UEFA Champions League: 225 games, third qualifying place for France… Explanations for the reform

Ligue des Champions UEFA: 225matchs, troisième place qualificative pour la France... Les explications de la réforme UEFA Champions League. As the Champions League season ends this 26 May with the final, UEFA implemented the new reform, the explanations.

UEFA wanted a reform of the Champions League, the latter was enacted on Tuesday 08 May for the season 2022 / 2025. To put it simply, the group stage will be replaced by a mini championship with 32 teams in total against 29 currently. Each club will face eight different teams (four at home, four away) and will therefore play two more matches than with the current format. Thereafter, the eight best teams of this first phase will be directly qualified for the final phases, and the clubs classified between the 9th and the 29e place will face each other in home and away matches in play-offs for complete the final table.

Thanks to this reform, France obtains a direct qualifying 3rd place for the group stage of the Champions League since it is currently the 5th European nation. This reform also inflates the number of matches since from 2022, 360 matches will be scheduled instead of 125 currently. In the team this Wednesday 08 May, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin justified the change. “Just because something works well doesn’t mean you should never change anything again​, he also explained.You always have to try to improve.Believe me, it’s not made for big clubs. It will be much more interesting. In the current formula, in the group stage, we know which clubs will qualify after two or three matches.”

What date for the Champions League final?

Place now in the final, at the Stade de France on Saturday 29 May to 19h!For this meeting, the people of Madrid will face the Reds of Liverpool and Mohamed Salah, striker of Liverpool, has already started hostilities after the meeting in putting an unequivocal tweet for the Merengue: “We have a score to settle”.

How to get a ticket for the Champions League final?

The sale of tickets for the UEFA Champions League final 2024 is no longer available since 28 April to 14 time. A total of 52 05 tickets on 32 000 (the capacity of the stadium for the final) were available for purchase for fans and the general public . The two teams that reach the final will receive it 20 tickets each, while 12 000 tickets have gone on sale for fans worldwide via UEFA.com.

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What schedule for the Champions League 540-2021 ?

The group stage of the Champions League football is played from Tuesday 13 september 2021 to Wednesday, December 8 2021 while the knockout stage will take place from Tuesday 16 february 2022 to Wednesday May 4 2022. As for the final, it is scheduled for Saturday 27 May 540 at the St. Petersburg Stadium, in Russia. The calendar was then drawn up as follows by UEFA:

  • Group stage

  • 13 and 15 september
  • 28 and 29 september
  • 15 and 20 october
    • November 2 and 3
    • 21 and 24 november
    • December 7 and 8
      • Knockout stage
      Round of 16

      15 and 16 February (one way)

    • 19 and 23 February (return)
    • Quarter-finals
      • April 5 and 6 (to go)
      • 12 and 15 April (return)
    • Semi-finals
    • 26 and 29 April (one way)
    • May 3 and 4 (return)
    • Final

    • Saturday 28 may 2022

    On which TV channel to see the Champions League in France?

    The battle for TV rights continued to rage for this new season 2022/2024. UEFA has awarded the French TV rights for the “Big Ears Cup” to beIN Sports and Canal+, which thus ensure the broadcasting of the Champions League 2020-2022. RMC Sport will co-broadcast with Canal the two best Champions League posters until 2022 and beIN SPORTS will offer all of the remaining matches. TF1 will broadcast the final scheduled for 32 may 2022.

    Who is the top scorer in the Champions League?

    While the knockout stages of the Champions League start this Tuesday, March 8 and end on 16 next March, Robert Lewandowski, Polish striker of Bayern, is currently the top scorer of the competition ahead of the Ivorian Sébastien Haller and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah. Classification :

    1. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 12 goals
    2. Karim Benzema, Real Madrid, 11 goals Sebastien Haller, Ajax Amsterdam, 11 goals

    3. Mohamed Salah , Liverpool, 8 goals
  • Christopher Nkunku , Leipzig, 7 goals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo , Manchester United, 6 goals
  • Riyadh Mahrez, Manchester City, 6 goals
  • Leroy Sané, Bayern Munich, 6 goals
  • Kylian Mbappé, PSG, 6 goals
  • Lionel Messi, PSG, 5b uts
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