Next season’s group stage as it stands

15 May

Newcomers Leicester City are among 17 sides who have sealed their spot, but who else is on course for a place in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage? This is how things are shaping up.*

Group stage – as it stands (confirmed sides in bold)
ESP: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid
ENG: Leicester City, Tottenham, Arsenal
GER: Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen
ITA: Juventus, Napoli
POR: Benfica, Sporting CP
FRA: Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon
RUS: CSKA Moskva
UKR: Dynamo Kyiv
NED: PSV Eindhoven
BEL: Club Brugge
SUI: Basel
TUR: Beşiktaş
UEFA Europa League winners: Liverpool (ENG) or Sevilla (ESP)

Play-offs (league path) – as it stands
Villarreal (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Roma (ITA), Porto (POR)

Sevilla qualified for this season’s group stage as 2014/15 UEFA Europa League winners

UEFA Champions League/UEFA Europa League holders
The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League winners are assured of a place in next season’s group stage. However, because finalists Real Madrid and Atlético are already qualified for the 2016/17 group stage thanks to their domestic-league finishing position, a vacancy is created. This goes to the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League winners, who would otherwise have entered in the play-off round.

*Subject to final confirmation by UEFA.


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