UEFA Champions League play-offs 2022-23
August 16, 2022 - August 24, 2022 - UEFA Champions League play-off round takes place across Europe. Teams occupying a play-off spot have one final chance to seal a berth in the group stage and join the 26 teams -- including reigning champions Real Madrid -- that have already qualified for the draw on August 25.
The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League is the 31st season of Europe’s primary club football tournament.
Real Madrid are defending champions having defeated Liverpool in the 2022 final. Victory for the La Liga heavyweights extended their record as the most successful club in European Cup history, with 14 titles, ahead of AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (6) and Liverpool (6).
The final will be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey on June 10, 2023.
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.