All times CET

Second qualifying round : 17-18 July 2012

17 July 2012
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (ITA) – Stadium: Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn (EST)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) – Stadium: Finnair Stadium, Helsinki (FIN)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU) – Stadium: Dalga Stadium, Baku (AZE)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
Referee: Anar Salmanov (AZE) – Stadium: Jos Nosbaum, Dudelange (LUX)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS) – Stadium: U Nisy, Liberec (CZE)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
Žilina1-0H. Kiryat Shmona
Referee: César Muñiz (ESP) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
05/06/2013 13:53:11
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) – Stadium: Park Hall, Oswestry (WAL)
11/30/2012 14:27:15
Referee: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL) – Stadium: Skënderbeu, Korca (ALB)
11/30/2012 14:27:00
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) – Stadium: Hibernians Ground, Corradino (MLT)
11/30/2012 14:27:14
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Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) – Stadium: Tallaght Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
11/30/2012 14:27:15

Second qualifying round : 24-25 July 2012

Last updated: 03/08/2015 06:39 CET


Road to the final

The UEFA Champions League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and four knockout rounds.

In matches in the three qualifying rounds and the play-off stage, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The club which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Group stage
The ten winners in the play-off round ties – five from the best-placed path and five from the champions path – join 22 automatic entrants in the 32-team group stage. The clubs are split into eight groups of four teams, who play home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December to decide which two teams from each section advance to the first knockout round. The third-place finishers in each group enter the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Knockout phase
From the last 16 until the semi-finals, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 16, group winners play runners-up other than teams from their own pool or nation, while from the quarter-finals on the draw is free.

The final is decided by a single match, which this season will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25 May 2013.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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