2018–19 UEFA Youth League group stage

The 2018–19 UEFA Youth League UEFA Champions League Path (group stage) began on 18 September and concluded on 12 December 2018.[1] A total of 32 teams competed in group stage of the UEFA Champions League Path to decide 16 of the 24 places in the knockout phase (play-offs and the round of 16 onwards) of the 2018–19 UEFA Youth League.[2]

DrawEdit

The youth teams of the 32 clubs which qualify for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage enter the UEFA Champions League Path. If there is a vacancy (youth teams not entering), it is filled by a team defined by UEFA.[3]

For the UEFA Champions League Path, the 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. There was no separate draw held, with the group compositions identical to the draw for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage, which was held on 30 August 2018, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[4][5]

Key to colours
Group winners advance to the round of 16
Group runners-up advance to the play-offs
Pot 1
Team
  Real Madrid
  Atlético Madrid
  Barcelona
  Bayern Munich
  Manchester City
  Juventus
  Paris Saint-Germain
  Lokomotiv Moscow
Pot 2
Team
  Borussia Dortmund
  Porto
  Manchester United
  Shakhtar Donetsk
  Benfica
  Napoli
  Tottenham Hotspur
  Roma
Pot 3
Team
  Liverpool
  Schalke 04
  Lyon
  Monaco
  Ajax
  CSKA Moscow
  PSV Eindhoven
  Valencia
Pot 4
Team
  Viktoria Plzeň
  Club Brugge
  Galatasaray
  Young Boys
  Internazionale
  1899 Hoffenheim
  Red Star Belgrade
  AEK Athens

FormatEdit

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The eight group winners advance to the round of 16, while the eight runners-up advance to the play-offs, where they were joined by the eight second round winners from the Domestic Champions Path.

TiebreakersEdit

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 14.03):[2]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Wins in all group matches;
  10. Away wins in all group matches;
  11. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  12. Drawing of lots.

GroupsEdit

The matchdays are 18–19 September, 2–3 October, 23–24 October, 6–7 November, 27–28 November, and 11–12 December 2018.

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

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATM MON BRU DOR
1   Atlético Madrid 6 4 0 2 15 8 +7 12 Round of 16 3–0 1–2 4–0
2   Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 10 Play-offs 0–2 3–1 1–1
3   Club Brugge 6 2 1 3 10 11 −1 7 3–1 2–3 1–1
4   Borussia Dortmund 6 1 2 3 7 13 −6 5 3–4 0–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Monaco  0–2  Atlético Madrid
Report
Club Brugge  1–1  Borussia Dortmund
Report

Atlético Madrid  1–2  Club Brugge
Report
Borussia Dortmund  0–2  Monaco
Report

Borussia Dortmund  3–4  Atlético Madrid
Report
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (Austria)
Club Brugge  2–3  Monaco
Report

Monaco  3–1  Club Brugge
Report
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (Israel)
Atlético Madrid  4–0  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Referee: Luis Godinho (Portugal)

Atlético Madrid  3–0  Monaco
Report
Borussia Dortmund  2–1  Club Brugge
Report

Monaco  1–1  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Club Brugge  3–1  Atlético Madrid
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR TOT INT PSV
1   Barcelona 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11 Round of 16 0–2 2–1 2–1
2   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 3 1 10 8 +2 9 Play-offs 1–1 2–4 2–0
3   Internazionale 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 7 0–2 1–1 3–0
4   PSV Eindhoven 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5 1–1 2–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Barcelona  2–1  PSV Eindhoven
Report
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (France)
Internazionale  1–1  Tottenham Hotspur
Report

PSV Eindhoven  2–1  Internazionale
Report
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
Tottenham Hotspur  1–1  Barcelona
Report
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)

PSV Eindhoven  2–2  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
Barcelona  2–1  Internazionale
Report
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)

Tottenham Hotspur  2–0  PSV Eindhoven
Report
Internazionale  0–2  Barcelona
Report
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

Tottenham Hotspur  2–4  Internazionale
Report
PSV Eindhoven  1–1  Barcelona
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

Internazionale  3–0  PSV Eindhoven
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenovic (Slovenia)
Barcelona  0–2  Tottenham Hotspur
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV PAR NAP ZVE
1   Liverpool 6 4 1 1 17 7 +10 13 Round of 16 5–2 5–0 2–1
2   Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 13 10 +3 13 Play-offs 3–2 0–0 2–1
3   Napoli 6 1 3 2 9 15 −6 6 1–1 2–5 5–3
4   Red Star Belgrade 6 0 1 5 6 13 −7 1 0–2 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Liverpool  5–2  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Red Star Belgrade  1–1  Napoli
Report

Napoli  1–1  Liverpool
Report
Paris Saint-Germain  2–1  Red Star Belgrade
Report

Liverpool  2–1  Red Star Belgrade
Report
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (Wales)

Napoli  2–5  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)
Red Star Belgrade  0–2  Liverpool
Report
Referee: Christopher Jaeger (Austria)

Napoli  5–3  Red Star Belgrade
Report
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)
Paris Saint-Germain  3–2  Liverpool
Report

Liverpool  5–0  Napoli
Report
Red Star Belgrade  0–1  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Referee: Nejc Kajtazovic (Slovenia)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POR LOM GAL SCH
1   Porto 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13 Round of 16 2–1 2–2 3–0
2   Lokomotiv Moscow 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 Play-offs 2–1 0–1 0–0
3   Galatasaray 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10 0–2 0–1 3–0
4   Schalke 04 6 0 1 5 2 15 −13 1 0–3 1–4 1–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Galatasaray  0–1  Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Schalke 04  0–3  Porto
Report

Lokomotiv Moscow  0–0  Schalke 04
Report
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
Porto  2–2  Galatasaray
Report
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos (Spain)

Lokomotiv Moscow  2–1  Porto
  • Kul   13'
  • Mironov   61'
Report
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (France)
Galatasaray  3–0  Schalke 04
Report
Referee: Fyodor Zammit (Malta)

Porto  2–1  Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Schalke 04  1–2  Galatasaray
Report
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)

Lokomotiv Moscow  0–1  Galatasaray
Report
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Porto  3–0  Schalke 04
Report
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (Albania)

Galatasaray  0–2  Porto
Report
Schalke 04  1–4  Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Referee: Timotheos Christofi (Cyprus)

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AJX BEN BAY AEK
1   Ajax 6 3 2 1 23 8 +15 11 Round of 16 3–0 1–2 6–0
2   Benfica 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11 Play-offs 3–3 3–0 3–0
3   Bayern Munich 6 3 2 1 12 8 +4 11 2–2 2–2 2–0
4   AEK Athens 6 0 0 6 2 26 −24 0 1–8 1–3 0–4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Ajax  6–0  AEK Athens
Report
Benfica  3–0  Bayern Munich
Report

Bayern Munich  2–2  Ajax
Report
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (Russia)
AEK Athens  1–3  Benfica
Report
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)

AEK Athens  0–4  Bayern Munich
Report
Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)
Ajax  3–0  Benfica
Report
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)

Bayern Munich  2–0  AEK Athens
Report
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)
Benfica  3–3  Ajax
Report
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos (Spain)

AEK Athens  1–8  Ajax
Report
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)
Bayern Munich  2–2  Benfica
Report
Referee: Karim Abed (France)

Ajax  1–2  Bayern Munich
Report
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Benfica  3–0  AEK Athens
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HOF LYO MCI SHK
1   1899 Hoffenheim 6 3 2 1 15 10 +5 11 Round of 16 3–1 5–2 1–1
2   Lyon 6 3 2 1 13 8 +5 11 Play-offs 3–3 2–0 2–0
3   Manchester City 6 2 1 3 10 14 −4 7 2–1 1–4 4–1
4   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 0 3 3 5 11 −6 3 1–2 1–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Shakhtar Donetsk  1–2  1899 Hoffenheim
Report
Manchester City  1–4  Lyon
Report

1899 Hoffenheim  5–2  Manchester City
Report
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)
Lyon  2–0  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk  1–1  Manchester City
Report
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)
1899 Hoffenheim  3–1  Lyon
Report

Lyon  3–3  1899 Hoffenheim
Report
Manchester City  4–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)

1899 Hoffenheim  1–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Referee: Christophe Pires (Luxembourg)
Lyon  2–0  Manchester City
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk  1–1  Lyon
Report
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
Manchester City  2–1  1899 Hoffenheim
Report
Referee: Tore Hansen (Norway)

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RMA ROM PLZ CSM
1   Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 20 7 +13 18 Round of 16 3–1 3–2 2–1
2   Roma 6 3 0 3 14 17 −3 9 Play-offs 1–6 3–4 3–1
3   Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 2 3 11 14 −3 5 1–2 2–4 1–1
4   CSKA Moscow 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2 1–4 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Viktoria Plzeň  1–1  CSKA Moscow
Report
  • Danila Yanov   42'
Referee: Peter Kralović (Slovakia)
Real Madrid  3–1  Roma
Report
Referee: Fabio Verissimo (Portugal)

CSKA Moscow  1–4  Real Madrid
Report
Roma  3–4  Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)

Roma  3–1  CSKA Moscow
Report
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
Real Madrid  3–2  Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Referee: Luis Teixeira (Portugal)

CSKA Moscow  1–2  Roma
Report
Oktyabr Stadium Artificial Turf, Moscow
Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)
Viktoria Plzeň  1–2  Real Madrid
Report
Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)

CSKA Moscow  1–1  Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Oktyabr Stadium Artificial Turf, Moscow
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
Roma  1–6  Real Madrid
Report
Referee: Fedayi San (Switzerland)

Viktoria Plzeň  2–4  Roma
Report
Real Madrid  2–1  CSKA Moscow
Report
  • Popov   90+2'
Referee: Manfredas Lukjancukas (Lithuania)

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MUN JUV YBO VAL
1   Manchester United 6 5 1 0 20 7 +13 16 Round of 16 4–1 6–2 4–0
2   Juventus 6 3 1 2 11 11 0 10 Play-offs 2–2 2–1 3–0
3   Young Boys 6 2 1 3 12 15 −3 7 1–2 4–2 3–3
4   Valencia 6 0 1 5 4 14 −10 1 1–2 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Valencia  0–1  Juventus
Report
Young Boys  1–2  Manchester United
Report
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)

Juventus  2–1  Young Boys
Report
Referee: Karim Abed (France)
Manchester United  4–0  Valencia
Report
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)

Young Boys  3–3  Valencia
Report
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
Manchester United  4–1  Juventus
Report

Valencia  0–1  Young Boys
Report
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (Belgium)
Juventus  2–2  Manchester United
Report
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

Manchester United  6–2  Young Boys
Report
Juventus  3–0  Valencia
Report
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (Croatia)

Valencia  1–2  Manchester United
Report
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)
Young Boys  4–2  Juventus
Report
Referee: Admir Šehović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates up to 27 October 2018 (matchdays 1–3), and CET (UTC+1) for dates thereafter (matchdays 4–6).
  2. ^ With the ongoing Russian aggression and the recent November Kerch Strait incident, the game was moved from the Kharkiv suburbs to Kiev as a martial law was initiated in half of the country near the border with Russia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 UEFA Youth League season guide". UEFA.com. 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2018/19 UEFA Youth League regulations" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ "UEFA Youth League entrants confirmed". UEFA.com. 29 August 2018.
  4. ^ "UEFA Youth League group stage draw". UEFA.com.
  5. ^ "UEFA Youth League group stage draw". UEFA.com. 30 August 2018.

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