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2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage began on 13 September and ended on 7 December 2016. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout phase of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League.[1]

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DrawEdit

The draw was held on 25 August 2016, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[2] 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:[3][1]

Moreover, the draw was controlled for teams from the same association in order to split the teams evenly into the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) for maximum television coverage.

The fixtures were decided after the draw. On each matchday, four groups play their matches on Tuesday, while the other four groups play their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) alternating between each matchday. There are other restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g., Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid) in general do not play at home on the same matchday (UEFA tries to avoid teams from the same city playing at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control), and teams in certain countries (e.g., Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan) do not play at home on the last matchday (due to cold weather and simultaneous kick-off times).

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.[9] Therefore, Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv (Pot 3) and Russian clubs CSKA Moscow (Pot 1) and Rostov (Pot 4) could not be drawn into the same group.

TeamsEdit

Below are the participating teams (with their 2016 UEFA club coefficients),[6][7] grouped by their seeding pot.[10] They include 22 teams which enter in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route).

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the Europa League round of 32
Pot 1 (by association rank)[3]
Team Coeff
  Real Madrid[TH] 176.142
  Barcelona 159.142
  Leicester City 15.256
  Bayern Munich 163.035
  Juventus 107.087
  Benfica 116.616
  Paris Saint-Germain 112.549
  CSKA Moscow 48.716
Pot 2
Team Coeff
  Atlético Madrid 144.142
  Borussia Dortmund 110.035
  Arsenal 105.256
  Manchester City[LR] 99.256
  Sevilla 95.642
  Porto[LR] 92.616
  Napoli 90.087
  Bayer Leverkusen 89.035
Pot 3
Team Coeff
  Basel 87.755
  Tottenham Hotspur 74.256
  Dynamo Kyiv 65.976
  Lyon 63.049
  PSV Eindhoven 57.112
  Sporting CP 51.616
  Club Brugge 43.000
  Borussia Mönchengladbach[LR] 42.035
Pot 4
Team Coeff
  Celtic[CR] 40.460
  Monaco[LR] 36.549
  Beşiktaş 34.920
  Legia Warsaw[CR] 28.000
  Dinamo Zagreb[CR] 25.775
  Ludogorets Razgrad[CR] 25.625
  Copenhagen[CR] 24.720
  Rostov[LR] 11.716
Notes
  1. TH Title holders, automatically placed at the top position of seeding list.
  2. CR Winners of the play-off round (Champions Route).
  3. LR Winners of the play-off round (League Route).

FormatEdit

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.[1]

TiebreakersEdit

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine the rankings (regulations Article 17.01):[1]

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  5. if, after having applied criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 12 apply;
  6. superior goal difference in all group matches;
  7. higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  8. higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. higher number of wins in all group matches;
  10. higher number of away wins in all group matches;
  11. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in all group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. higher club coefficient.

GroupsEdit

The matchdays are 13–14 September, 27–28 September, 18–19 October, 1–2 November, 22–23 November, and 6–7 December 2016.[11] The match kickoff times are 20:45 CEST/CET, except for matchday 5 in Russia which are 18:00 CET.[12] The match kickoff times for matchdays 4 and 5 in Turkey were changed from 20:45 CET to 18:45 CET due to the decision of the Turkish government to use the UTC+3 time zone all year round starting from September 2016.[13]

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

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Arsenal 6 4 2 0 18 6 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Paris Saint-Germain 6 3 3 0 13 7 +6 12
3   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 0 3 3 6 15 −9 3 Transfer to Europa League
4   Basel 6 0 2 4 3 12 −9 2
Source: UEFA
Paris Saint-Germain  1–1  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 46,440[14]
Basel  1–1  Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Attendance: 30,852[14]

Ludogorets Razgrad  1–3  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Arsenal  2–0  Basel
Report

Arsenal  6–0  Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Paris Saint-Germain  3–0  Basel
Report
Attendance: 46,488[16]

Ludogorets Razgrad  2–3  Arsenal
Report
Basel  1–2  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 34,639[17]

Arsenal  2–2  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 59,628[18]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Ludogorets Razgrad  0–0  Basel
Report

Paris Saint-Germain  2–2  Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Basel  1–4  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 36,000[19]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Napoli 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
2   Benfica 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
3   Beşiktaş 6 1 4 1 9 14 −5 7 Transfer to Europa League
4   Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 8 6 +2 5
Source: UEFA
Dynamo Kyiv  1–2  Napoli
Harmash   26' Report Milik   36'45+2'
Attendance: 35,137[14]
Benfica  1–1  Beşiktaş
Report
Attendance: 42,126[14]

Beşiktaş  1–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 33,938[15]
Napoli  4–2  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 41,281[15]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Napoli  2–3  Beşiktaş
Report
Attendance: 28,502[16]
Dynamo Kyiv  0–2  Benfica
Report

Beşiktaş  1–1  Napoli
Report
Attendance: 35,552[17]
Benfica  1–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 51,641[17]

Beşiktaş  3–3  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 36,063[18]
Napoli  0–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 33,736[18]

Dynamo Kyiv  6–0  Beşiktaş
Report
Attendance: 14,036[19]
Benfica  1–2  Napoli
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Barcelona 6 5 0 1 20 4 +16 15 Advance to knockout phase
2   Manchester City 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9
3   Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 1 2 3 5 12 −7 5 Transfer to Europa League
4   Celtic 6 0 3 3 5 16 −11 3
Source: UEFA
Barcelona  7–0  Celtic
Report
Attendance: 73,290[14]
Manchester City  4–0  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report

Borussia Mönchengladbach  1–2  Barcelona
Report
Celtic  3–3  Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 57,592[15]

Celtic  0–2  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report
Barcelona  4–0  Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 96,290[16]

Borussia Mönchengladbach  1–1  Celtic
Report
Manchester City  3–1  Barcelona
Report

Celtic  0–2  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 57,937[18]
Borussia Mönchengladbach  1–1  Manchester City
Report

Barcelona  4–0  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report
Attendance: 67,157[19]
Manchester City  1–1  Celtic
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Atlético Madrid 6 5 0 1 7 2 +5 15 Advance to knockout phase
2   Bayern Munich 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
3   Rostov 6 1 2 3 6 12 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League
4   PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 4 11 −7 2
Source: UEFA
Bayern Munich  5–0  Rostov
Lewandowski   28' (pen.)
Müller   45+2'
Kimmich   53'60'
Bernat   90'
Report
Attendance: 70,000[14]
PSV Eindhoven  0–1  Atlético Madrid
Report

Atlético Madrid  1–0  Bayern Munich
Report
Rostov  2–2  PSV Eindhoven
Report
Attendance: 12,646[15]

Rostov  0–1  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 15,400[16]
Bayern Munich  4–1  PSV Eindhoven
Report
Attendance: 70,000[16]

Atlético Madrid  2–1  Rostov
Report
Attendance: 40,392[17]
PSV Eindhoven  1–2  Bayern Munich
Report
Attendance: 35,000[17]

Rostov  3–2  Bayern Munich
Report
Atlético Madrid  2–0  PSV Eindhoven
Report

Bayern Munich  1–0  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 70,000[19]
PSV Eindhoven  0–0  Rostov
Report
Attendance: 33,400[19]

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Monaco 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11 Advance to knockout phase
2   Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
3   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 Transfer to Europa League
4   CSKA Moscow 6 0 3 3 5 11 −6 3
Source: UEFA
Bayer Leverkusen  2–2  CSKA Moscow
Report
Attendance: 23,459[21]
Tottenham Hotspur  1–2  Monaco
Report

Monaco  1–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Report
CSKA Moscow  0–1  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 26,153[23]

CSKA Moscow  1–1  Monaco
Report
Attendance: 24,125[24]
Bayer Leverkusen  0–0  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 28,887[24]

Monaco  3–0  CSKA Moscow
Report
Attendance: 10,029[25]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Tottenham Hotspur  0–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Report

CSKA Moscow  1–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Monaco  2–1  Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Bayer Leverkusen  3–0  Monaco
Report
Tottenham Hotspur  3–1  CSKA Moscow
Report

Group FEdit

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

Borussia Dortmund  2–2  Real Madrid
Report
Sporting CP  2–0  Legia Warsaw
Report

Sporting CP  1–2  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Real Madrid  5–1  Legia Warsaw
Report
Attendance: 70,251[24]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

Borussia Dortmund  1–0  Sporting CP
Report
Legia Warsaw  3–3  Real Madrid
Report

Sporting CP  1–2  Real Madrid
Report
Borussia Dortmund  8–4  Legia Warsaw
Report

Real Madrid  2–2  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Legia Warsaw  1–0  Sporting CP
Report

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Leicester City 6 4 1 1 7 6 +1 13 Advance to knockout phase
2   Porto 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 11
3   Copenhagen 6 2 3 1 7 2 +5 9 Transfer to Europa League
4   Club Brugge 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0
Source: UEFA
Club Brugge  0–3  Leicester City
Report
Porto  1–1  Copenhagen
Report
Attendance: 34,325[21]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Copenhagen  4–0  Club Brugge
Report
Leicester City  1–0  Porto
Report

Leicester City  1–0  Copenhagen
Report
Club Brugge  1–2  Porto
Report

Copenhagen  0–0  Leicester City
Report
Attendance: 34,146[25]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Porto  1–0  Club Brugge
Report

Leicester City  2–1  Club Brugge
Report
Copenhagen  0–0  Porto
Report

Club Brugge  0–2  Copenhagen
Report
Porto  5–0  Leicester City
Report
Attendance: 39,310[27]

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Juventus 6 4 2 0 11 2 +9 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Sevilla 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
3   Lyon 6 2 2 2 5 3 +2 8 Transfer to Europa League
4   Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 0 15 −15 0
Source: UEFA
Lyon  3–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Juventus  0–0  Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 33,261[21]

Sevilla  1–0  Lyon
Report
Dinamo Zagreb  0–4  Juventus
Report
Attendance: 23,875[23]

Dinamo Zagreb  0–1  Sevilla
Report
Lyon  0–1  Juventus
Report

Sevilla  4–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Juventus  1–1  Lyon
Report

Dinamo Zagreb  0–1  Lyon
Report
Sevilla  1–3  Juventus
Report

Lyon  0–0  Sevilla
Report
Juventus  2–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 39,380[27]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches in 1 November to 7 December 2016, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches in 13 September to 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Ludogorets Razgrad played their home matches at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia instead of their regular stadium, Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad.
  3. ^ The Manchester City v Borussia Mönchengladbach match, originally scheduled on 13 September 2016, 20:45 CEST (19:45 local time), was postponed to the following day due to adverse weather conditions.[20]
  4. ^ a b c Tottenham Hotspur played their home matches at Wembley Stadium, London instead of their regular stadium, White Hart Lane, London, due to renovation.[22]
  5. ^ The Legia Warsaw v Real Madrid match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[28][29]

ReferencesEdit

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