The draw for the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League group stage has been unveiled, setting the stage for an eagerly anticipated season as football enthusiasts around the world gear up to witness their favorite clubs vie for the coveted title. Reigning champions Manchester City, who clinched their inaugural title in the competition last season, are looking to make another impactful run.
Leading up to the draw, Manchester City found themselves in pot one, an elite selection that includes winners of the top 6 European leagues, along with victors of the Europa League and the Europa Conference League. Here’s an overview of the pots for the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League group stage draw:
**Pot 1:** Manchester City, Sevilla, Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern Munich, PSG, Benfica, Feyenoord
**Pot 2:** Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Porto, Arsenal
**Pot 3:** Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg, AC Milan, Lazio, Red Star Belgrade, Braga, PSV, FC Copenhagen
**Pot 4:** Newcastle, Union Berlin, Lens, Real Sociedad, Galatasaray, Celtic, Young Boys, Antwerp
The initial matches of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League group stage are scheduled for September 19 and 20, 2023. The matchups for the group stage are as follows:
**Group A:** Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray
**Group B:** Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens
**Group C:** Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin
**Group D:** Benfica, Inter Milan, RB Salzburg, Real Sociedad
**Group E:** Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic
**Group F:** PSG, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle
**Group G:** Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys
**Group H:** Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp
With this exciting lineup, the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League promises captivating clashes and intense competition as clubs from across Europe vie for glory in the most prestigious club football tournament.