The 13th edition of the UEFA Women's Champion's League is set, with a 16-team group stage included in the competition for the first time.
It's part of an overall expansion of the competition that includes a global broadcasting partnership with DAZN, which will cover every match under the new format.
Defending champions Barcelona look to hold on to the trophy, although they will face a serious challenge from seven-time winners Lyon, along with recent finallists Chelsea, Wolfsburg and PSG. The expanded group stage allows for increased competition from lesser known clubs alongside the global powers, and as usual there will be surprises along the road to the final in Turin.
Another pair of key changes to the 2021-22 tournament are the abolition of the away goals rule and the usage of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for every match in the knockout stage.
Here's everything you need to know about this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
Which teams are in the Women's Champions League 2021-22 group stage?
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
|1899 Hoffenheim||BK Hacken|
When are the Women's Champions League 2021-22 draw dates and match dates?
|Phase||Draw date||Match dates|
|Group stage||Sept. 13, 2021||Sept. 14 - Dec. 8, 2021|
|Dec. 20, 2021|| |
May 22, 2022
The group-stage draw was held Sept. 13, 2021, in Nyon, Switzerland, setting the roadmap for all 16 participating teams.
Draws for the knockout rounds will be held in December.
Women's Champions League 2020-22 group stage fixtures, results
Fixtures to be determined.
|5 Oct||18:45||Hoffenheim vs. HB Koge||DAZN|
|5 Oct||18:45||BK Hacken vs. Lyon||DAZN|
|5 Oct||21:00||Barcelona vs. Arsenal||DAZN|
|5 Oct||21:00||Benfica vs. Bayern Munich||DAZN|
|6 Oct||18:45||Servette vs. Juventus||DAZN|
|6 Oct||18:45||Kharkiv vs. Real Madrid||DAZN|
|6 Oct||21:00||Chelsea vs. Wolfsburg||DAZN|
|6 Oct||21:00||Breidablik vs. PSG||DAZN|
|13 Oct||18:45||Wolfsburg vs. Servette||DAZN|
|13 Oct||18:45||PSG vs. Kharkiv||DAZN|
|13 Oct||21:00||Juventus vs. Chelsea||DAZN|
|13 Oct||21:00||Real Madrid vs. Breidablik||DAZN|
|14 Oct||18:45||HB Koge vs. Barcelona||DAZN|
|14 Oct||18:45||Bayern Munich vs. BK Hacken||DAZN|
|14 Oct||21:00||Arsenal vs. Hoffenheim||DAZN|
|14 Oct||21:00||Lyon vs. Benfica||DAZN|
|9 Nov||18:45||Servette vs. Chelsea||DAZN|
|9 Nov||18:45||Kharkiv vs. Breidablik||DAZN|
|9 Nov||21:00||Juventus vs. Wolfsburg||DAZN|
|9 Nov||21:00||PSG vs. Real Madrid||DAZN|
|10 Nov||18:45||Barcelona vs. Hoffenheim||DAZN|
|10 Nov||18:45||Koge vs. Arsenal||DAZN|
|10 Nov||21:00||Benfica vs. BK Hacken||DAZN|
|10 Nov||21:00||Lyon vs. Bayern Munich||DAZN|
|17 Nov||18:45||Hoffenheim vs. Barcelona||DAZN|
|17 Nov||18:45||BK Hacken vs. Benfica||DAZN|
|17 Nov||21:00||Arsenal vs. Koge||DAZN|
|17 Nov||21:00||Bayern Munich vs. Koge||DAZN|
|18 Nov||18:45||Wolfsburg vs. Juventus||DAZN|
|18 Nov||18:45||Breidablik vs. Kharkiv||DAZN|
|18 Nov||21:00||Chelsea vs. Servette||DAZN|
|18 Nov||21:00||Real Madrid vs. PSG||DAZN|
|8 Dec||18:45||Servette vs. Wolfsburg||DAZN|
|8 Dec||18:45||Kharkiv vs. PSG||DAZN|
|8 Dec||21:00||Chelsea vs. Juventus||DAZN|
|8 Dec||21:00||Breidablik vs. Real Madrid||DAZN|
|9 Dec||18:45||Benfica vs. Lyon||DAZN|
|9 Dec||18:45||BK Hacken vs. Bayern Munich||DAZN|
|9 Dec||21:00||Arsenal vs. Barcelona||DAZN|
|9 Dec||21:00||Koge vs. Hoffenheim||DAZN|
|15 Dec||18:45||Bayern Munich vs. Benfica||DAZN|
|15 Dec||18:45||Lyon vs. BK Hacken||DAZN|
|15 Dec||21:00||Barcelona vs. Koge||DAZN|
|15 Dec||21:00||Hoffenheim vs. Arsenal||DAZN|
|16 Dec||18:45||Real Madrid vs. Kharkiv||DAZN|
|16 Dec||18:45||PSG vs. Breidablik||DAZN|
|16 Dec||21:00||Juventus vs. Servette||DAZN|
|16 Dec||21:00||Wolfsburg vs. Chelsea||DAZN|
How to watch Women's Champions League 2021-22: Live stream on DAZN
The four-year deal between UEFA and DAZN means certainty and reliability for fans of women's club football. All four seasons of Women's Champions League football will be available globally on DAZN, with several matches also on YouTube. Here's the breakdown:
2021-2023 (first two seasons)
All 61 matches from group stage onwards live on DAZN and free-to-air on DAZN’s YouTube channel.
2023-2025 (last two seasons)
All 61 matches from group stage onwards live on DAZN - with at least 19 matches free-to-air on DAZN’s YouTube channel.
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia, where you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there), plus many popular streaming devices, including: iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire tablet, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, LG Smart TV, Panasonic Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.
Where will the Women's Champions League 2021-22 final be played?
The Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, will play host to the final.
The Champions League final is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2022.