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How to watch 2021-22 Champions League: Teams, fixtures, TV channels and streams

How to watch 2021-22 Champions League: Teams, fixtures, TV channels and streams

Europe’s top club competition is set to begin in the 2021-22 season

The group stage of the 2021-22 Champions League is set to kick-off on Tuesday with Chelsea beginning their title defense against Zenit.

Juventus meet Malmo in Group H, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United will be in action at Young Boys in Group F.

However, the biggest clash of Matchday 1 will see Group E rivals Barcelona and Bayern come face-to-face at Camp Nou for the first time since Blaugrana’s 2-8 drubbing at the same venue in last season’s quar

Real Madrid take on Inter in Group D, Dortmund have a trip to Besiktas in Group C and Liverpool are in for a date with AC Milan in Group B.

In Group A, it will be Manchester City vs RB Leipzig and Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain, who also have Lionel Messi on their side this time around.

The Champions League 2020-21 group stage begins with matches on Tuesday, September 14, and Wednesday, September 15.

There will be a total of six gameweeks in the group stage, with the last series of matches taking place on Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8.

The draw for the new UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage will be streamed live from Nyon on Monday 13 September.

Tuesday 14 September
Group E: Barcelona vs Bayern, Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica
Group F
: Young Boys vs Man. United, Villarreal vs Atalanta
Group G: Sevilla vs Salzburg, LOSC vs Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea vs Zenit, Malmö vs Juventus

Wednesday 15 September
Group A: Man. City vs Leipzig, Club Brugge vs Paris
Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs Porto, Liverpool vs AC Milan
Group C: Beşiktaş vs Dortmund, Sporting CP vs Ajax
Group D: Sheriff vs Shakhtar Donetsk , Inter vs Real Madrid

Matchday 2

Tuesday 28 September
Group A: Paris vs Man. City, Leipzig vs Club Brugge
Group B: AC Milan vs Atlético de Madrid, Porto vs Liverpool
Group C: Ajax vs Beşiktaş , Dortmund vs Sporting CP
Group D: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter , Real Madrid vs Sheriff

Wednesday 29 September
Group E: Bayern vs Dynamo Kyiv, Benfica vs Barcelona
Group F
: Atalanta vs Young Boys, Man United vs Villarreal
Group G: Salzburg vs LOSC, Wolfsburg vs Sevilla
Group H: Zenit vs Malmö, Juventus vs Chelsea

Matchday 3

Tuesday 19 October
Group A: Club Brugge vs Man. City, Paris vs Leipzig
Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs Liverpool, Porto vs AC Milan
Group C: Beşiktaş vs Sporting CP, Ajax vs Dortmund
Group D: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid, Inter vs Sheriff

Wednesday 20 October
Group E: Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv, Benfica vs Bayern
Group F
: Young Boys vs Villarreal, Man. United vs Atalanta
Group G: Salzburg vs Wolfsburg , LOSC vs Sevilla
Group H: Chelsea vs Malmö, Zenit vs Juventus

Matchday 4

Tuesday 2 November
Group E: Dynamo Kyiv vs Barcelona, Bayern vs Benfica
Group F
: Villarreal vs Young Boys, Atalanta vs Man. United
Group G: Wolfsburg vs Salzburg, Sevilla vs LOSC
Group H: Malmö vs Chelsea , Juventus vs Zenit

Wednesday 3 November
Group A: Man. City vs Club Brugge, Leipzig vs Paris
Group B: AC Milan vs Porto , Liverpool vs Atlético de Madrid
Group C: Sporting CP vs Beşiktaş, Dortmund vs Ajax
Group D: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff vs Inter

Matchday 5

Tuesday 23 November
Group E: Dynamo Kyiv vs Bayern,, Barcelona vs Benfica
Group F
: Villarreal vs Man United, Young Boys vs Atalanta
Group G: Sevilla vs Wolfsburg, LOSC vs Salzburg
Group H
: Malmö vs Zenit, Chelsea vs Juventus

Wednesday 24 November
Group A: Man. City vs Paris, Club Brugge vs Leipzig
Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs AC Milan, Liverpool vs Porto
Group C: Beşiktaş vs Ajax , Sporting CP vs Dortmund
Group D: Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk , Sheriff vs Real Madrid

Matchday 6

Tuesday 7 December
Group A: Paris vs Club Brugge, Leipzig vs Man. City
Group B: Porto vs Atlético de Madrid, AC Milan vs Liverpool
Group C: Dortmund vs Beşiktaş, Ajax vs Sporting CP
Group D: Real Madrid vs Inter, Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sheriff

Wednesday 8 December
Group E: Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv, Bayern vs Barcelona
Group F
: Man. United vs Young Boys, Atalanta vs Villarreal
Group G: Salzburg vs Sevilla, Wolfsburg vs LOSC
Group H
: Juventus vs Malmö Zenit vs Chelsea

Knockout stage dates

Round of 16 draw: 13 December
Round of 16 first legs: 15/16/22/23 February
Round of 16 second legs: 8/9/15/16 March

Quarter-final and semi-final draw: 18 March
Quarter-final first legs: 5/6 April
Quarter-final second legs: 12/13 April
Semi-final first legs: 26/27 April
Semi-final second legs: 3/4 May
Final: 28 May

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

Women’s Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

The draw for the new UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage will be streamed live from Nyon on Monday 13 September.

In all, 16 teams will compete in the competition’s first group stage to be played with home and away games:

Holders: Barcelona (ESP)
Champions of the three highest-ranked associations: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Bayern München (GER), Chelsea (ENG)*
Round 2 winners: Arsenal (ENG), Benfica (POR), Breidablik (ISL), Häcken (SWE), HB Køge (DEN), Hoffenheim (GER), Juventus (ITA), WFC Kharkiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), Real Madrid (ESP), Servette (SUI), Wolfsburg (GER)

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

Draw procedure

For the purpose of the draw, the 16 clubs involved in the group stage are seeded into four pots of four.

Pot 1 consists of the holders and the three domestic champions of the associations ranked highest in the access list (i.e. Barcelona, Paris, Bayern and Chelsea). The remaining pots are composed in accordance with the club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season.

Four groups of four teams will be formed, each group consisting of one team from each seeding pot. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group, with any other restrictions confirmed ahead of the draw.

POT 1

Barcelona (ESP) – title holders
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Bayern München (GER)
Chelsea (ENG)

POT 2

Lyon (FRA)
Wolfsburg (GER)
Arsenal (ENG)
Breidablik

POT 3

Häcken
Juventus
Hoffenheim
Real Madrid

POT 4

WFC Kharkiv
Servette FCCF
HB Køge (DEN)
Benfica (POR)

Season calendar

Group stage
Matchday 1: 5/6 October
Matchday 2: 13/14 October
Matchday 3: 9/10 November
Matchday 4: 17/18 November
Matchday 5: 8/9 December
Matchday 6: 15/16 December

Quarter-final & semi-final draw
20 December

Quarter-finals
First leg: 22/23 March
Second leg: 30/31 March

Semi-finals
First leg: 23/24 April
Second leg: 30 April/1 May

Final (Juventus Stadium, Turin)
Date tbc

How to watch 2021-22 Champions League: Teams, fixtures, TV channels and streams

UEFA Champions League 21/22 draw group stages, kick off & pairings

Pot 1: Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Lille.

Pot 2: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund.

Pot 3: Porto, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg, Benfica, Atalanta, Zenit.

Pot 4: Besiktas, Dynamov Kiev, Sheriff Tiraspol, Club Brugge, Young Boys, AC Milan, Malmo, Wolfsburg.

When is the Europa League draw? Date, start time, live stream and teams 2021/22 group stages

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Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge

Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sherrif Tiraspol

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

Matchday one is on September 14. Here are the full dates of the group stages once again.

Matchday 1: September 14/15
Matchday 2: September 28/29
Matchday 3: 19/20 October
Matchday 4: 2/3 November
Matchday 5: 23/24 November
Matchday 6: 7/8 December

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

How to watch 2021-22 Champions League: Teams, fixtures, TV channels and streams

UEFA Champions League group stage draw: Live stream, how to watch, pots and more

The UEFA Champions League 32-team group stage field is now set for the 2021-22 season, and all the 32 teams have to be placed into eight groups during Thursday’s draw in Turkey. 

Ahead of the draw, here’s everything you need to know:

Twenty-six teams already qualified for the group stage thanks to their success from a season ago. Six additional teams have booked their spots this week in the UCL play-offs. Here they are, including the Champions League winners Chelsea and Europa League winners Villarreal, with three spots up for grabs Wednesday.

  • England: Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool
  • Spain: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Sevilla
  • Germany: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg
  • Italy: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Atalanta
  • Portugal: Sporting Lisbon, Benfica and Porto
  • France: PSG and Lille
  • Netherlands: Ajax
  • Turkey: Besiktas
  • Russia: Zenit
  • Ukraine: Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Belgium: Club Brugge
  • Switzerland: Young Boys
  • Sweden: Malmo
  • Austria: RB Salzburg
  • Moldova: Sheriff

What rules are there for the draw?

There will be four seeding pots, with the first one consisting of the six highest-ranked league champions and the winners of UCL and EL. Pots 2 to 4 will be determined via the club coefficient rankings. 

When forming the groups, no team can play another from its own association in the group stage, meaning two teams from England, for example, cannot be in the same group. There are often other restrictions, such as teams from Ukraine and Russia not being grouped together due to the longstanding political and military tensions stemming from the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula. 

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

With their Champions League playoff victories on Wednesday night, Shakhtar DonetskRB Salzburg and Sheriff Tiraspol became the final teams to qualify for the 2021/22 Champions League group stages. Now, the draw will take place on Thursday.

Here, we have all the details you need to know about the 2021/22 Champions League group stage draw, from the start time to how to watch it on TV and online.

Which 32 teams are in the group stage draw?

We have 32 exciting teams in this year’s Champions League and they’ll be split across eight groups of four, based on seedings and with no two teams from the same country allowed to meet at this stage.

The four pots for the draw are as follows:

  • Pot 1: Chelsea, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Inter, Lille and Sporting CP
  • Pot 2. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund
  • Pot 3: Porto, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg, Benfica, Atalanta and Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • Pot 4: Besiktas, Dynamo Kyiv, Club Brugge, Young Boys, AC Milan, Malmo, Wolfsburg and Sheriff Tiraspol

Have matchdays been decided for the group stage?

  • Matchday 1: Sept. 14-15
  • Matchday 2: Sept. 28-29
  • Matchday 3: Oct. 19-20
  • Matchday 4: Nov. 2-3
  • Matchday 5: Nov. 23-24
  • Matchday 6: Dec. 7-8

.FIFA has confirmed the initial schedule for the 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

Women’s Champions League round 1 begins Tuesday, with the semis on 17 and 18 August and finals three days later

The new-look UEFA Women’s Champions League kicks off on Tuesday and Wednesday with the round 1 semi-finals, followed by the finals on Friday and Saturday.

Round 1 is one of two rounds before the new 16-team group stage, which begins in October. It will be split into two paths: the champions path and the league path. In both paths, round 1 will consist of two stages, each of one-off matches: semi-finals and finals/third-place play-offs. The winners of each final (11 in champions path, four in league path) will progress to round 2.

A record 72 teams from 50 different associations will take part in the new-look 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League.

In all, 59 clubs will be involved in the round 1 draw streamed live at 13:00 CET on Friday, with nine more starting in round 2 and four entering directly in the new 16-team group stage. The 12 debutants include the likes of Real Madrid, AC Milan, Hoffenheim, Bordeaux and Celtic.

Who enters when?

• The holders andthe champions of the three highest-ranked associations (France, Germany and Spain) enter in the group stage. As Barcelona are both title holders and champions of Spain, the champions of the fourth-ranked association (England) also enter in the group stage, meaning Chelsea join Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern München.

• The champions of the remaining associations will go into the champions path. The champions of associations ranked 5 to 7 (Sweden, Czech Republic and Denmark) will enter in round 2, with the rest (ranked 8 to 50) entering in round 1.

• The runners-up of the six highest-ranked associations (France, Germany, Spain, England, Sweden, Czech Republic) will enter in round 2 of the league path.

• The third-placed teams of those six associations, and the runners-up of the next ten highest-ranked associations (Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Scotland, Russia, Belarus) will enter in round 1 of the league path.

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

Group 1 (hosts Gintra)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Breidablik vs KÍ Klaksvík 
Gintra vs Flora Tallinn 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 2 (hosts Glasgow City)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Glasgow City vs Birkirkara 
BIIK-Shymkent vs Slovan Bratislava 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 3 (hosts Osijek)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Anderlecht vs Hayasa 
Osijek vs Breznica Pljevlja

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 4 (hosts SFK 2000 Sarajevo)

18 August:
Semi-finals

SFK 2000 Sarajevo vs Racing FC Union Luxembourg 
Benfica vs Qiryat-Gat 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 5 (hosts Åland United)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Servette FCCF vs Glentoran 
Olimpia Cluj vs Åland United 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 6 (hosts Apollon LFC)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Apollon LFC vs Dinamo-BSUPC 
CSKA Moskva vs Swansea City 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 7 (hosts PAOK)

18 August:
Semi-finals
PAOK vs Agarista CSF Anenii Noi 
Vålerenga vs Mitrovica 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 8 (hosts Juventus)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Juventus vs Kamenica Sasa 
St. Pölten vs Beşiktaş 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 9 (hosts Twente)

18 August:
Semi-finals
Spartak Subotica vs Peamount United 
Twente vs WFC Nike 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Round 1 (one-venue mini-tournaments)
Semi-finals: 18 August
Finals/third-place play-offs: 21 August

Round 2 draw
22 August

Round 2
First leg: 31 August/1 September
Second leg: 8/9 September

Group stage draw
13 September

Group stage
Matchday 1: 5/6 October
Matchday 2: 13/14 October
Matchday 3: 9/10 November
Matchday 4: 17/18 November
Matchday 5: 8/9 December
Matchday 6: 15/16 December

Quarter-final & semi-final draw
20 December

Quarter-finals
First leg: 22/23 March
Second leg: 30/31 March

Semi-finals
First leg: 23/24 April
Second leg: 30 April/1 May

Final (Juventus Stadium, Turin)
Date tbc

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) Women’s Champions League.

Group A
Lady Doves (Uganda), PVP FC (Burundi) Simba Queens (Tanzania)

Group B
Commercial Bank FC (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars FC (South Sudan), New Generation (Zanzibar)

Group C
Scandinavian WFC (Rwanda), FAD Club (Djibouti), Vihiga Queens (Kenya)

Africa’s ruling body is exploring the possibility of qualifiers – should they happen – on a regional basis, along the lines of the various zonal unions in a bid to save money on expensive travel costs.

FUFA Women Super League Champions Lady Doves has been pitted in the same group (Group A) alongside Tanzania’s Simba Queens and Burundi’s PVC FC in the CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers.

Both Simba Queens and PVC FC were Champions of their leagues in Tanzania and Burundi respectively.

The draw had a total of 9 teams and these were divided into three groups.

Group B has Commercial Bank FC (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars FC (South Sudan) and New Generation (Zanzibar)

The final pool (Group C) also has three teams including Scandinavian WFC (Rwanda), FAD Club (Djibouti) and hosts Vihiga Queens (Kenya)

The Zonal Qualifiers will kickoff on 17th July to 1st August in Nairobi, Kenya with the Champion earning a slot to represent CECAFA in the inaugural edition in Egypt later this year.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says it is intent on developing women’s football despite cancelling the 2020 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON).

How to watch 2021-22 Champions League: Teams, fixtures, TV channels and streams

Champions League Final round up: Chelsea vs Manchester City

by Ian

Every year, every season the Champions League final usually marks the end of the season in the European football. This past Saturday Champions League Final went down in Porto, Portugal. The match was between Chelsea and Manchester City, it was Man City first time in the UCL finals and they were not able to beat Chelsea despite being the favorites, but seems Thomas Tuchel was determined to lift the trophy this year and his boys did him proud. Chelsea took the lead in the 42th minute where Kai Havertz rounded the keeper and scored his first champions league goal.

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It was good game where Chelsea dominated in the first half and had a couple of chances which Timo Werner could not capitalized but Harvetz did that when he had his chance thanks to an amazing through pass from Mason Mount. City dominated the second half but they could not break Chelsea’s defense and they had one goal on target in the entire match.

The game had a couple of English players who displayed an amazing game and Gareth Southgate (England’s Head Coach) is going to have a tough choice in selecting his first XI in the coming Euro 2020 competition. We have the fixtures of the tournament from our previous article.

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UEFA confirms Champions League final venue for Chelsea vs Man City

UEFA has finally confirmed the Estadio do Dragao in Porto will host the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Country’s Government were interested in the return of fans to stadiums with thousands of English supporters of both sides now set to descend on the city. Bayern Munich beat Paris St Germain in last year’s final which as held at the Estadio de la Luz in Lisbon.

Stadiums in Portugal have been closed to supporters amid the coronavirus pandemic but that has been eased to allow 10 per cent capacity for the final round of League games in the country this weekend, the green light UEFA needed to move the final.

Group stage match dates

Matchday 1: 20/21 October
Matchday 2: 27/28 October
Matchday 3: 3/4 November
Matchday 4: 24/25 November
Matchday 5: 1/2 December
Matchday 6: 8/9 December

UEFA has confirmed 6000 tickets will be made available for both sets of fans during the match on May 29, which has been moved from the original venue of the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

Turkey was announced last Friday as being on the UK Government’s “red list” for travel, making the tie almost impractical as it would mean players, staff, and also fans hoping to attend, would have to quarantine in an approved hotel for ten days upon their return at a cost of more than £1500 per person.

Portugal was placed on the “green list” for travel by the Government, meaning there are no quarantine restrictions for people returning to the UK from the country.

Wembley had been on the list of potential venues to host the final, the most logical venue considering two English teams are playing in the final, but talks broke down when the Government refused to allow exemptions for guests of UEFA for the game and international broadcasters who would be attending.

The round of 32 first legs are scheduled for Thursday 18 February, with the second legs on 25 February.

Round of 32
Draw: 14 December
First legs: 18 February
Second legs: 25 February

Round of 16
Draw: 26 February
First legs: 11 March
Second legs: 18 March

Quarter-finals
Draw: 19 March
First legs: 8 April
Second legs: 15 April

Semi-finals
Draw: 19 March
First legs: 29 April
Second legs: 6 May

Final
Gdańsk Stadium, Poland: 26 May

How to watch 2021-22 Champions League: Teams, fixtures, TV channels and streams

UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg fixtures: Live stream and kick off times

The second leg of the Champions League Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday as Manchester City take on Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea against Real Madrid.

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Tuesday, May 4

Manchester City vs PSG – 10:00 PM EAT

Wednesday , May 5

Chelsea vs Real Madrid – 10:00 PM EAT

The UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals second leg clashes on Tuesday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 5, with Manchester City hosting Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, while Real Madrid travel to London to come against Chelsea.

With the UEFA Champions League (UCL) 2020-21 is down to its final four, Real Madrid welcome Chelsea to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano while Paris Saint-Germain meet with Manchester City at the Parc des Princes for the first leg of the semi-finals.

Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain fate has already been decided but there is always space for come backs in the Champions League. Chelsea vs Real Madrid clash is still open as both teams equally risk missing out on the Final, with the Blues having a slight advantage thanks to the away goals rule.

UEFA has given the green light for a 36-team Champions League reform which will include a single league format to replace the group stage amid reports of a rival Super League formation which could see 12 of the biggest clubs on the continent breakaway.

Manchester City will have the difficult task to keep their 2-1 advantage from the first leg played on Wednesday, April 28. A brilliant header from Marquinhos gave PSG the lead in the 15th minute all through half-time. PSG’s defence failed to react to a cross by De Bruyne, which eventually turned into a goal. In addition, their defensive wall failed during a free-kick by Mahrez. Several minutes, later they were down to 10 men, as Gueye was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Gundogan.

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