Champions League: This is the Champions League 2022-23

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Champions League: This is the Champions League 2022-23

AN With just over a week to go until the 2021-22 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, the 2022-23 edition already has most of its participants. Between League champions and those classified via league quotas, there are only 7 gaps left to have an owner and be able to complete the 77 participating teams in the next edition of the Champions League, whose final will take place at the Atatrk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

Let’s take a look at all the teams that have qualified so far for the top continental competition and how each preliminary round works up to the group stage.

preliminary round

Levadía celebrates a goal

The 4 League champions of the 4 Leagues with the lowest UEFA coefficient enter this preliminary round, that is, Estonia, Iceland, Andorra and San Marino.

This the last four Initially, a winning team will emerge that will advance to the next round, with the remaining three falling to the Second Qualifying Round of the Conference League.

Teams participating in this round:

  • Levadia (League Champion in Estonia)
  • Vikingur (Iceland league camps)
  • Andorran Champion
  • Champion of San Marino

First qualifying round

El Bodo celebrates a goal in the Conference League

El Bodo celebrates a goal in the Conference League

In this First qualifying round, 29 teams enter directly, plus the champion of the the last four of the preliminary round, to make up a total of 30 qualifiers.

All the teams that enter this First Round are champions of their respective Leagues in the last edition.

Winners move on, losers drop to the Conference League Second Qualifying Round.

  • Qarabag (Azerbaijan)
  • Malmo (Sweden)
  • Ludogorets (Bulgaria)
  • Bailiff (Moldova)
  • Cluj (Romanian)
  • Bodo (Norway)
  • Ferencvaros (Hungary)
  • Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • HJK (Finland)
  • TNS [The New Saints] (gale winds)
  • Zalgiris (Lithuania)
  • Lincoln Red Imps (Gibraltar)
  • Shamrock Rovers (Ireland)
  • Zrinjski (Bosnia)
  • Sutjeska Niksic (Montenegro)
  • Shakhtyor Soligorsk (Belarus)
  • KI (Faroe Islands)
  • Lech Poznań (Poland)
  • Hibernians (Malta)
  • Tobol (Kazakhstan)
  • Skopje (North Macedonia)
  • SFR (Latvia)
  • Dynamo Batumi (Georgia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Balkans (Kosovo)
  • Linfield (Northern Ireland)
  • Champion of Slovenia
  • Luxembourg Champion
  • Armenian Champion
  • Winner of the Champions League Preliminary Final Four

Second qualifying round

Olympiacos

Olympiacos

For the Second Qualifying Round of the Champions League we have the 15 winners of the First Round qualifiers and nine teams also enter this instance directly.

Here the qualifying phase is divided into two routes that will continue until the final playoff: on the one hand, the teams that have been League champions will be measured and, on the other, those classified by league position.

The winners of the 12 ties move on, the losers drop to the Europa League qualifiers.

Participating teams in the Champions route:

  • 15 winners of the First Round qualifiers
  • Dinamo Zagreb (Champion of Croatia)
  • Olympiacos (Greek Champion)
  • Viktoria Plzen (Champion of Slovakia)
  • Zurich (Swiss Champion)
  • Israel League Champion

Participating teams in the route of Classifieds via League

  • Dynamo kyiv (2 in Ukraine)
  • Second in the Danish League
  • Turkish League Second
  • Cyprus League Second

Third qualifying round

Rangers players celebrate reaching the Europa League final

Rangers players celebrate reaching the Europa League finalscott heppellaccess point

A total of 20 teams participate in 10 qualifiers: 6 qualifiers (12 teams) from the Champions League qualifying phase and 4 qualifiers (8 teams) from those classified by league position.

The winners advance to the last Champions League qualifying round while the losers have two chances: if they come from the League champions qualifying zone, they go directly to the Europa League Group Stage. If they go through the classified zone via the League, they go to the last qualifying round of the Europa League.

Participating teams in the Champions route

  • 10 winners of the Second Round Champions path
  • Serbian League Champion
  • Apollon Limassol (Champion of Cyprus)

Participating teams in the route of Classifieds via League

  • 2 Second Round League path winners
  • Benfica (2 in Portugal)
  • Rangers (2 in Scotland) *If they win the Europa League they go to the group stage
  • PSV (2 in the Netherlands)
  • Sturm Graz (2 in Austria)
  • Union Saint-Gilloise (2 in Belgium)
  • Third of France

Final qualifying play-off

Trabzonspor fans celebrate the League

Trabzonspor fans celebrate the LeagueSTRENGTHEFE

This is the last qualifying round prior to the 2022-23 Champions League group stage.

In it, the two classification routes are maintained, for League champions and those classified by league position.

The winners go to the group stage of the Champions League and the losers go to the group stage of the Europa League

Participating teams in the Champions route

  • 6 Winners of the Third Round Champions Path Playoffs
  • Champion of Denmark
  • Trabzonspor (Champion of Turkey)

Participating teams of the route of classifieds goes League

  • 4 Winners of the Third Round League Qualifiers Path Playoffs

Group stage of the Champions 2022-23

Real Madrid players celebrate the t

Real Madrid players celebrate the 2022 League titlePHOTO CHEMA KINGMARK

Of the 32 participants in the classic 8 groups of 4 teams, the identity of 22 of them is already known.

A total of 6 teams access from the previous qualifying phases. The teams already classified for the group stage of the Champions 2022-23 are the following:

  • manchester city
  • Liverpool
  • real Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Seville
  • Milan
  • Bury
  • npoles
  • juventus
  • Bavarian
  • dormund
  • bayer leverkusen
  • RB Leipzig
  • psg
  • Port
  • sports pcs
  • Ajax
  • witches
  • RB Salzburg
  • Celtic
  • Shaktar

and remains to be known:

3 from England

4 from England

2 from France

Europa League Winner

6 qualifiers from the previous rounds

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