Champions league 2022-23

Champions League 2022-23-The latest table, results, stats and fixtures.

The Most awaited Champions League 2022-23 Round of 16 is out to be held in February 2023 

Draws have been taken and now we know who is playing against whom to ultimately win the most 

coveted trophy in the premier league watched by fans across the Globe.

Champions League round of 16: Meet the teams                                                 

Let’s have a look at these 16 teams from the Draws in the Champions League Round – Knockouts Schedule

Leipzig V Manchester City
Club Brugge V Benfica
Liverpool V Real Madrid
AC Milan V Tottenham Hotspur
Frankfurt V Napoli
Dortmund V Chelsea
Inter V Porto
Paris Saint German V Bayern Munchen



Leipzig is now playing a 4-2-2-1-1 set up, proving to be a masterstroke for Leipzig Coach Marco Rose.  Players like Mohd. Simakan has proven to be a good Right back and Christopher Nkunku and Andre Silva make a great Attacking pair for Leipzig.

Christopher Nkunku

Coach Marco Rose has created a pressing and counter-pressing formation, which has helped Leipzig do well in the Champions League and the Bundesliga.

Their key player will still be formidable Christopher Nkunku who signed in a two-year contract extension and is now committed to the club till 2026

Leipzig has never gone goalless in the UEFA Champions League Round in their 36 matches so far 

Manchester City                                

Erling Haaland

Manchester City went down in the last season in the semi-finals against Barcelona on aggregate score. This star-studded team under coach Pep Guardiola secured the top 16 spot for the tenth successive season. But this time it was the brilliance of their star player Erling Haaland against Dortmund which made it possible. Fans of Manchester City who could not make it to the Champions League final last time around will surely hope to see their team cross this hurdle this time in the Champions League final.

Manchester City plays the traditional 4-3-3 formation but quickly move to ultra-attacking 2-3-5 when they dominate possession. The form of their Star players Kevin De Bruyne and Haaland will help the two-time winner coach go for his third title

Kevin De Bruyne will be key player for Manchester City in the squad to create chances and feed Haaland at the post 

Club Brugge                                                                     

Club Brugge
imon Mignolet

This team surprised everyone to reach the round of 16 with two games to spare. The team relies heavily on their Belgian Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. They play the 3-5-2 combination and rely mainly on defensive play. The Club Brugge team is a perfect blend of defence and attack with Kamal Sowah and Ferran Jutgla in the front

The Club Brugge coach Carl Hoefkens worked as a coach for the club’s Under 18 and Under 21 teams and can be considered a Club Brugge man 

Club Brugge plays around their key player 34-year-old Simon Mignolet having a 60% clean sheet record for the club 

This is the first time the club has reached the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League in their previous ten attempts 


Rafa Silva

Benfica qualified for the round of 16 as group leaders which means no team would want to face them in the knockout phase. they Beat Juve twice and Drew with PSG and no pushovers. Their coach Roger Schmidt has brought a German touch to the Portugal club and has made them strong

Benfica play the 4-2-3-1 format and have attacking full backs and wingers. Benfica has a mix of young and experienced squad with Enzo Fernandez giving speed to the team 

The Benfica team will rely on Rafa Silva who not only contributes as an attacker but comes back to do defensive duties as and when required.

Currently, he is going through a purple patch and the coach will like to take full advantage of it during the Champions League knockouts



With an inconsistent start, Liverpool has managed to book their place in the round of 16 for the sixth time. Their inconsistency if taken care of, can become a serious contender for their fourth finals

Thiago Alcantara

 Liverpool play a surprising 4-3-3 formation which was not adopted for a few games due to team form and the team may well go back to their winning formation in the round of 16. Their German Coach Jurgen Klopp led the Reds to the Champions League Title in the 2018-2019 season, the first English title, FA Cup and League Cup. Liverpool were not able to cross the final hurdles in the last Champions League final.

Liverpool will rely on Thiago Alcantara along with the experienced Mohamed Salah. Thiago is currently their go-to man for his passing and tackle skills.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Real Madrid team is one of the crowd favourites and has in all season appearances managed to be in round 16, such is the consistency of this formidable team. Real Madrid play 4-3-3 formation and have been consistent with the same

Karim Benzema

Carlo Ancelotti has won the Championship for Real Madrid four times. Main player for Real Madrid will be Karim Benzema who is currently in the form of his life but unfortunately missed out on the world cup due to injury. He will be keen to make a point here. The loss in the WorldCup final will be hurting and there will be an extra zip in all French players in all clubs

AC Milan         

AC Milan

Ac Milan had a difficult group with Chelsea in Group E. They managed to move into the Champions League Group 16 phase and they will be happy with the result considering the injury list in their squad. Ac Milan play with a 4-2-3-1 formation  with an attacking full back and midfield combination playing a box to box game to feed the lone striker. Rafael Leo and Theo Hernandez give strengths on the left 

Rafael Leo

Stefano Pioli has been the coach for Ac Milan since 2019 

Their main player for Ac Milan will definitely be the 24 year old Fikayo Tomori who is their sole striker in the formation 

Tottenham Hotspur                                                  

Tottenham Hotspur

The club plays the 3-4-3 formation and takes time into the group stage. They however would need to be cautious with their formidable opponents and play and have a good start in the 90 mins game. Tottenham Hotspur Coach Antonio Conte have managed to help his team to improve game by game but the team may need to show more gut during the Champions League knockouts  

The coach had been an icon in his playing days for Juventus and joined Tottenham Hotspur last term.

Tottenham Hotspur will rely heavily on the inform England skipper Harry Kane who is on his way to be the highest scorer for his club and country. Harry Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot three times and will want to push Tottenham Hotspur to the next round 

st demeanour. They will rely on their star Japanese player Daichi Kamada for his creative midfield play. 


Daichi Kamada

Frankfurt cannot be taken lightly as they are on a high after recently lifting the UEFA Europa League title and are now poised for the champions league. Frankfurt play with a 3-4-2-1 formation with predominantly a counter-attacking side. They prefer to have ball possession till they get an opening to attack.  Midfielders Mario Gotze, Jesper Lindstrom and Daichi Kamada play a vital role for Frankfurt. Frankfurt Coach Oliver Glasner has the backing of fans and the team due to his honest demeanour. They will rely on their star Japanese player Daichi Kamada for his creative midfield play. 

Napoli – Italy                                                                 

Napoli – Italy
Victor Osimhen

One of the inform teams in the competition, Napoli has beaten Liverpool and big teams on their way to the round of 16. All players for Napoli like Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Giacomo, Andre Frank are in sensational form. Napoli Coach Luciano Spalletti has been successful in making this team play free-flowing football and they have been very consistent in their performances 

Napoli play in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 combination. The team will rely on the Nigerian player Victor Osimhen, the Best Young Player in Serie A for 21/22. 


Jude Bellingham

Dortmund was in turmoil and had an early exit last season. The team has managed to group itself into a unit under the leadership of Jude Bellingham after Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City. The team lacks experience which would be crucial in the round of 16 knockouts. Though the team is an attacking one, injuries and the exit of Haaland have made the team be more cautious and focus more on their defensive play

Dortmund Coach Edin Terzic will be cautious and rely more on their counter-attacking with Youssoufa Moukoko as their lone striker and focus to strengthen their defence. Jude Bellingham will still be their key player and the Dortmund team will be dependent on his goal-scoring abilities 


Mason Mount

Chelsea also has seen its share of ups and downs in the season with the early exit of their champion coach after the first game in the group stage and the new coach Graham Potter has been successful in putting things in place without much trouble.  Chelsea does not play with any set formation and is flexible based on their opponents. This makes them very dangerous with their set of players. They will rely on Mason Mount who played a vital role in last season 

This is Chelsea’s 18th appearance in the Champions League knockout rounds out of their 19th Appearance which shows their consistency as a club 

Inter- Italy

Inter- Italy
Lautaro Martinez

Though Inter was in one of the most difficult groups they manage to move to round 16 with a game to spare even with the injured Romelu Lukaku unavailable due to injury. Inter plays the 3-5-2 formation. Brozovic was key but he too was injured and was replaced by Hakan Calhanoglu. Fans are awaiting Lukaku’s return to strengthen the offensive with Lautaro Martinez. Inter coach Coach Simone Inzaghi took over from Antonio Conte in 2021 and will be confident of his team to go to the next round. Inter’s main player will be Lautaro Martinez as he has been key in the absence of Lukaku. 

Porto – Portugal                                                          

Porto – Portugal
 Mehdi Taremi

Porto was written off by all after their 4-0 rubbing by Club Brugge on Matchday 2 only to make a strong comeback winning key fixtures and taking down Brugge in Belgium. The Key is always going to be their Goal Keeper who is one of the best in the world

Porto plays 4-4-2 formation and Winger Pepe also gives support as right back to Goal Keeper Diogo Costa. Porto Coach Sergio Conceicao has brought the team back into the radar of Portuguese football and has been successful in bringing the team to the 4th of the 5 champions league championship

Porto key Player will be Iranian Mehdi Taremi for his striking ability and his ability to drop back and play midfield with equal ease 

Paris Saint Germain                                                   

Paris Saint Germain
Kylian Mbappe

The Dream team every club would want all comes down and plays for Paris Saint Germain. The trio of WorldCup golden boot winner -Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr. and the Worldcup Golden Goal winner and World champion Lionel Messi makes an enviable sight

Paris Saint Germain is in the Champions League Knockouts for the 11th successive season but surprisingly were not table toppers in the group stage and this will help Paris Saint Germain Coach Christophe Galtier to keep his team grounded. Ideally, Paris Saint Germain play a 3-4-3 formation but recent injuries have made the coach play with a stronger defence 4-3-3 formation 

The Key player will definitely be the all-time lead scorer for the club, Kylian Mbappe who may be playing his last season with the French club, Paris Saint Germain. 

Bayern Munchen – Germany                                           

Bayern Munchen – Germany
Jamal Musiala

The absence of their star player Robert Lewandowski has not fully sunk in but Bayern Munchen looked comfortable on the European stage and was comfortably placed in the round of 16 with two games to spare. The six-time winners, Bayern Munchen under coach Julian Nagelmann have looked solid in both defence and offence. Bayern Munchen will surely be a tournament favourite now that they managed to come out of a tough group. 

 With their prolific Goal Scorer out, the team plays the 4-2-3-1 formation. Bayern Munchen Key player will be the 19 year old Bayern’s new Star Jamal Musiala. His dribbling skills and playmaking skills will be key in the knockouts 

Champions League 2022-23  will be one of the most-watched football tournaments during February 2023

When will the round of 16 of the Champions League be played?                                                                            

Match 1st Leg 2nd Leg
Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig Feb. 22 March 14
Benfica vs. Club Brugge Feb. 15 March 7
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool Feb. 21 March 15
Tottenham vs. AC Milan Feb. 14 March 8
Napoli vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Feb. 21 March 15
Chelsea vs. Borussia Dortmund Feb. 15 March 7
Porto vs. Inter Milan Feb. 22 March 14
Bayern Munich vs. PSG Feb. 14 March 8

When and where is the 2022-23 Champions League final?                                                                                       

The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League final will take place at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium on 10 June 2023.


Where is the champion league final ?

Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

Where can I watch champion league 2023?

Sony live

Which teams are in the champion League 2023?

ENG: Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham
ESP: Atlético, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla
ITA: Inter, Juventus, Milan, Napoli
GER: Bayern, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Leverkusen
FRA: Marseille, PSG
POR: Benfica, Porto, Sporting CP
NED: Ajax
AUT: Salzburg
SCO: Celtic, Rangers
UKR: Shakhtar Donetsk
BEL: Club Brugge
CZE: Viktoria Plzeň
DEN: Copenhagen
CRO: Dinamo Zagreb
ISR: Maccabi Haifa

Who will host 2023 champion League?

Istanbul , Turkey

Who qualified for UCL round of 16?

Manchester City 
Club Brugge
Real Madrid 
AC Milan 
Tottenham Hotspur
Paris Saint German
Bayern Munchen

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