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2022/23 UEFA Champions League: Matches, draws, participating teams

2022/23 UEFA Champions League: Matches, draws, participating teams

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UEFA Champions League is definitely one of the most beloved elite club competitions in the world.

We are yet to know the winner of the 2021/22 season as the four remaining teams are set to fight for the name of the best: Manchester City, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Villarreal.

Amid the ongoing competition, the dates for the 2022/23 Champions League season have already been revealed.

When will 2022/23 Champions League season begin?

The 2022/23 Champions League season will start on 21 June 2022.

When are the 2022/23 Champions League matches?


Preliminary round semi-finals: 21 June 2022
Preliminary round final: 24 June 2022
First qualifying round: 5/6 & 12/13 July 2022
Second qualifying round: 19/20 & 26/27 July 2022
Third qualifying round: 2/3 & 9 August 2022
Play-offs: 16/17 & 23/24 August 2022

Group stage

Matchday 1: 6/7 September 2022
Matchday 2: 13/14 September 2022
Matchday 3: 4/5 October 2022
Matchday 4: 11/12 October 2022
Matchday 5: 25/26 October 2022
Matchday 6: 1/2 November 2022

Knockout phase

Round of 16: 14/15/21/22 February & 7/8/14/15 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 11/12 & 18/19 April 2023
Semi-finals: 9/10 & 16/17 May 2023

When is the 2022/23 Champions League final?

The final of the 2022/23 Champions League will be on 10 June 2023.

Where will the 2022/23 Champions League final take place? 

The 2022/23 Champions League final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

When are the 2022/23 Champions League draws

Preliminary round: 7 June 2022
First qualifying round: 14 June 2022
Second qualifying round: 15 June 2022
Third qualifying round: 18 July 2022
Play-off round: 2 August 2022
Group stage: 25 August 2022
Round of 16: 7 November 2022
Quarter-finals & semi-finals: TBC

Which teams have qualified for the 2022/23 Champions League?

Some teams from top European leagues have already secured their place in the next season’s European top tier. Others still continue their run for possible participation.

England: Manchester City, Liverpool, TBD, TBD

Spain: Real Madrid, Barcelona, TBD, TBD

Italy: AC Milan, Inter, Napoli, Juventus

Germany: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, TBD

France: PSG, TBD, TBD**

Portugal: Porto, Sporting CP/ TBD,

Netherlands: TBD, TBD**

Belgium: TBD, TBD**

Austria: RB Salzburg, TBD**

Scotland: Celtic/Rangers*, Celtic/Rangers***

Ukraine: Shakhtar*, TBD***

Turkey: TBD*, TBD***

Denmark: TBD*, TBD***

Cyprus: TBD*, TBD***

* Team enters the playoff round

** Team enters the 3rd qualifying round

*** Team enters the 2nd qualifying round

What happens if the Champions League winner fails to qualify for the next season in the domestic league?

Three of the four remained teams –  Manchester City, Liverpool, and Real Madrid have already qualified for the next term’s Champions League. Therefore, there would be no extra spot from the Premier League and La Liga clubs if one of them become the winners.

As for Villarreal, they would probably finish the season of the domestic league out of the top four. However, in case of winning this year’s Champions League, they will book their place for the next term amid the four Spanish clubs.

Source: UEFA

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