Article 14 Group formation and match system – UEFA Champions League path group stage - Youth League

Regulations of the UEFA Youth League

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Clubs > Youth League
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2020/21
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2020 > July
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Competition Regulations
14.01

In principle, the groups drawn for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (i.e. eight groups of four teams) and the match calendar for that competition are used for the UEFA Champions League path group stage.

14.02

Each club plays one home and one away match against each other club in its group. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat.

14.03

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine their rankings:

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;

  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;

  3. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;

  4. higher number of away goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;

  5. if, after having applied criteria a) to d), teams still have an equal ranking, criteria a) to d) are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the remaining teams to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria f) to l) apply in the order given to the two or more teams still equal;

  6. superior goal difference in all group matches;

  7. higher number of goals scored in all group matches;

  8. higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;

  9. higher number of wins in all group matches;

  10. higher number of away wins in all group matches;

  11. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received by players and team officials in all group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);

  12. drawing of lots.

14.04

The eight group winners qualify directly for the round of 16 while the eight runners-up qualify for the play-offs.