The third placed teams move in to the Europa League knockout stage and are automatically priced up with shortest Europa League betting odds to win the cup. The maximum number of slots for each MA is one-third of the totalnumber of clubs in the top division (e.g., Australia can only get a maximum of three total slots as there are only nine Australia-based clubs in the. 8 In the following table, the number of appearances and last appearance count only those since the 200203 season (including qualifying rounds when the competition was rebranded as the AFC Champions League. The competition kicks off with qualifying rounds in mid-July with sixteen surviving teams making it into the group stage joining remaining sixteen clubs. Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 in last Champions League final. 1 17 Source: m See also edit References edit External links edit. Winners edit Dream team edit The AFC selected the following 11 players as 2015 AFC Champions League dream team. 10 Stage Round Draw date First leg Second leg Preliminary stage Preliminary round 1 No draw 4 February 2015 Preliminary round 2 10 February 2015 Play-off stage Play-off round 17 February 2015 Group stage Matchday 1 11 December February 2015 Matchday 2 Matchday. A second round of matches will be played midweek on May 15-16. They won on penalties and went on to win the title. 16 Top scorers edit Note: Goals scored in qualifying play-off not counted when determining top scorer (see regulations, Article.4). The tournament then changed completely.