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2022/23 When is the Champions League Group Stage draw? Date, Time, Teams, Pots, TV and Live Stream

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All eyes will soon be on the UEFA Champions League as Europe’s premier competition prepares for the group stage.

The 32 clubs participating in the group stage include all European heavyweights including Barcelona, ​​Manchester City, Liverpool and defending champions Real Madrid.

Within the 32 field are six clubs emerging from five rounds of summer qualifying culminating in the decisive playoff round. The winners of the six playoff series will qualify for a lucrative group stage with guaranteed prize money for each participating club.

Sporting News has everything you need to know about the 2022/23 Champions League draw, including date, location, participating teams and how the draw will be drawn.

Read more: Previous Champions League qualifying results and matches

When are the Champions League Group Stage draws?

Champions League group stage Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 11am/4pm Istanbul, Turkey, will host the 2023 Champions League final.

The draw will divide the 32 teams into 8 groups of 4 each. During the draw, UEFA will select one team from each of his four pots, making up his four teams in each group.

Pot 1 will consist of the winners of the previous Champions League and Europa League titles, plus the reigning league champions from each of the top six countries ranked on UEFA’s country coefficient list.

Real Madrid are the Spanish League champions (top six countries) and holders of the UEFA Champions League, so the Pot 1 spot reserved for the Spanish champions goes to the next best country on the coefficient list. increase. In this case, the Netherlands and reigning Eredivisie his champions Ajax were promoted to Pot 1.

For pots 2, 3 and 4, it is based on the UEFA club coefficient list. This is a formula that measures a specific club’s performance in national and continental competitions over the past five years.

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How to watch the 2022/23 Champions League

Country tv channel streaming
England BT Sport 1/BT Sport Ultimate BT Sport App, BTSport.com
united states of america CBSSN, Univision, TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+, ViX+
Australia stan sports
Canada Dazone

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Champions League Group Stage Draw Teams

pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
real madrid liverpool Borussia Dortmund Club Brugge
Eintracht Frankfurt Chelsea RB Salzburg Celtic
city ​​of manchester Barcelona Shakhtar Donetsk Playoff Round Qualifier
AC Milan Juventus inter milan Playoff Round Qualifier
Bayern Munich Atlético Madrid Naples Playoff Round Qualifier
PSG Seville Sporting CP Playoff Round Qualifier
Porto RB Leipzig Bayer Leverkusen Playoff Round Qualifier
ajax tottenham Olympique Marseille Playoff Round Qualifier

One club is selected from each pot to form eight groups of four teams. Clubs from the same country cannot be in the same group and must be moved to the next available group.

Seeds for Pot 1 include the UEFA Champions League winner (Real Madrid) and the Europa League winner (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Real Madrid are Champions League winners and Spanish League champions, so the Pot 1 seed designated Spanish League Champions is next to the next country on UEFA’s national coefficient list, the Netherlands (Dutch champions, Ajax ) is obtained.

Olympique de Marseille currently occupy Pot 3 but could be demoted to Pot 4 if a higher ranked team on the coefficient table qualifies for the group stage (currently Benfica, Rangers, Dynamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade rank high).

Champions League Playoff Round Qualifier

The winner of the next total points play-off series will join the other 26 clubs in the Champions League group stage draw.

champions pass

match 1st leg second leg
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) v Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) August 16-17 August 23-24
FC Copenhagen (Denmark) v Trabzonspor (Turkey) August 16-17 August 23-24
FK Bod/Glimt (Norway) vs. Dynamo Zagreb (Croatia) August 16-17 August 23-24
Karaberg (Azerbaijan) v Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) August 16-17 August 23-24

league pass

match 1st leg second leg
Rangers (Scotland) vs. PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) August 16-17 August 23-24
Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) v Benfica (Portugal) August 16-17 August 23-24

Champions League Matches 2022/23

Preliminaries/Preliminaries Schedule

round draw 1st leg second leg
qualifying round June 7, 2022 June 21, 2022 June 24, 2022
First qualifying round June 14, 2022 July 5-6, 2022 July 12-13, 2022
2nd round of qualifying June 15, 2022 July 19-20, 2022 July 26-27, 2022
Qualifying round 3 July 18, 2022 August 2-3, 2022 August 9-10, 2022
playoff round August 2, 2022 August 16-17, 2022 August 23-24, 2022

Group stage schedule

The draw for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage will take place on 25 August 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.

game day date
1 September 6-7, 2022
2 September 13-14, 2022
3 October 4-5, 2022
Four October 11-12, 2022
Five October 25-26, 2022
6 November 1-2, 2022

Knockout stage schedule

The 2022/23 Champions League Round of 16 draw will take place on 7 November 2022.

The draw for the remaining rounds (quarter-finals and semi-finals) of the 2022/23 Champions League Knockout Stage will take place on 17 March 2023.

round 1st leg second leg
round 16 February 14-22, 2023 March 7-15, 2023
quaterfinals April 11-12, 2023 April 18-19, 2023
semi-finals May 9-10, 2023 May 16-17, 2023
Last June 10, 2023