Champions League Day 1, Wednesday Sep 18 infographic
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Champions League Day 1, Wednesday Sep 18

By Chris Dinsdale

September 17, 2019 - September 18, 2019 - Champions League Matchday 1, Wednesday fixtures. Europe’s new Champions League season kicks off, with key fixtures including 13-time champions Real Madrid travelling to Paris St-Germain, Atletico Madrid hosting Juventus, and Shakhtar Donetsk taking on Manchester City. The final will be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 30, 2020.

The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.

The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide. The final of the 2012-13 tournament had the highest TV ratings to date, drawing 360 million television viewers. It was played at Wembley Stadium in London, England, where Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the first all-German Champions League final.

Liverpool are the defending champions. They defeated English rivals Tottenham Hotspur in last season’s final to win the title for the sixth time.

PUBLISHED: 13/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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