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2016–17 UEFA Champions League

The 2016–17 UEFA Champions League was the 62nd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 25th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

2016–17 UEFA Champions League
Inside the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.jpg
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
28 June – 24 August 2016
Competition proper:
13 September 2016 – 3 June 2017
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 78 (from 53 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (12th title)
Runners-upItaly Juventus
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored380 (3.04 per match)
Attendance5,399,802 (43,198 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (12 goals)
Best player(s)

The final was played between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.[5][6] It was the second time that the two teams faced each other in the competition's decisive match, having previously met in the 1998 final. Real Madrid, the defending champions, beat Juventus 4–1 to win a record-extending 12th title. With this victory, Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their title in the Champions League era, and the first to do so since Milan in 1990.

As winners, Real Madrid qualified as the UEFA representative for the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earned the right to play against the winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, Manchester United, in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.

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Association team allocationEdit

A total of 78 teams from 53 of the 55 UEFA member associations were expected to participate in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League (the exceptions being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league, and Kosovo, whose participation was not accepted in their first attempt as UEFA members). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[7]

  • Associations 1–3 each had four teams qualify.
  • Associations 4–6 each had three teams qualify.
  • Associations 7–15 each had two teams qualify.
  • Associations 16–54 (except Liechtenstein) each had one team qualify.
  • The winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League and 2015–16 UEFA Europa League were each given an additional entry if they did not qualify for the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league. Because a maximum of five teams from one association can enter the Champions League, if both the Champions League title holders and the Europa League title holders were from the same top three ranked association and finish outside the top four of their domestic league, the fourth-placed team of their association would be moved to the Europa League.[8] For this season:

Association rankingEdit

For the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2015 UEFA country coefficients, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2010–11 to 2014–15.[9][10]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations could 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 99.999 4 +1(EL)
2   England 80.391
3   Germany 79.415
4   Italy 70.510 3
5   Portugal 61.382
6   France 52.416
7   Russia 50.498 2
8   Ukraine 45.166
9   Netherlands 40.979
10   Belgium 37.200
11   Switzerland 34.375
12   Turkey 32.600
13   Greece 31.900
14   Czech Republic 29.125
15   Romania 26.299
16   Austria 25.675 1
17   Croatia 23.500
18   Cyprus 22.300
19   Poland 21.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20   Israel 21.000 1
21   Belarus 20.750
22   Denmark 19.800
23   Scotland 17.900
24   Sweden 17.725
25   Bulgaria 16.750
26   Norway 14.375
27   Serbia 13.875
28   Slovenia 13.625
29   Azerbaijan 12.500
30   Slovakia 11.250
31   Hungary 11.000
32   Kazakhstan 10.375
33   Moldova 10.000
34   Georgia 9.375
35   Finland 8.200
36   Iceland 8.000
37   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38   Liechtenstein 6.000 0
39   Macedonia 5.875 1
40   Republic of Ireland 5.750
41   Montenegro 5.625
42   Albania 5.375
43   Luxembourg 5.125
44   Northern Ireland 4.875
45   Lithuania 4.500
46   Latvia 4.250
47   Malta 4.208
48   Estonia 3.500
49   Faroe Islands 3.500
50   Wales 2.875
51   Armenia 2.750
52   Andorra 0.833
53   San Marino 0.499
54   Gibraltar 0.250
55   Kosovo[Note KOS] 0.000 0
Notes
  1. ^ Kosovo (KOS): Kosovo became a UEFA member on 3 May 2016.[11] UEFA decided that their domestic champions could participate in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League only if they could meet licensing criteria under article 15 of the UEFA Club Licensing & Financial Fair Play regulations, which would be confirmed following the assessment made by the UEFA administration within the deadline of 31 May 2016.[12] However, Kosovo's entry, Feronikeli (as the champions of the 2015–16 Football Superleague of Kosovo), was denied by UEFA in June due to the club failing licensing requirements, and also because the club could not provide a suitable stadium and UEFA did not allow them to play their home matches in a foreign country.[13][14]

DistributionEdit

In the default access list, the Champions League title holders enter the group stage.[7][15] However, since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage (as the runners-up of the 2015–16 La Liga), the Champions League title holders berth in the group stage is given to the Europa League title holders, Sevilla.[16][17][18]

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).[19][20][21]

Group stage
  Real MadridTH (2nd)   Bayern Munich (1st)   Sporting CP (2nd)   Club Brugge (1st)
  Barcelona (1st)   Borussia Dortmund (2nd)   Paris Saint-Germain (1st)   Basel (1st)
  Atlético Madrid (3rd)   Bayer Leverkusen (3rd)   Lyon (2nd)   Beşiktaş (1st)
  Leicester City (1st)   Juventus (1st)   CSKA Moscow (1st)   Sevilla (EL)
  Arsenal (2nd)   Napoli (2nd)   Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
  Tottenham Hotspur (3rd)   Benfica (1st)   PSV Eindhoven (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
  Villarreal (4th)   Borussia Mönchengladbach (4th)   Porto (3rd)
  Manchester City (4th)   Roma (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
  Olympiacos (1st)   Monaco (3rd)[Note FRA]   Anderlecht (2nd)   Sparta Prague (2nd)
  Viktoria Plzeň (1st)   Rostov (2nd)   Young Boys (2nd)   Steaua București (2nd)
  Astra Giurgiu (1st)   Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd)   Fenerbahçe (2nd)
  Ajax (2nd)   PAOK (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Red Bull Salzburg (1st)   IFK Norrköping (1st)   Astana (1st)   Mladost Podgorica (1st)
  Dinamo Zagreb (1st)   Ludogorets Razgrad (1st)   Sheriff Tiraspol (1st)   Partizani (2nd)[Note ALB]
  APOEL (1st)   Rosenborg (1st)   Dinamo Tbilisi (1st)   F91 Dudelange (1st)
  Legia Warsaw (1st)   Red Star Belgrade (1st)   SJK (1st)   Crusaders (1st)
  Hapoel Be'er Sheva (1st)   Olimpija Ljubljana (1st)   FH (1st)   Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)
  BATE Borisov (1st)   Qarabağ (1st)   Zrinjski Mostar (1st)   Liepāja (1st)
  Copenhagen (1st)   Trenčín (1st)   Vardar (1st)
  Celtic (1st)   Ferencváros (1st)   Dundalk (1st)
First qualifying round
  Valletta (1st)   B36 Tórshavn (1st)   Alashkert (1st)   Tre Penne (1st)
  Flora Tallinn (1st)   The New Saints (1st)   FC Santa Coloma (1st)   Lincoln Red Imps (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ Albania (ALB): Skënderbeu would have qualified for the Champions League second qualifying round as the champions of the 2015–16 Albanian Superliga, but were excluded from participating in the 2016–17 European competitions by UEFA for match-fixing.[22][23] They appealed the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and UEFA agreed to suspend the exclusion and Skënderbeu were included in the second qualifying round draw.[24] The final decision to exclude Skënderbeu was made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 6 July 2016, before the second qualifying round was played.[25][26] As a result, the berth was given to the runners-up Partizani.[27]
  2. ^ France (FRA): Monaco are a club based in Monaco (which is not a UEFA member), but participate in the Champions League through one of the berths for France as they finished third in the 2015–16 Ligue 1 (any coefficient points they earn count toward France).

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws were held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[7][28][29]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 20 June 2016 28–29 June 2016 5–6 July 2016
Second qualifying round 12–13 July 2016 19–20 July 2016
Third qualifying round 15 July 2016 26–27 July 2016 2–3 August 2016
Play-off Play-off round 5 August 2016 16–17 August 2016 23–24 August 2016
Group stage Matchday 1 25 August 2016
(Monaco)
13–14 September 2016
Matchday 2 27–28 September 2016
Matchday 3 18–19 October 2016
Matchday 4 1–2 November 2016
Matchday 5 22–23 November 2016
Matchday 6 6–7 December 2016
Knockout phase Round of 16 12 December 2016 14–15 & 21–22 February 2017 7–8 & 14–15 March 2017
Quarter-finals 17 March 2017 11–12 April 2017 18–19 April 2017
Semi-finals 21 April 2017 2–3 May 2017 9–10 May 2017
Final 3 June 2017 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2016 UEFA club coefficients,[30][31][32] 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 draws for the first and second qualifying rounds were held on 20 June 2016.[33][34] The first legs were played on 28 June, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 July 2016.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Flora Tallinn   2–3   Lincoln Red Imps 2–1 0–2
The New Saints   5–1   Tre Penne 2–1 3–0
Valletta   2–2 (a)   B36 Tórshavn 1–0 1–2
FC Santa Coloma   0–3   Alashkert 0–0 0–3

Second qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 12 and 13 July, and the second legs were played on 19 and 20 July 2016.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Qarabağ   3–1   F91 Dudelange 2–0 1–1
Hapoel Be'er Sheva   3–2   Sheriff Tiraspol 3–2 0–0
Olimpija Ljubljana   6–6 (a)   Trenčín 3–4 3–2
Red Bull Salzburg   3–0   Liepāja 1–0 2–0
Vardar   3–5   Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 2–3
The New Saints   0–3   APOEL 0–0 0–3
Zrinjski Mostar   1–3   Legia Warsaw 1–1 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad   5–0   Mladost Podgorica 2–0 3–0
Dinamo Tbilisi   3–1   Alashkert 2–0 1–1
Žalgiris Vilnius   1–2   Astana 0–0 1–2
Partizani   2–2 (3–1 p)   Ferencváros 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
BATE Borisov   4–2   SJK 2–0 2–2
Valletta   2–4   Red Star Belgrade 1–2 1–2
Rosenborg   5–4   IFK Norrköping 3–1 2–3
Dundalk   3–3 (a)   FH 1–1 2–2
Lincoln Red Imps   1–3   Celtic 1–0 0–3
Crusaders   0–9   Copenhagen 0–3 0–6

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 2016–17 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 15 July 2016.[35][36] The first legs were played on 26 and 27 July, and the second legs were played on 2 and 3 August 2016.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Rosenborg   2–4   APOEL 2–1 0–3
Dinamo Zagreb   3–0   Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 1–0
Olympiacos   0–1   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0–0 0–1
Astana   2–3   Celtic 1–1 1–2
Trenčín   0–1   Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–0
Viktoria Plzeň   1–1 (a)   Qarabağ 0–0 1–1
Astra Giurgiu   1–4   Copenhagen 1–1 0–3
BATE Borisov   1–3   Dundalk 1–0 0–3
Ludogorets Razgrad   6–4   Red Star Belgrade 2–2 4–2 (a.e.t.)
Partizani   0–3   Red Bull Salzburg 0–1 0–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Ajax   3–2   PAOK 1–1 2–1
Sparta Prague   1–3   Steaua București 1–1 0–2
Shakhtar Donetsk   2–2 (2–4 p)   Young Boys 2–0 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Rostov   4–2   Anderlecht 2–2 2–0
Fenerbahçe   3–4   Monaco 2–1 1–3

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 2016–17 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 5 August 2016.[37][38] The first legs were played on 16 and 17 August, and the second legs were played on 23 and 24 August 2016.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Ludogorets Razgrad   4–2   Viktoria Plzeň 2–0 2–2
Celtic   5–4   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5–2 0–2
Copenhagen   2–1   APOEL 1–0 1–1
Dundalk   1–3   Legia Warsaw 0–2 1–1
Dinamo Zagreb   3–2   Red Bull Salzburg 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Steaua București   0–6   Manchester City 0–5 0–1
Porto   4–1   Roma 1–1 3–0
Ajax   2–5   Rostov 1–1 1–4
Young Boys   2–9   Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–3 1–6
Villarreal   1–3   Monaco 1–2 0–1

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2016–17 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 on 25 August 2016, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[39] 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 2015–16 season):[40][41]

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 2016–17 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 13–14 September, 27–28 September, 18–19 October, 1–2 November, 22–23 November, and 6–7 December 2016.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualify for the group stage also play in the 2016–17 UEFA Youth League on the same matchdays, where they compete in the UEFA Champions League Path (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 are represented in the group stage. Leicester City and Rostov made their debut appearances in the group stage.[42]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ARS PAR LUD BSL
1   Arsenal 6 4 2 0 18 6 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 2–2 6–0 2–0
2   Paris Saint-Germain 6 3 3 0 13 7 +6 12 1–1 2–2 3–0
3   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 0 3 3 6 15 −9 3 Transfer to Europa League 2–3 1–3 0–0
4   Basel 6 0 2 4 3 12 −9 2 1–4 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAP BEN BES DKV
1   Napoli 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase 4–2 2–3 0–0
2   Benfica 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8 1–2 1–1 1–0
3   Beşiktaş 6 1 4 1 9 14 −5 7 Transfer to Europa League 1–1 3–3 1–1
4   Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 8 6 +2 5 1–2 0–2 6–0
Source: UEFA

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR MC MGB CEL
1   Barcelona 6 5 0 1 20 4 +16 15 Advance to knockout phase 4–0 4–0 7–0
2   Manchester City 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9 3–1 4–0 1–1
3   Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 1 2 3 5 12 −7 5 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 1–1 1–1
4   Celtic 6 0 3 3 5 16 −11 3 0–2 3–3 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATL BAY RST PSV
1   Atlético Madrid 6 5 0 1 7 2 +5 15 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–1 2–0
2   Bayern Munich 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12 1–0 5–0 4–1
3   Rostov 6 1 2 3 6 12 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 3–2 2–2
4   PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 4 11 −7 2 0–1 1–2 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MON LEV TOT CSKA
1   Monaco 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–1 3–0
2   Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10 3–0 0–0 2–2
3   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 0–1 3–1
4   CSKA Moscow 6 0 3 3 5 11 −6 3 1–1 1–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOR RM LEG SPO
1   Borussia Dortmund 6 4 2 0 21 9 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 2–2 8–4 1–0
2   Real Madrid 6 3 3 0 16 10 +6 12 2–2 5–1 2–1
3   Legia Warsaw 6 1 1 4 9 24 −15 4 Transfer to Europa League 0–6 3–3 1–0
4   Sporting CP 6 1 0 5 5 8 −3 3 1–2 1–2 2–0
Source: UEFA

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LEI POR KOB BRU
1   Leicester City 6 4 1 1 7 6 +1 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 1–0 2–1
2   Porto 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 11 5–0 1–1 1–0
3   Copenhagen 6 2 3 1 7 2 +5 9 Transfer to Europa League 0–0 0–0 4–0
4   Club Brugge 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 0–3 1–2 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JUV SEV LYO DZG
1   Juventus 6 4 2 0 11 2 +9 14 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 1–1 2–0
2   Sevilla 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11 1–3 1–0 4–0
3   Lyon 6 2 2 2 5 3 +2 8 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 0–0 3–0
4   Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 0 15 −15 0 0–4 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams play 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 is as follows:

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

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Benfica 1 0 1  
   Borussia Dortmund 0 4 4  
     Borussia Dortmund 2 1 3  
     Monaco 3 3 6  
   Manchester City 5 1 6
   Monaco (a) 3 3 6  
     Monaco 0 1 1  
     Juventus 2 2 4  
   Porto 0 0 0  
   Juventus 2 1 3  
     Juventus 3 0 3
     Barcelona 0 0 0  
   Paris Saint-Germain 4 1 5
   Barcelona 0 6 6  
     Juventus 1
     Real Madrid 4
   Bayern Munich 5 5 10  
   Arsenal 1 1 2  
     Bayern Munich 1 2 3
     Real Madrid (a.e.t.) 2 4 6  
   Real Madrid 3 3 6
   Napoli 1 1 2  
     Real Madrid 3 1 4
     Atlético Madrid 0 2 2  
   Bayer Leverkusen 2 0 2  
   Atlético Madrid 4 0 4  
     Atlético Madrid 1 1 2
     Leicester City 0 1 1  
   Sevilla 2 0 2
   Leicester City 1 2 3  

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 12 December 2016.[43] The first legs were played on 14, 15, 21 and 22 February, and the second legs were played on 7, 8, 14 and 15 March 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester City   6–6 (a)   Monaco 5–3 1–3
Real Madrid   6–2   Napoli 3–1 3–1
Benfica   1–4   Borussia Dortmund 1–0 0–4
Bayern Munich   10–2   Arsenal 5–1 5–1
Porto   0–3   Juventus 0–2 0–1
Bayer Leverkusen   2–4   Atlético Madrid 2–4 0–0
Paris Saint-Germain   5–6   Barcelona 4–0 1–6
Sevilla   2–3   Leicester City 2–1 0–2

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 17 March 2017.[44] The first legs were played on 11 and 12 April, and the second legs were played on 18 and 19 April 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Madrid   2–1   Leicester City 1–0 1–1
Borussia Dortmund   3–6   Monaco 2–3 1–3
Bayern Munich   3–6   Real Madrid 1–2 2–4 (a.e.t.)
Juventus   3–0   Barcelona 3–0 0–0

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 21 April 2017.[45] The first legs were played on 2 and 3 May, and the second legs were played on 9 and 10 May 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   4–2   Atlético Madrid 3–0 1–2
Monaco   1–4   Juventus 0–2 1–2

FinalEdit

The final was played on 3 June 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.[5][6][46] The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.

Juventus  1–4  Real Madrid
Mandžukić   27' Report
Attendance: 65,842[47]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

StatisticsEdit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Squad of the SeasonEdit

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament.[50]

Pos. Player Team
GK   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus
  Jan Oblak   Atlético Madrid
DF   Diego Godín   Atlético Madrid
  Leonardo Bonucci   Juventus
  Dani Carvajal   Real Madrid
  Sergio Ramos   Real Madrid
  Marcelo   Real Madrid
MF   Casemiro   Real Madrid
  Toni Kroos   Real Madrid
  Luka Modrić   Real Madrid
  Isco   Real Madrid
  Miralem Pjanić   Juventus
  Tiémoué Bakayoko   Monaco
FW   Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid
  Lionel Messi   Barcelona
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid
  Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich
  Kylian Mbappé   Monaco

Players of the SeasonEdit

New UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season, Defender of the Season, Midfielder of the Season, and Forward of the Season positional awards were introduced for the 2016–17 season.[51] Votes were cast by coaches of the 32 teams in the group stage, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jury members selected their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. The shortlist of the top three players were announced on 4 August 2017.[52] The award winners were announced and presented during the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 24 August 2017.[53][54]

See alsoEdit

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