All matches are played in accordance with the UEFA Match Calendar (see). These dates are final and binding on all concerned, subject to the provisions of to . The following principles apply to this competition:
UEFA Champions League matches are played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with the exception of the final, which is played on a Saturday.
From the play-offs onwards, the UEFA administration decides which UEFA Champions League matches are to be played on Tuesdays and which on Wednesdays on the basis of the relevant draw. As a rule, each club plays the same number of matches on a Tuesday and on a Wednesday. Matches within the same group are played on the same day. Exceptions to this rule can be made by the UEFA administration.