Here is a quick look at the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League schedule, as well as which English clubs are playing in it.
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For a quick background, the UEFA Champions League is an annual tournament that pits the top teams from all over Europe. They start with qualifying rounds, then progress to a 32-team Group Stage in which groups of four play home-and-away for a total of six games. The top two from each group move on to the Knockout Stage.
You can read more in our post What is the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea are the current champions, having beaten Manchester City, 1-0, in the Final.
English Clubs in the 2021-22 Champions League
The top four Premier League clubs each season advance to the next season’s Champions League. In the 2020-21 Premier League season, the top four were:
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Schedule
Qualifying Rounds and Playoffs
Who knows whether anyone will be allowed to attend any of these games, and none of the English or other big European clubs will be involved here, as they all get a pass into the Group Stage.
June 22 — July 6-7 — July 20-21 — August 3-4 — August 17-18
2021-22 Champions League Group Stage
All of these are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, with teams alternating home and away each week. The draw to determine actual matchups will happen August 26, 2021.
- September 14-15
- September 28-29
- October 19-20
- November 2-3
- November 23-24
- December 7-8
2021-22 Champions League Round of 16
This is one game at each club, total goals wins. The draw for these matchups will happen December 16, 2021.
- First Legs: February 15-16 and 22-23
- Second Legs: March 8-9 and 15-16
2021-22 Champions League Quarterfinals
Again, one game at each club, total goals wins. The draw for the quarterfinals, semifinals and final will happen on March 18, 2022.
- First Legs: April 5 and 6
- Second Legs: April 12 and 13
2021-22 Champions League Semifinals
- First Legs: April 26 and 27
- Second Legs: May 3 and 4
2021-22 UEFA Champions League Final
The Champions League Final is May 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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