2022/2023 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

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The UEFA Champions League group stage draw took place in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday evening, August 25, 2022.

2022/2023 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

For the group stage of the 2022โ€“23 season, 32 teams qualified, with the final six spots determined via play-offs.

These teams that qualified for the draws were placed in 4 different pots with which was selected at random.

The teams placed in each pot were:

๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ง ๐Ÿญ:

  • Real Madrid
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Man City
  • AC Milan
  • Bayern Munich
  • PSG
  • Porto
  • Ajax

๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ง ๐Ÿฎ:

  • Liverpool
  • Chelsea
  • Barcelona
  • Juventus
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Sevilla
  • RB Leipzig
  • Tottenham

๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ง ๐Ÿฏ:

  • Borussia Dortmund
  • RB Salzburg
  • Shakhtar
  • Inter Milan
  • Napoli
  • Benfica
  • Sporting CP
  • Bayer Leverkusen

๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ง ๐Ÿฐ:

  • Rangers
  • Dinamo Zagreb
  • Marseille
  • Copenhagen
  • Club Brugge
  • Celtic
  • Viktoria Plzen
  • Maccabi Haifa

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

The eight groups were separated by color: Groups A to D was labeled red, while Groups E to H was labeled blue. This will ensure that matched clubs from the same country play on separate days.

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Group A: Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli, Rangers

Group B: FC Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge

Group C: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Viktoria Plzen

Group D: Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur, Sporting CP, Marseille

Group E: AC Milan, Chelsea, FC Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb

Group F: Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic

Group G: Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Copenhagen

Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa

UEFA Presidential Award

Arrigo Sacchi, a former Italian head coach, received the day’s first honor.

He was given the UEFA President’s Award for 2022, which honors extraordinary feats outside of football.

2022/2023 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

With AC Milan, Sacchi won back-to-back European Cups in 1988โ€“89 and 1989โ€“90. He also helped Italy place second in the 1994 World Cup.

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

Karim Benzema of Spain wins the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year honor. The Real Madrid captain will always remember the 2021โ€“22 season, during which time his team won the UEFA Nations League with France, the Champions League, LaLiga, and the Spanish Supercopa.

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UEFA Women’s Player of the Year

Alexia Putellas had a heartbreaking spring and summer after losing in the Champions League final to Barcelona and then tearing her ACL just before the European Championship this summer.

However, the 28-year-old can find some comfort in her recent selection as the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year. She is the first athlete in history to get the honor twice.

UEFA Coach of the Year awards

We also have the UEFA Coach of the Year awards, with Carlo Ancelotti winning the men’s award after guiding Real Madrid to a LaLiga-Champions League double.

Sarina Wiegman, the manager of England, won the women’s award after guiding the Lionesses to an incredibly impressive European Championship on home soil.

Champions League Group Stage Action

Pot 2 had some incredibly tantalizing matchups in the past. Although PSG and Juventus have already met eight times, this will be their first meeting in the Champions League.

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In those games, the Parisians are winless, having suffered six losses and two ties.

Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich, too? The first match Robert Lewandowski plays is against Bayern’ and he is the club’s all-time leading scorer in the competition.

Borussia Dortmund was paired in Group G with Erling Haaland’s new team, Manchester City, for another quick reunion!

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