After Real Madrid learned their group stage opponents for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League earlier this week, the record European champions have now learned their fixture schedule for the same.
Real Madrid have been drawn in Group C of the Champions League, along with Serie A champions Napoli, German surprise package Union Berlin, and Portuguese outfit SC Braga.
Now, the official fixture list has been made available by UEFA, which reveals when and where Real Madrid will be playing their matches in the group stage.
Real Madrid’s UCL group stage fixture schedule
The 14-time European champions are set to kick off their Champions League campaign at home on September 20 against Union Berlin.
Following that Los Blancos will be on the road as they face Napoli on October 3 at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Matchday three will have Carlo Ancelotti & co. travelling to the scenic Braga Municipal Stadium to take on SC Braga on October 24, before they return to the comforts of the Santiago Bernabeu for the reverse fixture on November 8.
Real Madrid’s final home game of the group stage will come against Napoli on November 29 before they wind up the first phase of the competition away at Union Berlin on December 12.
- September 20: Real Madrid vs Union Berlin
- October 3: Napoli vs Real Madrid
- October 24: SC Braga vs Real Madrid
- November 8: Real Madrid vs SC Braga
- November 29: Real Madrid vs Napoli
- December 12: Union Berlin vs Real Madrid
Having faltered at the semi-final stage last season, Ancelotti & co. will be eager to go all the way this time around and the Road to London kicks off in less than three weeks.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”