This year Borussia Dortmund is heading towards its 17th appearance in the Champions League in the club’s history. In this article, we clarify which opponents BVB can expect this season, when the games will take place and where they can be seen on TV and live streams.
The new Champions League season offers BVB an important opportunity to make amends. While Dortmund were said to be lucky at the beginning of the preliminary round last year, they were surprised when the team coached by Marco Rose had to give up all Champions League ambitions after just six games. Behind Ajax Amsterdam and Sporting Lisbon, the black and yellow only took third place. After the subsequent Europa League playoffs against Glasgow Rangers (2:4, 2:2), international business finally came to an end.
Now, a season later, the face of the club has changed fundamentally. The departure of Erling Haaland, the club’s international figurehead, required aggressive action on the transfer market. And that’s exactly what those responsible at BVB did. With Niklas Süle (FC Bayern) and Nico Schlotterbeck (SC Freiburg) they initially reinforced the recently partially desolate central defense. The sparsely occupied wings were supplemented with youngster Karim Adeyemi (RB Salzburg) and instead of Haaland himself, the services of Anthony Modeste (FC Cologne) were secured.
The new modern and fast style of play paid off in the first few games. Apart from the curious 2:3 defeat against newly promoted Werder Bremen, Dortmund started with two convincing victories against Bayer Leverkusen (1:0) and SC Freiburg (3:1). Incidentally, the former will also take part in the premier class this year. From a German point of view, the teams from RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt will also be starting in the competition.
BVB in the Champions League: Group opponents
“Only football writes stories like this,” said FC Bayern sports director Hassan Salihamidzic in relation to the reunion with ex-striker Robert Lewandowski. But a very similar situation also happens to BVB. Edin Terzic’s team not only meets the English champions Manchester City, but also Erling Haaland, who switched from Dortmund to the Citizens during the summer break.
Marco Reus, Dortmund captain, was happy with the draw afterwards: “Of course, ManCity is a board in the Champions League. We’re just as excited about it as we are about seeing Erling Haaland again.” In addition, BVB was drawn to FC Sevilla and the Danish champions FC Copenhagen.
Champions League: Group G teams
- Borussia Dortmund
- Manchester City
- FC Seville
- FC Copenhagen
BVB in the Champions League: schedule, dates
A final match schedule has not yet been published by UEFA at this time. The association announced further information in this regard by Saturday evening (12 p.m.).
However, what is already certain is the schedule for all Champions League rounds this season. You can find all information below.
Champions League Dates: Group Stage
- 1st matchday: 6 & 7 September
- 2nd matchday: September 13 & 14
- 3rd matchday: 4 & 5 October
- 4th matchday: October 11 & 12
- 5th Matchday: 25 & 26 October
- 6th matchday: November 12th
Champions League dates: knockout phase (2023 each)
- round of 16
- first leg: February 14, 15, 21 and 22
- Second leg: March 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th
- first leg: April 11th and 12th
- Second leg: April 18th and 19th
- first leg: May 9th and 10th
- Second leg: May 16th and 17th
- Final: June 10th
BVB in the Champions League: broadcast on TV and live stream
In terms of transmission, nothing has changed compared to last season. As before, the streaming service DAZN show the majority of all games exclusively. The platform Amazon Prime Video has also again secured the rights for one Tuesday evening game per game day week this year. in the ZDF again only the final will be shown – regardless of the participation.
BVB in the Champions League: broadcast on TV and live stream – MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DAZN
BVB in the Champions League: Group opponents, dates, broadcast on TV and live stream – Dortmund’s CL results in recent years
|2021/22||Group stage (Besiktas, Ajax Amsterdam, Sportling Lisbon)|
|2020/21||Quarterfinals (Manchester City)|
|2019/20||Round of 16 (Paris SG)|
|2018/19||Round of 16 (Tottenham)|
|2017/18||Group stage (Real Madrid, Tottenham, APOEL Nicosia)|