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2015 final: Berlin

The 2015 final will be played in the German capital.

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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.

Qualifying
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.

Final
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.

 

2015 final: Berlin

The 2015 final will be played in the German capital.

UEFA capacity: 74,244
Tenants: Hertha BSC Berlin
Opened: 1 August 1936

• The venue, located in western Berlin, was built for the 1936 Olympics and opened at the start of the Games. Designed by local architect Werner March, it originally accommodated 100,000 spectators.

• It has been the home of Hertha Berlin since 1963, when the Bundesliga was founded, and was the biggest stadium used during the 1974 FIFA World Cup, staging three matches.

• The ground underwent extensive renovations between 2000 and 2004 ahead of the 2006 World Cup, when the Olympiastadion held four group games – the quarter-final between Germany and Argentina, and the final between Italy and France.

• Germany have played more than 30 matches at the Olympiastadion, perhaps most notably the 1972 UEFA European Championship quarter-final against England. After a 3-1 win at Wembley, a 0-0 draw was enough for eventual champions West Germany to progress. In October 2012 it witnessed a less happy occasion for Germany as Sweden came from four down to draw 4-4 in a World Cup qualifier.

• The German Cup final has taken place at the Olympiastadion since 1985, but it is a multi-sport arena. It was once home to American football team Berlin Thunder, and in 2009 the running track and infield hosted the 2009 IAAF World Championships in athletics.

• The stadium was full for the opening match of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and on 14 May 2015 will also stage the UEFA Women's Champions League final.

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 32 and round of 16
20/03/15NyonQuarter-finals
24/04/15NyonSemi-finals and final
2014/15 UEFA Champions League match calendar
StageDates
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 access list
All information is provisional and subject to final confirmation from UEFA

AssociationLeague RouteChampions RouteGroup stage
Rank Q3POQ1Q2Q3PO
N/AHolders      TH
1Spain N4    CH RU (N3)
2England N4    CH RU N3
3Germany N4    CH RU N3
4Italy N3    CH RU
5Portugal N3    CH RU
6FranceN3     CH RU
7UkraineRU     CH
8RussiaRU     CH
9NetherlandsRU     CH
10TurkeyRU     CH
11BelgiumRU     CH
12GreeceRU     CH
13SwitzerlandRU      CH*
14CyprusRU   CH  
15DenmarkRU   CH  
16Austria    CH*  
17Czech Republic   CH   
18Romania   CH   
19Israel   CH   
20Belarus   CH   
21Poland   CH   
22Croatia   CH   
23Sweden   CH   
24Scotland   CH   
25Serbia   CH   
26Slovakia   CH   
27Norway   CH   
28Bulgaria   CH   
29Hungary   CH   
30Slovenia   CH   
31Georgia   CH   
32Azerbaijan   CH   
33Finland   CH   
34Bosnia and Herzegovina   CH   
35Moldova   CH   
36Republic of Ireland   CH   
37Lithuania   CH   
38Kazakhstan   CH   
39Latvia   CH   
40Iceland   CH   
41Montenegro   CH   
42Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   CH   
43Albania   CH   
44Malta   CH   
45Liechtenstein*       
46Luxembourg   CH   
47Northern Ireland   CH*   
48Wales   CH*   
49Estonia  CH    
50Armenia  CH    
51Faroe Islands  CH    
52San Marino  CH    
53Andorra  CH    
54Gibraltar  CH    

Abbreviations:
Q1: First qualifying round
Q2: Second qualifying round
Q3: Third qualifying round
PO: Play-off round
TH: The holders
CH: Champions
RU: Runners-up
N3: Third-placed side
N4: Fourth-place side

*Moved forward a stage as title holders Real Madrid CF already qualified via the Liga
**Liechtenstein do not have a league system and therefore do not supply UEFA Champions League representative(s)

Last updated: 27 May 2014

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