Group stage

Group E

Chelsea FC Chelsea FC6201201402123912
FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04620111131266010
FC Basel 1893 FC Basel 1893611111122256-18
FC Steaua Bucureşti FC Steaua Bucureşti6021012033210-83
Last updated: 02/09/2014 01:43 CET


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


18 September 2013
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
10/06/2013 13:04:06
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
10/23/2013 11:27:50
1 October 2013
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
10/06/2013 13:04:21
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
10/06/2013 13:03:36
22 October 2013
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
10/24/2013 15:38:11
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
10/24/2013 15:38:11
6 November 2013
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
11/08/2013 08:30:36
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
11/08/2013 08:30:36
26 November 2013
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
11/27/2013 23:16:58
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
11/28/2013 12:50:57
11 December 2013
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) – Stadium: Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
12/24/2013 08:46:25
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
12/24/2013 08:46:25
Last updated: 02/09/2014 01:43 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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