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{{Infobox international football competition | tourney_name = UEFA Champions League | year = 2017–18 | image = | size = 275 | caption = The NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev hosted the final | dates = Qualifying:
27 June – 23 August 2017
Competition proper:
12 September 2017 – 26 May 2018 | num_teams = Competition proper: 32
Total: 79 | associations = 54 | champion_other = Spain Real Madrid | count = 13 | second_other = England Liverpool | matches = 125 | goals = 401 | attendance =

The 2017–18 UEFA Champions League was the 63rd season of Europe's top club football tournament run by UEFA. It is the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MU BSL CSKA BEN
1 England Manchester United 6 5 0 1 12 3 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 2–1 2–0
2 Switzerland Basel 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12 1–0 1–2 5–0
3 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9 Transfer to Europa League 1–4 0–2 2–0
4 Portugal Benfica 6 0 0 6 1 14 −13 0 0–1 0–2 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR BAY CEL AND
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 25 4 +21 15 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 7–1 5–0
2 Germany Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15 3–1 3–0 3–0
3 Scotland Celtic 6 1 0 5 5 18 −13 3 Transfer to Europa League 0–5 1–2 0–1
4 Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15 3 0–4 1–2 0–3
Source: UEFA
Notes:

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ROM CHL ATL QRB
1 Italy Roma 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 0–0 1–0
2 England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 16 8 +8 11 3–3 1–1 6–0
3 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League 2–0 1–2 1–1
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2 1–2 0–4 0–0
Source: UEFA
Notes:

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR JUV SPO OLY
1 Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 1 +8 14 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 2–0 3–1
2 Italy Juventus 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11 0–0 2–1 2–0
3 Portugal Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 1–1 3–1
4 Greece Olympiacos 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1 0–0 0–2 2–3
Source: UEFA

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV SEV SPM MRB
1 England Liverpool 6 3 3 0 23 6 +17 12 Advance to knockout phase 2–2 7–0 3–0
2 Spain Sevilla 6 2 3 1 12 12 0 9 3–3 2–1 3–0
3 Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 9 13 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League 1–1 5–1 1–1
4 Slovenia Maribor 6 0 3 3 3 16 −13 3 0–7 1–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC SHK NAP FEY
1 England Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 2–1 1–0
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 12 2–1 2–1 3–1
3 Italy Napoli 6 2 0 4 11 11 0 6 Transfer to Europa League 2–4 3–0 3–1
4 Netherlands Feyenoord 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3 0–4 1–2 2–1
Source: UEFA

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BES POR RBL MON
1 Turkey Beşiktaş 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–0 1–1
2 Portugal Porto 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5 10 1–3 3–1 5–2
3 Germany RB Leipzig 6 2 1 3 10 11 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 3–2 1–1
4 France Monaco 6 0 2 4 6 16 −10 2 1–2 0–3 1–4
Source: UEFA

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TOT RM DOR APO
1 England Tottenham Hotspur 6 5 1 0 15 4 +11 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 3–1 3–0
2 Spain Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 17 7 +10 13 1–1 3–2 3–0
3 Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 0 2 4 7 13 −6 2 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 1–3 1–1
4 Republic of Cyprus APOEL 6 0 2 4 2 17 −15 2 0–3 0–6 1–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:

Knockout stage

Qualified teams

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 16 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A England Manchester United Switzerland Basel
B France Paris Saint-Germain Germany Bayern Munich
C Italy Roma England Chelsea
D Spain Barcelona Italy Juventus
E England Liverpool Spain Sevilla
F England Manchester City Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
G Turkey Beşiktaş Portugal Porto
H England Tottenham Hotspur Spain Real Madrid

Round of 16

<section begin=R16 /> The first legs were played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs were played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Juventus Italy 4–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 2–1
Basel Switzerland 2–5 England Manchester City 0–4 2–1
Porto Portugal 0–5 England Liverpool 0–5 0–0
Sevilla Spain 2–1 England Manchester United 0–0 2–1
Real Madrid Spain 5–2 France Paris Saint-Germain 3–1 2–1
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 2–2 (a) Italy Roma 2–1 0–1
Chelsea England 1–4 Spain Barcelona 1–1 0–3
Bayern Munich Germany 8–1 Turkey Beşiktaş 5–0 3–1

<section end=R16 />

Quarter-finals

<section begin=QF /> The first legs were played on 3 and 4 April, and the second legs were played on 10 and 11 April 2018.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Barcelona Spain 4–4 (a) Italy Roma 4–1 0–3
Sevilla Spain 1–2 Germany Bayern Munich 1–2 0–0
Juventus Italy 3–4 Spain Real Madrid 0–3 3–1
Liverpool England 5–1 England Manchester City 3–0 2–1

<section end=QF />

Semi-finals

<section begin=SF /> The first legs were played on 24 and 25 April, and the second legs were played on 1 and 2 May 2018.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Bayern Munich Germany 3–4 Spain Real Madrid 1–2 2–2
Liverpool England 7–6 Italy Roma 5–2 2–4

<section end=SF />

Final

<section begin=Final />

The final was played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on 26 May 2018. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.

26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)
21:45 EEST
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 England Liverpool NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 61,561
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Benzema Goal 51'

Bale Goal 64'83'

Report Mané Goal 55'

<section end=Final />

Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 15 1170
2 Egypt Mohamed Salah England Liverpool 10 930
Senegal Sadio Mané England Liverpool 940
Brazil Roberto Firmino England Liverpool 1056
5 France Wissam Ben Yedder Spain Sevilla 8 651
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Italy Roma 1078
7 England Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur 7 597
Uruguay Edinson Cavani France Paris Saint-Germain 680
9 Brazil Neymar France Paris Saint-Germain 6 630
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 783

Source:

Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 England James Milner England Liverpool 9 874
2 Brazil Roberto Firmino England Liverpool 8 1056
3 Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona 5 884
4 Belgium Eden Hazard England Chelsea 4 611
Brazil Neymar France Paris Saint-Germain 630
Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City 667
Egypt Mohamed Salah England Liverpool 930
8 16 players 3 N/A

Source:

Squad of the Season

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament.

Pos. Player Team
GK Costa Rica Keylor Navas Spain Real Madrid
Brazil Alisson Italy Roma
DF Germany Joshua Kimmich Germany Bayern Munich
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid
Brazil Marcelo Spain Real Madrid
Italy Giorgio Chiellini Italy Juventus
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk England Liverpool
France Raphaël Varane Spain Real Madrid
MF Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City
Brazil Casemiro Spain Real Madrid
Croatia Luka Modrić Spain Real Madrid
Germany Toni Kroos Spain Real Madrid
Colombia James Rodríguez Germany Bayern Munich
FW Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Italy Roma
Brazil Roberto Firmino England Liverpool
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
Egypt Mohamed Salah England Liverpool
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