Potential opponents of Shakhtar in the Champions League have been determined
After Manchester City defeated Inter in the Champions League final, it became known that Shakhtar would be placed in the third basket during the draw of the 2023/2024 season. Should Inter win, the Orange and Black would move up to the second basket.
Along with the Donetsk club there are already Salzburg, AC Milan, Lazio and Crvena Zvezda. These teams will not fall to the Pitmen.
All of Shakhtar's potential opponents are as follows:
Manchester City, Sevilla, Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern, PSG, Benfica and Feyenoord.
2 Basket: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter, Borussia D, Atletico Madrid, Leipzig, Porto, Arsenal
4th Basket: Union, Lansse
It is also unknown in which basket (third or fourth) Real Sociedad, Celtic, and Newcastle, the four winners of qualifying for the league title and the two winners of qualifying for the league title, will end up.
The ceremonial draw procedure will take place on August 31, 2023. The 1st round will start on September 19. The final will take place on June 1, 2024 at Wembley in London.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Shakhtar, having won the Ukrainian championship, will start immediately from the group stage.
The vice-champion of the country, "Dnipro 1", got into the second qualifying round of the Champions League. To get into the group stage, the "yellow-black" will need to defeat three opponents. In the opening round, the Ukrainians will play Switzerland's Servett and Greece's Panathinaikos.