Group stage

Group A

Real Madrid CF Real Madrid CF65101931616
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain64111211113
FC Shakhtar Donetsk FC Shakhtar Donetsk6105714-73
Malmö FF Malmö FF6105121-203

Group B

VfL Wolfsburg VfL Wolfsburg640296312
PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven631287110
Manchester United FC Manchester United FC62227708
PFC CSKA Moskva PFC CSKA Moskva611459-44

Group C

Club Atlético de Madrid Club Atlético de Madrid6411113813
SL Benfica SL Benfica6312108210
Galatasaray AŞ Galatasaray AŞ6123610-45
FC Astana FC Astana6042511-64

Group D

Manchester City FC Manchester City FC6402128412
Juventus Juventus632163311
Sevilla FC Sevilla FC6204811-36
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach6123812-45

Group E

FC Barcelona FC Barcelona64201541114
AS Roma AS Roma61321116-56
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bayer 04 Leverkusen6132131216
FC BATE Borisov FC BATE Borisov6123512-75

Group F

FC Bayern München FC Bayern München65011931615
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC6303121029
Olympiacos FC Olympiacos FC6303613-79
GNK Dinamo Zagreb GNK Dinamo Zagreb6105314-113

Group G

Chelsea FC Chelsea FC64111331013
FC Dynamo Kyiv FC Dynamo Kyiv632184411
FC Porto FC Porto631298110
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC6006116-150

Group H

FC Zenit FC Zenit6501136715
KAA Gent KAA Gent631287110
Valencia CF Valencia CF620459-46
Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais611459-44


P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Last updated: 15/12/2015 13:27 CET

Road to the final

The UEFA Champions League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and four knockout rounds.

In games in the three qualifying rounds and the play-offs, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The side that scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Group stage
The ten winners in the play-off round ties – five from the league route and five from the champions route – join 22 automatic entrants in the 32-team group stage. The clubs are split into eight groups of four sides, who play home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December to decide which two teams per section advance to the first knockout round. The third-placed finishers in every group enter the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Knockout phase
From the last 16 until the semi-finals, clubs play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 16, group winners play runners-up other than sides from their own pool or nation, while from the quarter-finals onwards the draw is free.

The final is decided by a single match, which this season will be held at the San Siro, Milan on 28 May 2016.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.