2010–11 UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League 2010/11 was the 19th season of the most important European competition for club teams in football under this name and the 56th overall. The competition took 76 clubs participate from 52 state associations. Only Liechtenstein did not provide a representative.

The season began with the first qualifying round on 29 June 2010 and ended with the final at London's Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2011., Where FC Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1.

Scorer of the competition was for the third consecutive year, the Argentine Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona winner with 12 goals.

  • 2.1 Group A
  • 2.2 Group B
  • 2.3 Group C
  • 2.4 Group D
  • 2.5 Group E
  • 2.6 Group F
  • 2.7 Group G
  • 2.8 Group H


In the draws, the teams were divided and drawn against each other according to their club coefficient (KK ) based equally in set (stronger ) and unseeded (weaker ) teams.

First qualifying round

The draw of lots was held on 21 June 2010. Here, the first and second qualifying rounds were drawn together. The games were held on 29-30. June and 6 / 7 July.

Second qualifying round

The games were held on 13-14. and 20-21. July. Before the draw, the 34 participants were divided into three groups, presumably to the clubs to save travel costs. In these groups, the set list was applied. The draw on 21 June resulted in the following pairings. The Danish champions approached only in the third qualifying round, as the defending champion has qualified through its domestic league directly for the group stage. But the masters of the Faroe Islands and Luxembourg moved by.

Third qualifying round

The draw of the encounters took place on 16 July 2010. The games were held on 27./28.Juli and 3./4.August. From the third qualifying round, there were two separate Lostöpfe: The Champions Way national champions were drawn only against other national champions, while " Followers ", ie second, third or fourth-placed clubs playing in Platzierungsweg and were drawn only against other " Followers ". In the Champions path also two groups were formed, each with 10 participants before the seedings was used to draw. Underdog teams alternated in the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League 2010/11.

Champions Way



The final round is called for better marketing opportunities " play-off ". From this round, all games will be centrally marketed by UEFA to generate greater media attention and thus increase advertising revenue.

The encounters were drawn on August 6, 2010. The games were held on 17-18. and 24./25.August instead. Underdog teams compete in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 2010 /11.

Champions Way


Group stage

At the group stage of 32 teams taking part from 18 countries. 22 teams were directly qualified addition there were ten teams ( five through the Champions Route and the Platzierungsweg ) from the qualifying rounds.

The group winners and runners qualified for the knockout stages, the group played in the Third Round of the UEFA Europa League, Group Fourth eliminated from the competition. Case of a tie between two or more teams after the group matches, the ranking was determined by the following criteria:

For the draw of the groups, the teams were divided according to their descending club coefficient in four Lostöpfe of eight teams, one pot containing the defending champion at the top and below the seven strongest clubs, 4 pot the eight weakest representatives. Should the favorite according to club coefficient clubs can not qualify for the group stage, so teams could move up from lower to higher Lostöpfen. For example, drew Olympique Lyon from pot 2 into pot 1, since the Sevilla FC failed in the play-off round. No two representatives of a nation were drawn into the same group as purely national meetings will be admitted in the Champions League only from the quarter-finals. The draw for the group stage was held on August 26, 2010 at 18:00 clock in Monaco and resulted in the following groups:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Second round

In the second round the group winners played the runners-up, with a renewed encounter between two opponents in the group was excluded, as are purely national meetings.

The draw took place on 17 December 2010 in Nyon, was played on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2011 ( first leg ) and on March 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th 2011 ( return legs ).


From the quarter- finals was solved from a pot, the first drawn team had in the first leg at home. The draw took place on 18 March 2011, was played on 5/6 ( First leg ) and 12-13. April 2011.


The draw was made together with the quarter -final draw, play dates were 26-27. April and 3 / 4 May 2011.


Top scorers

Below, the top scorer of the Champions League are listed. The list is sorted according to their number of hits and the same number of goals alphabetically.