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Champions League 2020-21: Groups, schedule, results and everything you need to know about UEFA's premier club competition

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With the group stage now set for the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, participating teams can plan their respective journeys through the competition.

The global pandemic has altered the timelines of this season's group stage, with matches getting underway over a month later than usual and leagues around Europe trying to balance domestic commitments with continetal concerns. It'll make for a condensed, rapid-fire group stage as all six matchdays will be played over a seven-week span — meaning squad depth and player rotation will be more important than ever.

While the congested schedule is unprecedented, many of the teams involved will give a sense of familiarity as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool and Manchester United are all in this season's edition of the tournament.

Four teams — Istanbul Basaksehir, Krasnodar, Midtjylland and Rennes — will make their group stage debuts, lending some new flavour to the competition.

Here's everything you need to know about this season's Champions League.

Which teams are in the Champions League 2020-21 group stage?

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Bayern Munich Real Madrid Porto Liverpool
Atletico Madrid Shakhtar Donetsk Manchester City Ajax
Red Bull Salzburg Inter Milan Olympiacos Atalanta
Lokomotiv Moscow Borussia M'gladbach Marseille Midtjylland
 
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Sevilla Zenit Saint Petersburg Juventus Paris Saint-Germain
Chelsea Borussia Dortmund Barcelona Manchester United
Krasnodar Lazio Dynamo Kyiv RB Leipzig
Rennes Club Brugge Ferencvaros Istanbul Basaksehir

When are the Champions League 2020-21 draw dates and match dates?

Phase Draw date Match dates
Group stage Oct. 1, 2020 Oct. 20 - Dec. 9
Round of 16 Dec. 14, 2020 Feb. 16-17, 23-24 & March 9-10, 16-17

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

March 19, 2021

Apr. 6-7, 13-14

Apr. 27-28, May 4-5

May 29

The group stage draw was held on Oct. 1 in Geneva, Switzerland, setting the roadmap for all 32 participating teams.

A seven-week group stage begins Oct. 20 and ends Dec. 9, followed by the Round of 16 in February 2021. The final three rounds of the knockout stage will take place in April and May of 2021.

Champions League 2020-21 group stage fixtures, results

Matchday 1

Date Time (ET) Fixture Stream
Tues. Oct. 20 12:55 p.m Zenit 1, Club Brugge 2 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 12:55 p.m Dynamo Kyiv 0, Juventus 2 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 3 p.m. RB Leipzig 2, Istanbul Basaksehir 0 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 3 p.m. Rennes 1, Krasnodar 1 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 3 p.m. Lazio 3, Dortmund 1 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 3 p.m. Chelsea 0, Sevilla 0 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 3 p.m. PSG 1, Manchester United 2 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 20 3 p.m. Barcelona 5, Ferencvaros 1 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 12:55 p.m RB Salzburg 2, Lokomotiv Moscow 2 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 12:55 p.m Real Madrid 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 3 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 3 p.m. Ajax 0, Liverpool 1 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 3 p.m. Manchester City 3, Porto 1 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 3 p.m. Midtjylland 0, Atalanta 4 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 3 p.m. Olympiacos 1, Marseille 0 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 3 p.m. Bayern Munich 4, Atletico Madrid 0 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 21 3 p.m. Inter Milan 2, Monchengladbach 2 DAZN

Matchday 2

Date Time (ET) Fixture Stream
Tues. Oct. 27 1:55 p.m Lokomotiv Moscow 1, Bayern Munich 2 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 1:55 p.m Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Inter Milan 0 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 4 p.m. Marseille 0, Manchester City 3 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 4 p.m. Liverpool 2, Midtjylland 0 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 4 p.m. Monchengladbach 2, Real Madrid 2 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 4 p.m. Atletico Madrid 3, RB Salzburg 2 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 4 p.m. Porto 2, Olympiacos 0 DAZN
Tues. Oct. 27 4 p.m. Atalanta 2, Ajax 2 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 1:55 p.m Krasnodar 0, Chelsea 4 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 1:55 p.m Istanbul Basaksehir 0, PSG 2 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 4 p.m. Ferencvaros 2, Dynamo Kyiv 2 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 4 p.m. Juventus 0, Barcelona 2 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 4 p.m. Club Brugge 1, Lazio 1 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 4 p.m. Manchester United 5, Lazio 0 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 4 p.m. Dortmund 2, Zenit 0 DAZN
Wed. Oct. 28 4 p.m. Sevilla 1, Rennes 0 DAZN

Matchday 3

Date Time (ET) Fixture Stream
Tues. Nov. 3 12:55 p.m Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Monchengladbach 6 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 12:55 p.m Lokomotiv Moscow 1, Atletico Madrid 1 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 3 p.m. RB Salzburg 2, Bayern Munich 6 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 3 p.m. Real Madrid 3, Inter Milan 2 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 3 p.m. Manchester City 3, Olympiacos 0 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 3 p.m. Porto 3, Marseille 0 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 3 p.m. Atalanta 0, Liverpool 5 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 3 3 p.m. Midtjylland 1, Ajax 2 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 12:55 p.m Istanbul Basaksehir 2, Manchester United 1 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 12:55 p.m Zenit 1, Lazio 1 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 3 p.m. Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kyiv 1 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 3 p.m. Ferencvaros 1, Juventus 4 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 3 p.m. Club Brugge 0, Dortmund 3 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 3 p.m. Sevilla 3, Krasnodar 2 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 3 p.m. Chelsea 3, Rennes 0 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 4 3 p.m. RB Leipzig 2, PSG 1 DAZN

Matchday 4

Date Time (ET) Fixture Stream
Tues. Nov. 24 12:55 p.m Rennes 1, Chelsea 2 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 12:55 p.m Krasnodar 1, Sevilla 2 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 3 p.m. Manchester United 4, Istanbul Basaksehir 1 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 3 p.m. Dynamo Kyiv 0, Barcelona 4 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 3 p.m. PSG 1, RB Leipzig 0 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 3 p.m. Lazio 3, Zenit 1 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 3 p.m. Dortmund 3, Club Brugge 0 DAZN
Tues. Nov. 24 3 p.m. Juventus 2, Ferencvaros 1 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 12:55 p.m Olympiacos 0,Manchester City 1 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 12:55 p.m Monchengladbach 4, Shakhtar Donetsk 0 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 3 p.m. Marseille 0, Porto 2 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 3 p.m. Liverpool 0, Atalanta 2 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 3 p.m. Inter Milan 0, Real Madrid 2 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 3 p.m. Bayern Munich 3, RB Salzburg 1 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 3 p.m. Atletico Madrid 0, Lokomotiv Moscow 0 DAZN
Wed. Nov. 25 3 p.m. Ajax 3, Midtjylland 1 DAZN

Matchday 5

Date Time (ET) Fixture Stream
Tues. Dec. 1 12:55 p.m Shahktar Donetsk 2, Real Madrid 0 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 12:55 p.m Lokomotiv Moscow 1, RB Salzburg 3 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 3 p.m. Monchengladbach 2, Inter Milan 3 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 3 p.m. Marseille 2, Olympiacos 1 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 3 p.m. Atletico Madrid 1, Bayern Munich 1 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 3 p.m. Liverpool 1, Ajax 0 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 3 p.m. Atalanta 1, Midtjylland 1 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 1 3 p.m. Porto 0, Manchester City 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 12:55 p.m Istanbul Basaksehir 3, RB Leipzig 4 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 12:55 p.m Krasnodar 1, Rennes 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 3 p.m. Manchester United 1, PSG 3 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 3 p.m. Dortmund 1, Lazio 1 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 3 p.m. Ferencvaros 0, Barcelona 3 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 3 p.m. Juventus 3, Dynamo Kyiv 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 3 p.m. Club Brugge 3, Zenit 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 2 3 p.m. Sevilla 0, Chelsea 4 DAZN

Matchday 6

Date Time (ET) Fixture Stream
Tues. Dec. 8 12:55 p.m Zenit 1, Dortmund 2 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 12:55 p.m Lazio 2, Club Brugge 2 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 3 p.m. Barcelona 0, Juventus 3 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 3 p.m. Chelsea 1, Krasnodar 1 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 3 p.m. RB Leipzig 3, Manchester United 2 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 3 p.m. Dynamo Kyiv 1, Ferencvaros 0 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 3 p.m. PSG 5, Istanbul Basaksehir 1 DAZN
Tues. Dec. 8 3 p.m. Rennes 1, Sevilla 3 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 12:55 p.m Midtjylland 1, Liverpool 1 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 12:55 p.m Ajax 0, Atalanta 1 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 3 p.m. Bayern Munich 2, Lokomotiv Moscow 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 3 p.m. Real Madrid 2, Monchengladbach 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 3 p.m. RB Salzburg 0, Atletico Madrid 2 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 3 p.m. Manchester City 3, Marseille 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 3 p.m. Inter Milan 0, Shakhtar Donetsk 0 DAZN
Wed. Dec. 9 3 p.m. Olympiacos 0, Porto 2 DAZN

How to watch Champions League 2020-21: Live stream on DAZN

In Canada, Champions League matches are available on DAZN, the live streaming sports service.

DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com, plus many popular streaming devices, including: iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire tablet, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, LG Smart TV, Panasonic Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.

Where will the Champions League 2020-21 final be played?

Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, will play host to the final. The venue was originally set to host the 2019-20 final, but the pandemic caused UEFA to employ a "bubble" for the knockout stage in Lisbon.

The Champions League final is scheduled for Saturday, May 29, 2021, with a 3 p.m. ET kickoff. The game is just 11 days before the first match of the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament.

Which Canadians are playing in Champions League 2020-21?

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Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich

Heading into last year's Champions League, Alphonso Davies was known mostly by soccer fans in Canada and MLS observers who felt the teenager had potential after some cameo appearances with Bayern Munich. 

That's obviously changed as the Ghana-born, Edmonton-raised speedster has since become a household name thanks to his thrilling play patrolling the left side of Bayern's defence. Davies has catapulted into a world class talent with Die Roten and will take no one by surprise in his second Champions League campaign, but if Bayern plays to its potential it won't be shocking to see Davies raise continental silverware for the second straight season.

Manjrekar James, Midtjylland

Like his team, Manjrekar James is set to make his debut in the Champions League.

The 27-year-old defender toiled in the Hungarian league before moving to Denmark ahead of the 2018-19 season, although he spent much of his first season as a Midtylland player on loan to second-tier FC Fredericia. James only made 10 appearances with Midtjylland through his first two seasons in Denmark, but he played all 90 minutes in three of four of his team's Superliga matches ahead of the October international break.

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