The UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage draw for the 2023/24 season took place on October 20, 2023, setting the stage for an exciting and competitive tournament. The 16 teams were divided into four groups of four, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage.
Defending champions Barcelona were handed a relatively favorable draw, landing in
Group A alongside Rosengård, Benfica, and Eintracht Frankfurt. The Spanish giants will be confident of topping the group and progressing to the next round.
Group B features another powerhouse, Lyon, who will face off against Slavia Prague, St. Pölten, and Brann. Lyon are expected to cruise through the group and challenge for the title once again.
Group C is a toss-up between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, with Roma and Ajax also in the mix. Both Bayern and PSG have the potential to advance, but it could be a tight battle for the top two spots.
Group D is perhaps the most evenly matched group, with Chelsea, Real Madrid, Häcken, and Paris FC all having a chance of progressing. Chelsea will be looking to recapture their past glory, while Real Madrid will be eager to make a deep run in the competition.
The group stage matches will kick off on November 14, 2023, and run until January 31, 2024. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals, which will be held in March and April 2024. The semifinals will take place in May 2024, with the final scheduled for May 25, 2024, at the San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain.
The UEFA Women’s Champions League is the premier club competition in women’s football, and the 2023/24 season promises to be another thrilling edition. With top teams from across Europe vying for the title, the competition is sure to produce some memorable matches and showcase the best of women’s football.