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Barcelona in Champions League: group, games, dates, schedule and rivals

The Champions League draw took place on Thursday and the LaLiga side have a couple of tricky encounters to overcome in their group.

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BILBAO, SPAIN - AUGUST 21: Memphis Depay of FC Barcelona in action during the LaLiga Santander match between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona at San Mames Stadium on August 21, 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
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Barcelona begin their new Champions League campaign against Bayern Munich on September 14 at Camp Nou.

The Catalan side should have enough to advance from Group E, where they will also meet Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv, before finishing the stages on December 8 away to Bayern.

Barcelona’s UCL opponents

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić spoke about the group after the draw was made.

"Barcelona are a different team without Messi, but still a good team. Benfica are a traditional club who always bring through good players. It’s an interesting task we want to manage. We hope we don’t have to play in Kiev in the middle of winter, but seriously, we want to get through the group, ideally top it, and then move on to the round of 16," he said.

When do UCL matches take place?

Group stage

14/15 September 2021: Matchday 1

28/29 September 2021: Matchday 2

19/20 October 2021: Matchday 3

2/3 November 2021: Matchday 4

23/24 November 2021: Matchday 5

7/8 December 2021: Matchday 6

UCL knockout phase

15/16/22/23 February & 8/9/15/16 March 2022: Round of 16

5/6 & 12/13 April 2022: Quarter-finals

26/27 & 3/4 May 2022: Semi-finals

UCL Final

The showpiece final will take place on 28 May 2022.

UCL future draws

13 December 2021: Round of 16

18 March 2022: Quarter-finals & Semi-finals

Where will the 2022 final take place?

The final will take place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia. The venue on Krestovsky Island was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, whose vision was for a spaceship that had landed on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. It has been home to Zenit since 2017.

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