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The 2017–18 UEFA Champions League was the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

2017–18 UEFA Champions League
Kyiv NSC Olimpiyskyi 6.jpg
The NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
27 June – 23 August 2017
Competition proper:
12 September 2017 – 26 May 2018
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 79 (from 54 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (13th title)
Runners-upEngland Liverpool
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored401 (3.21 per match)
Attendance5,821,673 (46,573 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (15 goals)
Best player(s)

The final was played between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.[5] Real Madrid, the defending champions, beat Liverpool 3–1 to win a record-extending 13th title and their third title in a row.

As winners, Real Madrid qualified as the UEFA representative for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earned the right to play against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, Atlético Madrid, in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. Moreover, they would also have been automatically qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage,[6] but since they had already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was given to the champions of the 2017–18 Czech First League, the 11th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[7]

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Association team allocationEdit

79 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations participated (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league).[8] The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[9]

  • 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 16–55 (except Liechtenstein) each have one team qualify.
  • The winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League and 2016–17 UEFA Europa League are each given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2017–18 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 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.[10] For this season:

Kosovo, who became a UEFA member on 3 May 2016, made their debut in the UEFA Champions League.[11][12]

Association rankingEdit

For the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2016 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2011–12 to 2015–16.[13][14]

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

  • (UEL) – Additional berth for UEFA Europa League title holders
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   Spain 105.713 4
2   Germany 80.177
3   England 76.284 +1 (UEL)
4   Italy 70.439 3
5   Portugal 53.082
6   France 52.749
7   Russia 51.082 2
8   Ukraine 44.883
9   Belgium 40.000
10   Netherlands 35.563
11   Turkey 34.600
12   Switzerland 33.775
13   Czech Republic 32.925
14   Greece 29.700
15   Romania 25.383
16   Austria 25.100 1
17   Croatia 23.875
18   Poland 22.500
19   Cyprus 22.175
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20   Belarus 20.000 1
21   Sweden 19.875
22   Norway 19.250
23   Israel 18.625
24   Denmark 18.600
25   Scotland 17.300
26   Azerbaijan 14.875
27   Serbia 14.625
28   Kazakhstan 14.125
29   Bulgaria 13.125
30   Slovenia 13.125
31   Slovakia 12.000
32   Liechtenstein 10.500 0
33   Hungary 9.875 1
34   Moldova 9.125
35   Iceland 8.750
36   Georgia 8.125
37   Finland 7.400
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.125 1
39   Albania 6.625
40   Macedonia 6.000
41   Republic of Ireland 5.450
42   Latvia 5.375
43   Luxembourg 5.250
44   Montenegro 4.875
45   Lithuania 4.625
46   Northern Ireland 4.500
47   Estonia 4.250
48   Armenia 4.125
49   Faroe Islands 3.625
50   Malta 3.583
51   Wales 3.500
52   Gibraltar 1.000
53   Andorra 0.999
54   San Marino 0.333
55   Kosovo 0.000

DistributionEdit

In the default access list, the Champions League title holders enter the group stage.[12] However, since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage (as the champions of the 2016–17 La Liga), the Champions League title holders berth in the group stage is given to the Europa League title holders, Manchester United.[15][16][17][18]

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(10 teams)
  • 10 champions from associations 46–55
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 29 champions from associations 16–45 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 5 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 (TH: Champions League title holders; EL: Europa League title holders).[19][20]

Group stage
  Real MadridTH (1st)   Chelsea (1st)   Porto (2nd)   Feyenoord (1st)
  Barcelona (2nd)   Tottenham Hotspur (2nd)   Monaco (1st)[Note FRA]   Beşiktaş (1st)
  Atlético Madrid (3rd)   Manchester City (3rd)   Paris Saint-Germain (2nd)   Basel (1st)
  Bayern Munich (1st)   Juventus (1st)   Spartak Moscow (1st)   Manchester United (EL)
  RB Leipzig (2nd)   Roma (2nd)   Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
  Borussia Dortmund (3rd)   Benfica (1st)   Anderlecht (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
  Sevilla (4th)   Liverpool (4th)   Sporting CP (3rd)
  1899 Hoffenheim (4th)   Napoli (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
  Slavia Prague (1st)   Nice (3rd)   Ajax (2nd)   AEK Athens (2nd)
  Olympiacos (1st)   CSKA Moscow (2nd)   İstanbul Başakşehir (2nd)   FCSB (2nd)
  Viitorul Constanța (1st)   Dynamo Kyiv (2nd)   Young Boys (2nd)
  Club Brugge (2nd)   Viktoria Plzeň (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Red Bull Salzburg (1st)   Copenhagen (1st)   Honvéd (1st)   Dundalk (1st)
  Rijeka (1st)   Celtic (1st)   Sheriff Tiraspol (1st)   Spartaks Jūrmala (1st)
  Legia Warsaw (1st)   Qarabağ (1st)   FH (1st)   F91 Dudelange (1st)
  APOEL (1st)   Partizan (1st)   Samtredia (1st)   Budućnost Podgorica (1st)
  BATE Borisov (1st)   Astana (1st)   IFK Mariehamn (1st)   Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)
  Malmö FF (1st)   Ludogorets Razgrad (1st)   Zrinjski Mostar (1st)
  Rosenborg (1st)   Maribor (1st)   Kukësi (1st)
  Hapoel Be'er Sheva (1st)   Žilina (1st)   Vardar (1st)
First qualifying round
  Linfield (1st)   Víkingur Gøta (1st)   Europa FC (1st)   Trepça'89 (1st)
  FCI Tallinn (1st)   Hibernians (1st)   FC Santa Coloma (1st)
  Alashkert (1st)   The New Saints (1st)   La Fiorita (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ France (FRA): AS Monaco are a club based in Monaco (which is not a UEFA member), but participates in the Champions League through one of the berths for France (any coefficient points they earn count towards France's total).

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[12][21][22]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 19 June 2017 27–28 June 2017 4–5 July 2017
Second qualifying round 11–12 July 2017 18–19 July 2017
Third qualifying round 14 July 2017 25–26 July 2017 1–2 August 2017
Play-off Play-off round 4 August 2017 15–16 August 2017 22–23 August 2017
Group stage Matchday 1 24 August 2017
(Monaco)
12–13 September 2017
Matchday 2 26–27 September 2017
Matchday 3 17–18 October 2017
Matchday 4 31 October – 1 November 2017
Matchday 5 21–22 November 2017
Matchday 6 5–6 December 2017
Knockout phase Round of 16 11 December 2017 13–14 & 20–21 February 2018 6–7 & 13–14 March 2018
Quarter-finals 16 March 2018 3–4 April 2018 10–11 April 2018
Semi-finals 13 April 2018 24–25 April 2018 1–2 May 2018
Final 26 May 2018 at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients,[23][24][25] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST.[26] The first legs were played on 27 and 28 June, and the second legs were played on 4 July 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Víkingur Gøta   6–2   Trepça'89 2–1 4–1
Hibernians   3–0   FCI Tallinn 2–0 1–0
Alashkert   2–1   FC Santa Coloma 1–0 1–1
The New Saints   4–3   Europa FC 1–2 3–1 (a.e.t.)
Linfield   1–0   La Fiorita 1–0 0–0

Second qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST (after the completion of the first qualifying round draw).[26] The first legs were played on 11, 12 and 14 July, and the second legs were played on 18 and 19 July 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL   2–0   F91 Dudelange 1–0 1–0
Žalgiris Vilnius   3–5   Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 1–4
Qarabağ   6–0   Samtredia 5–0 1–0
Partizan   2–0   Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 0–0
Hibernians   0–6   Red Bull Salzburg 0–3 0–3
Sheriff Tiraspol   2–2 (a)   Kukësi 1–0 1–2
Spartaks Jūrmala   1–2[A]   Astana 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov   4–2   Alashkert 1–1 3–1
Žilina   3–4   Copenhagen 1–3 2–1
Hapoel Be'er Sheva   5–3   Honvéd 2–1 3–2
Rijeka   7–1   The New Saints 2–0 5–1
Malmö FF   2–4   Vardar 1–1 1–3
Zrinjski Mostar   2–3   Maribor 1–2 1–1
Dundalk   2–3   Rosenborg 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
FH   3–1   Víkingur Gøta 1–1 2–0
Linfield   0–6   Celtic 0–2 0–4
IFK Mariehamn   0–9   Legia Warsaw 0–3 0–6
Notes
  1. ^ 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 2017–18 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 14 July 2017, 12:00 CEST.[27] The first legs were played on 25 and 26 July, and the second legs were played on 1 and 2 August 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Slavia Prague   2–2 (a)   BATE Borisov 1–0 1–2
Astana   3–2   Legia Warsaw 3–1 0–1
Maribor   2–0   FH 1–0 1–0
Vardar   2–4[B]   Copenhagen 1–0 1–4
Celtic   1–0   Rosenborg 0–0 1–0
Hapoel Be'er Sheva   3–3 (a)   Ludogorets Razgrad 2–0 1–3
Viitorul Constanța   1–4   APOEL 1–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)
Red Bull Salzburg   1–1 (a)   Rijeka 1–1 0–0
Qarabağ   2–1   Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 2–1
Partizan   3–5   Olympiacos 1–3 2–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
FCSB   6–3   Viktoria Plzeň 2–2 4–1
Nice   3–3 (a)   Ajax 1–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv   3–3 (a)   Young Boys 3–1 0–2
AEK Athens   0–3   CSKA Moscow 0–2 0–1
Club Brugge   3–5   İstanbul Başakşehir 3–3 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

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 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 4 August 2017, 12:00 CEST.[28] The first legs were played on 15 and 16 August, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 August 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ   2–2 (a)   Copenhagen 1–0 1–2
APOEL   2–0   Slavia Prague 2–0 0–0
Olympiacos   3–1   Rijeka 2–1 1–0
Celtic   8–4   Astana 5–0 3–4
Hapoel Be'er Sheva   2–2 (a)   Maribor 2–1 0–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
İstanbul Başakşehir   3–4   Sevilla 1–2 2–2
Young Boys   0–3   CSKA Moscow 0–1 0–2
Napoli   4–0   Nice 2–0 2–0
1899 Hoffenheim   3–6   Liverpool 1–2 2–4
Sporting CP   5–1   FCSB 0–0 5–1

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2017–18 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 24 August 2017, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[29] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association cannot 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):[30][31]

  • Pot 1 contained the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2016 UEFA country coefficients.[13][14] As the title holders, Real Madrid, are one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth are also seeded into Pot 1 (regulations Article 13.05).[9]

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 2017–18 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays were 12–13 September, 26–27 September, 17–18 October, 31 October – 1 November, 21–22 November, and 5–6 December 2017.

The youth teams of the clubs that qualify for the group stage also participated in the 2017–18 UEFA Youth League on the same matchdays, where they competed 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).

17 national associations were represented in the group stage. Qarabağ and RB Leipzig made their debut appearances in the group stage. Qarabağ were the first team from Azerbaijan to play in the Champions League group stage.[32] For the first time since the 1997–98 edition, England's Arsenal did not qualify for the group stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MU BSL CSKA BEN
1   Manchester United 6 5 0 1 12 3 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 2–1 2–0
2   Basel 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12 1–0 1–2 5–0
3   CSKA Moscow 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9 Transfer to Europa League 1–4 0–2 2–0
4   Benfica 6 0 0 6 1 14 −13 0 0–1 0–2 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR BAY CEL AND
1   Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 25 4 +21 15[a] Advance to knockout phase 3–0 7–1 5–0
2   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15[a] 3–1 3–0 3–0
3   Celtic 6 1 0 5 5 18 −13 3[b] Transfer to Europa League 0–5 1–2 0–1
4   Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15 3[b] 0–4 1–2 0–3
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 3–1 Paris Saint-Germain.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Anderlecht 0–3 Celtic, Celtic 0–1 Anderlecht.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ROM CHL ATL QRB
1   Roma 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11[a] Advance to knockout phase 3–0 0–0 1–0
2   Chelsea 6 3 2 1 16 8 +8 11[a] 3–3 1–1 6–0
3   Atlético Madrid 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League 2–0 1–2 1–1
4   Qarabağ 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2 1–2 0–4 0–0
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Chelsea 3–3 Roma, Roma 3–0 Chelsea.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR JUV SPO OLY
1   Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 1 +8 14 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 2–0 3–1
2   Juventus 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11 0–0 2–1 2–0
3   Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 1–1 3–1
4   Olympiacos 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1 0–0 0–2 2–3
Source: UEFA

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV SEV SPM MRB
1   Liverpool 6 3 3 0 23 6 +17 12 Advance to knockout phase 2–2 7–0 3–0
2   Sevilla 6 2 3 1 12 12 0 9 3–3 2–1 3–0
3   Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 9 13 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League 1–1 5–1 1–1
4   Maribor 6 0 3 3 3 17 −14 3 0–7 1–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC SHK NAP FEY
1   Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 2–1 1–0
2   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 12 2–1 2–1 3–1
3   Napoli 6 2 0 4 11 11 0 6 Transfer to Europa League 2–4 3–0 3–1
4   Feyenoord 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3 0–4 1–2 2–1
Source: UEFA

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BES POR RBL MON
1   Beşiktaş 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–0 1–1
2   Porto 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5 10 1–3 3–1 5–2
3   RB Leipzig 6 2 1 3 10 11 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 3–2 1–1
4   Monaco 6 0 2 4 6 16 −10 2 1–2 0–3 1–4
Source: UEFA

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TOT RM DOR APO
1   Tottenham Hotspur 6 5 1 0 15 4 +11 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 3–1 3–0
2   Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 17 7 +10 13 1–1 3–2 3–0
3   Borussia Dortmund 6 0 2 4 7 13 −6 2[a] Transfer to Europa League 1–2 1–3 1–1
4   APOEL 6 0 2 4 2 17 −15 2[a] 0–3 0–6 1–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: APOEL 1–1 Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund 1–1 APOEL (tied on head-to-head results, ranked on total goal difference).

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 (26 May – Kiev)
                                         
   Sevilla 0 2 2  
   Manchester United 0 1 1  
     Sevilla 1 0 1  
     Bayern Munich 2 0 2  
   Bayern Munich 5 3 8
   Beşiktaş 0 1 1  
     Bayern Munich 1 2 3  
     Real Madrid 2 2 4  
   Juventus 2 2 4  
   Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 3  
     Juventus 0 3 3
     Real Madrid 3 1 4  
   Real Madrid 3 2 5
   Paris Saint-Germain 1 1 2  
     Real Madrid 3
     Liverpool 1
   Porto 0 0 0  
   Liverpool 5 0 5  
     Liverpool 3 2 5
     Manchester City 0 1 1  
   Basel 0 2 2
   Manchester City 4 1 5  
     Liverpool 5 2 7
     Roma 2 4 6  
   Chelsea 1 0 1  
   Barcelona 1 3 4  
     Barcelona 4 0 4
     Roma (a) 1 3 4  
   Shakhtar Donetsk 2 0 2
   Roma (a) 1 1 2  

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 11 December 2017, 12:00 CET.[33] The first legs were played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs were played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juventus   4–3   Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 2–1
Basel   2–5   Manchester City 0–4 2–1
Porto   0–5   Liverpool 0–5 0–0
Sevilla   2–1   Manchester United 0–0 2–1
Real Madrid   5–2   Paris Saint-Germain 3–1 2–1
Shakhtar Donetsk   2–2 (a)   Roma 2–1 0–1
Chelsea   1–4   Barcelona 1–1 0–3
Bayern Munich   8–1   Beşiktaş 5–0 3–1

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 16 March 2018, 12:00 CET.[34][35] The first legs were played on 3 and 4 April, and the second legs were played on 10 and 11 April 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   4–4 (a)   Roma 4–1 0–3
Sevilla   1–2   Bayern Munich 1–2 0–0
Juventus   3–4   Real Madrid 0–3 3–1
Liverpool   5–1   Manchester City 3–0 2–1

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 13 April 2018, 13:00 CEST.[36] The first legs were played on 24 and 25 April, and the second legs were played on 1 and 2 May 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   3–4   Real Madrid 1–2 2–2
Liverpool   7–6   Roma 5–2 2–4

FinalEdit

The final was played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on 26 May 2018. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.[36]

Real Madrid  3–1  Liverpool
Report

StatisticsEdit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid 15 1170
2   Mohamed Salah   Liverpool 10 930
  Sadio Mané   Liverpool 940
  Roberto Firmino   Liverpool 1056
5   Wissam Ben Yedder   Sevilla 8 651
  Edin Džeko   Roma 1078
7   Harry Kane   Tottenham Hotspur 7 597
  Edinson Cavani   Paris Saint-Germain 680
9   Neymar   Paris Saint-Germain 6 630
  Lionel Messi   Barcelona 783

Source:[38]

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1   James Milner   Liverpool 9[40] 874
2   Roberto Firmino   Liverpool 8 1056
3   Luis Suárez   Barcelona 5 884
4   Eden Hazard   Chelsea 4 611
  Neymar   Paris Saint-Germain 630
  Kevin De Bruyne   Manchester City 667
  Mohamed Salah   Liverpool 930
8 16 players 3 N/A

Source:[41][dead link]

Squad of the seasonEdit

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament.[42]

Pos. Player Team
GK   Keylor Navas   Real Madrid
  Alisson   Roma
DF   Joshua Kimmich   Bayern Munich
  Sergio Ramos   Real Madrid
  Marcelo   Real Madrid
  Giorgio Chiellini   Juventus
  Virgil van Dijk   Liverpool
  Raphaël Varane   Real Madrid
MF   Kevin De Bruyne   Manchester City
  Casemiro   Real Madrid
  Luka Modrić   Real Madrid
  Toni Kroos   Real Madrid
  James Rodríguez   Bayern Munich
FW   Edin Džeko   Roma
  Roberto Firmino   Liverpool
  Lionel Messi   Barcelona
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid
  Mohamed Salah   Liverpool

Players of the seasonEdit

Votes were cast for players of the season 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 9 August 2018.[43] The award winners were announced and presented during the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 30 August 2018.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Keylor Navas: Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
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