Manchester City look to defend their European crown as the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League gets set to begin group-stage play.
The world’s most-watched club soccer competition brings unrivalled attention, discussion and prestige for clubs that advance through the tournament.
This competition will be the final edition of the current format, as next year UEFA will introduce the “Swiss model”. Thus, this will be the final 32-team group stage unless the European confederation revives it down the road.
City look to become the first team not named Real Madrid to defend Europe’s premier title since AC Milan in 1990, indicating just how difficult sustained success in this competition is even for global club superpowers.
How to watch Champions League in USA
|In English||In Spanish|
|TV Channels||CBS, CBS Sports
|Live Streams||Paramount+, Fubo||ViX, ViX+, Fubo|
The exclusive broadcasters for Champions League soccer in the United States are CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).
Spanish: Univision places select matches across its TV networks (Univision, TUDN, and UniMas) and also makes all matches from the group stage on available via its ViX streaming platform. Televised matches can also be streamed on Fubo.
Champions League TV channels, live streams
Tuesday, September 19 (Matchday 1)
|12:45 p.m.||AC Milan vs. Newcastle||UniMas, TUDN||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|12:45 p.m.||Young Boys vs. RB Leipzig||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Feyenoord vs. Celtic||—||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Lazio vs. Atletico Madrid||CBS Sports network||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||PSG vs. Borussia Dortmund||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Man City vs. Red Star Belgrade||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp||Univision, TUDN||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Porto||—||Paramount+, ViX|
Wednesday, September 20 (Matchday 1)
|12:45 p.m.||Real Madrid vs. Union Berlin||UniMas, TUDN||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|12:45 p.m.||Galatasaray vs. FC Copenhagen||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Bayern Munich vs. Man United||Univision, TUDN||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Sevilla vs. Lens||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Arsenal vs. PSV||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Sporting Braga vs. Napoli||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Benfica vs. RB Salzburg||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Real Sociedad vs. Inter Milan||CBS Sports Network||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
Champions League schedule 2023/24
The 2023/24 Champions League is the final one to feature a 32-team group stage all the way through December. Next year’s competition will be altered significantly to sport a brand new format.
The preliminary rounds began back in mid-June, leading up to the group stage which raises the curtain on the main phase of the competition, running from mid-September to next summer.
Group stage schedule
The draw for the 2023/24/23 Champions League group stage draw took place on August 31 in Monaco. All six rounds of matches will wrap up prior to the turn of the calendar year.
|1||Sept. 19-20, 2023|
|2||Oct. 3-4, 2023|
|3||Oct. 24-25, 2023|
|4||Nov. 7-8, 2023|
|5||Nov. 28-29, 2023|
|6||Dec. 12-13, 2023|
Once the group stage is concluded, the early portion of the knockout stage will be set with the draw on December 18, and the round of 16 will begin in mid-February of 2024.
Finally, the quarterfinal draw on March 15 will lock in the bracket for the remainder of the competition, with the knockout stage progressing through to the final on June 1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
|Round||1st Leg||2nd Leg|
|Round of 16||Feb. 13-21, 2024||Mar. 5-13, 2024|
|Quarterfinals||Apr. 9-10, 2024||Apr. 16-17, 2024|
|Semifinals||Apr. 30-May 1, 2024||May 7-8, 2024|
|Final||June 1, 2024|