Article 14 Match system – qualifying phase - Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UCL
FullSeasonYears
2020/21
EnforcementDate
24 September 2020
14.01

The preliminary round is played in the form of a mini-tournament with single-leg semi-finals and a single-leg final hosted by one of the participating clubs or its respective association or a neutral venue assigned by UEFA. If the score is equal at the end of normal playing time, two 15-minute periods of extra time are played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during extra time, that team is declared the winner. If the score is still equal after extra time, the winner is determined by kicks from the penalty mark (see Paragraph 20.03 to Paragraph 20.05). The provisions of Paragraph 20.01 do not apply to the preliminary round.

14.02

All other qualifying matches are played on a single-leg basis. If the score is equal at the end of normal playing time, two 15-minute periods of extra time are played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during extra time, that team is declared the winner. If the score is still equal after extra time, the winner is determined by kicks from the penalty mark (see Paragraph 20.03 to Paragraph 20.05). The provisions of Paragraph 20.01 do not apply.

14.03

The clubs defeated in the qualifying phase are entitled to enter the UEFA Europa League in progress as follows:

UEFA Champions League (UCL) elimination stage

UEFA Europa League (UEL) entry stage

Preliminary round of UCL champions path

2nd qualifying round of UEL champions path

1st qualifying round of UCL champions path

2nd qualifying round of UEL champions path

2nd qualifying round of UCL champions path

3rd qualifying round of UEL champions path

3rd qualifying round of UCL champions path

Play-offs of UEL champions path

Play-offs of UCL champions path

UEL group stage

2nd qualifying round of UCL league path

3rd qualifying round of UEL main path

3rd qualifying round of UCL league path

UEL group stage

Play-offs of UCL league path

UEL group stage