UEFA Club Competitions Reaches a Group Stage

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The UEFA club’s vital competitions reached a organisation stage. Monaco hosted a organisation pull for Champions League (UCL) and Europa League (UEL), a dual club’s soccer many critical competitions in Europe, on Aug. 25-26, 2016.

Champions League

The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League is a 62nd deteriorate of Europe’s club’s categorical tournament, formerly called a European Champion Clubs’ Cup. Real Madrid CF is a fortifying champion, after winning opposite Atlético Madrid, in a final hold during a San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy.

The stream deteriorate started with a subordinate proviso on Jun 20, 2016, while a final will take place during a Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Jun 3, 2017. The club’s vital foe reached a organisation theatre on Aug 25, with a draw, though a matches will take place from Sep 13 until Dec 7.

32 teams, of that dual crews make their entrance appearances in UCL, are separate into 8 groups:

  • Group A: Paris Saint-Germain FC; Arsenal FC; FC Basel; PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.
  • Group B: S.L. Benfica; SSC Napoli; FC Dynamo Kyiv; Beşiktaş J.K.
  • Group C: FC Barcelona; Manchester City FC; Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach e.V.; Celtic FC.
  • Group D: FC Bayern München; Atlético Madrid; PSV Eindhoven; FC Rostov.
  • Group E: PFC CSKA Moscow; Bayer 04 Leverkusen; Tottenham Hotspur FC; AS Monaco FC.
  • Group F: Real Madrid CF; Borussia Dortmund; Sporting Clube de Portugal; Legia Warsaw.
  • Group G: Leicester City FC; FC Porto; Club Brugge KV; F.C. Copenhagen.
  • Group H: Juventus Torino; Sevilla FC; Olympique Lyonnais; GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

16 teams will validate for a knockout phase, while a 8 third-placed crews will play in a UEL’s turn of 32.

Europa League

The 2016-17 UEFA Europa League is a 46th deteriorate of Europe’s club’s soccer delegate tournament, formerly called a UEFA Cup. Sevilla FC is a pretension holder, after defeating Liverpool, during a St. Jakob-Park Stadium, in Basel, Switzerland.

The stream deteriorate started with a subordinate proviso on Jun 20, 2016, and a final will take place during a Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, on May 24, 2017. The bar foe reached a organisation theatre on Aug 26, with a draw, while a matches will take place from Sep 15 until Dec 8.

48 teams, of that 13 crews make their entrance appearances in UEL, are separate into 12 groups:

  • Group A: Manchester United FC; Fenerbahçe SK; Feyenoord Rotterdam; FC Zorya Luhansk.
  • Group B: Olympiacos FC; Apoel FC; BSC Young Boys; FC Astana.
  • Group C: RSC Anderlecht; AS Saint-Etienne; 1. PSV Mainz 05; Gabala SC.
  • Group D: Football Club Zenit; AZ Alkmaar; Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC; Dundalk FC.
  • Group E: FC Viktoria Plzen; AS Roma; FK Austria Wien; FC Astra Giurgiu.
  • Group F: Athletic Club de Bilbao; KSC Genk; SK Rapid Wien; US Sassuolo Calcio.
  • Group G: AFC Ajax; Standard de Liege; RC Celta de Vigo; Panathinaikos FC.
  • Group H: FC Shakhtar Donetsk; SC Braga; KAA Gent; Konyaspor.
  • Group I: FC Schalke 04; FC Salzburg; FC Krasnodar; OGC Nice.
  • Group J: ACF Fiorentina; Paok FC; FC Slovan Liberec; Qarabag FK.
  • Group K: FC Internazionale Milano; AC Sparta Praga; Southampton FC; Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC.
  • Group L: Villareal CF; FC Steaua Bucharest; FC Zurich; Osmanlispor A.S.

24 teams will validate for a knockout phase, along with a 8 third-placed crews from a UEFA Champions League’s groups.

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League are a club’s soccer many critical tournaments in Europe. Every year, over 100 teams rivet in a competitions, fighting for a European trophies.

Also, a winners of UCL and UEL contest for a UEFA Super Cup. This season, a compare between a best dual continental teams will take place during a Philip II Arena, in Skopje, Macedonia, on Aug. 8, 2017.

By Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

UEFA: FYR Macedonia to horde 2017 UEFA Super Cup
UEFA: UEFA Champions League organisation theatre draw
UEFA: UEFA Europa League organisation theatre draw

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