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Champions League 2023: Lens for a new feat, Paris in doubt? Program and rankings

RC Lens welcomes PSV Eindhoven to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis this Tuesday at 9 p.m. After the feat against Arsenal before the break, the Sang et Or face a new major challenge. Even if they are last in the group with only one point, Peter Bosz’s men are formidable this season. They are flawless in the league: nine wins in nine matches, with 30 goals scored and only 3 conceded. Getting off to a bad start in this Champions League, the Dutch are playing their qualification on the double confrontation which is coming against the Lensois.

For their part, Franck Haise’s players are still treading water in the league after another draw this weekend (0-0 in Le Havre), but they are at the top of the standings in their group thanks to their success against Arsenal. A victory this Tuesday and the Sang et Or would almost have one foot in the round of 16.

In the other match in Group B, Arsenal travels to Seville at the same time. The Gunners must recover and also have the opportunity to do well, while the Sevillians must win their first match in this Champions League, after two frustrating draws.

Paris must win to reassure itself

The Parisians will be expected, Wednesday at 9 p.m., to show a different face than that of the scathing defeat at Newcastle (4-1). They welcome AC Milan to the Parc des Princes, after reassuring themselves this weekend against Strasboug (3-0). The Rossoneri fell at home this Sunday against Juventus (0-1), but have had a very good start to the season. In the Champions League, they have two points after two goalless matches: 0-0 against Newcastle then at Dortmund. PSG players will have to find the solution to break through the Milan defense and win a match that would bring them closer to qualification, before going to San Siro.

In the other group match, leader Newcastle hosts Borussia Dortmund, who are in last place with just one point. The Borussen already have their backs against the wall, while the Magpies have an opportunity to make a break in the standings.

Manchester United with their backs to the wall, the favorites must confirm

Few shocks for this third day, but delicate matches to negotiate for the big names. Bayern travel to Galatasaray on Tuesday at 6 p.m., who are second in the group after their victory at Old Trafford. In this Group A, Manchester United absolutely must beat Copenhagen at 9 p.m. to take their first points in the Champions League. Inter receives Salzburg at Giuseppe Meazza, while Naples and Real have perilous trips: respectively to Union Berlin and Braga. Benfica hosts Real Sociedad.

Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., Barça hosts Shakhtar Donetsk and can already take a big step towards the round of 16. In the same group, Antwerp receives Porto at 9 p.m. Feyenoord hosts Lazio at 6:45 p.m., before a difficult trip for Atlético to Celtic Park in Glasgow. Finally, in group G, the defending champion Manchester City travels to Bern to face Young Boys, while RB Leipzig receives Red Star Belgrade.

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What is the 2022-2023 Champions League schedule?

The group stage of the Football Champions League will be played from Tuesday September 19, 2023 to Wednesday December 13, 2023. As for the final, it has been set for June 1, 2024.

  • Day 1: September 19-20, 2023
  • Day 2: October 3-4, 2023
  • Day 3: October 24-25, 2023
  • Day 4: November 7-8, 2023
  • Day 5: November 28-29, 2023
  • Day 6: December 12-13, 2023
  • Round of 16: February 13-14 and 20-21 and March 5-6 and 12-13, 2024
  • Quarter-finals: April 9-10 and 16-17, 2024
  • Semi-finals: April 30-1er May and May 7-8, 2024
  • Final: 1er June 2024

On which TV channel to watch the Champions League in France?

The battle for TV rights continued to rage before this Champions League season. UEFA has awarded the French TV rights for the “Big Ears Cup” to beIN Sports and Canal+, which will therefore broadcast the Champions League. RMC Sport will co-broadcast with Canal the two best Champions League posters until 2024 and beIN SPORTS will offer all of the remaining matches.


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