When is the Champions League group-stage draw? 2023/24 date, time and teams

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Champions League holders Manchester City will discover their group-stage opponents when UEFA bigwigs conduct the all-important draw later this month.

Rodri’s second-half goal in last season’s tense final against Inter completed the treble for Pep Guardiola’s side, but they cannot rest on their laurels as 31 other teams will be bidding to snatch their title when the competition proper gets underway.

Premier League rivals Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle have also qualified, Celtic will fly the flag for Scotland, while a whole host of European big guns including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG and Real Madrid will be in the hat.

Champions League odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about the group-stage draw is below.

When is the 2023/24 Champions League group-stage draw?

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Time: 5pm
Venue: Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Which teams have qualified for the 2023/24 Champions League?

England: Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle
Spain: Atlético, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla
Germany: Bayern, Dortmund, Leipzig, Union Berlin
Italy: Inter, Lazio, Milan, Napoli
Portugal: Benfica, Porto, Braga
France: Lens, PSG
Netherlands: Feyenoord, PSV
Austria: Salzburg
Belgium: Antwerp
Denmark: FC Copenhagen
Scotland: Celtic
Serbia: Crvena zvezda
Switzerland: Young Boys
Turkey: Galatasaray
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk

When are the 2023/24 Champions League group-stage fixtures?

Matchday 1: 19/20 September, 2023
Matchday 2: 3/4 October, 2023
Matchday 3: 24/25 October, 2023
Matchday 4: 7/8 November, 2023
Matchday 5: 28/29 November, 2023
Matchday 6: 12/13 December, 2023

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