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

by Christina S. Brown
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Welcome to our UEFA Champions League live coverage as players and managers chat on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s crucial third-round games.

Ajax vs. Napoli, Liverpool vs. Rangers, and Inter Milan vs. Barcelona are just a few of the highlights to look forward to this week.

On Wednesday, Chelsea vs. AC Milan will be difficult to beat, but Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio da Luz is quite appealing, and the buildup to Wednesday’s games will continue on Tuesday.

This week’s full schedule of Champions League group matches is available on Paramount+.

Where can I watch the UEFA Champions League?

The UEFA Champions League match will be broadcast live on Paramount+ and fuboTV

UEFA Champions League 2022-23 5th October Wednesday Schedule:

  • RB Salzburg vs. Dinamo Zagreb — 2:45 p.m. ET
  • RB Leipzig vs. Celtic — 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Chelsea vs. AC Milan — 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Real Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk — 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Manchester City vs. Copenhagen — 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Sevilla vs. Borussia Dortmund — 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Benfica vs. PSG — 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Juventus vs. Maccabi Haifa — 3:00 p.m. ET

UEFA Champions League 2022-23 5th October Wednesday Preview:

  • Dinamo Zagreb vs. Salzburg (18:45 CET)

Salzburg’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea last time out was dubbed a “London sensation” by Austria’s Kronenzeitung newspaper, and their unblemished start to Group E has put them in a good position. Zagreb defeated Chelsea on Matchday 1 before falling to Milan, with defender Stefan Ristovski admitting, “When we make a mistake, we get punished – the Champions League is very harsh.” In Austria, he and his teammates will strive to keep errors to a minimum.

Read More: UEFA Champions League Matchday 3: Fixture, How to watch & Preview

Did you know that?

Salzburg’s only defeat in six meetings with Dinamo came at home when they were defeated 2-1 in the decisive leg of the 2016/17 Champions League play-offs.

  • Celtic vs. Leipzig (18:45)

After two defeats, Germany’s hopes are propped up in Group F and require a home win. However, new coach Marco Rose has made a difference; Dortmund were defeated in his first Bundesliga game, but they played well in their most recent 2-0 loss to Real Madrid. “I believe we deserved more,” Rose bemoaned. Celtic impressed against Shakhtar but were only able to draw, with captain Callum McGregor stating, “We want to arrive and the only way to achieve that is to get points.”

Did you know that?

In the 2018/19 Europa League group stage, these teams traded home victories; Leipzig defeated the Hoops 2-0 at home but lost 2-1 at Parkhead.

  • AC Milan vs. Chelsea (21:00)

Graham Potter’s Chelsea drew 1-1 against Salzburg on their new manager’s Champions League debut, giving the two-time champions their worst start to a Champions League campaign since 1999/2000. Milan, for their part, won a Champions League match at the San Siro for the first time in nine years last time out, with coach Stefano Pioli claiming, “We deserved to win a Champions League game.” The fans have earned it. And we’re capable of doing even better.”

Did you know that?

These teams met in the 1999/2000 Champions League group stage, which started disastrously for Chelsea. They drew twice, although the Blues finished first in the section and Milan last.

  • Real Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (21:00)

This is their third group stage meeting in a row, but although logic implies a win for the European champions, it is worth mentioning that Shakhtar overcame Madrid at this level in 2020/21. Federico Valverde, who is filling in for the injured Karim Benzema, has impressed so far, with coach Carlo Ancelotti adding, “I told him that if he doesn’t score 10 in this season considering how he hits a ball, he should chop up my coaching qualifications.”

Did you know that?

Shakhtar’s lone away victory against Real Madrid came at the relatively modest Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, where they played their home games in 2020/21. In eight visits, no Ukrainian club has triumphed at the Santiago Bernabéu (D2 L6).

  • Manchester City vs. Copenhagen (21:00)

Erling Haaland has now scored 26 goals in 21 UEFA Champions League matches (from group stage to final), with his performance against Dortmund last time out propelling Pep Guardiola’s men to victory. “We’ve established the tone that we are now leaders of this group,” new signing Manuel Akanji stated, “but the job doesn’t end.” Copenhagen has yet to win, but following a 1-1 draw with Sevilla, winger Viktor Claesson declared, “We will make it difficult for [City].”

Did you know that?

City and Copenhagen have previously met in the Europa League round of 32 in 2008/09. City won 2-1 at home after a 2-2 draw in Denmark, with Craig Bellamy scoring both goals.

  • Dortmund vs. Sevilla (21:00)

“There are 12 points to play for,” Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui stated after his team took just one point in their first two games. Obviously, the doubleheader versus Dortmund will be crucial.” Dortmund put up a brave loss at Manchester City last time out, but they can take heart from recent results: they have yet to lose in two previous away games against Sevilla: a 2-2 draw in 2010 and a 3-2 win in 2021.

Did you know that?

Sevilla has failed to score in three European games, dating back to a 2-0 defeat at West Ham in the Europa League round of 16 last season.

  • Maccabi Haifa vs. Juventus (21:00)

Juventus have lost their first two group stage games for the first time in club history, with coach Massimiliano Allegri eager to right the ship. “These things happen in football,” he explained. “Not everything is lost.” On paper, this game appears to be a mismatch, yet despite losing 3-1 to Paris on Matchday 2, Barak Bakhar’s side took an unexpected lead and looked extremely capable. “With a little luck, we could have scored another goal,” remarked the coach.

Did you know that?

In the 2009/10 group stage, Juventus defeated Maccabi Haifa 1-0 at home and away, with Giorgio Chiellini scoring the only goal in Turin.

  • Paris Saint-Germain vs. Benfica (21:00)

Both teams had a maximum of six points entering their back-to-back matches, prompting Benfica coach Roger Schmidt to say, “Winning is really helpful for our confidence.” “Will we finish at the top of the section?” Maccabi Haifa made Paris work hard before their superstar front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappé all scored. “I hope all three of us keep scoring because it means we’ll win games,” France’s striker remarked.

Did you know that?

Lionel Messi has become the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score in 18 consecutive seasons, however, Karim Benzema could yet catch him.

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