Women's Football

Women's Champions League 2022/23 group stage draw confirmed

Ali Rampling
Lyon are the reigning champions of Europe
Lyon are the reigning champions of Europe / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

Arsenal and Chelsea have both been handed tough Champions League group stage draws, with the pair both needing to overcome a selection of European heavyweights if they are to progress to the quarter finals.

The draw took place on Monday at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and was conducted by Uefa head of women's football Nadine Kessler and former Netherlands international Manon Melis.

Arsenal - the only English team to have won the competition - have been drawn alongside reigning European champions Lyon, Italian champions Juventus and Swiss outfit Zurich in Group C.

Champions of England Chelsea have been drawn in a similarly tough group, with French heavyweights PSG, Real Madrid - the side responsible for eliminating Manchester City - and Albanian outfit KFF Vllaznia making up Group A.

Last season's beaten finalists Barcelona will face Bayern Munich, Rosengard and Benfica in Group D.

Two-time Champions League winners Wolfsburg have been draw in Group B with Slavia Praha, St Polten and Roma.

Women's Champions League 2022/23 group stage draw

Group A: Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Vllaznia
Group B: Wolfsburg, Slavia Praha, St Polten, Roma
Group C: Lyon, Arsenal, Juventus, Zurich
Group D: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Rosengard, Benfica

When does the 2022/23 Women's Champions League group stage begin?

The first matchdays of the 2022/23 Women's Champions League will take place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October. Each team plays six matches, with the final match round taking place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

The full match calendar will be released by Monday evening.

  • Matchday 1:19/20 October
  • Matchday 2: 26/27 October
  • Matchday 3: 23/24 November
  • Matchday 4: 7/8 December
  • Matchday 5: 15/16 December
  • Matchday 6: 21/22 December