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
KICK-OFF! The players take a knee and we’re under way at Stamford Bridge.
Henderson passes the ball out wide to Robertson but James is panicked into running it out on the far side.
Salah goes down under the challenge from Christensen. He appeals for a penalty and the officials will surely have a look at that again…
Henderson’s delivery deflects for Salah who looks for Firmino in the centre but Christensen does really well to block the shot!
Kante has Mount in support but delays the pass with James on the overlap. Wijnaldum gets back and the chance is gone.
Jorginho finds Alonso. Kovacic looks for Mount’s run from out to in but the ball zips off to Alisson.
Alexander-Arnold standing over the free kick. Trent delivers towards Van Dijk but Zouma heads clear.
Alexander-Arnold looks for Salah but Zouma mops up for his side.
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.
OFF SIDE: Kante releases Havertz down the right. He cross for Werner in a good position but the striker drags wide.
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…
(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
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)
Werner finds Kante inside the box from his deep run but Robertson follows the run to snuff out the danger.
James Milner comes on in place of Naby Keita and he becomes the third player to wear the armband in red this afternoon.
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.
PENALTY CHELSEA! PENALY SAVED! Alisson dives to his left and makes a brilliant save to deny Jorginho!
SUBS! Kovacic and Werner are replaced by Abraham and Barkley.
Abraham works the ball onto his left foot and brings a low save by Alisson down to his left.
SUB! Takumi Minamino is coming on for the final few minutes in place of Firmino.
Three added minutes.
90 +3 min
CHELSEA 0-2 LIVERPOOL