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Who is in Champions League and Europa League?

Published: Sunday 7 June 2015, 22.58CET
Twenty-two places in next season's UEFA Champions League group stage have been decided. We see how that competition and the UEFA Europa League are shaping up.
Who is in Champions League and Europa League?
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Published: Sunday 7 June 2015, 22.58CET

Who is in Champions League and Europa League?

Twenty-two places in next season's UEFA Champions League group stage have been decided. We see how that competition and the UEFA Europa League are shaping up.

The make-up of next season's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League group stages is becoming clearer.

UEFA.com explains the situation as it stands, based on the sporting results of clubs this season – all information is subject to final confirmation from UEFA.

• The top 12 nations in the association club coefficient rankings gain at least one automatic entry to the group stage of both competitions.

• The full access list for both competitions can be found on page 73 of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League regulations.

All entries subject to final approval from UEFA: permutations in this article are for information only.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage:
ESP (3): FC Barcelona*, Real Madrid CF, Club Atlético de Madrid
ENG (3): Chelsea FC*, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC
GER (3): FC Bayern München*, VfL Wolfsburg, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
ITA (2): Juventus*, AS Roma
POR (2): SL Benfica*, FC Porto
FRA (2): Paris Saint-Germain*, Olympique Lyonnais
RUS (1): FC Zenit*
NED (1): PSV Eindhoven*
UKR (1): FC Dynamo Kyiv
BEL (1): KAA Gent
TUR (1): Galatasaray AŞ
GRE (1): Olympiacos FC
UEFA Europa League winners (1): Sevilla FC
Play-off winners (10): TBC

*Seeded in Pot 1

Road to Milan: 2015/16 dates

2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage
ESP (1): Villarreal CF
GER (2): FC Augsburg, FC Schalke 04
ENG (2): Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC
ITA (2): ACF Fiorentina, SSC Napoli
POR (1): SC Braga
FRA (1): Olympique de Marseille
RUS (1): FC Lokomotiv Moskva
NED (1): FC Groningen
UKR (1): FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
BEL (1): RSC Anderlecht
TUR (1): Beşiktaş JK
GRE (1): Asteras Tripolis FC
SUI (1): FC Sion
Play-off winners (22): tbc
UEFA Champions League play-off losers (10): tbc

Road to Basel: 2015/16 dates

Key points
• UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla FC go straight into the UEFA Champions League group stage rather than the play-offs as FC Barcelo had already qualified via their domestic competition before winning in Berlin.

• With Spain having an extra club in the UEFA Champions League as Sevilla finished outside the top five, they lose a UEFA Europa League group slot, with Switzerland's cup winners FC Sion getting it in their place instead of a third qualifying round berth. A Cypriot team moves from the second to third qualifying round and the Swedish and Bulgarian Cup winners are excused the first qualifying round.

• The cup winners of the top 12 countries go into the UEFA Europa League group stage. Cup runners-up can no longer enter Europe via that route even if the cup winners have a UEFA Champions League berth.

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Spain: season over
• Barcelona, Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid have taken the three group slots. Valencia CF finished fourth to claim a play-off place for next season.

• Sevilla winning the UEFA Europa League means Spain will have five teams in the UEFA Champions League next term, with all starting in the group stage apart from Valencia.

• Barcelona's Copa del Rey final defeat of Athletic Club means sixth-placed Villarreal CF go into the UEFA Europa League group stage. Athletic enter the third qualifying round having finished seventh.

©AFP/Getty Images

England: season over
• Chelsea FC have won the Premier League, with Manchester City FC and Arsenal FC ensuring group stage berths. Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion FC 4-1 on the final day of games in England to tie up their spot, with Manchester United FC now set for the play-offs.

• Tottenham Hotspur FC sealed a return to the UEFA Europa League group stage by finishing fifth. The other two places were determined by the FA Cup final, Arsenal FC's victory against Aston Villa FC meaning Liverpool FC go into the group stage and Southampton FC, who ended seventh, enter the third qualifying round.

• West Ham United FC enter the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round as England has one of the three Respect Fair Play berths.

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Germany: season over
• FC Bayern München, VfL Wolfsburg and debutants VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach go into the group stage; Bayer 04 Leverkusen enter in the play-offs.

• FC Augsburg, by finishing fifth, secured a European debut in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Wolfsburg's victory against Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final means sixth-placed FC Schalke 04 go into the group stage, with BVB entering in the third qualifying round.

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Italy: season over
• UEFA Champions League finalists Juventus have wrapped up another Serie A title and AS Roma will be runners-up.

• SS Lazio made sure of third place and a UEFA Champions League play-off spot by winning 4-2 at SSC Napoli on the final day of Serie A action.

• Napoli ultimately finished fifth, behind ACF Fiorentina, with both clubs now destined for the UEFA Europa League group stage.

©AFP/Getty Images

Portugal: season over
• Champions Benfica and Porto go to the group stage and Sporting Clube de Portugal, who finished in third place, are in the play-offs.

• SC Braga ended up fourth and thereby enter the UEFA Europa League group stage, despite losing the cup final to Sporting. Vitória SC and CF Os Belenenses will enter at the third qualifying round.

©AFP/Getty Images

France: season over
• Champions Paris Saint-Germain and runners-up Olympique Lyonnais will head into the group stage. Monaco go into the third qualifying round.

• Paris defeated second division AJ Auxerre in the French Cup final, meaning Olympique de Marseille, who finished fourth, will be in the UEFA Europa League group stage with AS Saint-Étienne and FC Girondins de Bordeaux into the third qualifying round.

©AFP/Getty Images

Russia: season over
• Champions FC Zenit are through to the group stage and PFC CSKA Moskva will try to join them after securing a third qualifying round place.

• Cup winners FC Lokomotiv Moskva are in the UEFA Europa League group stage, while third-placed FC Krasnodar will enter the third qualifying round along with FC Dinamo Moskva, who came fourth.

Netherlands: season over
• PSV Eindhoven will go into the group stage and runners-up AFC Ajax enter the third qualifying round.

• Cup winners FC Groningen are set for the UEFA Europa League group stage. AZ Alkamaar and domestic play-off winners Vitesse have clinched a third qualifying round berth.

©FC Dynamo Kyiv

Ukraine: season over
• Double-winners FC Dynamo Kyiv have earned a group stage slot as champions, while FC Shakhtar Donetsk pipped UEFA Europa League runners-up FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to second place and a guaranteed third qualifying round ticket.

• Dnipro will thus enter the UEFA Europa League group stage, with FC Zorya Luhansk and FC Vorskla Poltava taking third qualifying round places.

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Belgium: season over
• KAA Gent clinched the title and are set for a first ever UEFA Champions League group stage appearance.

• Runners-up Club Brugge KV start in the third qualifying round, with third-placed RSC Anderlecht entering the UEFA Europa League group stage as Club Brugge won the Belgian Cup.

• Other UEFA Europa League spots: R. Standard de Liège will have a third qualifying round place and R. Charleroi SC have grabbed a second qualifying round berth after beating KV Mechelen in a play-off.

Turkey: season over
• Galatasaray AŞ are champions and take a group stage spot after Fenerbahçe SK failed to beat İstanbul Başakşehir.

• Third-placed Beşiktaş JK are unable to catch Fenerbahçe, who make the third qualifying round.

• Galatasaray's victory against Bursaspor in the Turkish Cup final means Beşiktaş have a UEFA Europa League group stage spot.

©AFP/Getty Images

Greece: regular season over
• Olympiacos as champions go into the group stage.

• Panathinaikos FC have finished ahead of Asteras Tripolis FC, Atromitos FC and PAOK FC in a six-round mini-league to earn the third qualifying round slot. The others qualify for the UEFA Europa League as Olympiacos also won the Greek Cup.

*UEFA club competition places all subject to final confirmation from UEFA.

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