Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham await their fate in tonight’s Champions League group stage draw.
European football is eagerly awaiting the final touches to the calendar with the prestigious event in Istanbul, which will host this year’s final.
Liverpool were beaten by a Karim Benzema-inspired Real Madrid side in last season’s final, while Brazilian Vinicius Jr scored the winner in Paris. But Jurgen Klopp will be optimistic about his side’s chances this year after seeing their character recover from tough final defeats in the past. Tottenham are returning to the top of European football with Antonio Conte keen to prove his worth in a competition he has struggled with in the past.
Elsewhere, the Champions League draw will feature both Rangers and Celtic for the first time since 2007 after Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side kept their nerve to beat PSV in the final round of the play-off last night .
Here’s everything you need to know about the draw, including which teams will play this season and what pots they’ve been nominated in.
When is it?
The draw will take place on Thursday 25th August at 17:00 BST in Istanbul, Turkey.
Which TV channel will it be on?
Fans can follow the event on BT Sport, which owns the rights to European football this season, and an online stream will be available via the broadcaster’s YouTube channel.
Which teams are there?
- Manchester City
- Atlético Madrid
- real Madrid
- Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- Sporty CP
- Club Brugge
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Victoria Pilsen
- Dynamo Zagreb
- Maccabi Haifa
what are the pots
These too will change once all teams have been confirmed.
Pot 1: Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax
Pot 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham
Pot 3: Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Salzburg, Shaktar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen
Pot 4: Rangers, Dinama Zagreb, Marseille, Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Celtic, Viktoria Pilsen, Maccabi Haifa
When will the appointments be?
All group matches will be played on six matchdays. You will find on 6./7. September, 13th/14th September, 4th/5th October, 11./12. October, 25./26. October and 1./2. held in November.
The round of 16 is scheduled for 14/15/21/22. February and 7th/8th/14th/15th March 2023 over two legs. The quarterfinals are on 11./12. and 18./19. April 2023 with the semi-finals on 9./10. and 16./17. May 2023 and the final on June 10, 2023.
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