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Onto the Semis: Our Guide to the Champions & Europa Leagues

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The Champions League and Europa League tournaments are now getting to the business end and here’s all the latest info fans should know.

There’s been plenty of footballing drama already this season, but things are about to get ticked up a notch.

With a few international breaks now behind us and Europe’s major leagues in full swing, here’s where things start to get tricky, tense and stressful for the clubs that earned qualification for the continent’s biggest annual club tournaments.

Plenty of English outfits managed to lock down direct entry to both the Europa and Champions League Rounds of 16, but before we get there, there’s a round of knockout Europa playoffs too.

Manchester City, looking to defend their maiden Champions League crown, have hit a couple of recent domestic hurdles and have drawn one of this season’s Champions League’s most engaging stories at the Round of 16 too, meeting FC Copenhagen.

So for those figuring which football is streaming where, here’s what you’re looking for.

Champions League 2023, Manchester City
Manchester City won the 2022-23 Champions League, beating Inter Milan.

How to watch the 2023-24 Champions League

In Australia, streaming platform Stan Sport has broadcasting rights, like last season.

Unlike other inferior streaming platforms (we won’t name names), you can pause and rewind live games on Stan Sport; functionality means that if you decide to watch the action on delay the next morning, you don’t have to wait for the full event to finish and then re-uploaded. It sounds simple, but it’s not universal across sport streaming platforms, unbelievably.

Stan Sport is Stan’s add-on package, costing an additional $15 a month. The platform also has all the major rugby (including the Rugby World Cup), tennis and various other events.

How to watch the 2023-24 Europa League

Quite like the Champions League, every EL game – and also the Europa Conference League matches – are also available on Stan Sport down under.

Champions League Semi Finals draw

We’re at the pointy end of UEFA’s premier cup competition, with the semi finals pitting some European heavyweights against each other.

Borussia Dortmund v PSG

1st leg: 2 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

2nd leg: 8 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Parc des Princes, Paris

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

1st leg: 1 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

2nd leg: 9 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Parc des Princes, Paris

Champions League quarter finals results

Atletico Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund progress to the semi finals, 5-4 on aggregate

PSG v Barcelona

PSG progress to the semi finals, 6-4 on aggregate

Arsenal v Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich progress to the semi finals, 3-2 on aggregate

Real Madrid v Manchester City

Real Madrid progress to the semi finals, 4-4 on aggregate, 4-3 on penalties

Martin Odegaard, Premier League best midfielders, FPL Gameweek 7
Martin Odegaard’s Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich

Europa League Semi Finals draw

AS Roma v Bayer Leverkusen

1st leg: 3 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Stadio Olimpico, Rome

2nd Leg: 10 May 2024 5:00 am AEST, BayArena, Leverkusen

Atalanta v Marseille

1st leg: 3 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Orange Velodrome, Marseille

2nd leg: 10 May 2024, 5:00 am AEST, Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo

Europa League quarter finals results

Atalanta v Liverpool

Atalanta progress to the semi finals, 3-1 on aggregate

AC Milan v Roma

Roma progress to the semi finals, 3-1 on aggregate

Marseille v Benfica

Marseille progress to the semi finals, 2-2 on aggregate. 4-2 on penalties

West Ham v Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen progress to the semi finals, 3-1 on aggregate

Europa League, 2023 Final, Sevilla
Sevilla won the 2023 Europa League Final, outlasting AS Roma on penalties

Champions League final details

Wembley Stadium, London, 2024

Date: Saturday, June 1

It’ll be a record eighth time that Wembley has hosted the UCL Final — the last time was back in 2013.

Europa League final details

Dublin Arena, Ireland, 2024

While the date is still yet to be determined, the deciding fixture is happening over in Dublin, Ireland this season. It’ll be the second time this venue will determine who claims one of Europe’s top prizes.

Recapping: UCL group stage draw

GROUP A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray

GROUP B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens

GROUP C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin

GROUP D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, Real Sociedad

GROUP E: Feyenoord, Atlético de Madrid, Lazio, Celtic

GROUP F: PSG, Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United

GROUP G: Manchester City, Leipzig, Crvena zvezda, Young Boys

GROUP H: Barcelona, FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Antwerp

Recapping the Europa League draw

GROUP A: West Ham, Olympiacos, Freiburg, TSC Bačka Topola

GROUP B: Ajax, Marseille, Brighton, AEK Athens

GROUP C: Rangers, Real Betis, Sparta Praha, Aris Limassol

GROUP D: Atalanta, Sporting CP, Sturm Graz, Raków Częstochowa

GROUP E: Liverpool, LASK, Union SG, Toulouse

GROUP F: Villarreal, Rennes, Maccabi Haifa, Panathinaikos

GROUP G: Roma, Slavia Praha, Sheriff, Servette

GROUP H: Leverkusen, Qarabağ, Molde, Häcken

Champions League games

Find UEFA’s full rundown of games here.

champions league, 2021-22
Real Madrid will be looking to return to the summit, after winning the Champions League in 2022.

Europa League games

All the dates can be found here.

Phil Prior
Phil Prior
Phil is the editorial lead at Only Sports, bringing more than 12 years of wide-ranging sports media experience to the team. But it’s his unrivalled passion that sets him apart. He also commentates AFL on SEN Radio, plus Rugby on Stan Sport. Find Phil on LinkedIn.

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