Champions League 2021-22: Every qualified team for UCL

A total of 32 teams will kick off the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League with dreams of winning the most prestigious trophy in professional club soccer.
Champions League 2021-22: Every qualified team for UCL

The UCL is making its way back. All the teams that made it through to the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season are set to make their case for the coveted honour. English power Chelsea is the defending champion. French side Paris Saint-Germain, Germany's Bayern Munich and 2021 finalists Manchester City are undoubtedly the favourites to lift the trophy.

For the first time since 1965; knockout rounds of UEFA competitions, including the Champions League will not use away goals as tiebreakers. UEFA abolished this rule in June 2021. The series will go straight to extra time and, if necessary, a penalty shootout; if the scores are level after the conclusion of both legs.

Teams in UEFA Champions League 2021-22

A total of 26 teams have qualified directly to the UEFA Champions League group stage. Only teams finishing in the top 4 in England, Spain, Germany and Italy are directly awarded the coveted spots.

There were six spots left up for grabs that were to be determined by the two-leg playoff series. Salzburg, Sheriff Tiraspol, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica, Malmö and Young Boys made it through.

Teams that qualified automatically:

TeamsCountryHow they qualified
AjaxNetherlands1st – Eredivisie
AtalantaItaly3rd – Serie A
Atletico MadridSpain1st – La Liga
FC BarcelonaSpain3rd La Liga
FC Bayern MunichGermany1st – Bundesliga
BesiktasTurkey1st – Super Lig
Borussia DortmundGermany3rd – Bundesliga
ChelseaEngland4th – English Premier League
Club BruggeBelgium1st – Jupiler Pro League
Dynamo KievUkraine1st – Ukraine Premier League
Inter MilanItaly1st – Serie A
JuventusItaly4th – Serie A
LilleFrance1st – Ligue 1
LiverpoolEngland3rd – English Premier League
Manchester CityEngland1st – English Premier League
Manchester UnitedEngland2nd – English Premier League
AC MilanItlay2nd – Serie A
Paris Saint-GermainFrance2nd – Ligue 1
PortoPortugal2nd – Liga Portugal
RB LeipzigGermany2nd – Bundesliga
Real MadridSpain2nd – La Liga
SevillaSpain4th – La Liga
Sporting CPPortugal1st – Liga Portugal
VillarrealSpainEuropa League Champion
WolfsburgGermany4th – Bundesliga
Zenit St. PetersburgRussia1st – Russian Premier League

Teams that qualified through playoff series:

RB SalzburgAustria
Shakhtar DonetskUkraine
Sheriff TiraspolMoldova
Young BoysSwitzerland

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