# What do the groups mean in the Champions League?

## What do the groups mean in the Champions League?

The group stage involves eight groups of four teams, with each club playing everyone else in that group home and away. The top two sides in each group move on to the round of 16 and the start of the knockout phase, while the third-placed team drops into the UEFA Europa League.

## How are Champions League groups determined?

The number of teams that each association enters into the UEFA Champions League is based upon the UEFA coefficients of the member associations. These coefficients are generated by the results of clubs representing each association during the previous five Champions League and UEFA Cup/Europa League seasons.

How are pots in UCL decided?

For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles (Regulations Article 13.06): Pot 1 contained the Champions League title holders, the Europa League title holders, and the champions of the top six associations based on their 2017 UEFA country coefficients.

### What Are the Champions League tiebreakers?

Tiebreakers. Teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss).

### What happens if a team outside the top 4 wins the Champions League?

If an English team won the Champions League and finished outside the Premier League’s top four then five English teams would go into next season’s group stage. Uefa changed the rules for qualification last year – starting with this season’s tournaments.

Are Champions League groups decided on goal difference?

Unlike the Premier League – which uses goal difference when teams are tied on points – the Champions League separates the teams on head-to-head points among the two fixtures between the sides.

## How does the UCL round of 16 draw work?

In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners were seeded, and the eight group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other.

## What is the rule of Champions League?

The teams play two matches, with each squad playing one match at home. Each match is known as a “leg.” The group winners host the second leg in the round of 16. The team that scores more goals over the two legs advances to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away-goals rule is applied.

How does Champions League aggregate work?

The rule was implemented in order to determine the winner of a two-legged tie in cases where the two sides had scored the same number of goals on aggregate over the two matches. If one team had scored more goals in away matches, then they would qualify for the next round.

### Who is the first English team to win Champions League?

Celtic
In 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the competition, coming back from 1–0 down after a Sandro Mazzola penalty to beat Internazionale 2–1 in the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon, with goals from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers.

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