Seeding in the Champions League 2004/2005

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

This page shows the list of seeded and unseeded teams for draws in the qualifying rounds and the group stage of the Champions League 2004/2005. The UEFA Team Ranking of 2004 determines the seeding of the teams in the tables below. See Qualification 2004/2005 for a list of qualified teams per country.

The clubs defeated in the first and second qualifying rounds are eliminated from the competition. The 16 clubs defeated in the third qualifying round are entitled to play in the first round of the current UEFA Cup. For the qualifying rounds a draw between the same number of seeded and unseeded clubs determines the pairings.

1st Qualifying Round (20 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Skonto Riga              Lat   3.979     Sliema Wanderers         Mlt   1.099
HJK Helsinki             Fin   3.938     Shelbourne               Irl   1.044
Nova Gorica              Slo   3.024     Pyunik Yerevan           Arm   0.934
Sheriff Tiraspol         Mol   2.254     Rhyl FC                  Wal   0.769
Siroki Brijeg            Bos   1.814     SK Tirana                Alb   0.604
Georgia Tbilisi          Geo   1.649     Flora Tallinn            Est   0.549
Pobeda Prilep            Mac   1.594     Linfield Belfast         Nir   0.549
FBK Kaunas               Lit   1.374     Jeunesse d'Esch          Lux   0.494
FC Gomel                 Bls   1.182     Neftchi Baku             Azb   0.384
KR Reykjavik             Isl   1.099     HB Torshavn              Far   0.274

Unseeded teams in the 1st qualification round that qualify for the next round take the coefficient of their opponent: Neftchi Baku replaced the seeded team Siroki Brijeg (1.814), Pyunik Yerevan replaced the seeded team Pobeda Prilep (1.594), SK Tirana replaced the seeded team FC Gomel (1.182), and Shelbourne replaced the seeded team KR Reykjavik (1.099).

2nd Qualifying Round (28 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Sparta Praha             Cze  54.915     Young Boys               Sui   7.384
Club Brugge              Bel  43.529     Lokomotiv Plovdiv        Bul   6.599
Rosenborg BK             Nor  42.227     APOEL Nicosia            Cyp   5.969
Wisla Krakˇw             Pol  31.177     MSK Zilina               Svk   4.234
Red Star Belgrade        Srb  21.654     Skonto Riga *            Lat   3.979
Shakhtar Donetsk         Ukr  17.301     HJK Helsinki *           Fin   3.938
FC K°benhavn             Den  15.758     Nova Gorica *            Slo   3.024
Maccabi Tel-Aviv         Isr  14.012     Sheriff Tiraspol *       Mol   2.254
Ferencvßros              Hun  13.045     Neftchi Baku *           Azb   1.814
Dinamo Bucuresti         Rom  12.880     Georgia Tbilisi *        Geo   1.649
Hajduk Split             Cro  11.734     Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm   1.594
Trabzonspor              Tur  11.656     FBK Kaunas *             Lit   1.374
CSKA Moscow              Rus   8.572     SK Tirana *              Alb   1.182
Djurgňrdens IF           Swe   8.516     Shelbourne *             Irl   1.099

Unseeded teams in the 2nd qualification round that qualify for the next round take the coefficient of their opponent: Nova Gorica replaced the seeded team FC K°benhavn (15.758), and Shelbourne replaced the seeded team Hajduk Split (11.734). In the 3rd qualifying round teams from the same country cannot play against each other. See CL-QR3 2004 draw for details of the draw procedure.

3rd Qualifying Round (32 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Real Madrid              Esp 146.351     Wisla Krakˇw **          Pol  31.177
Manchester United        Eng 119.510     Benfica                  Por  29.970
Deportivo La Coru˝a      Esp 104.351     FC Basel                 Sui  25.384
Liverpool                Eng  90.510     Red Star Belgrade **     Srb  21.654
Juventus                 Ita  84.531     Grazer AK                Aut  19.971
Internazionale           Ita  82.531     Maccabi Haifa            Isr  19.012
PSV Eindhoven            Ned  65.246     Shakhtar Donetsk **      Ukr  17.301
Bayer Leverkusen         Ger  62.331     Nova Gorica *            Slo  15.758
Sparta Praha **          Cze  54.915     Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  14.012
AS Monaco                Fra  51.947     Ferencvßros **           Hun  13.045
Anderlecht               Bel  49.529     Dinamo Bucuresti **      Rom  12.880
Club Brugge **           Bel  43.529     Shelbourne *             Irl  11.734
Glasgow Rangers          Sco  42.601     Trabzonspor **           Tur  11.656
Rosenborg BK **          Nor  42.227     BanÝk Ostrava            Cze  10.915
PAOK Thessaloniki        Gre  41.467     CSKA Moscow **           Rus   8.572
Dinamo Kiev              Ukr  41.301     Djurgňrdens IF **        Swe   8.516

Once the third qualifying round has been completed, the 32 remaining clubs are drawn into eight groups of four. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn into the same group. A computer draw determines the final position of the teams within their group. These positions determine the order of the home and away matches. The following match sequence applies:
1st match day: 2 v 3              4th match day: 1 v 3
               4 v 1                             4 v 2

2nd match day: 1 v 2              5th match day: 3 v 2
               3 v 4                             1 v 4

3rd match day: 3 v 1              6th match day: 2 v 1
               2 v 4                             4 v 3
See CL 2004 group stage draw for more details of the draw.

Group Stage (32 teams)

Pot 1                          coef.     Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
FC Porto (TH)            Por  99.970     AC Milan                 Ita  99.531
Real Madrid ***          Esp 146.351     Liverpool ***            Eng  90.510
Valencia                 Esp 139.351     Juventus ***             Ita  84.531
FC Barcelona             Esp 134.351     Internazionale ***       Ita  82.531
Manchester United ***    Eng 119.510     AS Roma                  Ita  78.531
Bayern MŘnchen           Ger 105.331     Olympique Lyon           Fra  70.947
Deportivo La Coru˝a ***  Esp 104.351     Chelsea                  Eng  67.510
Arsenal                  Eng 103.510     Panathinaikos            Gre  65.467

Pot 3                          coef.     Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
PSV Eindhoven ***        Ned  65.246     Rosenborg BK **          Nor  42.227
Bayer Leverkusen ***     Ger  62.331     Dinamo Kiev ***          Ukr  41.301
Celtic                   Sco  60.601     Olympiakos Piraeus       Gre  40.467
Sparta Praha **          Cze  54.915     Werder Bremen            Ger  37.331
AS Monaco ***            Fra  51.947     Shakhtar Donetsk ***     Ukr  17.301
Anderlecht ***           Bel  49.529     Fenerbahše               Tur  16.656
Ajax                     Ned  48.246     Maccabi Tel-Aviv ***     Isr  14.012
Paris Saint-Germain      Fra  45.947     CSKA Moscow ***          Rus   8.572

The eight group-winners and eight runners-up of the group stage qualify for the second round. The clubs that finish this stage in third position in their group move into the third round of the current UEFA Cup. The clubs that finish this stage in fourth position in their group are eliminated.

The draw for the 2nd round takes the following rules into account:
a) Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other,
b) The winners and runners-up of the same group must not be drawn against each other,
c) The group winners must not be drawn against each other,
d) The runners up must not be drawn against each other,
e) The runners up must play the first leg at home.
The group winners are seeded above the runners-up.

Round 2 (16 teams)

1st in CL group                  2nd in CL group
------------------------ ---     ------------------------ ---
Arsenal                  Eng     PSV Eindhoven ***        Ned
AC Milan                 Ita     FC Barcelona             Esp
Internazionale ***       Ita     Werder Bremen            Ger
Chelsea                  Eng     FC Porto (TH)            Por
AS Monaco ***            Fra     Liverpool ***            Eng
Bayer Leverkusen ***     Ger     Real Madrid ***          Esp
Juventus ***             Ita     Bayern MŘnchen           Ger
Olympique Lyon           Fra     Manchester United ***    Eng

For the draw of the quarter-finals and semi-finals no clubs will be seeded.

KEY:
*   = team started in 1st qualification round
**  = team started in 2nd qualification round
*** = team started in 3rd qualification round