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UEFA Champions League Day 1, Wednesday Sep 15

By Chris Dinsdale

September 15, 2021 - UEFA Champions League Matchday 1, Wednesday fixtures. Europe’s new UEFA Champions League season kicks off, with key fixtures including Real Madrid, coached by Carlo Ancelotti, taking on Internationale, 2021 finalists Manchester City hosting Leipzig, and AC Milan -- back in the Champions League for the first time since 2013 -- travelling to Liverpool. The final will be played at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, on May 28, 2022.

Teams:

Group A: Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge
Group B: Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, FC Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas JK
Group D: Internazionale, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is the 30th season of Europe’s primary club football tournament.

Chelsea are defending champions having defeated English Premier League rivals Manchester City in the 2021 final.

Real Madrid are the most successful club in European Cup history, with 13 titles, ahead of AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (6) and Liverpool (6).

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.

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PUBLISHED: 10/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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