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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RETURNS WITH A STAR-STUDDED NEW SEASON ON STAN SPORT

The UEFA Champions League 2023/2024 season is back, with Matchday 1 kicking off Wednesday from 2:40am AEST. ​
UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference Leagues also return this week.

EXCLUSIVE & AD-FREE. LIVE & ON DEMAND, WITH SELECT MATCHES IN 4K UHD ON STAN SPORT.

19 September, 2023 - The world's greatest club football competition is back on Stan Sport, as the UEFA Champions League kicks off for the 2023/2024 season Wednesday from 2:40am AEST.

Coverage of select matches will be broadcast in 4K UHD on Stan Sport, hosted by Max Rushden alongside former Manchester United great Mark Bosnich, and former Socceroo star Craig Foster to break down all the action.

2023 champions Manchester City will be looking to continue their hot streak in an epic year that saw them win not only the UCL trophy but also the English Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup trophies as well. ​ ​

Their eternal rivals Manchester United make their return to the top tier competition after playing in the UEFA Europa League last season, while fellow English fan favourites Arsenal also make a triumphant return to UCL, qualifying after missing out on the last six seasons.

Fans of Newcastle United will also be elated, with their team making their return to the UEFA Champions League after almost twenty years of heartache.

Meanwhile, European giants Bayern Munich, have been bolstered by the recent signing of star Harry Kane, who they hope can get them further than their Quarter-Finals finish last season.

UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 schedule
UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 schedule

Also returning are the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League competitions which will run concurrently to the UEFA Champions League.

The Matchday 1 listings for all of these matches can be found on the Stan Sport schedule HERE.

Blockbuster matches to kick off Matchday 1 in-studio include:

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
PSG V BORUSSIA DORTMUND
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20
​LIVE & EXCLUSIVE IN 4K UHD ON STAN SPORT FROM 4:35AM AEST

​The UEFA Champions League 2023/24 season kicks off with two powerhouse clubs going through not only squad rebuilds, but huge identity shifts. One side in Dortmund fell agonisingly short in their domestic campaign last season, coming second on only goal difference, whereas PSG’s ever-elusive quest for UEFA Champions League glory was spoiled once again.

​This match-up will see which club's rebuild has been most effective for European success - and with two draws and one win each across their only four previous meetings, they cannot be separated.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
BAYERN MUNICH v MANCHESTER UNITED

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21
LIVE & EXCLUSIVE IN 4K UHD ON STAN SPORT FROM 4:35AM AEST

The German powerhouse Bayern Munich were eliminated in the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Champions League last season, to none other than eventual winners Manchester City. The summer transfer window sees them further strengthen their side with arguably one of England’s greatest ever goal scorers, Harry Kane, who they snatched from under Manchester United's nose. ​

The latter are back in the top tier competition, but plagued with off-field drama, and are looking to silence their critics by knocking over one of the heavyweight favourites to win the title.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE:
AJAX v MARSEILLE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22
LIVE & EXCLUSIVE IN 4K UHD ON STAN SPORT FROM 4:35AM AEST

Old greats Ajax and Marseille come head to head in a thrilling game to open the UEFA Europa League season, with both teams looking to kickstart the journey to restoring ​ former glory. ​

Ajax has held the UEFA Champions League trophy on four occasions and Marseille once, and both teams can see an automatic ticket back into the competition with Europa League success. Former Premier League stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Steven Bergwijn will be key to either sides victory in a tight affair.

Stan Sport is the only place to watch every match of the UEFA Champions LeagueUEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League, with select matches available in stunning 4K UHD.


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Jason Evans | [email protected]

 

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