A new edition of the UEFA Champions League is already underway and the chase is on to knock defending champions Real Madrid off their perch after they won the 2021/22 competition by beating Liverpool in the final.
Teams from all across Europe are competing for a chance at hoisting the most prestigious trophy in European club football, and collecting major prize money along the way.
Only 26 elite clubs qualify directly to the group stage of the 2022/23 Champions League with six more joining them after a grueling qualifying campaign that will see a scrap of 52 teams reduced to a lucky six.
Among the teams with aspirations to make the 2023 final are Manchester City and PSG, who are looking for their first Champions League, while clubs like AC Milan and FC Barcelona are hoping to regain some of the luster of their glory years.
The Sporting News brings you everything you need to know to watch the Champions League action throughout the 2022/23 campaign.
Champions League on TV today
We’re in the midst of the playoff round: Six aggregate-goal series which will award the winners with the six remaining spots in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
How to watch Champions League in USA
In English In Spanish
TV Channels CBS, CBS Sports
Network (CBSSN) Univision, TUDN,
Live Streams Paramount+, fubo
The exclusive broadcasters for Champions League soccer in the United States are CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).
From the playoff round on through the group stage and knockout rounds, all Champions League matches are available to watch in both English and Spanish. (Individual clubs hold the broadcast rights for each qualifying round prior to the playoffs.)
CBS streams every match on Paramount+, with select matches televised on CBS or CBS Sports Network. Univision spreads select matches across its TV networks and also makes matches available on its ViX streaming platform.
Any matches televised by either CBS or Univision can also be streamed on fuboTV.
Champions League schedule 2022/23
After the six teams emerge from the qualifying rounds, the 2022/23 Champions League will continue with the 32-team group stage, and the knockout stage beginning with the Round of 16 all the way through to the final in Turkey.
Group stage schedule
The draw for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage will take place on Aug. 25, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey. All six rounds of matches will wrap up prior to the break for the 2022 World Cup.
The draw for the 2022/23 Champions League Round of 16 will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. The draw for the rest of the 2022/23 Champions League knockout stage will take place on March 17, 2023.
The final will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10, 2023.