#UCLDraw: Everything you Need to Know About the UEFA Champions League Draw
The most lucrative club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League will kick off in a matter of days.
The draw of the competition will take place in Turkey on Thursday, August 25th, 2022. Notjustok has decided to bring to you everything that you need to know about the draw and the competition
Real Madrid who are the defending Champions of the competition following their victory over Liverpool in Paris, France.
WHEN IS THE DRAW FOR THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGES?
The draw for the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stages will take place on Thursday, August 25th at 5 pm, West African time. The group-stage matches get started on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022. Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, will play host to the draw with the final due to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in June 2023.
HOW WILL THE DRAW FOR THIS UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGES BE FORMATTED?
Teams will be drawn into four pots of eight. The top two sides in each group progress to the knockout phase while the third-place team drops into the Europa League.Winners of the Champions League, Europa League and UEFA’s top six national leagues are placed into Pot 1.The remaining sides are spread evenly among the remaining three pots based on club coefficient, which measures their performance in previous UEFA competition.The full line-up of teams will be revealed once the qualification rounds are completed on Wednesday, August 24.
WHAT ARE THE LIKELY TOUGH FIXTURES?
Pot 2 sides Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham could all be drawn against the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich from Pot 1.There are some dangerous looking teams in Pot 3 to look out for such as Napoli, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.