The Champions League group stage will consist of a total of 32 teams: 26 of Europe’s top teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, PSG, and Liverpool entering the fray alongside the six teams that emerge from the playoffs.
Before play begins, the groups will need to be constructed.
That will take place tomorrow August 25 during the group stage draw, where the 32 teams will be split up into groups of four with only the top two teams in each group advancing to the knockouts.
NaijNaira Sports bring you everything you need to know in the 2022/23 Champions League group stage draw and see who your team will be paired up against.
How Champions League group stage draw works?
Before the draw, UEFA will announce and present its awards to the best performers from the 2021-22 football season.
The draw will see 32 teams split into eight groups of four. During the draw, UEFA will select one team from each of four pots to make up each group.
Pot 1 will consist of the defending Champions League and Europa League title winners, plus the reigning league champions from each of the top six nations as ranked by the UEFA country coefficient list.
See what the full pot looks like.
How to watch the 2022/23 Champions League group stage draw
Viewers in all countries will be able to watch 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage draw.
Champions League broadcasters in several countries will carry the draw. For the rest of the world, fans can watch live on UEFA’s YouTube channel.
Here are the teams in the Champions League group stage draw.
The Champions League final will take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10, 2023.