The official website for European football has the UEFA Champions League covered

Published: Monday 17 September 2012, 9.24CET
Hear from the biggest names in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League, get the latest from each venue, have your say and win prizes including a VIP trip to the Wembley final with

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Published: Monday 17 September 2012, 9.24CET has the UEFA Champions League covered

Hear from the biggest names in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League, get the latest from each venue, have your say and win prizes including a VIP trip to the Wembley final with

The UEFA Champions League season begins this week and's in-depth coverage of the competition is more comprehensive and star-studded than ever – and gives you even more chances to win great prizes including VIP trips to the Wembley final.

In the build-up to each matchday we will have exclusive interviews in video and text with European football's biggest names: this week's include José Mourinho, Patrick Vieira, Burak Yılmaz and – launching the first issue of the relaunched Champions Matchday magazine – Zlatan Ibrahimović.

For every match, our Backgrounds and official Press Kits provide you with the facts and figures, and we hear from the coaches and have the latest team news in our Previews.

From 90 minutes before kick-off each night our MatchCentre goes live with the latest direct from the stadiums – in-depth stats and match info and, at full time, reaction from the men that matter.

Stay with for match reports, interviews and, for 24 hours from midnight CET on a matchnight, highlights. Our experts will also sum up the week in our new blogs.

Get involved

We have over 3.1 million fans on the official UEFA Champions League Facebook page and nearly 1 million on the UEFA Europa League page, and fans can also join the conversation on Twitter with official @ChampionsLeague and @EuropaLeague accounts now supplying dedicated updates about the competitions in addition to the original @UEFAcom account that covers all other European football matters. There are more than 85 reporters on Twitter offering a wonderful insight from all corners of Europe. With over 1.65 million fans, has one of the world's largest Google+ pages and it continues to grow, attracting followers from around the world.

Win with

Following the world's elite club competition on will also be more exciting and engaging with Matchday Live – brought to you by UniCredit. Get involved in the build-up to each matchday's games, share your views directly or via Twitter and Facebook, and receive live updates direct from the venues from our team of reporters.

The ever-popular UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football, presented by PlayStation, is back with a new look and new features. Players will now be able to select a 15-man Matchday squad and change their teams between Tuesday and Wednesday matches. You can take on our team of experts; challenge your friends in a private league; and earn badges for your team's achievements – and there is a huge array of PlayStation prizes to be won, culminating in a PlayStation 3, PS Vita and a PS Move for the overall winner. The deadline for picking your squad for this week's games is 20.30CET on Tuesday, while the new deadline for in-matchday changes is the same time on Wednesday.

Meanwhile Predictor, presented by MasterCard, gives you two ways to predict and win. With the new Group Predictor, you can already start picking which teams you think will make it to the knockout stage. Match Predictor – where players can predict the outcome of individual matches – has also just launched and this week's deadline is 20.45CET on Tuesday. The overall winner of Predictor this year will win a pair of tickets to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium plus accommodation for two at a London hotel.

UEFA Champions League Classics, presented by Ford, is back for a new series, showcasing 20 years of the competition with exclusive video interviews with key players, match highlights, plus reports and analysis on the biggest games from the past two decades – not forgetting our unique player caricatures. And this year you can also win stunning prizes including UEFA Champions League final packages by testing yourself in the new Classics Challenge.

You can plot the season ahead with the new UEFA Champions League Tournament Calendar, presented by Gazprom. Chart a team's potential route to the final, view matches by group, club and date, access match information in one click, and show your support for your favourite club.

With UEFA Champions League Player Rater, presented by Heineken, you rate the players live during matches. User ratings will determine each match's Top Player – and every voter has a chance of winning stunning prizes, including a Back Stadium Pass which will take you behind the scenes at one of this season’s UEFA Champions League games.

After the UEFA Champions League action has finished for the week, it is time to play UEFA Europa League Fantasy Football, which also boasts a new look for the new campaign – and has prizes to match, including an unforgettable trip for two worth €10,000 to your choice of more than 200 countries and territories where Western Union is located. The squad selection deadline is 18.45CET on Thursday.

Last updated: 05/12/13 3.01CET

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