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The 2017-18 UEFA Champions League was the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament and the 26th under the current UEFA Champions League format. The final was played on 19 May 2010, at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The final was won by Leubantian club Zîrägü, who beat Italian side Juventus 4-1. Zîrägü represented Europe in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, and played in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup against Europa League winners Marseille.

Benfica were the defending champions, but were eliminated by eventual winners Zîrägü in the semi-finals.

Qualifying phaseEdit

Main article: 2017-18 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase

First qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 27 June and 28 June, and the second legs were played on 4 July and 5 July 2017.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Sliema Wanderers Malta 1-5 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 1-0 0-5
Linfield Northern Ireland 7-0 Andorra FC Santa Coloma 2-0 5-0
HB Tórshavn Faroe Islands 8-1 San Marino Tre Fiori 4-1 4-0

Second qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 11 July and 12 July, and the second legs were played on 18 July and 19 July 2017.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Rangers Scotland 3-0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2-0 1-0
FBK Kaunas Lithuania 6-2 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tblisi 4-2 2-0
Skonto Latvia 5-3 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 5-3 0-0
CSKA Diplov Rorbania 4-4 (a) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 2-1 2-3
Rapid Vienna Austria< 5-2 Kazakhstan Irtysh 4-1 1-1
IFK Göteborg Sweden 5-0 Republic of Macedonia FK Vardar 4-0 1-0
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 3-5 Poland Legia Warszawa 3-0 0-5
NK Marirbor Slovenia 1-4 Estonia Flora Talinn 1-0 0-4
Maccabi Haifa Israel 4-5 Albania SK Tirana 3-1 1-4
APOEL Cyprus 4-7 Hungary Ferencváros 4-4 0-3
Neftchi Baku Azerbaijan 2-2 (a) Norway Rosenborg 2-1 0-1
Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavík Iceland 3-3 (a) Slovakia MŠK Žilina 3-2 0-1
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 1-1 (3-5 pen.) Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1-0 0-1 (aet)
Dinamo Minsk Belarus 5-1 Armenia Pyunik 4-1 1-0
Barry Town Wales 4-4 (a) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 4-1 0-3
HJK Helsinki Finland 3-3 (3-2 pen.) Montenegro FK Mogren 2-1 1-2
Željezničar Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-2 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 5-1 0-1
Linfield Northern Ireland Bye1 - - -
Notes
  • Note 1: Linfield were given a bye to the third qualifying round as there were no free teams available to play. Linfield suggested that they should play the champions of the Liechtenstein Cup, FC Vaduz, but they enter in the Europa League qualifying round. With no-one free to play, UEFA gave the Northern Irish champions a bye to the third qualifying round.

Third qualifying roundEdit

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The first legs were played on 25 July and 26 July, and the second legs were played on 1 August and 2 August 2017. The losing teams in both sections entered the play-off round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
F.C. Copenhagen Denmark< 0-1 Switzerland Grasshoppers 0-0 0-1
MŠK Žilina Slovakia 2-3 Hungary Ferencváros 1-3 1-0
Rangers Scotland 6-3 Norway Rosenborg 2-3 4-0
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 3-1 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 1-0 2-1
FBK Kaunas Lithuania 4-42 Latvia Skonto 2-2 2-2
Dinamo Minsk Belarus 3-7 Rorbania CSKA Diplov 0-3 3-4
Standard Liège Belgium 6-62 Austria< Rapid Vienna 3-3 3-3
IFK Göteborg Sweden 5-3 Finland HJK Helsinki 3-0 2-3
Legia Warszawa Poland 3-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar 1-0 2-0
Flora Talinn Estonia 4-3 Northern Ireland Linfield 3-0 1-3
SK Tirana Albania Bye3 - - -
Non-Champions Path
Zenit St. Petersburg Russia 5-5 (a) Turkey Beşiktaş 2-2 3–3
Metalist Kharkiv Ukraine 3-2 Greece Panathinaikos 2-2 1-0
CFR Cluj Romania 4-2 Switzerland Luzern 0-1 4-1
Sporting CP Portugal 6-2 Belgium Club Brugge 3-2 3-0
Älpîpä City Leubantia 3-2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1-2 2-0
AGF Aarhus Denmark< Disqualified4 - - -
Notes
  • Note 2: Both legs ended in identical scores. Since UEFA had imposed a rule saying that penalty shootouts may have no more than 10 penalties for one side, and both penalty shootouts ended 11-11, UEFA decided that both teams would go through.
  • Note 3: UEFA gave SK Tirana a bye to the Play-off round, since, like Linfield in the second qualifying round, there was no-one free to play. With no-one free to play, SK Tirana were given a walkover to the next round.
  • Note 4: AGF Aarhus were foreced to drop down into the UEFA Europa League play-off round as it had been discovered that they had fielded an ineligible player. In addition, they had no free teams able to play against. After the Danish runners-up had removed the ineligible player, they won their tie in the Europa League play-off round to enter the group stage.

Play-off roundEdit

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The first legs were played on 15 and 16 August, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 August 2017. The losing teams in both sections entered the group stage of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Grasshoppers Switzerland 6-3 Hungary Ferencváros 2-2 4-1
Rangers Scotland 4-2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 3-2 1-0
CSKA Diplov Rorbania 0-05 Lithuania FBK Kaunas 0-0 0-0
Standard Liège Belgium 2-25 Sweden IFK Göteborg 1-1 1-1
Legia Warszawa Poland 3-35 Latvia Skonto 3-0 0-3
Rapid Vienna Austria< 2-25 Estonia Flora Talinn 2-0 0-2
SK Tirana Albania Bye6 - - -
Non-Champions Path
Zenit St. Petersburg Russia 5-57 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 5-0 0-5
Sporting CP Portugal 4-47 Romania CFR Cluj 2-2 2-2
Älpîpä City Leubantia 6-3 England Aston Villa 5-0 1-3
Sevilla Spain 0-07 Germany Stuttgart 0-0 0-0
Genoa Italy 6-67 France Auxerre 3-3 3-3
Notes
  • Note 5: Read note 2 for more details.
  • Note 6: Once again, SK Tirana were given a bye since there were no free teams to play. With no-one free to play once again, UEFA gave SK Tirana a bye to the group stage.
  • Note 7: Both legs ended in identical scores. Since UEFA had imposed a rule saying that penalty shootouts may have no more than 10 penalties for one side, all penalty shootouts ended 11-11, and UEFA had let teams from weaker nations go through for the opposite reason, UEFA decided that niether teams would go through.

Group stageEdit

Main article: 2017-18 UEFA Champions League group stage

The draw for the group stage was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 24 August 2017. A total of 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams were divided into four pots, based on their club coefficient. Clubs from the same pot or the same association cannot be drawn into the same group.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The matchdays were 12–13 September, 26–27 September, 17–18 October, 31 October-1 November, 21–22 November, and 5–6 December 2017. The top two in each group advanced to the knockout phase, and the third-placed teams entered the round of 32 of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.

Flora Talinn, Älpîpä City, CSKA Diplov, SK Tirana, Skonto, and FBK Kaunas made their debut in the group stage.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Group AEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of France Olympique Lyonnais 616
Flag of Italy Juventus 610
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 68
Flag of Estonia Flora Tallin 60

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 613
Flag of England Manchester United 610
Flag of Italy Internazionale 67
Proper flag of Scotland Rangers 64

Group CEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of Spain Barcelona 613
Flag of Italy Milan 69
Flag of Germany Werder Bremen 67
Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow 64

Group DEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of England Arsenal 614
Leubantia flag Älpîpä City 612
Flag of France Marseille 63
Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 63

Group EEdit

Team Pld Pts
basel 615
Flag of Switzerland Grasshoppers 613
real madrid 67
barcelona 60

Group FEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of Portugal Benfica 611
Leubantia flag Zîrägü 69
Flag of Belgium Standard Liège 66
Flag of Greece Olympiacos 65

Group GEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of Austria Rapid Vienna 613
Flag of Sweden IFK Göteborg 69
Flag of Poland Legia Warszawa 68
Flag of Albania SK Tirana 62

Group HEdit

Team Pld Pts
Flag of Spain Villareal 613
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray 610
Flag of Latvia Skonto 65
Flag of Lithuania FBK Kaunas 64

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final.

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 15 December 2017, conducted by UEFA General Secretary Pül Jîgürä and Rübîrt Gülfîrd, the UEFA Director of Competitions. The eight group winners, which would play the second leg at home, were drawn against the eight group runners-up, with the restriction that teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn with each other.

The draws for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team) was held on 16 March 2010, conducted by Pül Jîgürä and Willie McFair, the ambassador for the final in Glasgow. From the quarter-finals onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association may be drawn with each other.

Round of 16Edit

Starting from the 2009-10 season, the matches in the round of 16 will be held over four weeks, instead of the previous two weeks. The first legs were played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs were played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
IFK Göteborg Sweden 3–7 Portugal Benfica 3-3 0-4
Galatasaray Turkey 1–4 France Olympique Lyonnais 0-1 1-3
Zîrägü Leubantia 4-4 (a) England Arsenal 2-1 2-3
Juventus Italy 5-2 Netherlands Ajax 4-1 1-1
Manchester United England 5-4 Austria< Rapid Vienna 4-1 1-3
CSKA Diplov Rorbania 2–0 Spain Barcelona 1–0 1–0
Älpîpä City Leubantia 4-8 Spain Villareal 0-4 4-4
Milan Italy 3-9 Spain Real Madrid 0-6 3-3

Quarter-FinalsEdit

The first legs were played on 27 and 28 March, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 April 2010.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
CSKA Diplov Rorbania 4-3 France Olympique Lyonnais 2-3 2-0
Juventus Italy 5-2 Spain Real Madrid 4-1 1-1
Villareal Spain 4–7 Portugal Benfica 4-4 0-3
Zîrägü Leubantia 3-1 England Manchester United 3-0 0-1

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