65,673[17]

Barcelona 0–0 Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 67,023[18]
Borussia Dortmund 3–2 Inter Milan
Report

Slavia Prague 1–3 Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 19,370[19]
Barcelona 3–1 Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 90,071[19]

Inter Milan 1–2 Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 71,818[20]
Borussia Dortmund 2–1 Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 65,079[20]

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RBL LYO BEN ZEN
1 RB Leipzig 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 11 Advance to knockout phase 0–2 2–2 2–1
2 Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 2–2 3–1 1–1
3 Benfica 6 2 1 3 10 11 1 7[lower-alpha 1] Transfer to Europa League 1–2 2–1 3–0
4 Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 7 9 2 7[lower-alpha 1] 0–2 2–0 3–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. Tied on head-to-head points (3). Head-to-head goal difference: Benfica +1, Zenit Saint Petersburg −1.
Lyon 1–1 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Benfica 1–2 RB Leipzig
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg 3–1 Benfica
Report
RB Leipzig 0–2 Lyon
Report

RB Leipzig 2–1 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Attendance: 41,058[17]
Benfica 2–1 Lyon
Report
Attendance: 53,035[17]

Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–2 RB Leipzig
Report
Lyon 3–1 Benfica
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 Lyon
Report
RB Leipzig 2–2 Benfica
Report
Attendance: 38,339[19]

Benfica 3–0 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Lyon 2–2 RB Leipzig
Report

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VAL CHL AJX LIL
1 Valencia 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11[lower-alpha 1] Advance to knockout phase 2–2 0–3 4–1
2 Chelsea 6 3 2 1 11 9 +2 11[lower-alpha 1] 0–1 4–4 2–1
3 Ajax 6 3 1 2 12 6 +6 10 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 0–1 3–0
4 Lille 6 0 1 5 4 14 10 1 1–1 1–2 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. Head-to-head points: Valencia 4, Chelsea 1.
Ajax 3–0 Lille
Report
Chelsea 0–1 Valencia
Report
Attendance: 39,469[15]

Valencia 0–3 Ajax
Report
Attendance: 44,659[16]
Lille 1–2 Chelsea
Report

Ajax 0–1 Chelsea
Report
Lille 1–1 Valencia
Report

Valencia 4–1 Lille
Report
Attendance: 38,252[18]
Chelsea 4–4 Ajax
Report
Attendance: 39,132[18]

Valencia 2–2 Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 43,486[19]
Lille 0–2 Ajax
Report

Ajax 0–1 Valencia
Report
Chelsea 2–1 Lille
Report

Notes


  1. CEST (UTC+2) for dates up to 26 October 2019 (matchdays 1–3), and CET (UTC+1) for dates thereafter (matchdays 4–6).
  2. Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.
  3. Atalanta played their home matches at San Siro, Milan, instead of their regular stadium Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo, which is undergoing renovation.[13][14]

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