32 illusions come first. 32 teams will transcend economic and football differences to conquer Europe. Lift the precious Orejona. Yes, for the enjoyment of all fans, andThe new Champions League season starts on Tuesday. To be more precise, the competition has already started (preliminaries), but on this day the long-awaited group stage will begin. It will also be special because it will be the first edition without Lionel Messi. Here, the main keys.
First edition without Messi
Messi at Inter Milan today (AFP).
Today’s Inter Miami player made his debut in the 2004 tournament, Barcelona lost 0-2 to Shakhtar Donetsk. From that moment on, the man from Rosario participated in all editions,Won the championship in the 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2014/15 seasons, scoring 129 goals over the years. He was unable to return in two seasons with Paris Saint-Germain in France. Neymar, another historic player, will also not be at Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia today.
final season in current format
Matches 23-24 will be played as usual: Six group stages (eight regions with four members each), followed by the last 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (in this case one match). Starting from the 24th to the 25th, the competition format will change. This regional instance will run from now until the second week of December. Meanwhile, the remaining games will be played in the first half of next year. Worth remembering: The top two teams in each group will advance to the top 16. The third one will go to the Euroleague.
UEFA Champions League group stage.
Group A: Bayern, Manchester United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray.
Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens
Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin.
Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, Real Sociedad
Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic
Group F: Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Milan, Newcastle.
Group G: Manchester City, Leipzig, Red Star, Young Boys.
Group H: Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar, Antwerp
Where will the Champions League final be held?
The finals of this period will be It will be held at Wembley in London on June 1 next year.
the final champion
Julian Alvarez’s Manchester City will be looking to defend their title. The team will initially be placed in Group G with the German Leipzig team, the Serbian Red Star team and the Swiss Youth Boys team. “It’s difficult, but we will try”“, Guardiola warned at his last press conference.
Argentines who will participate in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League
There are many representatives from our country: Lisandro Martinez and Alejandro Garnacho at Manchester United; Mauro Icardi at Galatasaray; Fedeli Co Gatoni, Marcos Acuña, Erik Lamela and Lucas Ocampos at Sevilla; PSV’s Walter Benitez, Lens’ France Quindo Medina, Napoli’s Gio Simeone; Benfica’s Angel Di Maria and Nico Otamendi, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Salzburg’s Nico Otamendi Capaldo; Nahuel Molina, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Correa and Diego Simeone (DT), Atletico Madrid; Valentin Cass, Lazio Tranos, Celtic’s Alessandro Bernabe, Milan’s Marco Pellegrino, Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez; Alex Vigo Vigo) in Estrella Roja and Alan Varela in Porto.
How Game 1 went
1:45pm: Milan vs Newcastle United Young Boys vs Newcastle Leipzig
16:00: Paris Saint-Germain VS Paris Saint-Germain Shakhtar Borussia Dortmund VS Shakhtar Donetsk Porto VS Manchester City Red Star VS Lazio A. From Madrid, Barcelona vs. Antwerp VS Feyenoord Celtic.
Wednesday, September 20
13.45: Real Madrid vs Real Madrid Galatasaray vs Union Berlin Copenhagen.
16:00： Bayern vs Bayern Manchester United VS Benfica Salzburg VS Braga Napoli. Arsenal VS Arsenal PSV, Sevilla Lens, Real Sociedad VS Real Sociedad Inter Milan.