Group stage

Group A

Manchester United FC Manchester United FC6300120420123914
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bayer 04 Leverkusen6201111312910-110
FC Shakhtar Donetsk FC Shakhtar Donetsk61201022227618
Real Sociedad de Fútbol Real Sociedad de Fútbol6012003015110-91
Last updated: 02/09/2014 23:27 CET


P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   


17 September 2013
Man. United4-2Leverkusen
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
10/06/2013 13:08:21
Real Sociedad0-2Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) – Stadium: Anoeta, San Sebastian (ESP)
10/06/2013 13:08:06
2 October 2013
Shakhtar Donetsk1-1Man. United
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) – Stadium: Donbass Arena, Donetsk (UKR)
10/06/2013 13:07:51
Leverkusen2-1Real Sociedad
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
10/06/2013 13:08:21
23 October 2013
Leverkusen4-0Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
10/25/2013 13:42:38
Man. United1-0Real Sociedad
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
10/25/2013 09:28:39
5 November 2013
Shakhtar Donetsk0-0Leverkusen
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Donbass Arena, Donetsk (UKR)
11/07/2013 09:11:24
Real Sociedad0-0Man. United
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Anoeta, San Sebastian (ESP)
11/07/2013 09:11:24
27 November 2013
Leverkusen0-5Man. United
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
12/10/2013 10:41:59
Shakhtar Donetsk4-0Real Sociedad
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: Donbass Arena, Donetsk (UKR)
12/10/2013 10:42:00
10 December 2013
Man. United1-0Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
12/16/2013 13:18:56
Real Sociedad0-1Leverkusen
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Anoeta, San Sebastian (ESP)
12/16/2013 13:18:54
Last updated: 02/09/2014 23:27 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 Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Saturday 24 May 2014.

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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