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The following page provides details on the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League. It will be updated throughout the competition.
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Currently, Manchester City, Barcelona, and reigning champs Liverpool are title favorites.
We’ll continue to update Champions League title odds, as well as post Group Stage and Knockout Round odds, throughout the year.
|Odds to Win Champions League||(As of April 26, 2020)|
|Manchester City +275||Bayern Munich +300|
|PSG +400||Barcelona +700
|Atletico Madrid +1200||Juventus +1400|
|RB Leipzig +1600||Atalanta +3300|
|Real Madrid +3300||Napoli +8000|
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A total of 26 teams received automatic qualification already based on their domestic league finishes. Those teams are placed into pots based on their previous year league or Champions / Europa League finish. The remaining 6 teams (32 total) qualified via a playoff.
Here are the completed Champions League Group Stage pots.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Liverpool||Real Madrid||Lyon||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|Chelsea||Atlético Madrid||Bayer Leverkusen||Genk|
|Barcelona||Borussia Dortmund||Red Bull Salzburg||Galatasaray|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Napoli||Olympiacos||RB Leipzig|
|Juventus||Shakhtar Donetsk||Club Brugge||Slavia Prague|
|Bayern Munich||Tottenham||Valencia||Red Star Belgrade|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg||Ajax||Inter Milan||Atalanta|
|Manchester City||Benfica||Dinamo Zagreb||Lille|
The four major domestic leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga) receive 4 automatic Group Stage births (for teams who finish in their top four the previous year). Ligue 1 (France) and the Russian Premier League each receive 3 automatic Group Stage entries.
From there, it’s a complicated cascading system involving coefficients, qualifiers, and playoffs. If you want to figure it out, discern the process from the rundown here.
The Group Stage is where most casual (and hardcore) fans start paying attention to the Champions League. This is when 32 qualified teams are slotted into 4 pots. Then they’re randomly drawn to create 8 groups of teams each. The top 2 teams out of each Group advance to the Knockout rounds.
You’ll likely have noticed that teams already qualified for Group play are in pots.
There are some restrictions on Group Stage draws to restrict certain clubs from playing others from within their league.
The top two teams in each Group Stage bracket advance to the Champions League Knockout .
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