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.

Debangshu Biswas
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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.

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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.

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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:

Teams Country How they qualified
Ajax Netherlands 1st - Eredivisie
Atalanta Italy 3rd - Serie A
Atletico Madrid Spain 1st - La Liga
FC Barcelona Spain 3rd La Liga
FC Bayern Munich Germany 1st - Bundesliga
Besiktas Turkey 1st - Super Lig
Borussia Dortmund Germany 3rd - Bundesliga
Chelsea England 4th - English Premier League
Club Brugge Belgium 1st - Jupiler Pro League
Dynamo Kiev Ukraine 1st - Ukraine Premier League
Inter Milan Italy 1st - Serie A
Juventus Italy 4th - Serie A
Lille France 1st - Ligue 1
Liverpool England 3rd - English Premier League
Manchester City England 1st - English Premier League
Manchester United England 2nd - English Premier League
AC Milan Itlay 2nd - Serie A
Paris Saint-Germain France 2nd - Ligue 1
Porto Portugal 2nd - Liga Portugal
RB Leipzig Germany 2nd - Bundesliga
Real Madrid Spain 2nd - La Liga
Sevilla Spain 4th - La Liga
Sporting CP Portugal 1st - Liga Portugal
Villarreal Spain Europa League Champion
Wolfsburg Germany 4th - Bundesliga
Zenit St. Petersburg Russia 1st - Russian Premier League

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Teams that qualified through playoff series:

Teams Country
RB Salzburg Austria
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova
Benfica Portugal
Malmo Sweden
Young Boys Switzerland