The 2013/14 UEFA Women's Champions League will begin with a qualifying round consisting of mini-tournaments, leading to a 32-team two-legged knockout competition. That will culminate in the final on Thursday 22 May 2014 at a Lisbon venue to be confirmed, two days before the men's UEFA Champions League decider at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Drawn on 27 June 2013, the size of the qualifying round, running from 8 to 13 August, will depend on the number of entries, with each group to have four teams and be played as a one-venue mini-tournament. In principle, the group winners and possibly one or more of the best runners-up will go forward to join all the remaining entrants in the round of 32.
The rounds of 32 and 16 will be drawn on 5 September and played in the autumn. The draw for the quarter-finals onwards will be made on 21 November with the last eight taking place in March and the semis the following month, prefacing the Lisbon final.
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The UEFA Women's Champions League comprises a qualifying group stage, four rounds of two-legged knockout ties and a one-off final.
The lower-ranked champion clubs compete in four-team, one-venue mini-tournaments hosted by one of the competitors.
The qualifying round winners join the teams given a bye past that stage in the round of 32. From hereon the competition consists of two-legged knockout ties, continuing with the round of 16, which is drawn along with the last 32. The draw for the remainder of the competition is then made, with quarter-finals and semi-finals played over two legs. If scores are level after 90 or 120 minutes of the second leg, the team with the most away goals wins, otherwise a penalty shoot-out is held.
The final is a one-off match held two nights before the men's UEFA Champions League final in the same city. The 2013/14 edition concludes in Lisbon.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.