Champions League

The qualifying round for the 2020/21 edition of Europe’s top club tournament will be played in single legs, with the exception being the Champions League play-offs, which will remain over two legs. A draw will determine which club will play the single leg in their stadium.

The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.

August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final

1 min

KICK-OFF! The players take a knee and we’re under way at Stamford Bridge.

5 min

Henderson passes the ball out wide to Robertson but James is panicked into running it out on the far side.

11 min

Salah goes down under the challenge from Christensen. He appeals for a penalty and the officials will surely have a look at that again…

13 min

Henderson’s delivery deflects for Salah who looks for Firmino in the centre but Christensen does really well to block the shot!

17 min

Kante has Mount in support but delays the pass with James on the overlap. Wijnaldum gets back and the chance is gone.

21 min

Jorginho finds Alonso. Kovacic looks for Mount’s run from out to in but the ball zips off to Alisson.

25 min

Alexander-Arnold standing over the free kick. Trent delivers towards Van Dijk but Zouma heads clear.

30 min

Alexander-Arnold looks for Salah but Zouma mops up for his side.

33 min

Timo Werner gets it out of his feet and shoots left-footed but Alisson can afford to take his arm away knowing this is veering just wide.

37 min

OFF SIDE: Kante releases Havertz down the right. He cross for Werner in a good position but the striker drags wide.

42 min

Henderson’s long ball finds Mane of the last defender and Christensen takes out the forward. 

Referee Paul Tierney shows the yellow card but VAR are looking at this…

45 min

(Christensen sent off, 45+1)

45 + 2 min

Alexander-Arnold gets his free-kick over the wall but it doesn’t trouble Kepa.

HT: CHELSEA 0-0 LIVERPOOL

46 min

Changes at the break as Tomori replaces Havertz and Liverpool new boy takes the place of Henderson.

GOAL! CHELSEA 0-1 LIVERPOOL (Mane, 50)

GOAL! CHELSEA 0-2 LIVERPOOL (Mane, 54)

60 min

Werner finds Kante inside the box from his deep run but Robertson follows the run to snuff out the danger.

63 min

James Milner comes on in place of Naby Keita and he becomes the third player to wear the armband in red this afternoon.

68 min

Alonso sets up Mason Mount from distance and his curling right-footed shot whistles just over the bar with Alisson watching it all the way.

73 min

PENALTY CHELSEA! PENALY SAVED! Alisson dives to his left and makes a brilliant save to deny Jorginho!

79 min

SUBS! Kovacic and Werner are replaced by Abraham and Barkley.

85 min

Abraham works the ball onto his left foot and brings a low save by Alisson down to his left.

86 min

SUB! Takumi Minamino is coming on for the final few minutes in place of Firmino.

90 min

Three added minutes.

90 +3 min

CHELSEA 0-2 LIVERPOOL

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