2019–20 UEFA Youth League group stage

The 2019–20 UEFA Youth League UEFA Champions League Path (group stage) began on 17 September and concluded on 11 December 2019.[1] A total of 32 teams competed in the 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 2019–20 UEFA Youth League.[2]

DrawEdit

The youth teams of the 32 clubs which qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage entered the UEFA Champions League Path. If there was a vacancy (youth teams not entering), it was filled by a team defined by UEFA.

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 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage, which was held on 29 August 2019, 18:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[3]

Key to colours
Group winners advanced to round of 16
Group runners-up advanced to play-offs
Pot 1
Team
  Liverpool
  Chelsea
  Barcelona
  Manchester City
  Juventus
  Bayern Munich
  Paris Saint-Germain
  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Pot 2
Team
  Real Madrid
  Atlético Madrid
  Borussia Dortmund
  Napoli
  Shakhtar Donetsk
  Tottenham Hotspur
  Ajax
  Benfica
Pot 3
Team
  Lyon
  Bayer Leverkusen
  Red Bull Salzburg
  Olympiacos
  Club Brugge
  Valencia
  Inter Milan
  Dinamo Zagreb
Pot 4
Team
  Lokomotiv Moscow
  Genk
  Galatasaray
  RB Leipzig
  Slavia Prague
  Red Star Belgrade
  Atalanta
  Lille

FormatEdit

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

TiebreakersEdit

Teams were 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 were 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 were tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams were still tied, all head-to-head criteria above were 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 17–18 September, 1–2 October, 22–23 October, 5–6 November, 26–27 November, and 10–11 December 2019.

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 MAD BRU PSG GAL
1   Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 16 10 +6 13 Round of 16 3–0 6–3 2–4
2   Club Brugge 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 10 Play-offs 2–2 2–0 3–2
3   Paris Saint-Germain 6 2 0 4 10 15 −5 6[a] 1–2 0–4 1–0
4   Galatasaray 6 2 0 4 9 13 −4 6[a] 0–1 2–1 1–5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head points: Paris Saint-Germain 6, Galatasaray 0.
Club Brugge  3–2  Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 385
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)
Paris Saint-Germain  1–2  Real Madrid
Report

Real Madrid  3–0  Club Brugge
Report
Attendance: 370
Referee: Igor Pajac (Croatia)
Galatasaray  1–5  Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Galatasaray  0–1  Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)
Club Brugge  2–0  Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 450
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

Paris Saint-Germain  0–4  Club Brugge
Report
Attendance: 420
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)
Real Madrid  2–4  Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 290
Referee: Stephan Klossner (Switzerland)

Galatasaray  2–1  Club Brugge
Report
Attendance: 253
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Real Madrid  6–3  Paris Saint-Germain
Report

Club Brugge  2–2  Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 900
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Paris Saint-Germain  1–0  Galatasaray
Report
Attendance: 360
Referee: Helgi Mikael Jónasson (Iceland)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY RSB TOT OLY
1   Bayern Munich 6 4 2 0 18 2 +16 14 Round of 16 0–0 3–0 6–0
2   Red Star Belgrade 6 3 2 1 8 11 −3 11 Play-offs 1–1 2–0 2–1
3   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 1–4 9–2 1–0
4   Olympiacos 6 0 1 5 2 15 −13 1 0–4 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Olympiacos  1–1  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (Croatia)
Bayern Munich  0–0  Red Star Belgrade
Report
Attendance: 374
Referee: Vitaliy Romanov (Ukraine)

Tottenham Hotspur  1–4  Bayern Munich
Report
Red Star Belgrade  2–1  Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 731
Referee: Ondrej Pechanec (Czech Republic)

Tottenham Hotspur  9–2  Red Star Belgrade
Report
Attendance: 263
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (Wales)
Olympiacos  0–4  Bayern Munich
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Marius Avram (Romania)

Bayern Munich  6–0  Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 475
Referee: Peter Kralović (Slovakia)
Red Star Belgrade  2–0  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 650
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)

Tottenham Hotspur  1–0  Olympiacos
Report
Attendance: 253
Referee: Peter Kjaesgaard (Denmark)
Red Star Belgrade  1–1  Bayern Munich
Report
Attendance: 959
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)

Olympiacos  0–1  Red Star Belgrade
Report
Attendance: 30
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)
Bayern Munich  3–0  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATA DZG MCI SHK
1   Atalanta 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13 Round of 16 2–0 1–0 2–2
2   Dinamo Zagreb 6 3 2 1 6 5 +1 11 Play-offs 1–0 1–0 1–0
3   Manchester City 6 2 1 3 11 8 +3 7 1–3 2–2 5–0
4   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 0 2 4 5 14 −9 2 1–2 1–1 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Shakhtar Donetsk  1–3  Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 345
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)
Dinamo Zagreb  1–0  Atalanta
Report
Attendance: 567
Referee: Aristotélis Diamandópoulos (Greece)

Atalanta  2–2  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
Manchester City  2–2  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 409
Referee: Urs Schnyder (Switzerland)

Shakhtar Donetsk  1–1  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 405
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
Manchester City  1–3  Atalanta
Report

Atalanta  1–0  Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 416
Referee: Timotheos Christofi (Cyprus)
Dinamo Zagreb  1–0  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 573
Referee: Ümit Öztürk (Turkey)

Atalanta  2–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 483
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)
Manchester City  5–0  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report
Attendance: 535
Referee: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)

Shakhtar Donetsk  1–2  Atalanta
Report
Attendance: 264
Referee: Rade Obrenovic (Slovenia)
Dinamo Zagreb  1–0  Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 450
Referee: Georgios Kominis (Greece)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JUV ATL LEV LOK
1   Juventus 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15 Round of 16 2–1 4–1 1–2
2   Atlético Madrid 6 4 0 2 11 8 +3 12 Play-offs 0–4 2–0 3–0
3   Bayer Leverkusen 6 1 1 4 6 16 −10 4[a] 0–5 0–2 2–2
4   Lokomotiv Moscow 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 4[a] 0–1 2–3 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head points: Bayer Leverkusen 4, Lokomotiv Moscow 1.
Atlético Madrid  0–4  Juventus
Report
Attendance: 333
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)
Bayer Leverkusen  2–2  Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Attendance: 430
Referee: Ívar Orri Kristjánsson (Iceland)

Lokomotiv Moscow  2–3  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 508
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)
Juventus  4–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 295
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)

Juventus  1–2  Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Attendance: 276
Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)
Atlético Madrid  2–0  Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 205
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)

Lokomotiv Moscow  0–1  Juventus
Report
Attendance: 718
Referee: Rauf Jabarov (Azerbaijan)
Bayer Leverkusen  0–2  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 450
Referee: Karim Abed (France)

Lokomotiv Moscow  1–3  Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 262
Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia)
Juventus  2–1  Atlético Madrid
Report

Bayer Leverkusen  0–5  Juventus
Report
Attendance: 340
Referee: Admir Šehović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Atlético Madrid  3–0  Lokomotiv Moscow
Report
Attendance: 165
Referee: Loukas Sotiriou (Cyprus)

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV SBG GEN NAP
1   Liverpool 6 4 1 1 17 6 +11 13 Round of 16 4–2 0–1 7–0
2   Red Bull Salzburg 6 3 1 2 19 11 +8 10 Play-offs 2–3 1–1 7–2
3   Genk 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8 0–2 0–2 3–1
4   Napoli 6 0 2 4 5 23 −18 2 1–1 1–5 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Napoli  1–1  Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 557
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)
Red Bull Salzburg  1–1  Genk
Report
Attendance: 748
Referee: Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen (Finland)

Genk  3–1  Napoli
Report
Luminus Arena stadium B, Genk
Attendance: 423
Referee: Daniyar Sakhi (Kazakhstan)
Liverpool  4–2  Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 347
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

Genk  0–2  Liverpool
Report
Luminus Arena stadium B, Genk
Attendance: 1,943
Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson (Sweden)
Red Bull Salzburg  7–2  Napoli
Report

Napoli  1–5  Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 394
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (Moldova)
Liverpool  0–1  Genk
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Robert Hennessy (Republic of Ireland)

Genk  0–2  Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Luminus Arena stadium B, Genk
Attendance: 1,723
Referee: Nicholas Walsh (Scotland)
Liverpool  7–0  Napoli
Report
Attendance: 356
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (Croatia)

Napoli  0–0  Genk
Report
Attendance: 218
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)
Red Bull Salzburg  2–3  Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 980
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification INT DOR SVP BAR
1   Inter Milan 6 4 0 2 15 7 +8 12[a] Round of 16 4–1 4–0 2–0
2   Borussia Dortmund 6 4 0 2 12 9 +3 12[a] Play-offs 2–1 5–1 2–1
3   Slavia Prague 6 3 0 3 9 16 −7 9 4–1 1–0 0–4
4   Barcelona 6 1 0 5 8 12 −4 3 0–3 1–2 2–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3). Ranked on head-to-head goal difference: Inter Milan +2, Borussia Dortmund −2.
Inter Milan  4–0  Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 412
Referee: Marcel Bîrsan (Romania)
Borussia Dortmund  2–1  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 1,050
Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (Denmark)

Slavia Prague  1–0  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 700
Referee: Nejc Kajtazovic (Slovenia)
Barcelona  0–3  Inter Milan
Report

Slavia Prague  0–4  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
Inter Milan  4–1  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 550
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)

Barcelona  2–3  Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 767
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (Belgium)
Borussia Dortmund  2–1  Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 485
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Slavia Prague  4–1  Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 650
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)
Barcelona  1–2  Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 1,528
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)

Inter Milan  2–0  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 600
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
Borussia Dortmund  5–1  Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 1,119
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BEN LYO LEI ZEN
1   Benfica 6 5 0 1 17 6 +11 15 Round of 16 1–2 2–1 1–0
2   Lyon 6 4 0 2 13 10 +3 12 Play-offs 2–3 1–0 4–2
3   RB Leipzig 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4[a] 0–3 1–3 1–1
4   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 1 1 4 7 16 −9 4[a] 1–7 3–1 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head points: RB Leipzig 4, Zenit Saint Petersburg 1.
Lyon  4–2  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Attendance: 431
Referee: Fedayi San (Switzerland)
Benfica  2–1  RB Leipzig
Report
Attendance: 579
Referee: Zbyněk Proske (Czech Republic)

Zenit Saint Petersburg  1–7  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 339
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
RB Leipzig  1–3  Lyon
Report
Attendance: 541
Referee: Barbeno Luca (San Marino)

RB Leipzig  1–1  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Attendance: 471
Referee: Athanasios Tzilos (Greece)
Benfica  1–2  Lyon
Report
Attendance: 937
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (Malta)

Zenit Saint Petersburg  0–2  RB Leipzig
Report
Attendance: 266
Referee: Vasili Kazartsev (Russia)
Lyon  2–3  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 633
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Zenit Saint Petersburg  3–1  Lyon
Report
Attendance: 258
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
RB Leipzig  0–3  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 611
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)

Lyon  1–0  RB Leipzig
Report
Attendance: 512
Referee: Luis Teixeira (Andorra)
Benfica  1–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
Attendance: 589
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (Malta)

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AJX LIL CHE VAL
1   Ajax 6 3 2 1 13 7 +6 11 Round of 16 4–0 0–1 1–1
2   Lille 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10 Play-offs 1–2 2–0 1–0
3   Chelsea 6 1 3 2 7 9 −2 6 1–1 1–1 3–3
4   Valencia 6 1 2 3 10 13 −3 5 3–5 1–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Ajax  4–0  Lille
Report
Attendance: 850
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)
Chelsea  3–3  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland)

Valencia  3–5  Ajax
Report
Lille  2–0  Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 520
Referee: Petri Viljanen (Finland)

Lille  1–0  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 487
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)
Ajax  0–1  Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 1,633
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)

Valencia  1–2  Lille
Report
Attendance: 566
Referee: Fabio Verissimo (Portugal)
Chelsea  1–1  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 225
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

Lille  1–2  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 610
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)
Valencia  2–1  Chelsea
Report
Attendance: 640
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)

Ajax  1–1  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 850
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
Chelsea  1–1  Lille
Report
Attendance: 125
Referee: Rob Harvey (Republic of Ireland)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates up to 26 October 2019 (matchdays 1–3), and CET (UTC+1) for dates thereafter (matchdays 4–6).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Youth League: season guide". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA Youth League 2019/20" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  3. ^ "UEFA Champions League path groups". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 August 2019.

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