The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League is the 65th season of club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations. The final will be held at the famous Ataturk Olympic Stadium, located in Istanbul, Turkey. The winners of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League will have a chance to play against the winners of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, and both teams will also qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. They will also automatically qualify for the group stage of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

The advance technology system like the video assistance referee (VAR) has been used in the competition of the UEFA Champions League from the playoff round onwards. Liverpool (the English club) were the defending champions of 2018-19, but they were an absolute Joke in defending the trophy and were eliminated in the round of 16 by Atletico Madrid (spin’s club).

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The second set of the round of 16 matches was suspended and postponed on 13 March 2020, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe and all over the world.

Preliminary Round

In the preliminary round, similar to a poker tournament sides were divided into seeded and unseeded sides based on 2019 UEFA club coefficients and then drawn into one-legged semi-final and final ties. The losing sides of both semi-final and final round entered the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. 

How does Qualification Work

26 of the 32 sides that will contest the 2019/20 group stage are confirmed, and they will be linked by six play-off winners in August. These six sides will qualify through one of the qualifying paths.

Champions Route

The champion route, starting with the four lowest-ranked nations in the preliminary round and this path is for domestic title holders. The victors are linked by the coming 31 lowest-ranked sides in the first qualifying round, with the comping four sides added at the following stage. The 10 winners and another two new entrants then face off in the 3rd qualifying round with the six times winner then joined by two more sides in four play-off ties. All ties are held over two legs, home and away, excluding the preliminary stage.

League Route

Four sides start in the second qualifying round and there are three rounds in all, with the two winners linked by six more sides in the next stage. With two ties, four sides reach the play-offs. All ties are played over two legs, home and away.

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