71 teams from 47 UEFA member associations participated in the 1999–00 UEFA Champions League. The 1999–00 competition was expanded from previous seasons. The groups was increased to 8 followed by a 4 group stage. Germany, Italy and Spain have 4 teams. England, France and Netherlands have 3 teams. Nine countries have 2 teams. The remaining 32 countries are only represented by their champions.
The 1999-00 competition had 3 qualification rounds to reach the group stage.
The 18 lower tier domestic champions played a home and away knockout round.
The 9 winners from 1st Qualifying join 19 additional teams, playing a home and away knockout round.
The 14 winners from 2nd Qualifying join the remaining 18 teams, playing a home and away knockout round .
|New teams|| Teams in |
|1st Qualifying||18 teams >>>||18 teams|
|2nd Qualifying|| 19 teams >>> || 9 winners from 1st Qualifying |
19 new teams
|3rd Qualifying|| 18 teams >>> || 14 winners from 2nd Qualifying |
18 new teams
| Group Stage |
| 16 teams >>> || 16 winners from 3rd Qualifying |
16 new teams
| Group Stage |
| 8 group winners |
8 group runners-up
The 16 winners from the 3rd Qualifying Round joined with the 16 automatic qualifying teams to form 8 groups of 4 teams, playing a home and away series. This is followed by 4 groups of 4 teams series.
8 group stageEdit
The top 2 teams from each group advanced to the 4 group stage.
4 group stageEdit
The top 2 teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|1||Barcelona||Manchester United||Bayern Munich||Lazio|
|3||Sparta Prague||Fiorentina||Dynamo Kyiv||Feyenoord|