The most compelling club competition in world football is back as 32 teams set out on their group stage campaigns all harbouring hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley next May. All of the action is on Fox Soccer. UEFA offers previews of all 8 of the group games.
What: Champions League Pregame
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 13:00 – 13:30
What: Real Madrid CF v Manchester City FC (Group D)
When: Tuesday, 13:30 -15:30
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What: Chelsea FC v Juventus (Group E)
When: Wednesday, 13:30 – 15:30
The UEFA Champions League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and four knockout rounds. We have now entered the Group stage Group stage. The ten winners in the play-off round ties – five from the best-placed path and five from the champions path – join 22 automatic entrants in the 32-team group stage. The clubs are split into eight groups of four teams, who play home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December to decide which two teams from each section advance to the first knockout round. The third-place finishers in each group enter the UEFA Europa League round of 32.