UEFA Champions League draw: Live stream, how to watch online, schedule, date, time, group stage matchups

The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League group phase is ideal around the corner, however prior to the action begins in September, the draw will occur on Thursday in Istanbul, Turkey. The 32 groups received the group phase will be divided into 8 groups of 4, and there is capacity for more than one group of death. Could you think of a group of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Celtic? How about Manchester City, Barcelona, Dortmund and Rangers or PSV? The possibilities are luring for audiences, however not a lot for groups expecting a clear course into the knockout phase. 

This draw will be airing live on CBS Sports HQ, and you can access the 24/7 streaming sports news network on Paramount+, CBSSports.com, Pluto TELEVISION and the CBS Sports app on mobile and streaming gadgets.

Paramount+ will likewise be your house for all UEFA Champions League matches, Europa League, Conference League and more.

CBSSports.com will likewise offer protection throughout the draw, consisting of outcomes and analysis on Thursday. 

Here’s what to understand:

How to view

Date: Thursday, Aug. 25 | Time: 12 p.m. ET 
Live stream:  Paramount+ (Try it totally free) and CBS Sports HQ
Location:  Istanbul, Turkey
Host: Poppy Miller
Analysts:  Ian Joy, Luis Garcia, Jimmy Conrad and Fabrizio Romano

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What guidelines are there for the draw?

There will be 4 seeding pots, with the very first one including the 6 highest-ranked league champs and the winners of UCL and EL. Pots 2 to 4 will be identified by means of the club coefficient rankings. 

When forming the groups, no group can play another from its own association in the group phase, implying 2 groups from England, for instance, cannot remain in the very same group.

Champions League Group Stage Pots

Pot 1

  • Real Madrid
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Manchester City
  • A/C Milan
  • Bayern Munich
  • PSG
  • Porto
  • Ajax

Pot 2

  • Liverpool
  • Chelsea
  • Barcelona
  • Juventus
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Sevilla
  • RB Leipzig
  • Tottenham

Pot 3

  • Borussia Dortmund
  • RB Salzburg
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Inter Milan
  • Napoli
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Bayern Leverkusen
  • Olympic Marseille

Pot 4

  • Club Brugge
  • Celtic
  • Maccabi Haifa
  • Copenhagen or Trabzonspor
  • Bodo/Glimt or Dinamo Zagreb
  • Viktoria Plzen
  • Rangers or PSV
  • Benfica

Group phase matchdays

  • Matchday 1: Sept. 6-7
  • Matchday 2:  Sept. 13-14
  • Matchday 3:  Oct. 4-5
  • Matchday 4:  Oct. 11-12
  • Matchday 5:  Oct. 25-26
  • Matchday 6:  Nov. 1-2

How to view Europa League draw

Date: Friday, Aug. 26 | Time: 7 a.m. ET 
Live stream:  Paramount+ (Try it totally free) and CBS Sports HQ

What guidelines are there for the draw?

There are 4 pots of 8, comparable to UCL, and there will likewise be 8 groups with 4 groups each. One group from each seeding pot will remain in each group. Clubs from the very same association cannot be drawn versus each other.

Qualified groups

  • Roma
  • Manchester United
  • Arsenal
  • Lazio
  • Braga
  • Feyenoord
  • Rennes
  • Real Sociedad
  • Real Betis
  • Union Berlin
  • Freiburg
  • Nantes
  • Monaco
  • Sturm Graz
  • Union Saint-Gilloise
  • Midtjylland

Group phase matchdays

  • Matchday 1: Sept. 8
  • Matchday 2:  Sept. 15
  • Matchday 3:  Oct. 6
  • Matchday 4:  Oct. 13
  • Matchday 5:  Oct. 27
  • Matchday 6:  Nov. 3



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