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When is the Champions League draw?
The draw for the Champions League Group Stage will take place on Thursday 25th August at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, where the final will also take place on Saturday 10th June 2023.
Where can I watch it on TV?
The Champions League draw will be available to watch for UK viewers on BT Sport, who retain exclusive rights to show European matches in this country.
Which teams have qualified so far?
There are 26 teams already qualified for the Group Stage draw, with six more to come depending on the second leg results of the final playoff round next Tuesday and Wednesday. Rangers will hope to book their place alongside the existing UK contingent next Wednesday in Eindhoven (2-2 first leg).
For the full list of qualified teams, see below:
- Manchester City
- Atletico Madrid
- Real Madrid
- Inter Milan
- AC Milan
- Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- RB Leipzig
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Sporting Lisbon
- Club Brugge
- RB Salzburg
- Shakhtar Donetsk
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Matchday 1 for the Champions League 2022/23 Group Stage will take place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September, with the sixth and final games scheduled for 1st and 2nd November.
How does the draw work?
The draw will determine which four teams will be placed in eight groups, with each group made up of teams from Pot 1 to Pot 4. The first three pots are almost fully decided (see below), apart from Marseille who have qualified but will be in either Pot 3 or 4 depending on which other teams make it through the final qualifiers next week.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Real Madrid||Liverpool||Borussia Dortmund||Club Brugge|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||Chelsea||RB Salzburg||Celtic|
|Man City||Barcelona||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|AC Milan||Juventus||Inter Milan|
|Bayern Munich||Atletico Madrid||Napoli|
|Porto||RB Leipzig||Bayer Leverkusen|
Who are the favourites according to the bookmaker odds?
Despite the fact they have yet to win the trophy, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the favourites for the title at best price 11/4 (5/2 in places). PSG and last year’s beaten finalists Liverpool are next at 6/1, while Sadio Mane’s Bayern Munich are 7/1. Defending champions Real Madrid round off the top five pre-tournament favourites at an eye-catching best price of 12/1.
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