2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

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2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

The 2020–21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase began on 16 February with the round of 16 and will end on 29 May 2021 with the final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, to decide the champions of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League.[1] A total of 16 teams compete in the knockout phase.[2]

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

Qualified teams[change | change source]

The knockout phase involves the 16 teams which qualify as winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage.

Group Winners

(seeded in round of 16 draw)

Runners-up

(unseeded in round of 16 draw)

A Germany Bayern Munich Spain Atlético Madrid
B Spain Real Madrid Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
C England Manchester City Portugal Porto
D England Liverpool Italy Atalanta
E England Chelsea Spain Sevilla
F Germany Borussia Dortmund Italy Lazio
G Italy Juventus Spain Barcelona
H France Paris Saint-Germain Germany RB Leipzig


Format[change | change source]

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advances to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the winners are decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, which is played as a single match, if the score is level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if the score is still level.[2] 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 and semi-finals, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association can be drawn against each other. As the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals are held together before the quarter-finals are played, the identity of the quarter-final winners is not known at the time of the semi-final draw. A draw is also held to determine which semi-final winner is designated as the "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes as it is played at a neutral venue).

For the quarter-finals and semi-finals, teams from the same city are not scheduled to play at home on the same day or on consecutive days, due to logistics and crowd control.[3] To avoid such scheduling conflict, if the two teams are drawn to play at home for the same leg, the order of legs of the tie involving the team with the lower domestic ranking in the qualifying season is reversed from the original draw.[4]

Schedule[change | change source]

The schedule is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[5]

Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Round of 16 14 December 2020, 12:00 16–17 & 23–24 February 2021 9–10 & 16–17 March 2021
Quarter-finals 19 March 2021, 12:00 6–7 April 2021 13–14 April 2021
Semi-finals 27–28 April 2021 4–5 May 2021
Final 29 May 2021 at Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

Bracket[change | change source]

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final (29 May – Porto)
                                         
 Italy Lazio 1 1 2  
 Germany Bayern Munich 4 2 6  
   Germany Bayern Munich 2 1 3  
   France Paris Saint-Germain (a) 3 0 3  
 Spain Barcelona 1 1 2
 France Paris Saint-Germain 4 1 5  
   France Paris Saint-Germain 1 0 1  
   England Manchester City 2 2 4  
 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 0 0  
 England Manchester City 2 2 4  
   England Manchester City 2 2 4
   Germany Borussia Dortmund 1 1 2  
 Spain Sevilla 2 2 4
 Germany Borussia Dortmund 3 2 5  
   England Manchester City 0
   England Chelsea 1
 Italy Atalanta 0 1 1  
 Spain Real Madrid 1 3 4  
   Spain Real Madrid 3 0 3
   England Liverpool 1 0 1  
 Germany RB Leipzig 0 0 0
 England Liverpool 2 2 4  
   Spain Real Madrid 1 0 1
   England Chelsea 1 2 3  
 Portugal Porto (aet) 2 2 4  
 Italy Juventus 1 3 4  
   Portugal Porto 0 1 1
   England Chelsea 2 0 2  
 Spain Atlético Madrid 0 0 0
 England Chelsea 1 2 3  

Round of 16[change | change source]

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 14 December 2020, 12:00 CET.[6]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, and the second legs were played on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2021.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany 0–4 England Manchester City 0–2 0–2
Lazio Italy 2–6 Germany Bayern Munich 1–4 1–2
Atlético Madrid Spain 0–3 England Chelsea 0–1 0–2
RB Leipzig Germany 0–4 England Liverpool 0–2 0–2
Porto Portugal 4–4 (a) Italy Juventus 2–1 2–3 (aet)
Barcelona Spain 2–5 France Paris Saint-Germain 1–4 1–1
Sevilla Spain 4–5 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–3 2–2
Atalanta Italy 1–4 Spain Real Madrid 0–1 1–3

Matches[change | change source]

Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany0–2England Manchester City
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Manchester City England2–0Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
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Manchester City won 4–0 on aggregate.


Lazio Italy1–4Germany Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich Germany2–1Italy Lazio
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Bayern Munich won 6–2 on aggregate.


Atlético Madrid Spain0–1England Chelsea
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Chelsea England2–0Spain Atlético Madrid
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Chelsea won 3–0 on aggregate.


RB Leipzig Germany0–2England Liverpool
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Liverpool England2–0Germany RB Leipzig
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Liverpool won 4–0 on aggregate.


Porto Portugal2–1Italy Juventus
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Juventus Italy3–2 (a.e.t.)Portugal Porto
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4–4 on aggregate. Porto won on away goals.


Barcelona Spain1–4France Paris Saint-Germain
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Paris Saint-Germain France1–1Spain Barcelona
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Paris Saint-Germain won 5–2 on aggregate.


Sevilla Spain2–3Germany Borussia Dortmund
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Borussia Dortmund Germany2–2Spain Sevilla
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Borussia Dortmund won 5–4 on aggregate.


Atalanta Italy0–1Spain Real Madrid
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Real Madrid Spain3–1Italy Atalanta
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Real Madrid won 4–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 19 March 2021, 12:00 CET.[29]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 6 and 7 April, and the second legs were played on 13 and 14 April 2021.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Manchester City England 4–2 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–1 2–1
Porto Portugal 1–2 England Chelsea 0–2 1–0
Bayern Munich Germany 3–3 (a) France Paris Saint-Germain 2–3 1–0
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 England Liverpool 3–1 0–0

Matches[change | change source]

Manchester City England2–1Germany Borussia Dortmund
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Borussia Dortmund Germany1–2England Manchester City
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Manchester City won 4–2 on aggregate.


Porto Portugal0–2England Chelsea
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Chelsea England0–1Portugal Porto
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Chelsea won 2–1 on aggregate.


Bayern Munich Germany2–3France Paris Saint-Germain
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Paris Saint-Germain France0–1Germany Bayern Munich
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3–3 on aggregate. Paris Saint-Germain won on away goals.


Real Madrid Spain3–1England Liverpool
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Liverpool England0–0Spain Real Madrid
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Real Madrid won 3–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[change | change source]

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 19 March 2021, 12:00 CET, after the quarter-final draw.[29]

Summary[change | change source]

The first legs were played on 27 and 28 April, and the second legs were played on 4 and 5 May 2021.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Paris Saint-Germain France 1–4 England Manchester City 1–2 0–2
Real Madrid Spain 1–3 England Chelsea 1–1 0–2

Matches[change | change source]

Paris Saint-Germain France1–2England Manchester City
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Manchester City England2–0France Paris Saint-Germain
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Manchester City won 4–1 on aggregate.


Real Madrid Spain1–1England Chelsea
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Chelsea England2–0Spain Real Madrid
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Chelsea won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[change | change source]

The final will be played on 29 May 2021 at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto. A draw was held on 19 March 2021, after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes.[29]

Manchester City England0–1England Chelsea
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Notes[change | change source]

  1. CET (UTC+1) for dates up to 27 March 2021 (round of 16), and CEST (UTC+2) for dates thereafter (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Borussia Mönchengladbach v Manchester City and the RB Leipzig v Liverpool ties, originally to be played at Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, at City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, at Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, and at Anfield, Liverpool, were moved to Puskás Aréna, Budapest (Hungary), due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic between Germany and the United Kingdom.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.
  4. The Atlético Madrid v Chelsea match, originally to be played at Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, was moved to Arena Națională, Bucharest (Romania), due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic from the United Kingdom to Spain.[7][17]
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Real Madrid play their home matches at Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid, instead of their regular stadium Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Porto v Chelsea tie was played at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (Spain), due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic between Portugal and the United Kingdom.[32]

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