Manchester United and Arsenal are back in the Uefa Champions League. They have been put in Group A and Group B of the competition as the draws for the group stage of the 2023-24 season were announced on August 31, 2023, by the European football governing body Uefa in a meeting held in Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
While United had to wait only one year to get back to the top European club competition, Arsenal are making a comeback to the top flight after seven years, having finished second in the 2022-23 English Premier League.
Newcastle United has been given the toughest group, placed in Group F with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan. This is Newcastle's first Champions League Group Stage since 2002/03 campaign.
Erik Ten Hag managed team Manchester United is also placed with FC Copenhagen from Denmark and Turkish side Galatasaray in Group A.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, the Premier League runners-up for the last season, playing their first Champions League Group Stage in seven years were given a competitive draw as well with Europa League winners Sevilla, Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and French RC Lens of France.
The treble winners of last season in English football, Manchester City, have been paired with RB Leipzig for the third time in a row, along with Red Star Belgrade and Swiss club Young Boys.
Celtic were given Atletico Madrid in their group, which also features Lazio and Dutch champions Feyenoord.The group stage matches will start from September 19 onwards. The knockout stages will start from February 13 onwards. The final will be held on June 1 next year at London's Wembley Stadium.
What are the different groups of Uefa Champions League 2023-24?
While Manchester United have been put in a tough group alongside Galatasaray and Bayern Munich, Arsenal have Sevilla, Lens and PSV Eindhoven for company. Apart from Arsenal and United, Manchester City and Newcastle United are the other two teams from Premier League in the Champions League.
Here are all the teams in different groups
What is the schedule of the Uefa Champions League 2023-24?
Although the final schedule of the tournament with each match day has not been relieved match weeks have been announced.
Here’s the week-wise schedule for the Uefa Champions League 2023-24 tournament
The final of the 2023-24 Champions League will be played on Saturday, June 1 2024 at London’s Wembley Stadium, which hosted the 2011 and 2013 finals.
Uefa Champions League 2023-24 Live Streaming and broadcast in India
When can people watch the Uefa Champions League 2023-24 in India?
The Uefa Champions League 2023-24 will begin with Week 1 games starting September 19, 2023. Football fans in India can follow the same
Where can people watch the Uefa Champions League 2023-24 on TV in India?
Football fans in India can watch the Uefa Champions League 2023-24 on Sony Sports Network Television in India, which has broadcast rights for the competition in India.
Where can people livestream the Uefa Champions League 2023-24 in India?
Football fans can livestream the Uefa Champions League 2023-24 on the Sony LIV app and website in India. It's the digital wing of Sony Sports Network which has the Uefa Champions League broadcast rights for the Indian subcontinent.
(With agencies inputs)
(With agencies inputs)