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75 teams from 52 UEFA member associations participated in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. Fenerbahçe was disqualified before the group stage so Turkey did not have 2 representatives. The 2011–12 competition was the 9th season with 16 team knockout stage.

4 Teams 3 Teams 2 Teams Champions only
  ENG   England
  ITA   Italy
  ESP   Spain
  FRA   France
  GER   Germany
  RUS   Russia
  BEL   Belgium
  DEN   Denmark
  GRE   Greece
  NED   Netherlands
  POR   Portugal
  ROU   Romania
  SUI   Switzerland
  UKR   Ukraine
  ALB   Albania
  AND   Andorra
  ARM   Armenia
  AUT   Austria
  AZE   Azerbaijan
  BLR   Belarus
  BIH   Bosnia and Herzegovina
  BUL   Bulgaria
  CRO   Croatia
  CYP   Cyprus
  CZE   Czech Republic
  EST   Estonia
  FRO   Faroe Islands
  FIN   Finland
  GEO   Georgia
  HUN   Hungary
  ISL   Iceland
  IRL   Republic of Ireland
  ISR   Israel
  KAZ   Kazakhstan
  LVA   Latvia
  LTU   Lithuania
  LUX   Luxembourg
  MKD   Macedonia
  MLT   Malta
  MDA   Moldova
  MNE   Montenegro
  NIR   Northern Ireland
  NOR   Norway
  POL   Poland
  SMR   San Marino
  SCO   Scotland
  SRB   Serbia
  SVK   Slovakia
  SVN   Slovenia
  SWE   Sweden
  TUR   Turkey
  WAL   Wales

QualifyingEdit

The 2011-12 competition had 4 qualification rounds to reach the group stage.

1st Qualifying

The 4 lower tier domestic champions played a home and away knockout round.

2nd Qualifying

The 2 winners from 1st Qualifying join 32 additional domestic champions, playing a home and away knockout round.

3rd Qualifying

The 17 winners from 2nd Qualifying join 13 additional teams, playing a home and away knockout round.

Play-offs

The 15 winners from 3rd Qualifying join the remaining 5 teams, playing a home and away knockout round.

New teams Teams in
Champions League
1st Qualifying 4 teams >>>        4 teams
2nd Qualifying 32 teams >>>
 
       2 winners from 1st Qualifying
     32 new teams
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     34 teams
3rd Qualifying 13 teams >>>
 
     17 winners from 2nd Qualifying
     13 new teams
     -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
     30 teams
Play-offs 5 teams >>>
 
     15 winners from 3rd Qualifying
       5 new teams
     -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
     20 teams
Group Stage 22 teams >>>
 
     10 winners from Play-offs
     22 new teams
   -—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—-—
     32 teams

Group StageEdit

The 10 winners from the Play-offs joined with the 21 automatic qualifying teams and Trabzonspor to form 8 groups of 4 teams, playing a home and away series.

Country[1] 1st Qualifying 2nd Qualifying 3rd Qualifying Play-offs Group Stage
1   ENG  
 
 
  Arsenal 4
  Manchester United
  Chelsea 2
  Manchester City 3
  Arsenal 4
2   ESP  
 
 
  Villarreal 4
  Barcelona
  Real Madrid 2
  Valencia 3
  Villarreal 4
3   ITA  
 
 
  Udinese 4
  AC Milan
  Inter Milan 2
  Napoli 3
4   GER  
 
  Bayern Munich 3
  Borussia Dortmund
  Bayer Leverkusen 2
  Bayern Munich 3
5   FRA  
 
  Lyon 3
  Lille
  Marseille 2
  Lyon 3
6   RUS  
 
  Rubin Kazan 3
 
 
  Rubin Kazan 3
  Zenit
  CSKA Moscow 2
7   UKR  
  Dynamo Kyiv 2
  Shakhtar Donetsk
8   ROU  
  Vaslui 2
  Oţelul
9   POR  
  Benfica 2
 
  Benfica 2
  Porto
  Benfica 2
10   NED    
  Twente 2
 
  Twente 2
  Ajax
11   TUR    
  Trabzonspor 2
  Trabzonspor[2]
12   GRE    
  Panathinaikos 2
  Olympiacos
13   SUI    
  Zürich 2
 
  Zürich 2
  Basel
14   BEL     Genk
  Standard Liège 2
  Genk   Genk
15   DEN     Copenhagen
  Odense BK 2
  Copenhagen
  Odense BK 2
16   SCO     Rangers
17   BUL     Litex   Litex
18   CZE     Viktoria Plzeň   Viktoria Plzeň   Viktoria Plzeň   Viktoria Plzeň
19   AUT     Sturm Graz   Sturm Graz   Sturm Graz
20   ISR     Maccabi Haifa   Maccabi Haifa   Maccabi Haifa
21   CYP     APOEL   APOEL   APOEL   APOEL
22   NOR     Rosenborg   Rosenborg
23   SVK     Slovan Bratislava   Slovan Bratislava
24   SWE     Malmö   Malmö   Malmö
25   SRB     Partizan   Partizan
26   POL     Wisła Kraków   Wisła Kraków   Wisła Kraków
27   CRO     Dinamo Zagreb   Dinamo Zagreb   Dinamo Zagreb   Dinamo Zagreb
28   BLR     BATE Borisov   BATE Borisov   BATE Borisov   BATE Borisov
29   IRL     Shamrock Rovers   Shamrock Rovers
30   FIN     HJK Helsinki   HJK Helsinki
31   BIH     Borac
32   LTU     Ekranas   Ekranas
33   LVA     Skonto
34   MDA     Dacia
35   SVN     Maribor   Maribor
36   HUN     Videoton
37   GEO     Zestafoni   Zestafoni
38   AZE     Neftçi Baku
39   ISL     Breidablik
40   MKD     Shkëndija
41   LIE     Liechtenstein does not organise a domestic league
42   KAZ     Tobol
43   EST     Flora
44   ALB     Skënderbeu
45   ARM     Pyunik
46   WAL     Bangor City
47   MNE     Mogren
48   FRO     HB Tórshavn
49   NIR     Linfield
50   LUX     Dudelange   Dudelange
51   AND     Santa Coloma
52   MLT     Valletta   Valletta
53   SMR     Tre Fiori
  1. UEFA country coefficients
  2. Fenerbahçe was disqualified with Trabzonspor readmitted

1st Qualifying 2nd Qualifying 3rd Qualifying Play-offs Group Stage
   GER   Bayern Munich 3    GER   Bayern Munich 3 G
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A
   SUI   Zürich 2    SUI   Zürich 2
   BEL   Liège 2
   ITA   Napoli 3
   ENG   Man City 3
   ESP   Villarreal 4    ESP   Villarreal 4
   DEN   Odense BK 2    DEN   Odense BK 2
   GRE   Panathinaikos 2
   ITA   Inter Milan 2 B
   RUS   CSKA Moscow 2
   TUR   Trabzonspor[1]
   FRA   Lille
   TUR   Trabzonspor 2 G
R
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P
 
C
   POR   Benfica 2    POR   Benfica 2    POR   Benfica 2
   NED   Twente 2    NED   Twente 2
   ROU   Vaslui 2
   SUI   Basel
   ENG   Man United
   ROU   Oţelul
   ESP   Real Madrid 2 G
R
O
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D
   FRA   Lyon 3    FRA   Lyon 3
   RUS   Rubin Kazan 3    RUS   Rubin Kazan 3
   UKR   Dynamo Kyiv 2
   NED   Ajax
   SCO   Rangers
   SWE   Malmö    SWE   Malmö    SWE   Malmö
   FRO   HB Tórshavn
   AZE   Neftçi Baku
   CRO   Dinamo Zagreb    CRO   Dinamo Zagreb    CRO   Dinamo Zagreb    CRO   Dinamo Zagreb
   FIN   HJK Helsinki    FIN   HJK Helsinki
   WAL   Bangor City
   ENG   Chelsea 2 G
R
O
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E
   GER   Leverkusen 2
   ESP   Valencia 3
   MKD   Shkëndija
   SRB   Partizan    SRB   Partizan
   BEL   Genk    BEL   Genk    BEL   Genk
   BIH   Borac
   ISR   Maccabi Haifa    ISR   Maccabi Haifa    ISR   Maccabi Haifa
   SVN   Maribor    SVN   Maribor
   LUX   Dudelange    LUX   Dudelange
   AND   Santa Coloma
   ENG   Arsenal 4    ENG   Arsenal 4 G
R
O
U
P
 
F
   ITA   Udinese 4
   FRA   Marseille 2
   GRE   Olympiacos
   GER   Dortmund
   KAZ   Tobol G
R
O
U
P
 
G
   SVK   Bratislava    SVK   Bratislava
   CYP   APOEL    CYP   APOEL    CYP   APOEL    CYP   APOEL
   ALB   Skënderbeu
   LVA   Skonto
   POL   Wisła Kraków    POL   Wisła Kraków    POL   Wisła Kraków
   BUL   Litex    BUL   Litex
   MNE   Mogren
   RUS   Zenit
   POR   Porto
   UKR   Shakhtar
   ESP   Barcelona G
R
O
U
P
 
H
   ITA   AC Milan
   EST   Flora
   IRL   Shamrock    IRL   Shamrock
   DEN   Copenhagen    DEN   Copenhagen
   ARM   Pyunik
   CZE   Viktoria Plzeň    CZE   Viktoria Plzeň    CZE   Viktoria Plzeň    CZE   Viktoria Plzeň
   NOR   Rosenborg    NOR   Rosenborg
   ISL   Breidablik
   MDA   Dacia
   GEO   Zestafoni    GEO   Zestafoni
   AUT   Sturm Graz    AUT   Sturm Graz    AUT   Sturm Graz
   HUN   Videoton
   NIR   Linfield
   BLR   BATE Borisov    BLR   BATE Borisov    BLR   BATE Borisov    BLR   BATE Borisov
   LTU   Ekranas    LTU   Ekranas
   MLT   Valletta    MLT   Valletta
   SMR   Tre Fiori
  1. Fenerbahçe was disqualified with Trabzonspor readmitted


TablesEdit

The top 2 in each group advanced to the knockout stage.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
1   GER   Bayern Munich   ITA   Inter Milan   POR   Benfica   ESP   Real Madrid
2   ITA   Napoli   RUS   CSKA Moscow   SUI   Basel   FRA   Lyon
3   ENG   Manchester City   TUR   Trabzonspor   ENG   Manchester United   NED   Ajax
4   ESP   Villarreal   FRA   Lille   ROU   Oțelul Galați   CRO   Dinamo Zagreb
Group E Group F Group G Group H
1   ENG   Chelsea   ENG   Arsenal   CYP   APOEL   ESP   Barcelona
2   GER   Bayer Leverkusen   FRA   Marseille   RUS   Zenit St Petersburg   ITA   AC Milan
3   ESP   Valencia   GRE   Olympiacos   POR   Porto   CZE   Viktoria Plzeň
4   BEL   Genk   GER   Borussia Dortmund   UKR   Shakhtar Donetsk   BLR   BATE Borisov

Knockout StageEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
Winner A v Runner-up C            
  GER Bayern Munich
  SUI Basel  
  GER Bayern Munich
Winner B v Runner-up F
    FRA Marseille  
  ITA Inter Milan
  FRA Marseille  
  GER Bayern Munich
Winner D v Runner-up B
    ESP Real Madrid  
  ESP Real Madrid
  RUS CSKA Moscow  
  ESP Real Madrid
Winner G v Runner-up D
    CYP APOEL  
  CYP APOEL
  FRA Lyon  
  GER Bayern Munich
Winner C v Runner-up G
    ENG Chelsea (CHAMPIONS)
  POR Benfica
  RUS Zenit St Petersburg  
  POR Benfica
Winner E v Runner-up A
    ENG Chelsea  
  ENG Chelsea
  ITA Napoli  
  ENG Chelsea
Winner F v Runner-up H
    ESP Barcelona  
  ENG Arsenal
  ITA AC Milan  
  ITA AC Milan
Winner H v Runner-up E
    ESP Barcelona  
  ESP Barcelona
  GER Bayer Leverkusen  

FinalEdit

The final this season was played at Football Arena, Munich where Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich.


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