Champions League - 2024/25

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With one match to play (CL Final) the new format champions league is beginning to take shape.

We will be in the highest seeded pot of nine teams along with Bayern, Real Madrid, PSG, Liverpool. Inter Milan, Dortmund, Leipzig and Barcelona.

Under the new format we will play two of those teams along with two seeded 10 to 18. two seeded 19 to 27 and two seeded 28 to 36.

As England has four qualified teams we can also play one of the other three Arsenal, Liverpool or Aston Villa.

You play eight league matches four at home and four away against eight different teams.

With our luck we will probably end up with Bayern, Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid and Arsenal plus four others.

Points are awarded as at present and the top eight teams out of the 36 go through to the knock out stages.

Teams placed 9th to 16th play the teams placed 17th to 24th on a two legged system with the higher ranked teams playing the return leg at home. The winners then play one of the already qualified teams home and away in the first knock out round.

This adds an extra two matches to the already insane schedule, no wonder players are contemplating going on strike.
 
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How do they seed the teams? Is it based on past champions league successes or something? But then some of those top seeds haven't done much at all.

The dippers are a top seed, yet they weren't in champions league in this past season and only finished third.
 
How do they seed the teams? Is it based on past champions league successes or something? But then some of those top seeds haven't done much at all.

The dippers are a top seed, yet they weren't in champions league in this past season and only finished third.
It's based on coefficient over the last 5 years. They won it in 2019 so that's included.
 
How do they seed the teams? Is it based on past champions league successes or something? But then some of those top seeds haven't done much at all.

The dippers are a top seed, yet they weren't in champions league in this past season and only finished third.
UEFA Club Co-Efficients that can be viewed on their web site,
 
How are Leipzig and the dippers in the highest seeded pot.
Leipzig reached the CL final in 2019-20 and have made the knockout stages pretty much every other season in the five years that the coefficients are calculated from. The dippers reached the final two years ago and again invariably progress deep into the knockout stages. They earned points last season for reaching the Europa QF - you can get a decent UEFA coefficient with consistent performances on Thursday nights.
 

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