2021/22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage draws were completed. The fixtures have been revealed by UEFA as the group stages kick off on the 14th of September with Bayern traveling to Spain to face Barcelona, Chelsea hosting Zenit, and more. Club football’s biggest competition is back this week as the UEFA Champions League (UCL) 2021-22 season gets started. Read the full article to find the full schedule of UEFA Champions League Fixtures.
There are a few interesting groups in UCL 2021-22
Group B or the ‘group of death’ is set to be the most competitive one, as it has some giants in seven-time champions AC Milan, six-time winners Liverpool, reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and capable challengers FC Porto.
Liverpool and AC Milan share some history. Liverpool came from three goals down at half-time to complete a memorable comeback and claim the UCL title in 2004-05 against the Serie A giants. They also went up against each other in the 2006-07 UEFA Champions League final, where AC Milan won their seventh and last Champions League title to date. AC Milan return to the UCL after a seven-year absence.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, knocked Liverpool out of last season’s UCL while FC Porto had claimed a famous victory over Italian giants Juventus last season.
Last season’s beaten finalists Manchester City have been drawn with Paris St. Germain (PSG), who lost in the final in 2019-20, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge in Group A.
PSG, who boast an attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and Manchester City are the clear favourites in their group while Bundesliga’s RB Leipzig, semi-finalist in 2019-20, are capable of some upsets.
In Group E, five-time Champions League champions Barcelona, who let go of Argentine legend Lionel Messi this summer, have been drawn alongside Bayern Munich, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv.
There have been several memorable matches between Barcelona and Bayern, with the 2012-13 two-legged semi-final clash a standout win for Bayern Munich in their victorious campaign that season.
The Bundesliga giants also beat Barcelona 8-2 in the quarter-finals of their triumphant season in 2019-20.
Defending UCL champions Chelsea have a relatively easy Group H alongside Juventus. The Italians are looking to bounce back after a tough couple of seasons. Malmo and Zenit St. Petersburg complete the group line-up.
Manchester United, buoyed by the return of club hero Cristiano Ronaldo, are in Group F with Atalanta, Villarreal – who beat Man United in last season’s UEFA Europa League final – and Young Boys.
Where to watch UEFA Champions League 2021-22 live in India?
Select matches of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and their respective HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of UCL 2021-22 will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV. Find the full schedule of UEFA Champions League Fixtures below.
UEFA Champions League Fixtures
Tuesday 14 September
Group E: Barcelona vs Bayern, Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica
Group F: Young Boys vs Man. United (18:45 CET), Villarreal vs Atalanta
Group G: Sevilla vs Salzburg (18:45 CET), LOSC vs Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea vs Zenit, Malmö vs Juventus
Wednesday 15 September
Group A: Man. City vs Leipzig, Club Brugge vs Paris
Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs Porto, Liverpool vs AC Milan
Group C: Beşiktaş vs Dortmund (18:45 CET), Sporting CP vs Ajax
Group D: Sheriff vs Shakhtar Donetsk (18:45 CET), Inter vs Real Madrid
Tuesday 28 September
Group A: Paris vs Man. City, Leipzig vs Club Brugge
Group B: AC Milan vs Atlético de Madrid, Porto vs Liverpool
Group C: Ajax vs Beşiktaş (18:45 CET), Dortmund vs Sporting CP
Group D: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter (18:45 CET), Real Madrid vs Sheriff
Wednesday 29 September
Group E: Bayern vs Dynamo Kyiv, Benfica vs Barcelona
Group F: Atalanta vs Young Boys (18:45 CET), Man. United vs Villarreal
Group G: Salzburg vs LOSC, Wolfsburg vs Sevilla
Group H: Zenit vs Malmö (18:45 CET), Juventus vs Chelsea
Tuesday 19 October
Group A: Club Brugge vs Man. City (18:45 CET), Paris vs Leipzig
Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs Liverpool, Porto vs AC Milan
Group C: Beşiktaş vs Sporting CP (18:45 CET), Ajax vs Dortmund
Group D: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid, Inter vs Sheriff
Wednesday 20 October
Group E: Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv (18:45 CET), Benfica vs Bayern
Group F: Young Boys vs Villarreal, Man. United vs Atalanta
Group G: Salzburg vs Wolfsburg (18:45 CET), LOSC vs Sevilla
Group H: Chelsea vs Malmö, Zenit vs Juventus
Tuesday 2 November
Group E: Dynamo Kyiv vs Barcelona, Bayern vs Benfica
Group F: Villarreal vs Young Boys, Atalanta vs Man. United
Group G: Wolfsburg vs Salzburg (18:45 CET), Sevilla vs LOSC
Group H: Malmö vs Chelsea (18:45 CET), Juventus vs Zenit
Wednesday 3 November
Group A: Man. City vs Club Brugge, Leipzig vs Paris
Group B: AC Milan vs Porto (18:45 CET), Liverpool vs Atlético de Madrid
Group C: Sporting CP vs Beşiktaş, Dortmund vs Ajax
Group D: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk (18:45 CET), Sheriff vs Inter
Tuesday 23 November
Group E: Dynamo Kyiv vs Bayern (18:45 CET), Barcelona vs Benfica
Group F: Villarreal vs Man. United (18:45 CET), Young Boys vs Atalanta
Group G: Sevilla vs Wolfsburg, LOSC vs Salzburg
Group H: Malmö vs Zenit, Chelsea vs Juventus
Wednesday 24 November
Group A: Man. City vs Paris, Club Brugge vs Leipzig
Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs AC Milan, Liverpool vs Porto
Group C: Beşiktaş vs Ajax (18:45 CET), Sporting CP vs Dortmund
Group D: Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk (18:45 CET), Sheriff vs Real Madrid
Tuesday 7 December
Group A: Paris vs Club Brugge (18:45 CET), Leipzig vs Man. City (18:45 CET)
Group B: Porto vs Atlético de Madrid, AC Milan vs Liverpool
Group C: Dortmund vs Beşiktaş, Ajax vs Sporting CP
Group D: Real Madrid vs Inter, Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sheriff
Wednesday 8 December
Group E: Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv, Bayern vs Barcelona
Group F: Man. United vs Young Boys, Atalanta vs Villarreal
Group G: Salzburg vs Sevilla, Wolfsburg vs LOSC
Group H: Juventus vs Malmö (18:45 CET), Zenit vs Chelsea
Knockout stage dates
Round of 16 draw: 13 December
Round of 16 first legs: 15/16/22/23 February
Round of 16 second legs: 8/9/15/16 March
Quarter-final and semi-final draw: 18 March
Quarter-final first legs: 5/6 April
Quarter-final second legs: 12/13 April
Semi-final first legs: 26/27 April
Semi-final second legs: 3/4 May
Final: 28 May