UEFA Champions League groups: All 32 taking part golf equipment for 2021-22


A total of 32 teams will compete in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, dreaming of winning the most prestigious trophy in professional club football.

English power Chelsea is the defending champion, and a multitude of contenders will try to knock the blues off this shelf. French side Paris St. Germain, Germany Bayern Munich and 2021 finalists Manchester city are considered a favorite by bookmakers.

The tournament begins with a group stage (eight groups of four teams each), and only the top two teams in each group advance to the round of 16, which begins in February 2022, the rest of the way to the single-game final, which will be played on May 28, 2022.

  • Group stage: 14.-15. September 28-29 September 19-20 October, 2-3. November 23-24 November 7th-8th December
  • Round of 16: 15.-16. February 8th-9th March / 22.-23. February 15-16 March
  • Quarter finals: 5th-6th April 12-13 April
  • Semifinals: 26.-27. April, 3-4. May
  • Final: May 28, 2022 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

For the first time since 1965, there will be no away goal tiebreaker in the knockout rounds of UEFA competitions, including the Champions League, after it was abolished in June 2021 straight into overtime and possibly into penalty kicks.

MORE: Champions League group standings & results

Teams in the UEFA Champions League 2021-22

A total of 26 teams qualified directly for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. There were six additional spots determined by two-legged playoff series.

The group stage draw of the UEFA Champions League took place on Thursday, August 26th.

team country How the team qualified Appearances
(since 1992-93)
Title (last)
Ajax Netherlands 1. – Eredivisie 17th 4 (1995)
Atalanta Italy 3. – Series A 3
Atletico Madrid Spain 1. – La Liga 12th
Barcelona Spain 3rd league 26th 5 (2015)
Bayern Munich Germany 1st – Bundesliga 25th 6 (2020)
Benfica Portugal Playoffs (3rd League Portugal) 16 2 (1962)
Besiktas Turkey 1. – Super Lig 8th
Borussia Dortmund Germany 3rd – Bundesliga 16 1 (1997)
Chelsea England 4th – English Premier League 18th 2 (2021)
Club Bruges Belgium 1. – Jupiler Pro League 9
Dynamo Kiev Ukraine 1st – Ukraine Premier League 18th
Inter Milan Italy 1. – Serie A fifteen 3 (2010)
Juventus Italy 4. – Series A 22nd 2 (1996)
Little France 1. – League 1 7th
Liverpool England 3rd – English Premier League 14th 6 (2019)
Malmö FF Sweden Playoffs (1st – Sweden Allsvenskan) 3
Manchester city England 1. – English Premier League 11
Manchester United England 2. – English Premier League 24 3 (2008)
AC Milan Italy 2. – Series A 18th 7 (2007)
Paris St. Germain France 2. – League 1 14th
postage Portugal 2nd – Portugal League 25th 2 (2004)
RB Leipzig Germany 2nd – Bundesliga 4th
RB Salzburg Austria Playoffs (1st – Austrian Bundesliga) 4th
real Madrid Spain 2. – The league 26th 13 (2018)
Seville Spain 4th – league 7th
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Playoffs (2nd – Ukraine Premier League) 16
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova Playoffs (1st – Moldovan National Division) 1
Sporty CP Portugal 1st – Portugal League 9
VfL Wolfsburg Germany 4th – Bundesliga 3
Villarreal Spain Europa League champions 4th
Young boys Switzerland Playoffs (1st – Swiss Super League) 2
Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia 1. – Russian Premier League 9

UEFA Champions League clubs by country

Number of teams country Qualified teams
5 Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Seville, Villarreal
4th England Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
4th Germany Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
4th Italy Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus
3 Portugal Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
2 France LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Austria RB Salzburg
1 Belgium Club Bruges
1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1 Netherlands Ajax
1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
1 Sweden Malmö FF
1 Switzerland BSC Young Boys
1 Turkey Besiktas

This is how you see the UEFA Champions League

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League will be hosted in the United States by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).

  • Events: 29 match days from Sept. 2021 to May 2022
  • TV channel: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (select games only)
  • Spanish speaking television: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision
  • Streaming (English): Parent +
  • Streaming (Spanish): fuboTV, (authenticated users)

Canada: The UEFA Champions League is streamed exclusively on DAZN in Canada. New customers can sign up for a 30-day free trial.