When is the Champions League returning? Dates, schedule, fixtures and games for European football in 2023

After an unusually long break because of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 2022/23 Champions League will return with the likes of reigning champions Real Madrid and bookmakers’ favorites Manchester City vying for a place in the quarterfinals.

World Cup top scorer Kylian Mbappe leads the individual goals chart in the competition alongside Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with Premier League Golden Boot frontrunner Erling Haaland not far behind on five Champions League goals for City.

Lionel Messi led Argentina to glory against Paris Saint-Germain teammate Mbappe’s France in Qatar, and their club side face a showdown with one of the most successful sides in Champions League history when they meet Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich in the Round of 16.

Here’s when the action will play out, who’s playing who and the full schedule when the most prestigious club competition in Europe resumes.

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When is the Champions League returning?

the Round of 16 draws on Monday, November 7 did not disappoint. Real Madrid against Liverpool — a rerun of the 2022 final — was among the biggest ties.

All eyes were on PSG’s Round of 16 fairies and they face a daunting two-legged affair against Bayern. They’ll be hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2021/22 season, when their bid for their first Champions League trophy ended at the first knockout stage after a difficult draw, losing to eventual champions Real Madrid.

Champions League Round of 16 fixtures

Match* 1st Leg 2nd Leg
Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig Feb. 22 March 14
Benfica vs. Club Bruges Feb. 15 March 7
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool Feb. 21 March 15
Tottenham vs. AC Milan Feb. 14 March 8
Naples vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Feb. 21 March 15
Chelsea vs. Borussia Dortmund Feb. 15 March 7
port vs. Inter Milan Feb. 22 March 14
Bayern Munich vs. PSG Feb. 14 March 8

*Teams listed first are group winners and will host the second leg.

Champions League Round of 16 schedule

Round of 16 — 1st Legs

At your place Match Time
(GMT / ET)
Tues, Feb. 14 AC Milan vs. Tottenham 8pm / 3pm
Tues, Feb. 14 PSG vs. Bayern Munich 8pm / 3pm
Wed, Feb. 15 Club Bruges vs. Benfica 8pm / 3pm
Wed, Feb. 15 Borussia Dortmund vs. Chelsea 8pm / 3pm
Tues, Feb. 21 Liverpool vs. real Madrid 8pm / 3pm
Tues, Feb. 21 Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Naples 8pm / 3pm
Wed, Feb. 22 RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City 8pm / 3pm
Wed, Feb. 22 Inter Milan vs. FC Porto 8pm / 3pm

Round of 16 — 2nd Legs

At your place Match Time
(GMT / ET)
Tues, March 7 Benfica vs. Club Bruges 8pm / 3pm
Tues, March 7 Chelsea vs. Borussia Dortmund 8pm / 3pm
Wed, March 8 Tottenham vs. AC Milan 8pm / 3pm
Wed, March 8 Bayern Munich vs. PSG 8pm / 3pm
Tues, March 14 Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig 8pm / 4pm
Tues, March 14 FC Porto vs. Inter Milan 8pm / 4pm
Wed, March 15 Real Madrid vs. Liverpool 8pm / 4pm
Wed, March 15 Naples vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 8pm / 4pm

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Champions League live streams, TV channels

Below are the TV and streaming destinations for UEFA Champions League matches in select regions around the globe:

TV Channel Streaming
Australia Stan Sports
Canada DAZN
Hong Kong beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect
India Sony TEN Sony LIV, JioTV
Malaysia beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect
New Zealand Spark Sports
Singapore beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect
UK BT Sports BT Sport site/app
USA CBS Sports Network,
CBS, Univision, TUDN
UniMas
fuboTVParamount+,
ViX, ViX+

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream all Champions League matches live and on demand on Stan Sports.

Canada: Every Champions League match in Canada can be streamed exclusively on DAZN.

UK: The UEFA Champions League is carried by BT Sport’s TV and streaming platforms.

USA: Fans in the USA can watch the Champions League in English (CBS and Paramount+) and Spanish (Univision, TUDN, UniMas, ViX and ViX+).

When matches are televised on CBS or Univision channels, those same channels are streamed on fuboTVwhich is available on a free trial for new users.

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When is the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw?

Once we have the final eight teams left standing after the Round of 16, the Champions League quarterfinal draw will take place on Friday, March 17, 2023.

That day, the draw will also take place for the semifinals and final so that every club will know their path to the title.

It’s worth noting that beginning with the quarterfinal draw, country restrictions disappear and any team can be drawn against any otherincluding those from the same nation.

Six of the eight quarterfinalists from last season’s edition have a chance to reach the final-eight stage for a second season in a row when they play in the Round of 16: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Real Madrid .

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Karim Benzema Champions League trophy

Champions League schedule for knockout rounds

With a mid-season men’s FIFA World Cup tournament and the resulting scheduling congestion, the rest of the 2023 Champions League knockout schedule will stretch out until June.

The current schedule contemplates one round of knockout matches every month between April and June to take us from the quarterfinals to the final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Quarterfinals: April 11/12 (1st Leg), April 18/19 (2nd Leg)
  • Semifinals: May 9/10 (1st Leg), May 16/17 (2nd Leg)
  • Final: Saturday, June 10

No away goals in the Champions League

The away goals tiebreaker, which had been a feature of the tournament’s knockout rounds since 1965, was abolished for the 2021/22 edition with UEFA citing sporting justice among other reasons.

If teams are level on total goals scored after the conclusion of the second leg, then a 30-minute extra-time period will be played with a penalty shootout used to determine a winner if the deadlock persists.

There were only two knockout-round matchups that needed extra time in 2021/22 and both featured eventual champions Real Madrid.

The Spanish champions needed extra time to knock off English foes Chelsea (quarterfinals) and Manchester City (semifinals) before taking care of Liverpool in the final in regular time.

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