The Champions League is back: here's all you need to know

Published on 19 September 2023 at 13:00

The Champions League is back, and it's with a bang! With the two English giants Newcastle United and Arsenal back in with a chance of lifting the European Cup things have got a little more exciting with its fresh new look. 

The first game underneath the European floodlights kicks off at 17:45 tonight Uk time, so let's check out who's featuring in the first week fixtures.



The first round of fixtures

19th September

AC Milan vs Newcastle (17:45)

Young Boys vs Leipzig (17:45)

Feyenoord vs Celtic (20:00)

Lazio vs Atlético de Madrid (20:00)

Paris vs Dortmund (20:00)

Man City vs Crvena zvezda (20:00)

Barcelona vs Antwerp (20:00)

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto (20:00)

20th September

Galatasaray vs Copenhagen (17:45)

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin (17:45)

Bayern vs Man United (20:00)

Sevilla vs Lens (20:00)

Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven (20:00)

Braga vs Napoli (20:00)

Benfica vs Salzburg (20:00)

Real Sociedad vs Inter (20:00)



This years draw has cooked up some tasty affairs, which could be much to the detriment of the returnees Newcastle United. They don't only have a tough opening fixture their following games will also cause difficulty when trying to progress out of the group stage. Let's have a look at this years Group stage ...



With Group F having the standout fixtures it is important not to ignore the others. As we've seen over the years there is always shocks and surprises in the early stages. Who do you think will be this years Club Brugge or Sherriff? 

Harry Lucas

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