Everything there is to know about Thursday's UEFA Champions League draw

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Ajax will know on Thursday evening which opponents it will be facing in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The draw will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, and will begin at 18:00 on Thursday.


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Once the final teams qualified for the main draw on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, all 32 teams participating in the 2022/2023 Champions League season became known. Thanks to their 36th league title, Ajax was already assured of a ticket.

The draw can be viewed live on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv.

Group 1
Coach Alfred Schreuder's team is in group 1 in the draw and will therefore avoid FC Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, FC Porto, AC Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt.

The rest of the group looks like this:

Group 1:
Ajax, Bayern München, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, FC Porto, AC Milan, Eintracht Frankfurt

Group 2:
FC Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Tottenham Hotspur, RB Leipzig

Group 3:
Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Internazionale, Sporting CP, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg, Benfica, 

Group 4:
Club Brugge, Celtic, Maccabi Haifa, Viktoria Plzen, Rangers FC, Olympique Marseille, FC Kopenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb

Early September
The first group matches are scheduled for 6 and 7 September. In addition, teams from the same countries cannot meet and Russian teams are excluded from participation. The schedule of play is as follows.

Round 1: 6 and 7 September 2022
Round 2: 13 and 14 September 2022
Round 3: 4 and 5 October 2022
Round 4: 11 and 12 October 2022
Round 5: 25 and 26 October 2022
Round 6: 1 and 2 November 2022

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