After a summer filled with intriguing signings and a few matchdays of European league football action, the focus is all shifted to this season’s UEFA Champions League, which kicks off today, September 6 at 10:15 PM IST with Chelsea taking on Dinamo Zagreb.
The biggest clubs from Europe’s top leagues will go head-to-head for the biggest continental award. Last season, the club led by Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, won the title after defeating Liverpool in the final at Stade de France. European powerhouses such as Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester City will all be looking forward to the group stage and will be hoping for a seamless beginning to their European journey in the 2022/23 edition.
The group stage of the Champions League 2022/23 will include 32 football teams. 26 clubs are automatically qualified and six more teams joined them after winning playoff rounds.
Champions League Draw 2022/23:
Group A: Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli, Rangers
Group B: Porto, Atlético, Leverkusen, Club Brugge
Group C: Bayern, Barcelona, Inter, Plzeň
Group D: Frankfurt, Tottenham, Sporting, Marseille
Group E: Milan, Chelsea, Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb
Group F: Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic
Group G: Manchester City, Sevilla, Dortmund, Copenhagen
Group H: PSG, Juventus, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa
Where to watch:
The UEFA Champions League 2022/23 fixtures will be accessible for fans live on Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) in India. Along with this, Sony’s OTT platform, SonyLIV will also offer live streaming of the event.