2024-2025 UEFA Champions League: Information

(Source: UEFA)

The 2024/25 season will be the 70th season of the European Cup and the 33rd season since it was renamed the UEFA Champions League, and the first under the new format.

What is the new Champions League format?

The biggest change is to the group stage, which will become a single 36-team League stage.

Each side faces eight different teams (four at home, four away). The top eight overall advance directly to the round of 16; sides finishing from ninth to 24th will contest the knockout round play-offs, with the victors going through to the last 16. From then on it is a straight knockout.

When are the 2024/25 Champions League qualifiers?

First qualifying round: 9th/10th & 16th/17th July 2024

Second qualifying round: 23rd/24th & 30th/31st July 2024

Third qualifying round: 6th/7th & 13th August 2024

Play-offs: 20th/21st & 27th/28th August 2024

When are the 2024/25 Champions League League stage matches?

Matchday 1: 17th-19th September 2024

Matchday 2: 1st/2nd October 2024

Matchday 3: 22nd/23rd October 2024

Matchday 4: 5th/6th November 2024

Matchday 5: 26th/27th November 2024

Matchday 6: 10th/11th December 2024

Matchday 7: 21st/22nd January 2025

Matchday 8: 29th January 2025

When is the 2024/25 Champions League knockout stage?

Knockout round play-offs: 11th/12th & 18th/19th February 2025

Round of 16: 4th/5th & 11th/12th March 2025

Quarter-finals: 8th/9th & 15th/16th April 2025

Semi-finals: 29th/30th April & 6th/7th May 2025

Final: Saturday 31st May 2025

When are the 2024/25] Champions League draws?

First qualifying round: 18th June 2024

Second qualifying round: 19th June 2024

Third qualifying round: 22nd July 2024

Play-offs: 5th August 2024

League phase: 29th August 2024

Knockout round play-offs: 31st January 2025

Round of 16, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final & Final: 21st February 2025

Where is the Champions League final in 2025?

The 2024/25 UEFA Champions League season will conclude at Munich’s Allianz Arena

München, the highlight of European football’s club calendar returning to the German city for the first time since 2012.

Completed on 30 April 2005, the stadium is located on Werner-Heisenberg-Allee and belongs to Bayern München. It staged four games at UEFA EURO 2020 and since it will also be a venue for UEFA EURO 2024, it will be the first stadium in history to host matches in consecutive UEFA European Championships. Its capacity for that tournament will be 67,000.

What do the Champions League winners get?

The current UEFA Champions League trophy stands 73.5cm tall and weighs 7.5kg.

The 2024/25 winners also gain a place in the League stage of the 2025/26 UEFA Champions League, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.

They will also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2024/25 UEFA Europa League in the 2025 UEFA Super Cup.

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