Here is when the European elites go head-to-head in the Champions League.
Champions League is upon us. The European competition, which makes millions to watch this tournament, is set to kick off from September 17. It is filled with endless dramas, with no lying track record.
The reigning Champions Liverpool produced an epic comeback against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League Semifinal. The finalists Tottenham Hotspur also scripted a breathtaking comeback against Ajax to qualify for the European competition final. In the end, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool prevailed to clinch their sixth Champions League.
The Champions League group stage draw took place a week before. It produced a mixture of results as some teams were satisfied with the outcome, while others were not content.
There are some breathtaking games in the group stages as sides are seeded in different categories.
We shall look at the group stages and the games which will see two big sides go head-to-head in this year’s competition.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGES
Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray
Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos, Crvena Zvezda
Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta
Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow
Liverpool, Napoli, Red Bull Salzburg, Genk
Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Praha
Zenit, Lyon, Benfica, Red Bull Leipzig
Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, LOSC Lille
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BIG GAMES
Champions League – Matchday 1:
18-Sep (Wednesday) –Napoli vs Liverpool – 00:30
18-Sep (Wednesday) – Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona – 00:30
19-Sep (Thursday) – PSG vs Real Madrid – 00:30
19-Sep (Thursday) – Atletico Madrid vs Juventus – 00:30
Champions League – Matchday 2:
2-Oct (Wednesday) – Tottenham vs Bayern – 00:30
3-Oct (Thursday) – Barcelona vs Inter Milan – 00:30
Champions League – Matchday 3:
23-Oct (Wednesday) – Ajax vs Chelsea – 22:25
24-Oct (Thursday) – Inter Milan vs Borussia Dortmund – 00:30
Champions League – Matchday 4:
6-Nov (Wednesday) – Borussia Dortmund vs Inter Milan – 01:30
6- Nov (Wednesday ) – Chelsea vs Ajax – 01:30
Champions League – Matchday 5
27-Nov (Wednesday) – Real Madrid vs PSG – 01:30
27-Nov (Wednesday) – Juventus vs Atletico Madrid – 01:30
28-Nov (Thursday) – Liverpool vs Napoli – 01:30
28-Nov (Thursday) – Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund – 01:30
Champions League – Matchday 6
11-Dec (Wednesday) – Inter Milan vs Barcelona – 01:30
12-Dec (Thursday) – Bayern vs Tottenham – 01:30
(Listed as per Indian Standard Time (IST)).
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