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UEFA Champions League returns: The fixtures you must watch in 2023/24 group stage



The UEFA Champions League has returned, bigger and better than ever! The world’s best club football teams will compete for Europe’s most prestigious trophy, and there will be plenty of drama, excitement, and goals along the way.

The 2023-24 UEFA Champions League season will be the 68th since its inception and the 31st since it was rebranded.

The current format will be the last to be used in Europe’s best competition, as the organizers have devised a ‘Swiss’ format to replace the traditional Round Robin, which will begin next season.

This week, football fans will be treated to matches between clubs that haven’t played in years. Newcastle, Royal Antwerp, Real Sociedad, and SC Braga will make their long-awaited return to European football and face elite clubs in their respective groups.


Messi and Ronaldo’s absence

The 2023-2024 season will be the first in 18 years that will not feature Messi or Ronaldo.

Both players have had healthy competition in the biggest stage(s) of the competition and will not be present this time since 2004.

Messi and Ronaldo are currently leading their respective teams to victories at Inter Miami and Al-Nassr.

Debut meetings

This year, a lot of debut meetings in the competition will take place. Some of these will be in the day 1 group matches: Newcastle vs AC Milan, Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp, Salzburg vs Benfica, SC Braga vs Napoli, Sevilla vs Rens, Young Boys vs Leipzig, and Manchester City vs Crvena Zverda.


Missing clubs

Unfortunately, a few “big” clubs are missing out on the competition after a lot of lucrative years. In England, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham did not make it here.

In Italy, Juventus fell out after a miserable campaign. Others are Roma and Villarreal, who have enjoyed some big moments but are missing.

Opening round fixtures

Here are the must-watch fixtures in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage:

Matchday 1: 19/20 September 2023


Group E: Feyenoord vs. Celtic (20:00)
Group E: Lazio vs. Atletico Madrid (20:00)
Group F: AC Milan vs. Newcastle United (17:45)
Group F: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund (20:00)
Group G: Young Boys vs. RB Leipzig (17:45)
Group G: Manchester City vs. Red Star Belgrade (20:00)
Group H: Barcelona vs. Antwerp (20:00)
Group H: Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Porto (20:00)


Group A: Galatasaray vs. Copenhagen (17:45)
Group A: Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United (20:00)
Group B: Sevilla vs. Lens (20:00)
Group B: Arsenal vs. PSV Eindhoven (20:00)
Group C: Real Madrid vs. Union Berlin (17:45)
Group C: Braga vs. Napoli (20:00)
Group D: Real Sociedad vs. Inter Milan (20:00)
Group D: Benfica vs. Salzburg (20:00)



Matchday 2

3 October

Union Berlin vs Braga (17:45)

Salzburg vs Real Sociedad (17:45)

Man United vs Galatasaray (20:00)


Copenhagen vs Bayern (20:00)

Lens vs Arsenal (20:00)

PSV Eindhoven vs Sevilla (20:00)

Napoli vs Real Madrid (20:00)


Inter vs Benfica (20:00)

4 October

Atlético de Madrid vs Feyenoord (17:45)

Antwerp vs Shakhtar Donetsk (17:45)


Celtic vs Lazio (20:00)

Dortmund vs Milan (20:00)

Newcastle vs Paris (20:00)

Leipzig vs Man City (20:00)


Crvena zvezda vs Young Boys (20:00)

Porto vs Barcelona (20:00)

Matchday 3

24 October

Galatasaray vs Bayern (17:45)


Inter vs Salzburg (17:45)

Man United vs Copenhagen (20:00)

Sevilla vs Arsenal (20:00)

Lens vs PSV Eindhoven (20:00)


Braga vs Real Madrid (20:00)

Union Berlin vs Napoli (20:00)

Benfica vs Real Sociedad (20:00)

25 October


Feyenoord vs Lazio (17:45)

Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk (17:45)

Celtic vs Atlético de Madrid (20:00)

Paris vs Milan (20:00)


Newcastle vs Dortmund (20:00)

Leipzig vs Crvena zvezda (20:00)

Young Boys vs Man City (20:00)

Antwerp vs Porto (20:00)


Matchday 4

7 November

Dortmund vs Newcastle (17:45)

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona (17:45)

Atlético de Madrid vs Celtic (20:00)


Lazio vs Feyenoord (20:00)

Milan vs Paris (20:00)

Man City vs Young Boys (20:00)

Crvena zvezda vs Leipzig (20:00)


Porto vs Royal Antwerp (20:00)

8 November

Napoli vs Union Berlin (17:45)

Real Sociedad vs Benfica (17:45)


Bayern vs Galatasaray (20:00)

Copenhagen vs Man United (20:00)

Arsenal vs Sevilla (20:00)

PSV Eindhoven vs Lens (20:00)


Real Madrid vs Braga (20:00)

Salzburg vs Inter (20:00)

Matchday 5

28 November

Lazio vs Celtic (17:45)


Shakhtar Donetsk vs Antwerp (17:45)

Feyenoord vs Atlético de Madrid (20:00)

Paris vs Newcastle (20:00)

Milan vs Dortmund (20:00)


Man City vs Leipzig (20:00)

Young Boys vs Crvena zvezda (20:00)

Barcelona vs Porto (20:00)

29 November


Galatasaray vs Man United (17:45)

Sevilla vs PSV Eindhoven (17:45)

Bayern vs Copenhagen (20:00)

Arsenal vs Lens (20:00)


Real Madrid vs Napoli (20:00)

Braga vs Union Berlin (20:00):

Benfica vs Inter (20:00)

Real Sociedad vs Salzburg (20:00)


Matchday 6

12 December

Lens vs Sevilla (17:45)

PSV Eindhoven vs Arsenal (17:45)

Man United vs Bayern (20:00)


Copenhagen vs Galatasaray (20:00)

Napoli vs Braga (20:00)

Union Berlin vs Real Madrid (20:00)

Inter vs Real Sociedad (20:00)


Salzburg vs Benfica (20:00)

13 December

Leipzig vs Young Boys (17:45)

Crvena zvezda vs Man City (17:45)


Atlético de Madrid vs Lazio (20:00)

Celtic vs Feyenoord (20:00)

Dortmund vs Paris (20:00)

Newcastle vs Milan (20:00)


Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk (20:00)

Antwerp vs Barcelona (20:00)

The UEFA Champions League is the biggest club football competition in the world, and it is sure to be another exciting season.

Make sure to tune in to watch the best players in the world compete for the most prestigious trophy in European football.

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