UEFA Champions League action continues this week with six spots still up for grabs via the play-off round, and action can be streamed directly on CBS All Access. The big boys have already booked their spots in the group stage, which begins in October. But some up-and-coming teams like Jesse Marsch’s Red Bull Salzburg still have work to do to qualify.
Here’s a look at all of the teams that have qualified for the group stage so far and who else is in contention to make it:
Champions League winnerBayern Munich (already qualified through league)Europa League winnerSevilla (already qualified through league)Spain (La Liga)Real Madrid (champions)BarcelonaAtletico MadridSevillaEngland (Premier League) Liverpool (champions)Manchester CityManchester United ChelseaItaly (Serie A)Juventus (champions)Inter Milan Atalanta Lazio Germany (Bundesliga)Bayern Munich (champions)Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig Borussia Monchengladbach France (Ligue 1)PSG (declared champions in abandoned season)MarseilleRennesRussia (Russian Premier League)Zenit (champions)Lokomotiv MoscowPortugal (Primeira Liga)Belgium (Jupiler Pro League)Club Brugge (finished first in abandoned season)
Ukraine (Ukrainian Premier League)Shakhtar Donetsk (champions)
Turkey (Super Lig)Istanbul Basaksehir (champions)Eredivisie Ajax (finished first in league that was abandoned but not declared champions)Remaining spots via play-off
The following matchups will feature two legs to see who earns a spot in the group stage. Away goals rule apply:
Slavia Prague vs. Midtyjlland (Sept. 22 and 30)
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Red Bull Salzburg (Sept. 22 and 30)
Olympiacos vs. Omonia (Sept. 23 and 29)
Molde vs. Ferencvaros (Sept. 23 and 29)
Krasnodar vs. PAOK (Sept. 22 and 30)
Gent vs. Dynamo Kyiv (Sept. 23 and 29)
When is the group stage draw?
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 1. That’s when the draw will take place in Athens, Greece, and we’ll see 32 clubs split up into eight groups of four.
When does the group stage begin?
The group stage action gets underway on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 21. Each team will have three group stage opponents and six games in total (one home, one away). The group stage comes to a close on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 9.