Manchester City look to defend their European crown as the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League prepares to begin the group stage.
The world’s most watched club football competition brings unrivaled attention, discussion and prestige to clubs progressing through the tournament.
This competition will be the last edition of the current format, since next year UEFA will introduce the “Swiss model”. This will therefore be the last group stage with 32 teams, unless the European confederation restarts it later.
City are looking to become the first team not named Real Madrid to defend the first European title since AC Milan in 1990, showing how difficult sustained success in this competition is, even for the world’s club superpowers.
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How to watch the Champions League in the United States
|in English||In Spanish|
|TV channels||CBS, CBS Sports
|Live streams||Paramount+, Fubo||ViX, ViX+, Fubo|
The exclusive broadcasters of the Champions League in the United States are CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).
English: CBS streams every game on Paramount+, with some games televised on CBS or CBS Sports Network. All matches selected to be televised are also available on Fubo.
Spanish: Univision broadcasts select matches on its television networks (Univision, TUDN and UniMas) and also makes all group stage matches available via its ViX streaming platform. Televised matches can also be streamed on Fubo.
Champions League TV Channels, Live Streams
Tuesday September 19 (1st day)
|12:45 p.m.||AC Milan vs Newcastle||UniMas, TUDN||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|12:45 p.m.||Young Boys vs RB Leipzig||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Feyenoord vs Celtic||—||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Lazio vs Atlético Madrid||CBS Sports Network||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||PSG vs. Borussia Dortmund||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Man City vs. Red Star Belgrade||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp||Univision, TUDN||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto||—||Paramount+, ViX|
Wednesday September 20 (1st day)
|12:45 p.m.||Real Madrid vs. Union Berlin||UniMas, TUDN||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|12:45 p.m.||Galatasaray vs FC Copenhagen||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Bayern Munich vs. Man United||Univision, TUDN||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Sevilla vs Lens||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Arsenal vs PSV||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Sporting Braga vs Napoli||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Benfica vs RB Salzburg||—||Paramount+, ViX|
|3 p.m.||Real Sociedad vs. Inter Milan||CBS Sports Network||Fubo, Paramount+, ViX|
Champions League Calendar 2023/24
The 2023/24 Champions League is the last to feature a 32-team group stage until December. Next year’s competition will be significantly changed to a completely new format.
The preliminary rounds began in mid-June and culminated in the group stage which brings the curtain down on the main phase of the competition, which runs from mid-September until next summer.
Group stage schedule
The draw for the 2023/24/23 Champions League group stage took place on August 31 in Monaco. The six rounds of matches will conclude before the start of the calendar year.
|1||September 19-20, 2023|
|2||October 3-4, 2023|
|3||October 24-25, 2023|
|4||November 7 and 8, 2023|
|5||November 28-29, 2023|
|6||December 12-13, 2023|
Once the group stage is completed, the first part of the knockout stage will be set with the draw on December 18 and the round of 16 will begin in mid-February 2024.
Finally, the quarter-final draw on March 15 will determine the remainder of the competition, with the knockout stage progressing to the final on June 1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
|Round||1st step||2nd step|
|Round of 16||February 13-21, 2024||March 5-13, 2024|
|Quarter-finals||April 9 and 10, 2024||April 16-17, 2024|
|Semi-finals||April 30-May 1, 2024||May 7 and 8, 2024|
|Final||June 1, 2024|