The Champions League 2023/2024 Group Stage has been announced.
News Rain Nigeria reports that all eyes will return to the UEFA Champions League in the coming weeks following the draw for the 2023/24 competition.
Despite Manchester City being crowned as European champions just over two months ago, the road to Wembley 2024 will begin in September, for the 32 teams through to the group stages.
Four Premier League sides are competing in the tournament this season including eye-catching returns to Europe’s top competition for Arsenal and Newcastle United.
UEFA Champions League schedule 2023-24
- Group stage: Sept 19-Dec 13, 2023
- Round of 16: Feb 13-March 13, 2024
- Quarterfinals: April 9-17, 2024
- Semifinals: April 30-May 8, 2024
- Final: June 1, 2024
The 2022/23 Champions League was amended to fit in the 2022 World Cup, but the 2023/24 tournament follows a more traditional format, with group-stage matches stretching into December
There will then be a standard three-month break before the knockout stages begin in mid-February.
The 2023/24 Champions League final will be held on June 1, at Wembley Stadium, as a slightly earlier clash due to the incoming Euro 2024 tournament.
Teams in the 2023/24 Champions League Group Stage
Below is the confirmed group stage lineup for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Group A||Bayern Munich||Manchester United||FC Copenhagen||Galatasaray|
|Group B||Sevilla||Arsenal||PSV Eindhoven||Lens|
|Group C||Napoli||Real Madrid||Sporting Braga||Union Berlin|
|Group D||Benfica||Inter Milan||RB Salzburg||Real Sociedad|
|Group E||Feyenoord||Atletico Madrid||Lazio||Celtic|
|Group F||Paris Saint-Germain||Borussia Dortmund||AC Milan||Newcastle United|
|Group G||Manchester City||RB Leipzig||Red Star Belgrade||Young Boys|
|Group H||Barcelona||Porto||Shakhtar Donetsk||Royal Antwerp|
BY IYABO AINA
Publisher Of News Rain Nigeria