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Newcomers to challenge for Barcelona's crown

Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 22.00CET
VfL Wolfsburg, FC Rubin Kazan, AZ Alkmaar and R. Standard de Liège will make their UEFA Champions League group-stage debuts in 2009/10 among 22 teams with automatic entry to the competition proper next term.
Newcomers to challenge for Barcelona's crown
New German champions Wolfsburg will make their group-stage bow next season ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 22.00CET

Newcomers to challenge for Barcelona's crown

VfL Wolfsburg, FC Rubin Kazan, AZ Alkmaar and R. Standard de Liège will make their UEFA Champions League group-stage debuts in 2009/10 among 22 teams with automatic entry to the competition proper next term.

VfL Wolfsburg, FC Rubin Kazan, AZ Alkmaar and R. Standard de Liège will make their UEFA Champions League group-stage debuts in 2009/10 among 22 teams given automatic entry to the showpiece stage next season.

Lineup
The lineup for the 2009/10 competition will be confirmed shortly but with the conclusion of the current domestic season, the shape of the challenge to FC Barcelona's title is becoming clearer. In all, 22 sides from 13 nations will go straight into the competition proper, with a further 55 teams taking part in the qualifying competition. For more information on the new format and the calendar for the season, click here.

The provisional entry list is included below, although the information is subject to confirmation from UEFA.

2009/10 UEFA Champions League access list
NB: The information included in these lists is for information only
IOCStageClub
THGrpFC Barcelona
ENG1GrpManchester United FC
ENG2GrpLiverpool FC
ENG3GrpChelsea FC
ENG4PO*Arsenal FC
ESP2GrpReal Madrid CF
ESP3GrpSevilla FC
ESP4PO*Club Atlético de Madrid
ITA1GrpFC Internazionale Milano
ITA2GrpJuventus
ITA3GrpAC Milan
ITA4PO*ACF Fiorentina
FRA1GrpFC Girondins de Bordeaux
FRA2GrpOlympique de Marseille
FRA3PO*Olympique Lyonnais
GER1GrpVfL Wolfsburg
GER2GrpFC Bayern München
GER3PO*VfB Stuttgart
RUS1GrpFC Rubin Kazan
RUS2GrpPFC CSKA Moskva
RUS3Q3*FC Dinamo Moskva
ROU1GrpAFC Unirea Urziceni#
ROU2Q3*FC Dinamo 1948 Bucureşti#
POR1GrpFC Porto
POR2Q3*Sporting Clube de Portugal
NED1GrpAZ Alkmaar
NED2Q3*FC Twente
SCO1GrpRangers FC
SCO2Q3*Celtic FC
TUR1GrpBeşiktaş JK
TUR2Q3*Sivasspor
UKR1GrpFC Dynamo Kyiv
UKR2Q3*FC Shakhtar Donetsk
BEL1GrpR. Standard de Liège
BEL2Q3*RSC Anderlecht
GRE1Q3**Olympiacos CFP
GRE2Q3*Panathinaikos FC
CZE1Q3**SK Slavia Praha
CZE2Q3*AC Sparta Praha
SUI1Q3**FC Zürich
BUL1Q2**PFC Levski Sofia
NOR1Q2**Stabæk IF
DEN1Q2**FC København
AUT1Q2**FC Salzburg
SRB1Q2**FK Partizan
ISR1Q2**Maccabi Haifa FC
SWE1Q2**Kalmar FF
SVK1Q2**ŠK Slovan Bratislava
POL1Q2**Wisla Kraków
HUN1Q2**Debreceni VSC
CRO1Q2**NK Dinamo Zagreb
CYP1Q2**APOEL FC
SVN1Q2**NK Maribor
FIN1Q2**FC International Turku
LVA1Q2**FK Ventspils
BIH1Q2**NK Zrinjski
LTU1Q2**FK Ekranas
MDA1Q2**FC Sheriff
IRL1Q2**Bohemian FC
MKD1Q2**FK Makedonija GP Skopje
ISL1Q2**FH Hafnarfjördur
GEO1Q2**FC WIT Georgia
BLR1Q2**FC BATE Borisov
EST1Q2**FC Levadia Tallinn
AZE1Q2**FK Bakı
ALB1Q2**KF Tirana
ARM1Q2**FC Pyunik Yerevan
KAZ1Q2**FK Aktobe
NIR1Q2**Glentoran FC
WAL1Q2**Rhyl FC
FRO1Q2**EB/Streymur
LUX1Q2**F91 Dudelange
MLT1Q1**Hibernians FC
MNE1Q1**FK Mogren
AND1Q1**UE Sant Juliá
SMR1Q1**SP Tre Fiori

* Best-Placed Path
** Champions Path
# Romanian season not completed

Last updated: 06/06/09 19.00CET

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