The 2022/23 Champions League group stage draw has been made and fans have some wonderfully big matches between Europe's heavyweights to look forward to.
Erling Haaland will return to Borussia Dortmund with new club Manchester City, while Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Inter have all been drawn together in Group G.
Defending champions Real Madrid have been dealt a rather nice hand with games against RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic, while last season's defeated finalists Liverpool have trips to Holland, Italy and Scotland to look forward to.
When does the Champions League 2022/23 group stage start?
The 2022/23 Champions League group stage will begin on Tuesday 6 September. This season, the matchdays will be condensed into eight weeks to allow for the winter World Cup in Qatar.
What are the groups of the Champions League 2022/23?
- Atletico Madrid
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Club Brugge
- Bayern Munich
- Viktoria Plzen
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- Sporting CP
- AC Milan
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Real Madrid
- RB Leipzig
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Manchester City
- Borussia Dortmund
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Maccabi Haifa
Groups to watch out for in the Champions League this season
Group C is arguably the group of death, where Viktoria Plzen will find it extremely hard to get points off Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Inter.
Anfield and Ibrox should produce some fantastic atmospheres in Group A, where Liverpool and Rangers are joined by Ajax and Napoli.
Tottenham have been handed a kind draw on their return to the Champions League, being paired up with Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting CP and Marseille.
When are the Champions League 2022/23 group stages fixtures?
The complete fixture list for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage will be confirmed soon by UEFA, but the matchdays on which games will take place are as follows.
- Matchday 1: 6/7 September
- Matchday 2: 13/14 September
- Matchday 3: 4/5 October
- Matchday 4: 11/12 October
- Matchday 5: 25/26 October
- Matchday 6: 1/2 November
In the United Kingdom, fans will be able to watch Champions League fixtures on BT Sport, who are the rights holders for Europe's elite club competition. Highlights are also available from the same broadcaster on YouTube.
Champions League 2022/23 group stage predictions
- Group A - Liverpool & Ajax
- Group B - Atletico Madrid & Bayer Leverkusen
- Group C - Bayern Munich & Barcelona
- Group D - Tottenham & Marseille
- Group E - Chelsea & AC Milan
- Group F - Real Madrid & RB Leipzig
- Group G - Manchester City & Sevilla
- Group H - Paris Saint-Germain & Juventus