The Champions League group stage draw will take place on August 25, where the clubs will set out to lift the trophy from current champions Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat Liverpool in the final last season and are desperate to retain the title. And while there’s plenty of rivalry in Europe’s top flight, it’s only in the knockout stages that fans will see Premier League teams go head-to-head.
This is because clubs from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group.
There will certainly be great games this season, but how can fans follow the draw to see who their club is playing against? Here’s everything you need to know.
When is it?
The draw will take place on Thursday 25th August at 17:00 BST in Istanbul, Turkey.
Which TV channel will it be on?
Fans can follow the event on BT Sport, who hold the rights to European football this season, and an online stream will be available via the broadcaster’s YouTube channel.
Which teams are there?
The teams haven’t all been confirmed yet, with the playoffs still pending, but here’s the list of teams so far:
what are the pots
These too will change once all teams have been confirmed.
Pot 1: Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax
Pot 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham
Pot 3: Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Salzburg, Shaktar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen
Pot 4: Club Brugge, Celtic
When will the appointments be?
All group matches will be played on six matchdays. You will find on 6./7. September, 13th/14th September, 4th/5th October, 11./12. October, 25./26. October and 1./2. held in November.
The round of 16 is scheduled for 14/15/21/22. February and 7th/8th/14th/15th March 2023 over two legs. The quarterfinals are on 11./12. and 18./19. April 2023 with the semi-finals on 9./10. and 16./17. May 2023 and the final on June 10, 2023.