When is the Champions League group stage draw? Stream FREE, TV channel, start time as Man Utd and Arsenal await fate | The Sun

THE return of the Champions League is fast approaching and all the usual European powerhouses are keen to find out their group stage opponents.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City capped off their historic Treble win with victory over Inter Milan in the Champions League final last year.

City will be keen to make it back-to-back wins in the huge European tournament next campaign.

Elsewhere, Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle will also take part in next season's Champions League.

The Toon will feature in the prestigious competition for the first time since the 2002/03 season.

When is the Champions League group stage draw?

  • The Champions League group stage draw will take place on Thursday, August 31.
  • The draw is set to begin at 5pm UK time.
  • The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco will host.


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What channel is the Champions League group stage draw on and can it be live streamed FREE?

  • The Champions League group stage will be live streamed for FREE on the UEFA.com website.
  • TNT Sports are also likely to broadcast the draw.

What are the Champions League seedings?

Pot 1

  • Manchester City
  • Sevilla
  • Barcelona
  • Napoli
  • Bayern Munich
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Benfica
  • Feyenoord

Pot 2

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  • Real Madrid
  • Manchester United
  • Inter Milan
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Atletico Madrid
  • RB Leipzig
  • Porto
  • Arsenal

Pot 3

  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • AC Milan
  • Lazio
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • One 'League Path' winner

Pot 3 or 4

  • Celtic
  • Real Sociedad
  • Two 'Champions Path' winners
  • One 'League Path' winner

Pot 4

  • Newcastle
  • Union Berlin
  • Lens
  • Two 'Champions Path' winners

When does the Champions League group stage start?

  • The Champions League group stage will begin on Tuesday, September 19.
  • The group stage will last for 12 weeks.
  • The final match day of the group stage will begin on Tuesday, December 12.

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Champions League group stage schedule

Here is the full schedule of the Champions League group stage:

  • Matchday 1: 19/20 September 2023
  • Matchday 2: 3/4 October 2023
  • Matchday 3: 24/25 October 2023
  • Matchday 4: 7/8 November 2023
  • Matchday 5: 28/29 November 2023
  • Matchday 6: 12/13 December 2023

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