The 2023-24 UEFA Champions League season is set to kick off on September 19, 2023, and continue until June 1, 2024. Football enthusiasts in India will be able to enjoy all the live action of the UEFA Champions League matches through live streaming and television broadcasts.
In this exciting season, 32 elite clubs hailing from Europe’s top football leagues will be divided into eight groups. These teams will fiercely compete for a coveted spot in the round of 16, battling it out over six matchdays. The matches will adhere to a home-and-away format, where the top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage.
Manchester City, led by the formidable Pep Guardiola, will enter the tournament as reigning champions, having clinched their first UEFA Champions League title by defeating Inter Milan in the 2022-23 final. They have been placed in Group G, where they will face RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, and Young Boys. Once again, the prolific Erling Haaland will spearhead Manchester City’s attacking prowess.
Real Madrid, boasting a remarkable 14-time championship record, will feature in Group C alongside Napoli, Braga, and Union Berlin. Despite the absence of their former striker Karim Benzema, Real Madrid has strengthened their squad with the signings of young talents Jude Bellingham and Fran Garcia.
Barcelona FC, a five-time UCL champion, will strive to overcome challenges posed by Porto, Antwerp, and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group H.
AC Milan, the second-most successful UCL team with seven titles, finds itself in a competitive Group F that includes Newcastle United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal makes a triumphant return to the UEFA Champions League after a six-year hiatus, finding themselves in Group B, alongside Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven, and Lens.
The group stage matches will conclude on December 13, with the knockout phase commencing on December 18. The highly anticipated final showdown will take place on June 1 at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium.
Here is the list of teams and groups for the UEFA Champions League 2023-24:
Group A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, Real Sociedad Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic Group F: Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle Group G: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Crvena Zvezda, Young Boys Group H: Barcelona FC, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Antwerp
Live Streaming in India
For viewers in India, the UEFA Champions League 2023-24 matches will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Ten 1, Sony Sports Ten 1 HD, Sony Sports Ten 2, Sony Sports Ten 2 HD, Sony Sports Ten 3, Sony Sports Ten 3 HD, Sony Sports Ten 5, and Sony Sports Ten 5 HD TV channels. Live streaming can be accessed via SonyLIV.
2023-24 UEFA Champions League Schedule
Here’s the schedule for matchday 1, along with the live match start times in India (Indian Standard Time – IST):
September 19, Tuesday
- AC Milan vs Newcastle United – 10:15 PM
- Young Boys vs RB Leipzig – 10:15 PM
September 20, Wednesday
- Feyenoord vs Celtic – 12:30 AM
- Lazio vs Atletico Madrid – 12:30 AM
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund – 12:30 AM
- Manchester City vs Crvena Zvezda – 12:30 AM
- Barcelona vs Antwerp – 12:30 AM
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto – 12:30 AM
- Galatasaray vs Copenhagen – 10:15 PM
- Real Madrid vs Union Berlin – 10:15 PM
September 21, Thursday
- Bayern Munich vs Manchester United – 12:30 AM
- Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan – 12:30 AM
- Benfica vs Salzburg – 12:30 AM
- Sevilla vs Lens – 12:30 AM
- Arsenal vs PSV – 12:30 AM
- Braga vs Napoli – 12:30 AM
Football enthusiasts in India can look forward to an exhilarating UEFA Champions League season, with top clubs from across Europe vying for glory.