The seasons of Europe are winding down, and we know more than a few names who will automatically qualify for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League group stages.
Joining the holders — Real Madrid or Liverpool — will be the champions of the Top Ten rated leagues in Europe, as well as six runners-up from associations, four third-placed teams from associations 1–4, four fourth-placed teams from associations 1–4, and the Europa League title holders.
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*If the UCL winner qualifies via the league, then the Czech Republic’s (11th overall) champion makes the group stage.
#If the UEL winner qualifies via the league, then France’s (5th overall) third-place team makes it.
UCL Champion: Real Madrid or Liverpool
UEL Champion: Atletico Madrid or Marseille
Top Four from England
Liverpool and/or Chelsea
Top Four from Germany
(Two of) Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig
Top Four from Spain
Top Four from Italy
(Two of) Roma, Lazio, Inter Milan
Top 2-3 from France#
(Two or three of) Lyon, Monaco, Marseille#
Top Two from Russia
Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow, or Krasnodar
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk or Dynamo Kyiv
Belgium: Club Brugge, Standard Liege, or Anderlecht
Turkey: Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Basaksehir, or Besiktas
Czech Republic*: Viktoria Plzen or Slavia Praha