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The 2015–16 UEFA Champions League was the 61st season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 24th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona were the title holders, but were eliminated by Atlético Madrid in the quarter-finals.

2015–16 UEFA Champions League
San Siro Stadium (Meazza) panorama empty.jpg
The San Siro in Milan hosted the final.
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
30 June – 26 August 2015
Competition proper:
15 September 2015 – 28 May 2016
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 78 (from 53 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (11th title)
Runners-upSpain Atlético Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored347 (2.78 per match)
Attendance5,114,427 (40,915 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (16 goals)

The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final was played between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid at the San Siro in Milan, Italy.[1] It was the second time in the tournament's history that both finalists were from the same city, after the same clubs faced each other in the 2014 final. Real Madrid defeated Atlético Madrid 5–3 on penalties (1–1 after extra time) in the final to win a record-extending eleventh European Cup/Champions League title.

As the winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid qualified as the UEFA representative at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan (their third Club World Cup appearance),[2] and also earned the right to play against the winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League, Sevilla, in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup.[3]

Contents

Format changesEdit

The UEFA Executive Committee held in May 2013 approved the following changes to the UEFA Champions League starting from the 2015–16 season (for the three-year cycle until the 2017–18 season):[4]

  • The winners of the previous season's UEFA Europa League will qualify for the UEFA Champions League. They will enter at least the play-off round, and will enter the group stage if the berth reserved for the Champions League title holders is not used.
  • The previous limit of a maximum of four teams per association will be increased to five, meaning that if the Champions League title holders or the Europa League title holders are from the top three ranked associations (but not both from the same one) and finish outside the top four of their domestic league, the fourth-placed team of their association will not be prevented from participating in the tournament. However, if both the Champions League title holders and the Europa League title holders are from the same top three ranked association and finish outside the top four of their domestic league, the fourth-placed team of their association will be moved to the Europa League.[5]

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 78 teams from 53 of the 54 UEFA member associations participated in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[6]

  • Associations 1–3 each have four teams qualify.
  • Associations 4–6 each have three teams qualify.
  • Associations 7–15 each have two teams qualify.
  • Associations 16–54 (except Liechtenstein) each have one team qualify.
  • The winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League and 2014–15 UEFA Europa League were each given an additional entry if they would not qualify for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league. Because a maximum of five teams from one association can enter the UEFA Champions League, if both the Champions League title holders and the Europa League title holders were from the same top three ranked association and finished outside the top four of their domestic league, the fourth-placed team of their association would be moved to the Europa League.[7] For this season:
    • The winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, Barcelona, qualified through their domestic league, meaning the additional entry for the Champions League title holders was not necessary.
    • The winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League, Sevilla, did not qualify through their domestic league, meaning the additional entry for the Europa League title holders was necessary.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2014 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2009–10 to 2013–14.[8][9]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may have additional teams participating in the Champions League, as noted below:

  • (EL) – Additional berth for Europa League title holders
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   Spain 97.713 4 +1(EL)
2   England 84.748
3   Germany 81.641
4   Italy 66.938 3
5   Portugal 62.299
6   France 56.500
7   Russia 46.998 2
8   Netherlands 44.312
9   Ukraine 40.966
10   Belgium 36.300
11   Turkey 34.200
12   Greece 33.600
13   Switzerland 33.225
14   Austria 30.925
15   Czech Republic 29.350
16   Romania 27.257 1
17   Israel 26.875
18   Cyprus 23.250
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
19   Denmark 21.300 1
20   Croatia 19.625
21   Poland 18.875
22   Belarus 18.625
23   Scotland 16.566
24   Sweden 16.325
25   Bulgaria 15.625
26   Norway 14.275
27   Serbia 14.125
28   Hungary 11.625
29   Slovenia 11.000
30   Slovakia 11.000
31   Moldova 10.375
32   Azerbaijan 10.375
33   Georgia 9.875
34   Kazakhstan 8.250
35   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.500
36   Finland 7.175
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
37   Iceland 6.750 1
38   Latvia 6.250
39   Montenegro 6.000
40   Albania 5.500
41   Lithuania 5.250
42   Macedonia 5.250
43   Republic of Ireland 5.125
44   Luxembourg 4.875
45   Malta 4.833
46   Liechtenstein 4.500 0
47   Northern Ireland 3.625 1
48   Wales 3.000
49   Armenia 2.875
50   Estonia 2.875
51   Faroe Islands 2.125
52   San Marino 0.999
53   Andorra 0.833
54   Gibraltar 0.000

DistributionEdit

In the default access list, the Champions League title holders enter the group stage.[10][11] However, since Barcelona already qualified for the group stage (as the champions of the 2014–15 La Liga), the Champions League title holders berth in the group stage is given to the Europa League title holders, Sevilla.[12][13]

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(8 teams)
  • 8 champions from associations 47–54
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 30 champions from associations 16–46 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 4 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Route
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 13–15
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions Route
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round (Champions Route)
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4–5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round (League Route)
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 12 champions from associations 1–12
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • Europa League title holders
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (Champions Route)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round (League Route)
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

TeamsEdit

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses, except Sevilla which qualified as Europa League title holders. (TH: Champions League title holders; EL: Europa League title holders).[14][15]

Group stage
  BarcelonaTH (1st)   Bayern Munich (1st)   Porto (2nd)   Gent (1st)
  Real Madrid (2nd)   Wolfsburg (2nd)   Paris Saint-Germain (1st)   Galatasaray (1st)
  Atlético Madrid (3rd)   Borussia Mönchengladbach (3rd)   Lyon (2nd)   Olympiacos (1st)
  Chelsea (1st)   Juventus (1st)   Zenit Saint Petersburg (1st)   Sevilla (EL)
  Manchester City (2nd)   Roma (2nd)   PSV Eindhoven (1st)
  Arsenal (3rd)   Benfica (1st)   Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
  Valencia (4th)   Bayer Leverkusen (4th)   Sporting CP (3rd)
  Manchester United (4th)   Lazio (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
  Basel (1st)   Monaco (3rd)   Club Brugge (2nd)   Rapid Wien (2nd)
  Red Bull Salzburg (1st)   CSKA Moscow (2nd)   Fenerbahçe (2nd)   Sparta Prague (2nd)
  Viktoria Plzeň (1st)   Ajax (2nd)   Panathinaikos (2nd)
  Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd)   Young Boys (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Steaua București (1st)   Malmö FF (1st)   Qarabağ (1st)   Skënderbeu (1st)
  Maccabi Tel Aviv (1st)   Ludogorets Razgrad (1st)   Dila Gori (1st)   Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)
  APOEL (1st)   Molde (1st)   Astana (1st)   Vardar (1st)
  Midtjylland (1st)   Partizan (1st)   Sarajevo (1st)   Dundalk (1st)
  Dinamo Zagreb (1st)   Videoton (1st)   HJK (1st)   Fola Esch (1st)
  Lech Poznań (1st)   Maribor (1st)   Stjarnan (1st)   Hibernians (1st)
  BATE Borisov (1st)   Trenčín (1st)   Ventspils (1st)
  Celtic (1st)   Milsami Orhei (1st)   Rudar Pljevlja (1st)
First qualifying round
  Crusaders (1st)   Pyunik (1st)   B36 Tórshavn (1st)   FC Santa Coloma (1st)
  The New Saints (1st)   Levadia Tallinn (1st)   Folgore (1st)   Lincoln Red Imps (1st)

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[10][16][17]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 22 June 2015 30 June–1 July 2015 7–8 July 2015
Second qualifying round 14–15 July 2015 21–22 July 2015
Third qualifying round 17 July 2015 28–29 July 2015 4–5 August 2015
Play-off Play-off round 7 August 2015 18–19 August 2015 25–26 August 2015
Group stage Matchday 1 27 August 2015
(Monaco)
15–16 September 2015
Matchday 2 29–30 September 2015
Matchday 3 20–21 October 2015
Matchday 4 3–4 November 2015
Matchday 5 24–25 November 2015
Matchday 6 8–9 December 2015
Knockout phase Round of 16 14 December 2015 16–17 & 23–24 February 2016 8–9 & 15–16 March 2016
Quarter-finals 18 March 2016 5–6 April 2016 12–13 April 2016
Semi-finals 15 April 2016 26–27 April 2016 3–4 May 2016
Final 28 May 2016 at San Siro, Milan

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2015 UEFA club coefficients,[18][19][20] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on 22 June 2015.[21][22] The first legs were played on 30 June and 1 July, and the second legs were played on 7 July 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lincoln Red Imps   2–1   FC Santa Coloma 0–0 2–1
Crusaders   1–1 (a)   Levadia Tallinn 0–0 1–1
Pyunik   4–2   Folgore 2–1 2–1
B36 Tórshavn   2–6   The New Saints 1–2 1–4

Lincoln Red Imps became the first Gibraltar team to win a tie in a UEFA competition, two years after Gibraltar's teams were first admitted entry.[23]

Second qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 14 and 15 July, and the second legs were played on 21 and 22 July 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hibernians   3–6   Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 1–5
APOEL   1–1 (a)   Vardar 0–0 1–1
Qarabağ   1–0   Rudar Pljevlja 0–0 1–0
Sarajevo   0–3   Lech Poznań 0–2 0–1
Maribor   2–3   Astana 1–0 1–3
BATE Borisov   2–1   Dundalk 2–1 0–0
Ventspils   1–4[A]   HJK 1–3 0–1
Midtjylland   3–0   Lincoln Red Imps 1–0 2–0
Molde   5–1   Pyunik 5–0 0–1
Malmö FF   1–0   Žalgiris Vilnius 0–0 1–0
Celtic   6–1   Stjarnan 2–0 4–1
Trenčín   3–4   Steaua București 0–2 3–2
Partizan   3–0   Dila Gori 1–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad   1–3   Milsami Orhei 0–1 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb   4–1[A]   Fola Esch 1–1 3–0
Skënderbeu   6–4   Crusaders 4–1 2–3
The New Saints   1–2   Videoton 0–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Notes
  1. ^ a b Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying roundEdit

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 17 July 2015.[24][25] The first legs were played on 28 and 29 July, and the second legs were played on 4 and 5 August 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Lech Poznań   1–4   Basel 1–3 0–1
Milsami Orhei   0–4   Skënderbeu 0–2 0–2
HJK   3–4   Astana 0–0 3–4
Celtic   1–0   Qarabağ 1–0 0–0
Steaua București   3–5   Partizan 1–1 2–4
Midtjylland   2–2 (a)   APOEL 1–2 1–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv   3–2   Viktoria Plzeň 1–2 2–0
Dinamo Zagreb   4–4 (a)   Molde 1–1 3–3
Videoton   1–2   BATE Borisov 1–1 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg   2–3   Malmö FF 2–0 0–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Panathinaikos   2–4   Club Brugge 2–1 0–3
Young Boys   1–7   Monaco 1–3 0–4
CSKA Moscow   5–4   Sparta Prague 2–2 3–2
Rapid Wien   5–4   Ajax 2–2 3–2
Fenerbahçe   0–3   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 0–3

Play-off roundEdit

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 7 August 2015.[26][27] The first legs were played on 18 and 19 August, and the second legs were played on 25 and 26 August 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Astana   2–1   APOEL 1–0 1–1
Skënderbeu   2–6   Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 1–4
Celtic   3–4   Malmö FF 3–2 0–2
Basel   3–3 (a)   Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–2 1–1
BATE Borisov   2–2 (a)   Partizan 1–0 1–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Lazio   1–3   Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 0–3
Manchester United   7–1   Club Brugge 3–1 4–0
Sporting CP   3–4   CSKA Moscow 2–1 1–3
Rapid Wien   2–3   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 2–2
Valencia   4–3   Monaco 3–1 1–2

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Orange: Group C;   Yellow: Group D;
  Green: Group E;   Blue: Group F;   Purple: Group G;   Pink: Group H.

The draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 27 August 2015.[28][29] 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 (introduced starting this season):[30][31]

  • Pot 1 contained the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2014 UEFA country coefficients.[8][9] As the title holders (Barcelona) were one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth were also seeded into Pot 1 (regulations Article 13.05).[6]
  • Pot 2, 3 and 4 contained the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2015 UEFA club coefficients.[18][19][20]

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays were 15–16 September, 29–30 September, 20–21 October, 3–4 November, 24–25 November, and 8–9 December 2015.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualified for the group stage also played in the 2015–16 UEFA Youth League on the same matchdays, where they competed in the UEFA Champions League Path (with the UEFA Youth League expanded to 64 teams, the youth domestic champions of the top 32 associations compete in a separate Domestic Champions Path until the play-offs).

A total of 17 national associations were represented in the group stage. Astana, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Gent made their debut appearances in the group stage. Astana were the first team from Kazakhstan to play in the Champions League group stage.[32] With the maximum teams from the same association in the group stage increased from four to five, Spain became the first association to have five teams in the Champions League group stage.[33] Since all three qualifying teams from the highest ranked leagues won their ties in the league route playoff round, the three countries of Spain, England and Germany had 13 of the 32 clubs in the group stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RM PSG SHK MAL
1   Real Madrid 6 5 1 0 19 3 +16 16 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 4–0 8–0
2   Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 12 1 +11 13 0–0 2–0 2–0
3   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 0 5 7 14 −7 3 Transfer to Europa League 3–4 0–3 4–0
4   Malmö 6 1 0 5 1 21 −20 3 0–2 0–5 1–0
Source: UEFA

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification WOL PSV MU CSKA
1   Wolfsburg 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 3–2 1–0
2   PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 2–0 2–1 2–1
3   Manchester United 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 Transfer to Europa League 2–1 0–0 1–0
4   CSKA Moscow 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 0–2 3–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATL BEN GAL AST
1   Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 11 3 +8 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–2 2–0 4–0
2   Benfica 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 1–2 2–1 2–0
3   Galatasaray 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 2–1 1–1
4   Astana 6 0 4 2 5 11 −6 4 0–0 2–2 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC JUV SEV MGB
1   Manchester City 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12 Advance to knockout phase 1–2 2–1 4–2
2   Juventus 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 11 1–0 2–0 0–0
3   Sevilla 6 2 0 4 8 11 −3 6 Transfer to Europa League 1–3 1–0 3–0
4   Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 5 1–2 1–1 4–2
Source: UEFA

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR ROM LEV BATE
1   Barcelona 6 4 2 0 15 4 +11 14 Advance to knockout phase 6–1 2–1 3–0
2   Roma 6 1 3 2 11 16 −5 6 1–1 3–2 0–0
3   Bayer Leverkusen 6 1 3 2 13 12 +1 6 Transfer to Europa League 1–1 4–4 4–1
4   BATE Borisov 6 1 2 3 5 12 −7 5 0–2 3–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY ARS OLY DZG
1   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 15 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 4–0 5–0
2   Arsenal 6 3 0 3 12 10 +2 9 2–0 2–3 3–0
3   Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 6 13 −7 9 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 0–3 2–1
4   Dinamo Zagreb 6 1 0 5 3 14 −11 3 0–2 2–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CHL DKV POR MTA
1   Chelsea 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase 2–1 2–0 4–0
2   Dynamo Kyiv 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11 0–0 2–2 1–0
3   Porto 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 Transfer to Europa League 2–1 0–2 2–0
4   Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 0 0 6 1 16 −15 0 0–4 0–2 1–3
Source: UEFA

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZEN GNT VAL LYO
1   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15 Advance to knockout phase 2–1 2–0 3–1
2   Gent 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 2–1 1–0 1–1
3   Valencia 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League 2–3 2–1 0–2
4   Lyon 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 0–2 1–2 0–1
Source: UEFA

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. 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.

BracketEdit

  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 (pen.) 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 (pen.) 0 0 0 (8)  
     Atlético Madrid (a) 1 1 2
     Bayern Munich 0 2 2  
   Juventus 2 2 4  
   Bayern Munich (aet) 2 4 6  
     Bayern Munich 1 2 3
     Benfica 0 2 2  
   Benfica 1 2 3
   Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 1 1  

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 14 December 2015.[34][35] 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.

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

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 18 March 2016.[36][37] The first legs were played on 5 and 6 April, and the second legs were played on 12 and 13 April 2016.

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

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 15 April 2016.[38][39] The first legs were played on 26 and 27 April, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 May 2016.

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

FinalEdit

The final was played on 28 May 2016 at the San Siro in Milan, Italy.[40] The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.[38]

Real Madrid  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Atlético Madrid
Ramos   15' Report Carrasco   79'
Penalties
5–3
Attendance: 71,942[41]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid 16 1109
2   Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich 9 942
3   Luis Suárez   Barcelona 8 810
  Thomas Müller   Bayern Munich 926
5   Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid 7 1135
6   Lionel Messi   Barcelona 6 630
  Artem Dzyuba   Zenit Saint Petersburg 633
8   Olivier Giroud   Arsenal 5 384
  Javier Hernández   Bayer Leverkusen 487
  Willian   Chelsea 642
  Zlatan Ibrahimović   Paris Saint-Germain 880

Source:[42]

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1   Kingsley Coman   Bayern Munich 5 426
  Alexis Sánchez   Arsenal 622
  Neymar   Barcelona 810
4   Wilfried Bony   Manchester City 4 279
  Hulk   Zenit Saint Petersburg 630
  Zlatan Ibrahimović   Paris Saint-Germain 880
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid 1109
8 16 players 3 N/A

Source:[43]

Squad of the SeasonEdit

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament.[44]

Pos. Name Team
GK   Jan Oblak   Atlético Madrid
  Manuel Neuer   Bayern Munich
DF   Diego Godín   Atlético Madrid
  Juanfran   Atlético Madrid
  Thiago Silva   Paris Saint-Germain
  Sergio Ramos   Real Madrid
  Marcelo   Real Madrid
MF   Gabi   Atlético Madrid
  Koke   Atlético Madrid
  Andrés Iniesta   Barcelona
  Toni Kroos   Real Madrid
  Luka Modrić   Real Madrid
FW   Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid
  Luis Suárez   Barcelona
  Lionel Messi   Barcelona
  Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid
  Gareth Bale   Real Madrid

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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