Thursday, August 31, 2023 04:00 AM
The European Football Union (UEFA) will hold the draw for the group stage of the European Champions League in its new edition for the 2023-2024 season today, Thursday, at 7:00 PM in Monaco. The big clubs in the European leagues are the “defending champions” led by Real Madrid and Spain’s Barcelona and Manchester City and England’s Arsenal.
The Champions League will last until the end
The following are the dates till the end of the Champions League:
-Group Stage – September 19-20 to December 12-13, 2023, as follows:
First round: September 19-20, 2023
Second round: October 3-4, 2023
Third Round: October 24-25, 2023
Fourth Round: November 7-8, 2023
Fifth Round: November 28-29, 2023
Sixth Round: December 12-13, 2023
– Round 16: 13-14 and 20-21 February to 5-6 and 12-13 March 2024
– Quarter Final: April 9-10 to April 16-17, 2024
-Semi-Final: April 30 and May 1 to May 7-8, 2024
-End: June 1, 2024
The final is expected to be held at Wembley Stadium for the first time since 2013 and the eighth time in history, including 3 in the Champions League era..
Milan were the first club to win the title at Wembley in 1963, and five years later Manchester United became the first English team to win the title, beating Benfica 4-1 at Wembley. The stadium is the home of Ajax (1971), Liverpool (1978), Barcelona (1992, 2011) and Bayern Munich after beating their German rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in 2013.
Champions League Draw Classification
According to UEFA, the first classification includes defending champion Manchester City and European League champion Sevilla, Barcelona, Spanish League champion, Bayern Munich, German League champion, Napoli, Italian League. Champion, Paris Saint-Germain, French League Champion, Benfica, Portuguese League Champion, and Feyenoord Rotterdam, Dutch League Champion..
Feyenoord took their place in the top tier, benefiting from Manchester City being the reigning champions of the English Premier League and Champions League..
The second category includes Spain’s Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, England’s Manchester United and Arsenal, Italy’s Inter Milan, Germany’s Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig and Portugal’s Porto..
The third category also includes Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, Italy’s Milan and Lazio, Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg, Portugal’s Sporting Braga and Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade..
The fourth category includes Real Sociedad of Spain, Galatasaray of Turkey, Celtic of Scotland, Newcastle of England, Union Berlin of Germany, Lens of France and Young Boys of Switzerland..
They join the third- and fourth-placed teams, three teams who will decide their position in the second leg of the Champions League opening round on Wednesday.
The draw prevents teams from a national confederation from being relegated together, but it does not prevent major teams competing for the title from being relegated together in the same group, unless they were in different positions before the draw, andThus, the possibility of more than one “fire team” or so-called “death team” increases..
Champions League draw.. Real Madrid won the most crown
The team takes the lead Spanish Real Madrid The list of most crowned Champions League champions with 14 titles, followed by Italian Milan with 7 titles.
UEFA Champions League Draw: City are the defending champions
“Ataturk Olympic Stadium” in the Turkish city of Istanbul after defeating its Italian opponents Inter Milan with a clean sheet, English Manchester City won the last edition of the Champions League, for the first time in its history, in a final where both teams were united..