When Is The Champions League Group Stage Draw? Here's The Latest

It's the penultimate edition of the UCL in its current format.

The Champions League draw 2022-23 date is set for Thursday, Aug. 25, and we now know the 32 qualified teams that'll be drawn into eight groups of four. The group stage draw takes place in Istanbul, Turkey (also the location of the final) at 12 p.m. ET with English-language coverage provided by CBS Sports on Paramount+ and Spanish on Univision and TUDN. 

It's worth mentioning that the group stage will be contracted over an eight-week period this fall because of the start of the 2022 World Cup on Nov. 21.

Champions League Draw 2022-23 And Key Early Dates 

  • Group Stage draw: August 25
  • Matchday 1: September 6/7
  • Matchday 2: September 13/14
  • Matchday 3: October 4/5
  • Matchday 4: October 11/12
  • Matchday 5: October 25/26
  • Matchday 6: November 1/2
  • Round of 16 draw: November 7

What Teams Have Qualified For The Champions League?

The respective seeding pots have been included — remember that no team can play a side from its own association in the group stage.  

Spain

Real Madrid (Pot 1, Champions League holder)

Barcelona (Pot 2)

Atlético Madrid (Pot 2)

Sevilla (Pot 2)

England

Manchester City (Pot 1)

Liverpool (Pot 2)

Chelsea (Pot 2)

Tottenham Hotspur (Pot 2)

Germany

Eintracht Frankfurt (Pot 1, Europa League holder)

Bayern Munich (Pot 1)

Borussia Dortmund (Pot 3)

Bayer Leverkusen (Pot 3) 

RB Leipzig (Pot 2)

Italy

AC Milan (Pot 1)

Inter Milan (Pot 3)

Napoli (Pot 3)

Juventus (Pot 2)

France

PSG (Pot 1)

Marseille (Pot 4)

Portugal

Porto (Pot 1)

Sporting (Pot 3)

Benfica (Pot 3)

Netherlands

Ajax (Pot 1) 

Austria

RB Salzburg (Pot 3) 

Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk (Pot 3) 

Belgium

Club Brugge (Pot 4)

Scotland 

Celtic (Pot 4) 

Rangers (Pot 4)

Czech Republic

Viktoria Plzeň (Pot 4)

Israel

Maccabi Haifa (Pot 4)

Denmark

Copenhagen (Pot 4)

Croatia

Dinamo Zagreb (Pot 4)

Champions League Draw Pots

Pot 1

Real Madrid

Eintracht Frankfurt

Manchester City

AC Milan

Bayern Munich

PSG

Porto

Ajax

Pot 2

Liverpool

Chelsea

Barcelona

Juventus

Atlético Madrid

Sevilla

RB Leipzig

Tottenham

Pot 3

Borussia Dortmund

Red Bull Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter Milan

Napoli

Benfica

Sporting

Bayer Leverkusen

Pot 4

Rangers

Marseille

Copenhagen

Club Brugge

Celtic

Viktoria Plzeň

Maccabi Haifa

Dinamo Zagreb


All roads lead to the final on Saturday, June 10 at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium... unless you finish third in your group, transfer to the Europa League knockout stage by defeating a group runner-up from that competition and end up in the UEL final at Puskás Aréna in Budapest. 

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