Here are the 2024-25 Champions League Dates

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Here are the 2024-25 Champions League Dates

The 2024-25 Champions League schedule has been released, and we have it here.

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Also read below for how to watch the Champions League in the US, and how to buy Champions League tickets from Groundhopper Soccer Guides.

First, a very quick introduction to the UEFA Champions League, for those who don’t know why it’s such a big deal.

What is the UEFA Champions League?

The world of soccer is organized into regions, each of which contains multiple countries with their own leagues. Within each region, there are competitions among both clubs and countries. Countries compete for World Cup qualification as well as regional competitions. In Europe, the latter is the European Championships, or Euros; in South America it’s the Copa America, etc. (This video has a lot more on the organization of worldwide soccer.)

Each region also has an annual club competition made up the best clubs from each country; in Europe, whose region is called UEFA, that is the UEFA Champions League. (Here’s a whole blog post on What is the UEFA Champions League.) With so much money and, therefore, top players and big clubs in Europe, the Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in the world.

The top four English Premier League clubs qualify for the Champions League; this is what is meant by “getting into Europe.”

bayern munich crest on seats in the stadium

Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena will host the 2025 Champions League Final on may 31, 2025.

Champions League Dates for 2024-25

Starting with the 2024-25 season, the format of the Champions League will change significantly. Check out this blog post to see those changes.

Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds

The 2024-25 UEFA Champions League will begin in July 2024 with three qualifying rounds, each consisting of two legs:

  • July 9/10 and 16/17
  • July 23/24 and 30/31
  • August 6/7 and 13

These rounds don’t include any teams from the top European leagues. Those clubs join for the Champions League Group Stage.

PSG will be back in the Champions League again for 2024-25

2024-25 Champions League Group Stage Dates

The draw for the 2024-25 Champions League Group Stage will take place on August 29, 2024. The 36 teams will be organized across four groups of nine and every club will face two teams from each of the other pots. After 8 games, the top 8 will move on to the round of 16 and teams ninth to 24th will go into a play-off round which sees each tie play out over two legs. The play-off winners also make it to the round of 16 while the losers go to the UEFA Europa League.

The 2024-25 Group Stages dates — all Tuesday and Wednesday evenings — are:

  • September 17-19
  • October 1-2
  • October 22-23
  • November 5-6
  • November 26-27
  • December 10-11
  • January 21-22
  • January 29

2024-25 Champions League Knockout round play-offs

The Champions League Knockout Stage begins with the Knockout round play-offs on February 11, 2025. Play-off games — one at each club’s stadium — will be played on the following Tuesday and Wednesday nights:

  • February 11-12, 2025
  • February 18-19, 2025

2024-25 Champions League Round of 16

Round of 16 games — one at each club’s stadium — will be played on the following Tuesday and Wednesday nights:

  • March 4-5, 2025
  • March 11-12, 2025

2024-25 Champions League Quarterfinals

The two-legged quarterfinal ties will be played:

  • April 8-9, 2025
  • April 15-16, 2025

2024-25 Champions League Semifinals

The two-legged semifinal ties will be played:

  • April 29-30, 2025
  • May 6-7, 2025

2024-25 Champions League Final

The 2024-25 Champions League Final will be played May 31, 2025, at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

Watch the 2024-25 Champions League

In the United States, you can watch the Champions LeagueEuropa League and Europa Conference League in English on Paramount+ by CBS Sports. The Spanish-language rights are held by TUDN, which is part of the Fubo TV service.

Watch soccer, including the Champions League, on Paramount+

Buy Champions League Tickets

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