the groups of Milan, Juve, Inter and Napoli

the groups of Milan, Juve, Inter and Napoli

the groups of Milan, Juve, Inter and Napoli

Football Soccer - Champions League Group Stage Draw - Halic Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey - 25 August 2022 the Champions League trophy is displayed before the start of the REUTERS / Murad Sezer draw

Football Soccer – Champions League Group Stage Draw – Halic Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey – 25 August 2022 the Champions League trophy is displayed before the start of the REUTERS / Murad Sezer draw

Everything is ready for a new and exciting season of Champions League, a competition that has already started with the preliminaries of the last few, but which will go live on 6 September with the first match of the group stage. A tournament that this year, due to the concomitance with the World Cup in December, will take place in eight weeks and will see the group stage end on November 2nd.

There are 32 qualified teams, four Italians will try to climb the title: Milan, Juventus, Inter and Naples. Tough groups for the Bianconeri and the Nerazzurri, who draw Psg, Benfica and Maccabi respectively for the Old Lady and Bayern, Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen for Inzaghi’s men from the urn.

Cartel challenge for Pioli’s Milan who will face Chelsea, as well as Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb, while for Spalletti’s Napoli there will be Ajax, Liverpool and RRangers.

Also pay attention to the three clubs coached by Italians, the True Madrid reigning champion of Carlo Ancelotti, who will face the Leipzig of Domenico Tedesco, Shakhtar and Celtic, and the Tottenham by Antonio Conte who will have to deal with Entiracht Frankfurt, Sporting Lisbon and Marsiiglia.

For the first time, twenty years after his debut in the competition, the great absentee Cristiano Ronaldo will not play the Champions League due to the failure of his Manchester United to qualify for the group stage.

VIDEO – A Champions without Ronaldo …

The groups of the Champions League 2022-23

Here are the eight groups in which the 32 teams that will compete for the title have been included.

Group A:

Ajax

Liverpool

Naples

Rangers

Group B:

Port

Atletico Madrid

Bayer Leverkusen

Bruges

Group C:

Bayern Monaco

Barcelona

Inter

Victory Plzen

Group D:

Eintracht Frankfurt

Tottenham

Sporting Lisbon

Marseille

Group E:

Milan

Chelsea

Salzburg

Dinamo Zagreb

Group F:

real Madrid

Leipzig

Shakhtar Donetsk

Celtic

Group G:

Manchester City

Seville

Borussia Dortmund

Copenhagen

Group H:

Paris Saint Germain

Juve

Benfica

Maccabi Haifa

The four pots for the draw

These are the bands from which the eight rounds of the new Champions League were drawn.

BAND 1: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax, Porto, Eintracht Frankfurt, Milan.

BAND 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, JuveAtletico Madrid, Seville, Leipzig, Tottenham.

BAND 3: Borussia Dortmund, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter, NaplesSporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica.

BAND 4: Marseille, Bruges, Celtic, Viktoria Plzen, Maccabi Haifa, Rangers Glasgow, Copenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb.

The dates of the Champions League 2022-23

After the draw in Istanbul, the race for the title will start and will be awarded, right in Turkey, to Ataturk on 10 June 2023. These are the dates of the next Champions League:

  • 6-7 September 2022: first day

  • 13-14 September 2022: second day

  • 4-5 October 2022: third day

  • 11-12 October 2022: fourth day

  • 25-26 October 2022: fifth day

  • 1-2 November 2022: sixth matchday

  • 7 November 2022: Round of 16 draw

  • 14-15 and 21-22 February 2023: round of 16 first legs

  • 7-8 and 14-15 March 2023: second round of the round of 16

  • March 17, 2023: Quarter-final draw and semi-final pairings

  • 9-10 May 2023: semi-finals first leg

  • 16-17 May 2023: semi-finals return

  • June 10, 2023: final at the Ataturk stadium in Istanbul

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