UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Teams, Format, Broadcasters and Live Points Table

The Champions League is an annual club Football competition organized by the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) and is contested among the European Football clubs.

The 65th edition of the tournament, that is the UEFA Champions League 2019-20, started from the 25th of June, 2019.

TEAMS

A total of 32 teams are taking part in the UEFA Champions League 2019-20. 26 teams have made a direct entry into the tournament, while 6 have come through playoffs.

The teams which have made a direct entry have come either by the virtue of their positions in the points table of their leagues in the last season or by the virtue of winning the last season’s UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

The top 4 teams from the premier division of England (Premier League), Spain (La Liga), Germany (Bundesliga) and Italy (Serie A), the top 3 teams from the premier division of France (Ligue 1), the top 2 teams from the premier division of Russia (Russian Premier League) and the winner of the premier divisions of Portugal, Ukraine Belgium, Turkey and Austria respectively have made a direct entry into the Champions League.

Here are the names of the teams which have made a direct entry –

England Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur
Spain Barcelona Atletico Madrid Real Madrid Valencia
Germany Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig Bayer Leverkusen
Italy Juventus Napoli Atalanta Inter Milan
France  Paris saint-Germain Lille Lyon
Russia Zenit St Petersburg Lokomotiv Moscow
Portugal Benfica
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Belgium Genk
Turkey Galatasaray
Austria Red Bull Salzburg

 

Apart from these direct entries, the 6 other teams which have made their way into the main draw of the tournament through the qualifiers are Club Brugge, Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiacos, Red Star Belgrade, Slavia Prague and Ajax.

Format

These 32 teams have divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each. All the teams will play two matches against each team of their group, one home and one away.

After all the teams have played 6 matches each, the top 2 teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16 which is also called the pre-quarter final round.

From the Round of 16, the knockouts start. Teams qualify from the Round of 16 to Round of 8 to Round of 4 before eventually making it to the final.

All the knockouts have two legs, home and away. The final match, however, is a one-leg affair. The winner of that match clinches the UEFA Champions League title.

Broadcasters

EUROPE

COUNTRY BROADCASTER
Spain Moviestar
Sweden Viasat
United Kingdom BT sport
Russia Match Tv
France MTVA, TV2
Monaco RMC Sport
Greece Cosmote TV
Belgium Q2, RTL, Vier, and Proximus
Czech Republic o2
Germany Sky Deutschland
Netherlands Ziggo Sport and Veronica
Portugal Eleven Sports
Israel The Sports Channe;
Italy Sky Italia
USA NBC Sports

 

OUTSIDE EUROPE

COUNTRY BROADCASTER
Australia Optus
Brazil Turner
Canada DAZN
China PPTV
Colombia Fox Sports, ESPN
Congo Canal+
Cuba Flow Sports
Egypt beIN sports
Ghana Canal+
India Sony Six
Japan DAZN
Mexico Fox Sports, ESPN
Pakitan Sony
Mozambique Canal+
South Africa SPO TV
United States TNT, Univision
Zimbabwe Canal+

POINT TABLE

GROUP A

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
PSG 3 3 0 0
Real Madrid 3 1 1 1
Club Brugge 3 0 1 2
Galatasaray 3 0 2 1

 

GROUP B

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
Bayern 3 3 0 0
Tottenham 3 1 1 1
Crvena Zvezda 3 1 2 0
Olympiacos 3 0 2 1

 

GROUP C

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
Man. City 3 3 0 0
Dinamo Zagreb 3 1 1 1
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 1 1 1
Atalanta 3 0 3 0

 

GROUP D

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
Juventus 3 2 0 1
Atletico Madrid 3 2 0 1
Lokomotiv Moscow 3 1 2 0
Bayer 3 0 3 0

 

GROUP E

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
Napoli 3 2 0 1
Liverpool 3 2 1 0
Red Bull 3 1 2 0
Genk 3 0 2 1

 

GROUP F

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
Barcelona 3 2 0 1
Inter Milan 3 1 1 1
Dortmund 3 1 1 1
Slavia Praha 3 0 2 1

 

GROUP G

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
RB Leipzig 3 2 1 0
Zenit 3 1 1 1
Lyon 3 1 1 1
Benfica 3 1 2 0

GROUP H

POSITION Matches Played Win Lose Draw
Chelsea 3 2 1 0
Ajax 3 5 1 0
Valencia 3 1 1 1
Lille 3 0 2 2

 

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