The UEFA Champion's League uses goal-line technology.
This is an automated system which detects the moment the ball has crossed the goal-line under the crossbar. It sends a signal to the referee via a wrist-mounted alarm unit to show a goal has been scored. This reduces the reliance on precise visual judgements from bad angles.
The referee indicated that ...
It's mathematically impossible not to qualify with 11 points
That is not correct.
Is Ajax the first team not to qualify for the next stage with as much
as 10 points?
During the 2013-2014 UEFA Champions League, in the Group F, Napoli finished 3rd of its group and didn't qualify.
Dortmund 12 (+5)
Arsenal 12 (+3)
Napoli 12 (+1)
In the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League competition, two teams from the same domestic league may not be drawn to play in the same group. Furthermore, two teams from the same national association (even if they are in different domestic leagues, eg. the Premier League and the Football League Championship) also may not play in the same group.
From the Regulations ...
I tend to agree with the referee on this occasion. I believe he was correct in awarding the penalty kick only and not cautioning Carvajal for this incident.
First, let's consider the amount of force used in the tackle.
It's a sliding tackle, that misses the ball
From page 117 of the 2014/15 FIFA Laws of the Game:
“Careless” means that the player has ...
Laws of The Game; Law 11 - Offside; 1. Offside Position state that:
A player is in an offside position if:
any part of the head, body
or feet is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and
the second-last opponent.
It's obvious that Ronaldo was nearer to the goal line than the the second-last opponent (the guy in the red shirt: Mats ...
The watch is the part of Goal Line Technology system,
Under IFAB LAW 1 - THE FIELD OF PLAY,
GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY (GLT)
The indication of whether a goal has been scored must be immediate and automatically confirmed within one second by the GLT system only to the match officials (via the referee’s watch, by vibration and visual signal).
I've spent a good part of my day analyzing the matches documented in individual CL tournament wiki pages and RSSF, and here are the results of the greatest/smallest goal differential (per game) stats through 1992/93 - 2017/18 Champions League seasons* (unfortunately the most/fewest minutes leading stats are not included, as they were too hard to count):
Most points achieved in the group stage, not winning the group (2nd): Manchester City, 15, 2013-2014.
Most points achieved in the group stage, yet knocked out (3rd): Napoli, 12, 2013-2014.
Fewest points achieved in the first group stage, yet won the group: Juventus, 8, 1998-1999 and Milan, 8, 1993-1994.‡
Fewest points achieved in the second group stage: ...
Every year 3 countries get 1 more berth in the uefa europa league first qualifying round based on countries fair play rankings. Based on last year ranking England got that 1 extra spot and West Ham were the highest placed team in the fair play ranking that have not qualified to the champions league or europa league they qualified for the first qualifying ...
No more than five clubs can enter the UEFA Champions League from one national association.
Regarding the top three associations (currently Spain, Germany and
England): if two clubs from one of these countries win the UEFA
Champions League and UEFA Europa League, and neither finish their
domestic league in a position that qualifies them for the UEFA
Ten teams have won the European Cup/Champions League unbeaten, of which four have achieved this twice:
Liverpool had 6 wins and 3 draws in 1980–81 and 7 wins and 2 draws in 1983–84.
Milan had 5 wins and 4 draws in 1988–89 and 7 wins and 5 draws in 1993–94.
Ajax had 7 wins and 2 draws in 1971–72 and 7 wins and 4 draws in 1994–95.
Manchester United had 5 wins ...
In which European competition a team starts to play is determined by the results of the team in the previous season of their domestic league. Which means, as in the season 2016-17 Atlético became third in La Liga, they started 2017-18 season in the Champions League (CL) group stage.
But as the CL is more prestigious tournament than the EL, it allows a team ...
The relevant rules are in 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League Regulations:
Article 23 Confirmation of fixtures and automatic reversals
23.01 The venues, dates (in accordance with the calendar in Annex C) and kick-off times
for all qualifying matches except those in the preliminary round are fixed by the
home clubs and must be confirmed to the UEFA ...
First, it should be pointed out that until all matches have played, it might be impossible to apply some of the tie-breakers. For this reason, I would consider tables with only 5 matches of 6 played only as informative.
For example if you look at this rule:
higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in ...
UEFA Champions League regulations include a section on Trophy and medals, which has three subsections. The only part that directly speaks to medals is 11.03, saying that
[t]he winning team is presented with 40 gold medals and the runner-up with 40 silver medals. Additional medals may not be produced.
There is no restriction on who these ...
The English Premier League is guaranteed at least four, and may earn a total of five, places at the next Champions League group stage.
They are assigned in the following priority order.
The previous Champions League winner
The previous Europa League winner
The first-place team in the Premier League
The second-place team in the Premier League
It's used when you started with three teams equal on points, but one (and only one) of the teams was ruled out via criteria (a) to (d). For simplicity, I'll go with a scenario where each team plays each other once only rather than twice. Imagine the results are:
A beats B 2 - 0
A loses to C 1 - 2
A beats D 1 - 0
B beats C 3 - 0
B beats D 1 - 0
C beats D 1 - ...
I'm not sure it's still possible but in the 2005/2006 Champions League group stage both Chelsea and Liverpool were in group G along with Betis Sevilla and Anderlecht.
This was possible because Liverpool lost their protection because they did not finish in a CL qualifying position in the league, but did win the CL the year before.
The laws of the game clearly delineate where the referees should position themselves. The additional assistant referees (the official name for the goal line refs) are supposed to be on the same side as the assistant refs (official name for the sideline refs) because the referee positions himself at the top corner of the box on the opposite side of the field ...
There is one more case of a team eliminated unbeaten in the Champions League. Yet this didn't happen due to the away goal rule in the knock out stage, but after the group stage.
In Season 2002-03 AEK Athens participated in the third qualifying round and proceeded to the group stage with two wins, only to be knocked out after six consecutive draws in their ...
Chelsea were the last team to go out of the Champions League without losing a match. It was during 2014-15 season.
this was their group stage performance.
the above one, their Round of 16 performance. They were out due to away goal.
So they exited Champions League without losing a match that season.
A team is drawn by a human (generally a famous player).
The computer indicates the possible groups in which that team can be drawn.
A human puts the corresponding balls of possible groups into a separate pot.
A group is drawn from that separate pot by a human (another famous player).
There are 4 pots with the names of the teams ...
According to UEFA themselves, at December 6, 2017 this is indeed the greatest number of goals scored in a campaign, and is therefore the greatest number of goals scored in the group stage, by a single club.
It is tricky fixture. Because of many reasons,
A long travel for the away fixture is a headache.
The long travel doubles the headache, as the UCL or Europa fixtures will be played during the Mid-Week. Its too hard for the team, as they'll be too tired
And most importantly, it in Russia. It'll be very very cold. They might even have to play in snow.
Yes they are.
From https://championsleague-faq.tickets.uefa.com/ :
Why must I bring my ID card or passport with me to the Final?
You need to have your ID card or passport with you on the day of the Final so that your identity can be checked against the details provided with your application. Should a ticket holder not be in possession of a valid ID ...
From UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STATISTICS HANDBOOK 2017/18 Facts and Figures (pg. no. 11)
Most goals scored in a season:
45 from 16 games (av. 2.81) FC Barcelona 1999/00
41 from 13 games (av. 3.15) Real Madrid CF 2013/14
36 from 13 games (av. 2.77) Real Madrid CF 2016/17
35 from 12 games (av. 2.92) FC Barcelona 2011/12
35 from 12 games (av. 2.92) Real Madrid CF ...
European Cup winners
Bruce Grobbelaar (Zimbabwe, 1984 with Liverpool)
Rabah Madjer (Algeria, 1987 with Porto)
UEFA Champions League Winners
Abedi Pele (Ghana, 1993 with Marseille)
Finidi George and Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria, 1995 with Ajax)
Ibrahim Tanko (Ghana, 1997 with Borussia Dortmund)
Samuel Kuffour (Ghana, 2001 with Bayern Munich)
Geremi (Cameroon, ...
As far as I understand, you're right, in this case, Tottenham will be transferred to the Europa League. This situation is specifically covered in 2018/19 UEFA Champions League regulations:
3.07 If the UEFA Champions League titleholder and the UEFA Europa League
titleholder come from the same association and do not qualify for the
competition through ...
@Martin shared a great reference in the comments.
The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association...
It goes on...
For the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2018 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into ...