2022/23 UEFA Champions League: Matches, draws, final

What are the match dates? When are the draws? Where is the 2023 final? See the key dates, schedule, fixtures for qualifying, group stage and knockout rounds – plus discover 2024 and 2025 Champions League final hosts.

Who will lift the famous UEFA Champions League trophy in 2023? UEFA via Getty Images

The 68th season of Europe's elite club competition, the 31st since it was renamed the UEFA Champions League, begins on 21 June 2022 and runs to 10 June 2023.

Please note that dates are subject to change.

When do Champions League qualifying matches start?

The season will begin earlier than normal in order to accommodate the winter World CupUEFA via Getty Images

Preliminary round semi-finals: 21 June 2022
Preliminary round final: 24 June 2022
First qualifying round: 5/6 & 12/13 July 2022
Second qualifying round: 19/20 & 26/27 July 2022
Third qualifying round: 2/3 & 9 August 2022
Play-offs: 16/17 & 23/24 August 2022

When does the Champions League group stage start?

Matchday 1: 6/7 September 2022
Matchday 2: 13/14 September 2022
Matchday 3: 4/5 October 2022
Matchday 4: 11/12 October 2022
Matchday 5: 25/26 October 2022
Matchday 6: 1/2 November 2022

When do the knockout stages of the Champions League start?

Round of 16: 14/15/21/22 February & 7/8/14/15 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 11/12 & 18/19 April 2023
Semi-finals: 9/10 & 16/17 May 2023
Final: 10 June 2023

Where is the Champions League final in 2023?

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2005 final highlights: Milan vs Liverpool

The final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, home of the Turkish national team. The venue famously hosted the 2005 decider, when Liverpool recovered from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in the 'Miracle of Istanbul'.

Istanbul was initially selected to host the 2020 final, but this was moved to Lisbon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the 2021 showpiece was due to take place in Istanbul, only for this also to be relocated – to Porto – to allow fans of each team to attend.

Upcoming UEFA Champions League finals

2023: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Türkiye
2024
: Wembley Stadium, London, England
2025: Munich Football Arena, Munich, Germany

When are the 2022/23 Champions League draws?

Preliminary round: 7 June 2022
First qualifying round: 14 June 2022
Second qualifying round: 15 June 2022
Third qualifying round: 18 July 2022
Play-off round: 2 August 2022
Group stage: 25 August 2022
Round of 16: 7 November 2022
Quarter-finals & semi-finals: 17 March 2023