2023/24 UCL: Group Stage Draws, Details, Pots And Key Dates


Here we show you the key dates and details on 2023/24 UEFA Champions League season

The Champions League group stage draw will take place on August 31, and the four Serie A representatives have already been assigned to a pot, where they may all face Sandro Tonali’s Newcastle.

The draw will be held on August 31 at 18:00 CEST. It will be the final edition of the Champions League with 32 teams, since the tournament will expand to 36 clubs with a new formula in 2024-25.

Napoli, Lazio, Inter, and Milan will represent Serie A in Europe’s elite league in 2023-24.

The Partenopei are in pot 1 with other league winners from 2022-23, as well as Manchester City and Sevilla, the most recent Champions League and Europa League winners.

Inter are in the same group with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, and Manchester United.

Lazio and Milan are in pot three, which will be completed by the winner of the Rangers-PSV match. The Rossoneri might face ex-star Sandro Tonali, who is in pot 4 with Newcastle.

Five more teams must qualify for the final Champions League pot by the end of the playoffs on August 30, the day before the draw.

Champions League draw – Key Dates

Group Stage Games:

September 19-20
October 3-4
October 24-25
November 7-8
November 28-29
December 12-13

Round of 16

Draw: December 14
First legs: February 13-14 and 20-21
Second legs: March 5-6 and March 12-13


Draw: March 15
First legs: April 9-10
Second legs: April 16-17


Draw: March 15
First legs: April 30, May 1
Second legs: May 7-8


June 1 at Wembley Stadium, London

2023/24 Champions League Pots

Pot 1: Man City, Napoli, Barcelona, Bayern, PSG, Benfica, Sevilla, Feyenoord

Pot 2: Inter, Real Madrid, Man United, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Porto

Pot 3: Lazio, Milan, Shakhtar, RB Salzburg, Red Star, Real Sociedad*, Celtic*, Rangers OR PSV

Pot 4: Newcastle, Lens, Union Berlin, Antwerp OR AEK, Rakow OR Copenhagen, Braga OR Panathinaikos, Maccabi Haifa OR Young Boys, Molde OR Galatasaray