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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 2020/21 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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European elite football clubs will soon be battling it out once again across the continent in their bid to become this season European Champions come next summer.

Bayern Munich won last seasons competition with a 1-0 victory over PSG in Lisbon and will no doubt be looking to defend their crown from the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United & PSG.

With the groups now drawn our eyes turn to the first gameweek on 20th October!

GROUP STAGE DRAW

Group A
Bayern Munich
Atlético Madrid
Red Bull Salzburg
Lokomotiv Moscow

Group B
Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan
Borussia Mönchengladbach

Group C
Porto
Manchester City
Olympiakos
Marseille

Group D
Liverpool
Ajax
Atalanta
FC Midtjylland

Group E
Sevilla
Chelsea
Krasnodar
Stade Rennais

Group F
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Borussia Dortmund
Lazio
Club Brugge

Group G
Juventus
Barcelona
Dynamo Kiev
Ferencváros TC

Group H
PSG
Manchester United
RB Leipzig
İstanbul Başakşehir

WHEN WILL THE MATCHES TAKE PLACE

Qualifying
08/08/2020–11/08/2020 Preliminary round
18/08/2020–19/08/2020 First qualifying round
25/08/2020–26/08/2020 Second qualifying round
15/09/2020–16/09/2020 Third qualifying round
22/09/2020–30/09/2020 Play-offs

Group stage
20/10/2020–21/10/2020 Matchday 1
27/10/2020–28/10/2020 Matchday 2
03/11/2020–04/11/2020 Matchday 3
24/11/2020–25/11/2020 Matchday 4
01/12/2020–02/12/2020 Matchday 5
08/12/2020–09/12/2020 Matchday 6

Knockout stages
16/02/2021–17/03/2021 Round of 16
06/04/2021–14/04/2021 Quarter-finals
27/04/2021–05/05/2021 Semi-finals
29/05/2021 Final, Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

HOW CAN I WATCH UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

This season UEFA Champions League action is once again being broadcast on BT Sport on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm. You can use the We Love Sport to find your nearest sports pub showing all the action… also keep an eye out for some exclusive offers!

WHERE WILL THE FINAL TAKE PLACE

The final will take place at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which had been due to stage the 2020 decider. Saint Petersburg, the prospective 2021 host, will now stage the 2022 event.

With a capacity of over 70,000, the venue stages Turkey national-team games and has at various times been a temporary home for Istanbul clubs Galatasaray, İstanbul Başakşehir and Beşiktaş.

Most famously, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium staged the 2005 UEFA Champions League final, Liverpool recovering from going 3-0 down against AC Milan to win the game on penalties – the so-called ‘Miracle of Istanbul’.

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