UCL Matchday 4 2022/23: Fixtures, Preview, How to watch and More

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The UCL matchday 4 2022/23 has begun, with AC Milan and Chelsea facing off in the night’s marquee matchup on Tuesday, while Barcelona will play Inter Milan at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Aside from them, PSG will attempt to dominate Benfica Lisbon after being thwarted to a 1-1 draw in the Matchday 3 first leg on Tuesday night, while Dortmund will welcome Sevilla at Signal Iduna Park. Real Madrid, the defending champions, will play Shakhtar Donetsk on the road in Group F, while Celtic will host RB Leipzig.

UCL Matchday 4 2022/23 Fixtures:

Tuesday, October 11
  • Copenhagen vs Man City (18:45)
  • Maccabi Haifa vs Juventus (18:45)
  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Salzburg (21:00) 
  • AC Milan vs Chelsea (21:00) 
  • Shakhtar vs Real Madrid (21:00) 
  • Celtic vs Leipzig (21:00) 
  • Dortmund vs Sevilla (21:00) 
  • PSG vs Benfica (21:00) 
Wednesday, October 12
  • Napoli vs Ajax (18:45)
  • Atletico Madrid vs Club Brugge (18:45)
  • Rangers vs Liverpool (21:00) 
  • Leverkusen vs Porto (21:00) 
  • Barcelona vs Inter (21:00) 
  • Plzen vs Bayern (21:00) 
  • Tottenham vs Frankfurt (21:00) 
  • Sporting CP vs Marseille (21:00) 

All Schedule in CET Time zone

How to watch UCL Matchday 4 2022/23

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Read: UEFA Champions League 2022-23 Matchday 3: Wednesday Fixtures, Timings, How to watch Live and More

UCL Matchday 4 2022/23 Preview

Copenhagen against Man City (18:45 CET)

“He’s just ridiculous. The actions he has taken since signing are utterly inhuman. “Jack Grealish remarked this about Erling Haaland following his two-goal performance in City’s 5-0 victory over the Danish team last week. The Norwegian scorer was even substituted at halftime to keep him fresh for this latest assignment, which is concerning given that Copenhagen coach Jacob Neestrup stated his squad was “just overrun” in the first matchup.

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In just 22 games, Haaland has scored two or more goals in the Champions League (group stage to final) ten times.

Maccabi Haifa vs Juventus (18:45)

The joy was apparent in Turin on Matchday 3 when Juventus defeated Maccabi Haifa to snap their Group H winless streak. However, the Bianconeri are acutely aware they need another victory as they are still four points behind Paris and Benfica. The return to fitness and form of Angel Di Mara and two-goal Adrien Rabiot couldn’t have come at a better moment for Massimiliano Allegri, who was effusive in his appreciation of the pair following that 3-1 victory: “This was Di Mara’s first game in a long time; he is an exceptional player. Rabiot is a player that has grown significantly, matured physically, and still has some opportunity for growth.”

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Before Matchday 3, Rabiot’s sole prior goal in the Champions League group stage was scored against Malmo in November 2015.

Dinamo Zagreb against Salzburg (21:00)

In Group E, bottom versus top, only two points separate these teams as Noah Okafor’s match-winning goal sent Salzburg to the top on Matchday 3. Comparable to the section as a whole, there was little to choose between the teams in that match. Dinamo defender Dino Peri is optimistic about his team’s chances in this match and qualifying: “Two more matches remain at Stadion Maksimir. We feel quite comfortable at home; we’ve already defeated some formidable opponents there, and I expect to do so again.”

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Okafor scored in all three of Switzerland’s opening games in the Champions League, joining Austria’s Haaland as the only other player to do so.

AC Milan against Chelsea (21:00)

The Blues’ 3-0 victory over Milan at Stamford Bridge provided Graham Potter with encouraging indicators. “You saw the hunger of the players; we gained control and posed a threat,” he stated following that triumph. “The lads have been really open, accountable, and trustworthy. They have been fantastic to work with.” Milan needs a comparable improvement to turn the tables here, as Milan player Ismal Bennacer stated following the first match: “It is painful to lose this manner. In the Champions League, we must improve our performance. We will replay the game and correct our errors.”

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Milan has only won one of their eleven Champions League matches against English opponents (D2 L8).

Shakhtar against Real Madrid (21:00)

In the most recent match, Igor Jovievi was pleased with his Shakhtar squad’s performance in Spain against Real Madrid. “Madrid deserved to win, and they could have scored more,” he continued, “but we played with courage and took risks, and we could have earned a 2-2 tie in the end.” Carlo Ancelotti forgave his team’s profligacy at the Santiago Bernabéu, knowing that a win this week would propel his squad to the next round. Intensity is crucial, but it cannot always be achieved to perfection.

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Karim Benzema scored in Real Madrid’s lone prior match in Warsaw, a 3-3 tie against Legia in the 2016/17 UCL group stage.

Celtic against Leipzig (21:00)

Celtic are not having an easy time in this season’s group stage, with just one point after three games, with a 3-1 loss at Leipzig last time out dropping them to the bottom of Group F. An injury to team captain Callum McGregor added to coach Ange Postecoglou’s frustration with his team’s “at times negative” performance. As a result of goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi’s torn anterior cruciate ligament, Leipzig’s morale is stronger, but they will be without a key player.

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Leipzig has lost both of their previous matches in Glasgow: 2-1 to Celtic in the group stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League and 3-1 to Rangers in the semi-finals of the 2017/18 Europa League.

Dortmund vs Sevilla (21:00)

Dortmund can approach their rematch with Sevilla with optimism, knowing that with the perfect combination of outcomes, they may secure a spot in the knockout round by the end of the night. Edin Terzi will be hoping that his team’s 4-1 victory in Seville on Matchday 3 marks the end of a recent rough patch, with the coach noting: “We found another gear and were able to tighten things up at the back.” Sevilla will attempt a similar feat in their first game following Julen Lopetegui’s long-anticipated exit.

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In two attempts, Dortmund has failed to defeat Sevilla at home (W1 D1), although they have never lost to Sevilla in Spain (W2 D1).

PSG against Benfica (21:00)

The Group H opponents are tied for first place on points after a 1-1 draw in Lisbon, highlighted by a stunning goal from Lionel Messi. However, the sports newspaper O Jogo spoke for many in Portugal by highlighting Benfica’s outstanding performance. The result placed Paris manager Christophe Galtier in a comparable position after 13 matches (W11 D2).

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Benfica is winless in their last five excursions to the French capital (D2 L3), which includes three meetings with Paris Saint-Germain (D1 L2).

Napoli against Ajax (18:45 CET)

The 6-1 victory in Amsterdam was Napoli’s most significant European road victory to date (and matched their most significant UEFA margin of victory, home or away). “Divine” was the one-word headline in the local newspaper Il Mattino the following day. Still, Napoli will anticipate a response in Italy, with their Georgian star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia stating, “[Ajax] are a good squad with very excellent players. They must keep moving forward.” Ajax, meanwhile, hopes to disprove NOS.nl’s statement that “This Ajax team has no place in the Champions League.”

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The victory in Amsterdam extended Napoli’s unbeaten streak in all competitions to 11 games since the beginning of the season (W9 D2).

Atlético Madrid against Club Brugge (18:45)

Club Brugge’s magical start in Group B was expected to end against Atlético. Still, Carl Hoefkens’ team produced another outstanding performance, Atlético struck the crossbar in the 2-0 loss and sit in last place in the group as the return match approaches, but Diego Simeone is not conceding defeat, stating: “We are not giving up the fight. We have three matches remaining to rectify the situation.”

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Despite scoring seven goals in those contests, Club Brugge is winless in their last four matches in Madrid (three losses to Atlético Madrid and a draw against Real Madrid).

Rangers vs Liverpool (21:00)

Allan McGregor stole some of the spotlights at Anfield, keeping the Matchday 3 scoreline reasonable as Jürgen Klopp’s squad attempted to loosen up and put its early-season struggles behind it. Rangers manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, stated, “After our first three [group stage] games, our progression has been positive.” Yet, the team has failed to score or earn a point in Group A. Jordan Henderson, a midfielder for Liverpool, is aware that the Light Blues are not a spent force: “Another challenging test awaits us… at Ibrox. That will be a challenging game for us.”

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Liverpool has faced Scottish teams six times on the road (W2 D2 L2) but has never scored more than one goal once; a 2-2 draw at Celtic in the UEFA Cup in 1997/98.

Leverkusen vs Porto (21:00)

Xabi Alonso will capitalize on predecessor Gerardo Seoane’s optimistic assessment of Leverkusen’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Porto on Matchday 3, in which he stated, “We are simply unhappy in the result.” Patrik Schick had a penalty kick saved in Portugal, but Leverkusen is convinced they can get a better result in the rematch. However, Wendell, a defender for Porto, is as upbeat: “If we retain the same mentality, the same drive to battle, we will rarely lose against any team.”

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Leverkusen defeated Porto 5-2 on aggregate in the opening leg of their round-of-32 Europa League matchup against the Dragons, winning 2-1 at home.

Barcelona against Inter (21:00)

Barcelona’s coach, Xavi Hernández, admits that his team’s plight is not happy after three matchdays and three points. “We should have performed better [in the 1-0 loss against Inter]. This loss places us in a precarious position.” Even without Marcelo Brozovi and Romelu Lukaku, Simone Inzaghi’s Inter won despite poor performances. Xavi added, “In the Champions League, we still have three finals to play, and we will treat them accordingly.”

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Barcelona has won all five UEFA home games against Inter, but Inter triumphed 2-1 at Camp Nou in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1970.

Plzeň against Bayern (21:00)

Plzen manager Michal Blek shrugged after his team’s 5-0 defeat in Munich on Matchday 3. “Bayern showed their quality, which was beyond our reach,” Six points ahead of third-place Barcelona, Bayern would advance to the round of sixteen with another victory.

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Bayern had previously been to Plze twice and won 1-0 both times: in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971/72 and the Champions League group stage in 2013/14.

Tottenham against Frankfurt (21:00)

Last time out, a 0-0 draw in Germany was a fair result, with Frankfurt defender Makoto Hasebe receiving numerous accolades for helping to contain Harry Kane. This may be more difficult at White Hart Lane, but Spurs will be aware of the Europa League champions’ strengths. Clément Lenglet, a French defender, stated UEFA.com, “They are difficult to play against and very effective on the counter” Oliver Glasner, the manager of Eintracht, may have new ideas for the return leg. There are a few things I observed, which I relayed to our analyst.

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Frankfurt has only lost one of its previous nine UEFA club tournament matches against English clubs (W4 D4).

Sporting CP vs Marseille (21:00)

Sporting CP took the lead in the first minute of their Matchday 3 encounter in France. Still, their evening quickly unraveled, with Alexis Sánchez’s adventurous equalizer helping Marseille to a 4-1 victory (aided by the dismissal of Sporting’s goalkeeper Antonio Adán). “We’ll turn things around,” said coach Rben Amorim, whose team is currently in first place in Group D with six points. Amine Harit, a midfielder for OM, is ecstatic with the team’s first points. He stated, “We anticipate a challenging game in Lisbon.” “We anticipate picking up where we left off.”

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Before Alexis’s bizarre equalizer, Sporting had not allowed a goal in three Champions League encounters. OM has not maintained a clean sheet in 18 Champions League encounters.

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