2013–14 UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League 2013/14 is the 22nd season of the most important European competition for club teams in football under this name and the 59th overall. The competition take 76 clubs in part of 52 state associations. Only Liechtenstein does not constitute a representative.

The season began with the first qualifying round on July 2, 2013, and ends with the final on 24 May 2014 for Lisbon 's Estádio da Luz, home to Benfica. The winner qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup in 2014 and the FIFA Club World Cup 2014. Defending champion Bayern Munich.

  • 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 according to their club coefficient based equally in set (stronger ) and unseeded (weaker ) teams were divided and drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

Draw: June 24, 2013

Return game: 2nd and July 9th, 2013

The following pairings were drawn for the 1st qualifying round:

Second qualifying round

Draw: June 24, 2013 ( together with contraction of the first round )

Return Games: 16-17. and 23-24. July 2013.

The Cypriot champions (APOEL Nicosia ) occurred in the third qualifying round, as the defending champion had (Bayern Munich ) already qualified through the national league. For this, the master moved from Northern Ireland (Cliftonville FC) and Luxembourg (CS Fola Esch) by.

The following pairings were drawn for the second qualifying round:

Third qualifying round

From the third qualifying round, there were two separate Lostöpfe: national champions were only drawn against other national champions, while " Followers ", ie second, third or fourth-placed clubs were drawn only against other " followers ". Underdog teams alternated in the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League 2013 / 14th

The Danish champions ( FC Copenhagen won the Super League 2012/13 ) was allowed to compete directly in the group stage, as the defending champions (Bayern Munich ) had already qualified through the national league directly for the group stage. For this, the Cypriot champions after skidding. In the First Division 2012/13 APOEL Nicosia champion.

Since the draw for the third qualifying round took place even before the results of the second templates, the higher club coefficient for the winner of a match was used in the draw. Was lost on 19 July 2013 the pairings were for the 30-31. July and 6 / 7 August 2013 stated.

Champions Way



The fourth and final qualifying round was called for better marketing opportunities " play-off ". From this round, all games were centrally marketed by UEFA to generate greater media attention and thus increase advertising revenue. Underdog teams played in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 2013/14 on.

On August 14, 2013 Metalist Kharkiv was excluded from the Appeal to UEFA from all European competitions 2013/14 as a result of involvement in a match-fixing scandal from the year 2008. UEFA subsequently decided that PAOK Thessaloniki competes in the play-offs instead of Metalist Kharkiv.

The first legs took place on 20-21. and the return matches on 27-28. August 2013 instead.

The following pairings were drawn for the play- offs:

Champions Way


Group stage

At the group stage, attracted 32 teams from 18 state associations. 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:

The 32 qualified for the group stage teams were divided based on their club coefficient (KK ) on four Lostöpfe of eight teams, drawn from every Lostopf a team in one of the eight groups (A to H). FC Bayern Munich was performed as defending number 1 in the seedings, regardless of his club coefficients. Teams in the same association could not be drawn into the same group. In addition, it was ensured that an association teams can play on different days by between " red group " (AD) and the "blue group " ( EH ) was distinguished. Here, the respective TV stations team couples could wish that should not be drawn to the same group color. The draw was held in Monaco on 29 August.

Stages, whose title sponsor is not an advertising partner of UEFA were renamed: The Emirates Stadium in Arsenal Stadium, the Veltins- Arena in Stadium Gelsenkirchen, the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund stadium, the Allianz Arena football stadium in Munich, Etihad Stadium in City of Manchester Stadium and the Turk Telekom Arena in Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi.

It was played at six matchdays from September 17 to December 11, 2013 single kick-off time was 20:45 clock CEST or CET.; the two clubs from Russia contributed their home games because of the time shift clock at 18:00 CEST / CET or 20:00 local time from clock.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Second round

For the second round each group winners, a second in the group was randomly assigned from a different group. Teams of an association could not be drawn against each other. These provisions had the consequence that the qualified teams from England and Germany could only have five per potential second round opponent, on the other hand all the other seven. The draw took place at 12:00 clock (CET) in Nyon on 16 December 2013. The first legs took place on 18-19. and 25-26. February 2014 and the return matches on 11-12. and 18-19. March 2014 instead. Since the introduction of the second round mode 2003/04 companies for the first time all eight group winners into the quarterfinals.


The first legs were completed on 1 / 2 instead, the legs take on 8/9 April 2014 instead. The draw took place on March 21, 2014 held at 12:00 clock (CET) in Nyon and gave the following games:


The semi-final first legs will take place on April 29 and on April 30, 2014 on 22 April and 23 April 2014 and the return legs. The draw will take place on April 11.

Already qualified for the semi-finals are:

  • Spain Real Madrid
  • England Chelsea


The finals take place on 24 May 2014 for the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.

Top scorers

Below, the top scorer of the Champions League season are listed (without the qualifying rounds ). The sorting is analogous to the UEFA scorers on the number of gates and the same number of hits on the basis of minutes of the game.