Prior to the tournament starting properly, some teams will play qualifiers to get into the UEFA Champions League, while higher-ranked teams are placed straight into the group stage.
Once the qualifiers are over, the group stages take place with eight groups of four teams playing mini-leagues. Each team plays everyone in their group twice, home and away. The top two qualify for the knockout rounds. There is an advantage to finishing in first place; you’ll then be seeded for the knockouts and play a team in the next round that qualified in second position.
There are three knockout stages before the Champions League Final: last 16, quarter-finals, and semi-finals. Each tie is made up of two legs, one home and one away. The final is a standalone one-off game.
The group stage runs from 6 September 2022 to 2 November 2022, which is earlier than normal due to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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
Round of 16 ties: 14/15/21/22 February & 7/8/14/15 March 2023
Quarter-final ties: 11/12 & 18/19 April 2023
Semi-finals ties: 9/10 & 16/17 May 2023
Final: 10 June 2023
The 2023 Champions League Final will take take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. The stadium the Turkish national team call home was also the famous venue of the 2005 Champions League Final, where Liverpool came back from 3 goals down to beat AC Milan.
In 2024, the final will return to Wembley Stadium in London, before the 2025 Champions League Final taking place in the Munich Football Arena in Germany.
The Champions League final will take place on Saturday 10 June 2023. The match kicks-off at 20:00 (UK Time) at the Atatürk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
UK viewers can watch every Champions League game live on BT Sport.
Real Madrid have won the Champions League most often with 14 wins, double the next successful team. AC Milan have won the title 7 times with their last success in 2006/07, while Liverpool and Bayern Munich have each won the biggest prize in European football 6 times.
2021/22: Real Madrid
2019/20: Bayern Munich
2017/18: Real Madrid
2016/17: Real Madrid
2015/16: Real Madrid
2013/14: Real Madrid
2012/13: Bayern Munich
The UEFA Champions League pits some of the world’s greatest football teams against one another and as a result, is of huge interest to football bettors. Here are our best bets and predictions for the UEFA Champions League.
It’s slightly different than tipping in domestic leagues as often these teams go years without playing each other, rather than playing multiple times a season. Our specialists focus in on their respective teams’ statistics, team news, form and other trends to make sure our tips are as strong as possible. You’ll see our in-depth Champions League game predictions and team stats above.
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