FIFA 21

27 Feb 2021

FIFA 21 UCL Road To The Final Confirmed Upgrades: How They Work & When Cards Will Get Upgraded

The First Leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 has concluded, meaning there are plenty of upgrades to UCL Road to the Final items being released and announced!

Unlike Ones To Watch, Road to the Final card upgrades aren’t based on individual player performances but are instead based on how the overall team performs throughout the UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions.

How Road to the Final Cards Upgrade

Unlike Ones To Watch, Road to the Final card upgrades aren’t based on individual player performances but are instead based on how the overall team performs throughout the UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions.

Road To The Final Upgrades have remained consistent since the promotion's inception back in FIFA 19, and cards will get upgraded by the equivalent of an in-form upgrade when they:

  • Receive their initial Road to the Final item
  • Qualify for the Knockout Stage
  • Win the 1st Knockout Game
  • Qualify for the Quarter Finals
  • Qualify for the Semi-Finals
  • Qualify for the Final
  • Win the UEFA Champions League

Furthermore, if a team of a card that currently has a Road To the Final UCL card gets knocked out of the Champions League to go down to the Europa League, the card switches to a Europa League Live Card, whereby upgrades are still possible should the team go on a run in this tournament.

Card upgrades work relatively the same for the Europa League items, with upgrades occurring when teams of players:

  • Receive their initial Road to the Final item
  • Qualify for the Knockout Stage
  • Qualify for the Round of 16
  • Qualify for the Quarter Finals
  • Qualify for the Semi-Finals
  • Qualify for the Final
  • Win the UEFA Europa League

UCL Road To The Final Next Upgrades

The next set of UCL Road to the Final upgrades will be after the 2nd legs are played for the Round of 16 ties, with the 8 teams that make it through seeing their respective cards upgraded further in FUT 21.

UCL Road To The Final Confirmed Upgrades - Round of 16 1st Leg

Here are all the confirmed upgrades coming to the UCL cards from across the 8 Round of 16 1st Leg games that took place over the last 2 weeks.

PSG & Liverpool - Draxler, Icardi, Wijnaldum & Salah

After PSG and Liverpool took control of their respective ties, both securing away wins with a 4-1 win over Barcelona for the Parisians and a 2-0 win over Leipzig for the Reds, upgrades have been distributed to all their cards in FUT!

  • Draxler 85 > 86
  • Icardi 87 > 88
  • Wijnaldum 87 > 88
  • Salah 92 > 93
Porto, Dortmund & Chelsea - Felipe Anderson, Brandt, Akanji & Mount

Porto managed to scrape a 2-1 home win over Juventus, but it's still more than all to play for in the return leg in Italy! Dortmund also managed a massive 3-2 away win to Sevilla, meaning big upgrades to Brandt and Akanji, while Chelsea managed to break down the Atletico bus in a hard-fought 1-0 win in Madrid!

  • Felipe Anderson 86 > 87
  • Brandt 87 > 88
  • Akanji 84 > 86
  • Mount 85 > 86
Bayern & Manchester City - Alaba, Davies, Jesus and Cancelo

It's really been a first leg of away wins in the UCL Round of 16, with Bayern getting the better of Lazio in a 4-1 thrashing, with Man City cruising past Borussia Monchengladbach in a 2-0 win in Germany.

  • Alaba 87 > 88
  • Davies 86 > 87
  • Jesus 86 > 87
  • Cancelo 86 > 87
Real Madrid - Hazard, Varane & Isco

The final team receiving upgrades was Real Madrid after their 1-0 away win against Atalanta, meaning yet another upgrade to Hazard, Varane and Isco

  • Hazard 90 > 91
  • Varane 88 > 89
  • Isco 87 > 88