On Thursday evening, AC Milan will learn who stands between them and a place in the 2023/24 Champions League round of 16 as the group stage draw takes place.
Milan reached the semi-finals last season where they were beaten by an Inter side that went on to lose in the final against Manchester City in Istanbul.
What time is the Champions League group stage draw?
The draw for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage is set to commence at 18:00 CEST (17:00 BST, 12:00 EDT, 09:00 PDT) on Thursday, August 31.
The draw is at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
The 2023-24 Champions League pots
The teams are split into four different pots based on where they finished last season in their domestic leagues, tournaments won last season and performances in this season’s qualifiers.
Milan find themselves in Pot 3 which means they could face at least two very tough sides.
Pot 1: Benfica, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Feyenoord, Manchester City, Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla
Pot 2: Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Inter, RB Leipzig, Manchester United, Porto, Real Madrid
Pot 3: Lazio, Milan, RB Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, Red Star, PSV, Copenhagen
Pot 4: Galatasaray, Lens, Newcastle, Real Sociedad, Union Berlin, Celtic, Young Boys, Antwerp
When are the 2023-24 Champions League group stage matches?
Once the draw has been completed, fans can start planning their travel arrangements to whichever cities have been opened up to them.
The dates for the Champions League group matches can be found below:
- Matchday 1: 19/20 September 2023
- Matchday 2: 3/4 October 2023
- Matchday 3: 24/25 October 2023
- Matchday 4: 7/8 November 2023
- Matchday 5: 28/29 November 2023
- Matchday 6: 12/13 December 2023