ANDl Real Madrid enter this Friday as seeded in the draw for round one of the Champions League, the first of the two prior to the group stagewhich will be played in a mini-tournament format with four teams, the semifinals on August 18 and the finals and third place on the 21st.
The white team, which fell in the quarterfinals last season, will be the nico espaol in the UEFA draw in Nyon (Switzerland) as third in the League and enter, according to the coefficients, as one of the eight heads of series of the so-called “league route”.
In this A total of 16 teams will participate. -the second of the federations classified between the seventh and sixteenth position of the UEFA “ranking” and the third of those located between the first and sixth. The winners of the four finals will advance to round two of the competition, which will be played in September (20-21 and 28-29).
They will also dispute round one the 42 teams that access the competition for the “road of champions -champions of the federations classified from the eighth position of the UEFA classification, with the exception of Russia, which is excluded due to the war in Ukraine.
These will remain framed in 11 mini-tournaments that will be played in a single venue with four or three teams. In the two groups of three teams, the one with the highest coefficient will go directly to the final and the other two will play a single-game tie.
The winners will access, together with the winners of the “league route”, to round 2, in which A total of 24 teams will participate and in which Real Sociedad will enter as second classified in the League.
After this phase, 12 clubs will win a ticket to the group stage in which they will join the defending champion, French Lyon, who defeated Barcelona in the final, and which is one of those classified directly like English Chelsea and German Wolfsburg.
The draw will take into account that the teams of the federations of Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia and Ukraine and Belarus.