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UEFA Champions League: Schedule, Possible Line-Ups, and Odds


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UEFA Champions League group stages of the 2023/24 have concluded, and we are now in the final stages of the competition, with Manchester City aiming to defend their title.

Pep Guardiola’s main challengers will most likely be Real Madrid, with Jude Bellingham in charge of the midfield, and Bayern Munich, with Harry Kane up front.

Could Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal cause some upsets along the way? Will Paris Saint-Germain and Kylian Mbappe finally get to their promised land?

Also Read: Man City face Chelsea test as pressure builds on Ten Hag

The Sporting News lists the key dates for the remainder of the competition, as well as how to watch the matches.

UEFA Champions League schedule 2023/2024

StageDrawFirst legSecond leg
Playoff RoundAug. 7, 2023Aug. 22 & 23, 2023Aug. 29 & 30, 2023
Group StageAug. 31, 2023Sept. 19 & 20, 2023
Oct. 3 & 4, 2023
Oct. 24 & 25, 2023
Nov. 7 & 8, 2023
Nov. 28 & 29, 2023
Dec. 12 & 13, 2023
Round of 16Dec. 18, 2023Feb. 13-21, 2024Mar. 5-13, 2024
QuarterfinalsMar. 15, 2024Apr. 9 & 10, 2024Apr. 16 & 17, 2024
SemifinalsApr. 30 & May 1, 2024May 7 & 8, 2024
FinalJune 1, 2024
Source: Sporting News

Champions League round of 16 first legs: Possible line-ups

Who is most likely to start, and who is unavailable or doubtful? UEFA.com predicts the round of 16 first-leg lineups.

On February 13th, Copenhagen faced Manchester City. Their starting lineup included Grabara, Ankersen, McKenna, Diks, Jelert, Mattsson, Falk, Diogo Gonçalves, Elyounoussi, Claesson, and Achouri.
Out: Lerager (suspended), Sander (knee), Khocholava (knee), and Boilesen.Melting (thigh) is doubtful.

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Aké; Rodri; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Álvarez, Haaland.
Out: none.
Doubtful: None.

Leipzig versus Real Madrid
Leipzig: Gulácsi; Henrichs, Orbán, Klostermann, Raum; Seiwald, Schlager; Olmo, Simons; and Openda, Šeško
Out: Haidara (knee).
Doubtful: None.

Real Madrid lineup: Lunin; Carvajal, Nacho, Tchouameni, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga, Brahim Díaz; Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo.
Courtois, Éder Militão, Alaba, and Bellingham are all out due to knee or ankle injuries.
Doubtful: Rüdiger (knee), Nacho (muscle fatigue).

Wednesday, February 14: Paris vs. Real Sociedad.
Paris: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Danilo, Hernández; Zaïre-Emery, Vitinha, Fabián Ruiz; Dembélé, Mbappé, and Barcola.
Out: Kimpembe (Achilles), Nuno Mendes (hamstring), and Škriniar (ankle).
Doubtful: None.

Real Sociedad: Remiro; Galán, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Traoré; Merino, Zubimendi, Méndez; Kubo, Oyarzabal, and Barrenetxea.
Out: Elustondo (suspended); Odriozola (knee); Carlos Fernández (meniscus); Tierney (hamstring); Becker (groyne).
Questionable: Oyarzabal (muscular)

Lazio vs. Bayern
Lazio lineup: Provedel; Marušić, Romagnoli, Mario Gila, Hysaj; Guendouzi, Vecino, Luis Alberto; Isaksen, Immobile, and Felipe Anderson.
Renzetti is out (he has been suspended).Patric (shoulder) and Zaccagni (toe)

Bayern: Neuer; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Guerreiro; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sané, Müller, and Musiala; Kane’s injury list includes Coman (hamstring), Gnabry (groyne), Laimer (calf), Peretz (knee), and Sarr (knee).
Doubtful: Davies (muscular) and Zaragoza (illness).

Tuesday, February 20: PSV vs Dortmund
PSV lineup: Benítez; Teze, Ramalho, Boscagli, Dest; Veerman, Schouten, Saibari; Bakayoko, De Jong, Lozano.
Out: Lang (hamstring), Bella-Kotchap (shoulder)
Doubtful: (knock)

Dortmund team: Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Sabitzer, Salih Özcan; Malen, Sancho, Bynoe-Gittens, Füllkrug.
Out: Nmecha (hip).
Doubtful: None.

Inter versus Atlético de Madrid
Inter: Sommer, Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martínez, Thuram.
Out: None Doubtful: Frattesi (thigh).

Atlético de Madrid lineup: Oblak; Riquelme, Hermoso, Witsel, Savić, Marcos Llorente; Barrios, Koke, De Paul; Griezmann, Depay.
Out: Lemar (Achilles), Azpilicueta (meniscus), Giménez (muscle), and Morata (knee).
Doubtful: None.

Wednesday, February 21: Napoli vs Barcelona
Napoli: Meret; Østigård, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus; Di Lorenzo, Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka, Mazzocchi; Politano, Osimhen, and Kvaratskhelia.
Out: none.
Doubtful: None.

Barcelona lineup: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Iñigo Martínez, João Cancelo; De Jong, Christensen, Gündoğan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Pedri.
Out: Balde (muscle tear), Gavi (knee), Alonso (back), Ferran Torres (hamstring).
Doubtful: João Félix (ankle).

Porto vs. Arsenal
Porto: Diogo Costa, João Mário, Fábio Cardoso, Pepe, Wendell; Varela, Nico González; Galeno, Pepê, Francisco Conceição; Evanilson.
Out: Marcano (knee).

Arsenal lineup: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Ødegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Havertz. Trossard
Out: Partey (thigh), Timber (knee), Fábio Vieira (groyne), and Zinchenko (calf).
Doubtful: Jesus’ knee.


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