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Manchester United in the Champions League: Opponents, dates, full group list



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Manchester United will face Bayern Munich as their pot 1 rivals in the 2023/24 Champions League group stage opponents.

Erik ten Hag will embark on his first Champions League campaign as Manchester United manager this season after they finished in the Premier League top three last term.

They will face three other European sides in the 32-team tournament, with this year’s opponents being Bayern Munich, FC Copenhagen, and Galatasaray. in Group A of the competition.

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When are the fixtures?

In groups of four, each team will play every team in their group twice – once at home and once away. The top two teams in each group will qualify, with third-place outfits being demoted to the Europa League knockout round play-offs.

Matchday 1: 19/20 September

Matchday 2: 3/4 October

Matchday 3: 24/25 October

Matchday 4: 7/8 November

Matchday 5: 28/29 November

Matchday 6: 12/13 December

What are the other groups?

Aside from Manchester United’s Group A, there are seven other groups who will battle it out until mid-December.

Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, RC Lens.

Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, S.C. Braga, Union Berlin.

Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, FC Salzburg, Real Sociedad.

Group E: Feyenoord, Atlético Madrid, S. S. Lazio, Celtic.

Group F: Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United.

Group G: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, BSC Young Boys.

Group H: FC Barcelona, FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp.

What is the knock-out format?

After the group stage results have been confirmed, the top two sides in each group will progress to the knock-out stage of the competition.

Each team that finishes second in their respective group will be drawn against a side that finished first in a different group for the round of 16.

It also must be noted that teams from the same country cannot face each other in the round of 16 – so, for example, if Manchester United win Group A and Newcastle finish second in Group X, the two sides cannot be drawn against each other for the round of 16.

Beyond then, the winning teams of each round of 16 tie will then be drawn against each other, with no parameters to limit which team can play one another.

The final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on 1 June 2024.