A new edition of the UEFA Champions League is already underway and the hunt is on to dethrone holders Real Madrid after they won the 2021/22 competition by beating Liverpool in the final.
Teams from all over Europe compete for the most prestigious trophy in European club football and collect big prizes in the process.
Only 26 elite clubs qualify directly for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage, with six more joining after a grueling qualifying campaign that saw a scrap of 52 teams reduced to six lucky teams.
Sides aiming to reach the 2023 final include Manchester City and PSG, who are keen on their first Champions League, while clubs like AC Milan and FC Barcelona are hoping to regain some of the glory of their glory years.
Sporting News brings you everything you need to know to follow all the Champions League action throughout the 2022/23 season.
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Champions League on TV today
We’re in the middle of the play-off round: six series of total goals that will award the winners the six remaining spots in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Playoffs 1st leg (16-17 August)
|Tue, August 16||Bodo/Mica 1Dynamo Zagreb||highlights|
|Tue, August 16||FC Copenhagen 2Trabzonspor 1||highlights|
|Tue, August 16||ranger 2PSV Eindhoven 2||highlights|
|Wed, August 17th||Qarabag vs. Viktoria Pilsen||12:45 p.m||TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, August 17th||Maccabi Haifa vs Red Star Belgrade||3 pm||gala vision||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, August 17th||Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica||3 pm||TUDN||fuboTV, Paramount+|
Playoffs, second legs (23-24 August)
|Tue, August 23||Viktoria Pilsen versus Qarabag||3 pm||open||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Tue, August 23||Red Star Belgrade vs Maccabi Haifa||3 pm||open||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Tue, August 23||Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv||3 pm||open||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, August 24th||Dinamo Zagreb vs. Bodo/Glimt||3 pm||open||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, August 24th||Trabzonspor vs FC Copenhagen||3 pm||open||fuboTV, Paramount+|
|Wed, August 24th||PSV Eindhoven vs Rangers||3 pm||open||fuboTV, Paramount+|
How to watch the Champions League in the US
|In English||In Spanish|
|TV channel||CBS, CBS Sport
|live streams||Paramount+, fuboTV||ViX, ViX+, fuboTV|
The exclusive channels for Champions League football in the United States are CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).
From the playoff round to the group stage to the knockout rounds, all Champions League matches are available in both English and Spanish. (Individual clubs hold the broadcasting rights for each qualifying round before the play-offs.)
CBS streams every game on Paramount+, with select games televised on CBS or CBS Sports Network. Univision distributes select games through its TV networks and also makes games available on its ViX streaming platform.
Any games that are televised by either CBS or Univision can also be streamed on fuboTV.
Champions League Schedule 2022/23
After the six teams emerge from the qualifying rounds, the 2022/23 Champions League continues with the 32-team group stage and knockout stages starting with the round of 16 and ending with the final in Turkey.
|Round||To draw||1st leg||2nd leg|
|preliminary round||June 7, 2022||June 21, 2022||June 24, 2022|
|First qualifying round||June 14, 2022||5th-6th July 2022||12-13 July 2022|
|Second qualifying round||June 15, 2022||19-20 July 2022||26-27 July 2022|
|Third qualifying round||July 18, 2022||2nd-3rd Aug 2022||9th-10th Aug 2022|
|playoff round||August 1, 2022||16-17 Aug 2022||23-24 Aug 2022|
Group stage schedule
The draw for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage will take place on August 25, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey. All six rounds of play will be completed before the break for the 2022 World Cup.
|1||September 6-7, 2022|
|2||September 13 and 14, 2022|
|3||4th-5th October 2022|
|4||11-12 October 2022|
|5||25-26 October 2022|
|6||1st-2nd November 2022|
The draw for the 2022/23 Champions League Round of 16 will take place on November 7, 2022. The draw for the remainder of the 2022/23 Champions League knockout stages will take place on 17 March 2023.
The final will be held on June 10, 2023 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
|Round||1st leg||2nd leg|
|round of 16||14-22 February 2023||March 7-15, 2023|
|quarter finals||11-12 April 2023||18-19 April 2023|
|semifinals||9th-10th May 2023||16-17 May 2023|
|final||June 10, 2023|