Where To Watch UEFA Champions League 2021-22: Schedule, Pools, Coverage

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With Chelsea FC clinching the UEFA Champions League 2020-21 title by beating Manchester City FC (1-0) on 29May 2021, football fans cannot wait to hear about the upcoming succeeding edition.


Firstly, the 67th edition of Europe’s elite club competition will start from 22 June ’21 to 28 May’22.

It has been 30 years since the European Champion Clubs’ Cup was renamed the ‘UEFA Champions League.’

The final of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 was initially scheduled to kick off in Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany) but was moved to Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia) because of the postponement of the 2020-21 final.

This Selectra article will provide you clean and sophisticated information about UEFA Champions League 2021-22 fixtures, format, and where to watch.

UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Full Schedule, Matches, and Draw Calendar

The tournament’s Qualifying Stage is planned to run between 22 June’21 to 25 August’21. Next, the Group Stage matches are set to commence from 14 September’21.

And the Knockout Stage matches are expected to start from 15 February’22.

Below is the month-wise match calendar for the 2021-22 edition:

Jun-21

8 June: Preliminary round draw
15 June: First qualifying round draw
16 June: Second qualifying round draw
22 June: Preliminary round, semi-finals
25 June: Preliminary round, final

Jul-21

6/7 July: First qualifying round, first legs
13/14 July: First qualifying round, second legs
19 July: Third qualifying round draw
20/21 July: Second qualifying round, first legs
27/28 July: Second qualifying round, second legs

Aug-21

2 August: Play-off round draw
3/4 August: Third qualifying round, first legs
10 August: Third qualifying round, second legs
17/18 August: Play-offs, first legs
24/25 August: Play-offs, second legs
26 August: Group stage draw

Sep-21

14/15 September: Group stage, Matchday 1
28/29 September: Group stage, Matchday 2

Oct-21

19/20 October: Group stage, Matchday 3

Nov-21

2/3 November: Group stage, Matchday 4
23/24 November: Group stage, Matchday 5

Dec-21

7/8 December: Group stage, Matchday 6
13 December: Round of 16 draw

Feb-22

15/16/22/23 February: Round of 16, first legs

Mar-22

8/9/15/16 March: Round of 16, second legs
18 March: Quarter-final & Semi-final draw

Apr-22

5/6 April: Quarter-finals, first legs
12/13 April: Quarter-finals, second legs
26/27 April: Semi-finals, first legs

May-22

3/4 May: Semi-finals, second legs
28 May: Final – Saint Petersburg Stadium

Data Source: UEFA.com

Don’t forget all draws kick-off at 3:30 PM IST except the group stage draw, which starts at 9:30 PM IST.

UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Qualifying Stage As It Stands

We have put together all the results of the qualifying matches already played as of today:

First Qualifying Round

Team 1 Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fola Esch Luxembourg Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 2–2 0–5
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2–0 1–2
Malmö FF Sweden Latvia Riga 1–0 1–1
Bodø/Glimt Norway Poland Legia Warsaw 2–3 0–2
Connah’s Quay Nomads Wales Armenia Alashkert 2–2 0–1 (a.e.t.)
HJK Finland Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 3–1 4–0
CFR Cluj Romania Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 3–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Shkëndija North Macedonia Slovenia Mura 0–1 0–5
Teuta Albania Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–4 0–1
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 1–2 1–2
Maccabi Haifa Israel Kazakhstan Kairat 1–1 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 1–0 1–0
Ferencváros Hungary Kosovo Prishtina 3–0 3–1
Žalgiris Lithuania Northern Ireland Linfield 3–1 2–1
Flora Estonia Malta Hibernians 2–0 3–0
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia Iceland Valur 3–2 2–0

Second Qualifying Round

Champions Path
Team 1 Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia Cyprus Omonia 2–0 27-Jul
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia Switzerland Young Boys 21-Jul 28-Jul
Legia Warsaw Poland Estonia Flora 21-Jul 27-Jul
Alashkert Armenia Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 28-Jul
Olympiacos Greece Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku 21-Jul 28-Jul
Kairat Kazakhstan Serbia Red Star Belgrade 21-Jul 28-Jul
Lincoln Red Imps Gibraltar Romania CFR Cluj 1–2 28-Jul
Malmö FF Sweden Finland HJK 21-Jul 27-Jul
Ferencváros Hungary Lithuania Žalgiris 2–0 27-Jul
Mura Slovenia Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 21-Jul 28-Jul

UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Group Stage As It Stands

We think you would already know that Chelsea was the defending champion of the 2020-21 edition by beating Manchester City.

Well, did you also know that the last edition was Manchester City’s debut into any UEFA Champions League Final ever and Chelsea’s second UEFA Champions League title overall?

Well, let us see what the upcoming final has in store.

The group stage will have 32 teams. Of these, 26 automatically qualify, and the remaining 6 slots are taken by play-off winners.

Which 26 Teams Have Automatically Qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2021-22?

Zenit (RUS), Wolfsburg (GER), Villarreal (ESP, UEFA Europa League winners), Sporting CP (POR), Sevilla (ESP), Real Madrid (ESP), Porto (POR), Ajax (NED), Dortmund (GER), Atalanta (ITA), Chelsea (ENG, holders), Barcelona (ESP), Paris (FRA), Liverpool (ENG), Milan (ITA), Juventus (ITA), Inter Milan (ITA), LOSC (FRA), Manchester United (ENG), Bayern (GER), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Manchester City (ENG), Beşiktaş (TUR), Leipzig (GER), and Club Brugge (BEL).

Will the Qualifying Rounds follow the same format as the 2020-21 edition?

No. Unlike the UEFA Champions League 2020-21, where all ties before the play-offs stage were played as single-leg matches, the upcoming 2021-22 edition will have a home-and-away format from the very first qualifying round onwards. But, again, UEFA might alter this format if the pandemic worsens, although we hope not.

UEFA Champions League 2022-21 Final

The most exciting match of the tournament will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in May’22.

What about the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Draw Seedings?

In the group stage, the teams will be divided into four (4) pots.

Pot 1 will have the UEFA Champions League holders, the UEFA Europa League holders, and the champions of Spain, Germany, England, France, Italy, and Portugal, i.e., the top six-ranked associations. In addition, respective clubs’ UEFA Club coefficients will decide their seeding.

UEFA Champions League 2021-22 TV Schedule and Watch Live

While the confirmed TV schedule for UEFA Champions League 2021-22 is not out yet, we’d like to tell you that Sony Pictures Sports Networks India (SPSN) continues to hold exclusive broadcasting rights in India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Maldives for most of the high-quality UEFA competitions for 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24 seasons. Consequently, fans can also live to stream these matches on the SonyLIV OTT platform.

Below is a probable list of SPSN channels where the 2021-22 edition is predicted to be broadcasted

Channels Tata Sky Airtel DTH Videocon D2H Dish TV
Sony Six 484 291 423 623
Sony Six HD 483 292 928 622
Sony Ten 1 471 285 411 611
Sony Ten 1 HD 470 286 927 610
Sony Ten 2 474 287 413 613
Sony Ten 2 HD 473 288 931 612
Sony Ten 3 476 289 415 615
Sony Ten 3 HD 475 290 926 614

Conclusion

We hope this Selectra article gives you all the information that you need to put on your cheer items ready for your favorite team’s match in the upcoming UEFA Champions League edition. May the best team win!

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