The final round of the qualification into the 2022/2023 Champions League will be played on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. 32 clubs are expected to compete for the most prestigious trophy in international football history.
This post intends to update you on everything you need to know about this season’s Champions League draw.
When and where will the Champions League group stage draw?
The draw for the 2022/2023 Champions League will be held on Thursday, 25 August 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey at exactly 5 pm UK Time.
When will the Kick-off time and fixtures for the Champions League group stage be released?
The kick-off time and dates for all the 96 fixtures for the Champions League group stage will be released on Saturday, August 27, 2022, around 11 am UK Time.
What are the Scheduled for the Champions League group stages?
All the six group stage fixtures will be played within 8 weeks because of the 2022 World cup in November. The first group stage fixtures will be played on Tuesday, 6 September, and Wednesday, 7 September.
The last round of the group stage fixtures will be played on Tuesday, 1 November, and Wednesday, 2 November.
Matchday 1: 6/7 September
Matchday 2: 13/14 September
Matchday 3: 4/5 October
Matchday 4: 11/12 October
Matchday 5: 25/26 October
Matchday 6: 1/2 November
How many teams will compete in the 2022/2023 Champions League?
The 2022/2023 Champions League will comprise 32 teams. 26 out of the 32 clubs qualified automatically via their position in their respective domestic league. Clubs joined the remaining six slots via playoffs.
They drew the 32 teams into a group of Eight, each group containing four clubs. To be drawn into their respective groups, the 32 clubs are further divided into pots. Each pot contains eight teams.
Pot 1 contains the holder of the Champions League, the winner of the UEFA Europa League, and the Champions of the six best National League based on the UEFA Country coefficient.
The remaining 24 teams are potted based on clubs UEFA clubs coefficients.
What is the seeded team in each pot for the Champions League group stage draw?
Here are the 33 confirmed teams so far for the 2022/2023 Champions League group stage draw. They will confirm the remaining three clubs on Wednesday night after the final leg of the playoff.
|Pot one||Pot two||Pot three||Pot four|
|Real Madrid||Liverpool||Borussia Dortmund||Club Brugge|
|Manchester City||Barcelona||Shakhtar Donetsk||Maccabi Haifa|
|AC Milan||Juventus||Inter Milan||Viktoria Plzen|
|Bayern München||Atletico de Madrid||Napoli||Marseille|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Sevilla||Sporting CP||Dinamo Zagreb / Bodo/Glimt|
|Porto||RB Leipzig||Bayer Leverkusen||PSV / Ranger|
|Ajax||Tottenham Hotspur||Benfica||Trabzonspor /FC Copenhagen|
When is the date for the draw for the Knockout stage of the 2022/2023 Champions League?
The draw for round 16 of the Champions League will take place on Monday, 7 November 2022. We expect the round of 16 to begin in February. The quarter-finals and Semi-finals will take place in April and May, respectively.
The finals of the 2022/2023 Champions League will take place on Sunday 10 June 2023 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.