The prestigious UEFA Champions League competition will be very fierce in the 2021/22 season due to the availability of Big European giants that are busy making deals during the summer transfer window.
Let’s start with a look at the 25 clubs who have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League event that will take place next season:
The following teams represent ENGLAND in the UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.
Note: Chelsea Football Club are the CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE.
Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Atalanta are the teams representing Italy in the UEFA Champions League.
The four teams to qualify for Europe’s top club competition from Spain’s league positions are Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla. But this year La Liga will have a fifth representative.
As Villarreal won the Europa League, they will become the fifth team from Spain’s top flight to play in the 2021/22 group stage. That is despite finishing the domestic season in seventh position.
Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg are the teams to represent the Bundesliga.
France and Portugal get two automatic qualifiers each for the group stage. Lille, PSG, Porto and Sporting CP take those spots.
Five more teams from the rest of Europe have achieved automatic entry after winning their respective leagues. They’re as follows:
TURKEY: Besiktas Football Club
Belgium: Club Brugge
Ukrainian: Dynamo Kiev
Netherlands: Ajax Amsterdam.
RUSSIA: Zenit St. Petersburg
Here’s the Calendar FOR THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE matches.
second qualifying round, second leg (27/28 July) :
Draw for the first round of the playoffs is on August 2.
1st leg of the third qualifying round will be played on August 3/4.
The first leg of the playoffs will take place on the 17th and 18th of August.
The second leg of the playoffs will take place on August 24/25.
Draw for the group stage will take place on August 26.
14/15 September: First matchday of the group stage
Matchday 2 of the group stage will take place on the 28/29th of September.
Matchday 3 of the group stage will take place on the 19/20th of October.
Matchday 4 of the group stage will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of November.
Matchday 5 of the group stage takes place on the 23rd and 24th of November.
Matchday 6 of the group stage will take place on the 7th and 8th of December.
Draw for the Round of 16 will take place on December 13th.
15/16-22/23 February: 1st leg of the Round of 16
8/9-15/16 March: 2nd leg of the Round of 16
The draw for the quarterfinals and semifinals will take place on March 18.
5/6 April: First leg of the quarterfinals
12/13 April: Second leg of the quarterfinals
The first leg of the semi-finals will be played on April 26th and 17th.
2nd leg of the semi-finals on the 3rd of May
The final game will be played in the St. Petersburg Stadium on May 28th.
*Please keep in mind that all draws begin at 12:00 CET, except for the group stage draw, which starts at 18:00 CET.