Tuesday, 10 May 2022
16 clubs that have qualified for the 2022/2023 Champions League group stage
DBasia.news – 16 teams have been confirmed to obtain tickets for the 2022/2023 Champions League. From the Premier League sending two representatives to the Champions League semifinals for the 2021/2022 season, Liverpool qualified for the final and the Reds will again compete in the group phase of the Champions League for the upcoming 2022/2023 season.
Besides Liverpool, Man City will also appear in the Champions League next season. This will be another chance for Pep Guardiola to dispel the notion that he can win without Lionel Messi in the team he coaches.
The Premier League will send two other representatives in the Champions League. The two representatives will be contested by Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham. Manchester United has no chance of qualifying for the Champions League.
La Liga will also send four representatives in the Champions League for the 2022/2022 season. Real Madrid, finalists for the 2021/2022 season, will definitely compete in the Champions League next season.
Madrid are La Liga champions this season and will automatically qualify for next season’s Champions League group stage. Apart from Madrid, Barcelona has also qualified for the Champions League. Barcelona will try to improve the record of this 2021/2022 season which failed in the group phase.
The other two Spanish representatives will be contested by four teams: Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Real Sociedad. However, Villarreal will not be present in the Champions League next season after being impressive this season.
Unlike the Premier League and La Liga, the four representatives of Serie A who will play in the Champions League have been determined. AC Milan and Inter Milan who are competing for the Scudetto title are sure to qualify.
Napoli, who are now in third place, will also appear in the Champions League. The fourth team from Serie A to qualify for the Champions League is Juventus. With two games remaining, Juventus are seven points clear of Lazio who are below them and are impossible to overtake.
Like the three previous countries, Germany also has four representatives in the Champions League. The four teams sent by the Bundesliga will also immediately play in the group stage without the need to play through the play-off phase.
Bayern Munich of course qualify for the Champions League. Die Roten successfully won the 2021/2022 Bundesliga. Bayern are able to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. Dortmund also qualify for next season’s Champions League group stage.
Bayer Leverkusen became the third Bundesliga club to qualify for the Champions League. One more slot is still up for grabs by RB Leipzig, Freiburg, Union Berlin, and Cologne.
PSG is one of three Ligue 1 representatives who will play in the Champions League. PSG and the second-placed Ligue 1 team will qualify directly for the group stage. Meanwhile, the third-placed team will fight in the play-offs.
Portugal also has three representatives in the Champions League. Porto as champions and Sporting Lisbon as runners-up qualify directly for the group phase. Benfica have a chance to occupy third place in the final standings and will struggle through the play-offs.
Shakhtar qualified for the group stage although the Ukrainian League was suspended due to the Russian invasion. When the league was stopped, Shakhtar was at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, Dynamo Kiev will struggle through the play-offs.
List of 16 2022/2023 Champions League teams:
Manchester City (England)
Real Madrid (Spain)
AC Milan (Italy)
Inter Milan (Italy)
Bayern Munich (Germany)
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
Sporting CP (Portugal)
FC Salzburg (Austria)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)