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The 23/24 Champions League Opening Week: Five Must-Watch Matches

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage will get underway on Tuesday 19th September, and there are already some mouthwatering fixtures on the horizon. In this article, we’ve identified the five stand-out fixtures from next week’s Champions League matches. 

Read until the end of the article to find out how to buy tickets to Champions League matches on SeatPick.

1. AC Milan vs Newcastle United – Tuesday 19th September 19:45 BST

Newcastle United are preparing to make their long-awaited return to Champions League football on Tuesday night. Their fans have been waiting a long time for this moment, and the iconic San Siro stadium is the perfect stage for the Magpies to kick off their first Champions League campaign in more than 20 years.

Eddie Howe’s side were drawn in the ‘group of death’ and will have to overcome Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, and AC Milan to progress. The Rossoneri reached the Champions League semi-finals last year and their meeting with Newcastle is sure to be a fascinating spectacle.

There’s another interesting narrative surrounding this fixture, with Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali due to make a speedy return to the San Siro. The 23-year-old Italian international joined Newcastle from AC Milan in a £60m deal over the summer.

On SeatPick, fans can find tickets to AC Milan vs Newcastle United starting from as little as £47.

2. PSG vs Borussia Dortmund – Tuesday 19th September 20:00 BST

As well as Newcastle and AC Milan, Group F also features two more footballing giants in PSG and Borussia Dortmund. The two teams are all set to square off in a tasty opening fixture at the Parc des Princes.

The Parisians have begun the 2023/24 season with a new look after parting ways with both Lionel Messi and Neymar. After much speculation surrounding his own future, Kylian Mbappe remained a PSG player and he will certainly be the man to watch when Dortmund travel to the French capital.

Every game is a crunch game in Group F and both teams will be hoping to get off on the right foot. Secure your seat to PSG vs Borussia Dortmund on SeatPick, where we compare the ticket market to help fans find the most affordable options.

3. Real Madrid vs Union Berlin – Wednesday 20th September 19:45 BST

Founded in 1906, Union Berlin are set to make their Champions League debut on Wednesday night. The German club will begin their campaign with a fairytale fixture under the lights of the Santiago Bernabeu. What a night it’s going to be for the travelling fans, whatever the result.

Real Madrid is the most successful club in Champions League history. Los Blancos have won the competition 14 times and Carlo Ancelotti & co. will do everything they can to ensure Union Berlin’s dream debut turns into a nightmare.

Union Berlin will become Real’s 150th different opponent in all European competition. It will be the first competitive meeting between the two clubs and you can secure your spot in the Bernabeu via SeatPick.

4. Bayern Munich vs Manchester United – Wednesday 20th September 20:00 BST

This is a Champions League fixture with substantial history. They’re two of the most iconic football teams in the world, and famously met in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final. Manchester United won that game 2-1 in dramatic circumstances. Yet, the Red Devils have only managed one win in their last eight encounters with Bayern Munich.

With Harry Kane leading the line, the Bavarian giants have started the season in excellent form. Manchester United’s summer signing Rasmus Hojlund missed the beginning of the 2023/24 campaign through injury, but is likely to start up front when the Red Devils visit the Allianz Arena.

All eyes will be on Bayern Munich vs Manchester United on Wednesday night. Visit SeatPick to secure your tickets to this thrilling match-up.

5. Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven – Wednesday 20th September 20:00 BST

The Gunners are set to make their first UEFA Champions League appearance since the 2016/17 season. Mikel Arteta’s side almost pipped Manchester City to the Premier League title last season, and are finally a side other clubs are taking seriously once again.

Yet, PSV Eindhoven are a club high on confidence too, having thrashed Rangers 5-1 in their recent Champions League play-off. They have an 100% record in the Eredivisie thus far, and their young squad will fancy themselves to pull off a shock result at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

The two teams met in the 2022/23 Europa League group stage. Arsenal won the home fixture 1-0, but were beaten 2-0 by PSV at the Philips Stadium. With SeatPick, you can buy affordable tickets to see Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven live and up close.

How to Buy Tickets to Champions League Games

Millions of fans around the world dream of attending a Champions League match. Thankfully, there are different ways for fans to secure their seats.

One route fans can take is to become members of the club they support via their team’s official website. Then, they can apply for tickets to a specific game in a ballot which usually takes place a few weeks before the match itself.

If they’re unsuccessful, fans can buy Champions League tickets on secondary ticket sites. At SeatPick, we simplify the process by comparing all the available options from reputable resellers. Every ticket featured on our platform comes with a 100% guarantee or more.

Select your desired UEFA Champions League match on SeatPick, pick your preferred seats, and complete your purchase by entering your personal details when prompted.