Bayern’s possible Champions League group opponents

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Bayern will be back in Champions League action in three weeks when Germany’s champions begin their new European campaign on 19/20 September. And Bayern will discover their three opponents for the group stage on Thursday, 31 August when the draw is made for the 2023/24 season in Monaco. fcbayern.com runs you through how the draw is done and who the six-time European champions could potentially face.

Bayern in Pot 1

As usual, the 32 teams have been divided into four pots. Next season the field will be expanded to 36 clubs in a new format. As champions of Germany, Bayern are in Pot 1 and will therefore not have to face holders Manchester City, UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla, or the champions of the other top domestic leagues like Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Napoli. Bayern also cannot be drawn with fellow German clubs Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Union Berlin.

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Big names in Pot 2

However, there are many more big names in Pot 2, for example Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal.

More famous names in Pots 3 and 4

Seven-time European champions AC Milan and Scottish giants Celtic are among the illustrious sides awaiting in Pots 3 and 4. There are also exciting potential opponents in Lazio, Real Sociedad, Newcastle United, Galatasaray and more interesting destinations.

Regardless of who Bayern get, Thomas Tuchel and his team will want to get through the group no matter what and compete for a place in the Wembley final on 1 June 2024.

Draw overview

Pot 1 (no possible opponent):
Manchester City, Sevilla, Barcelona, Napoli, FC Bayern, Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, Feyenoord

Pot 2:
Real Madrid, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Porto, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund (not possible), RB Leipzig (not possible)

Pot 3:
Red Bull Salzburg, AC Milan, Lazio, Red Star Belgrade, Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, PSV Eindhoven, Copenhagen

Pot 4:
Real Sociedad, Galatasaray, Celtic, Newcastle United, Lens, Young Boys, Royal Antwerp, Union Berlin (not possible)

Group dates

Matchday 1: 19/20 September 
Matchday 2: 3/4 October
Matchday 3: 24/25 October
Matchday 4: 7/8 November
Matchday 5: 28/29 November
Matchday 6: 12/13 December

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