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2014/15 draw and match calendar

2014/15 draw and match calendar
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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 the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015.

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

2014/15 draw and match calendar

2014/15 UEFA Champions League access list

2014/15 UEFA Champions League match calendar
First qualifying round, first leg01-02/07/14
First qualifying round, second leg08-09/07/14
Second qualifying round, first leg15-16/07/14
Second qualifying round, second leg22-23/07/14
Third qualifying round, first leg29-30/07/14
Third qualifying round, second leg05-06/08/14
Play-off round, first leg19-20/08/14
Play-off round, second leg26-27/08/14
Group stage, matchday one16-17/09/14
Group stage, matchday two30/09-01/10/14
Group stage, matchday three21-22/10/14
Group stage, matchday four04-05/11/14
Group stage, matchday five25-26/11/14
Group stage, matchday six09-10/12/14
Round of 16, first leg17-18/02/15 or 24-25/02/15
Round of 16, second leg10-11/03/15 or 17-18/03/15
Quarter-finals, first leg14-15/04/15
Quarter-finals, second leg21-22/04/15
Semi-finals, first leg05-06/05/15
Semi-finals, second leg12-13/05/15
Final (Olympiastadion, Berlin)06/06/15
2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw schedule
DateLocationDraw details
23/06/14NyonFirst and second qualifying round
18/07/14NyonThird qualifying round
08/08/14NyonPlay-off round
28/08/14MonacoGroup stage
15/12/14NyonRound of 16
24/04/15NyonSemi-finals and final

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