AC Milan vs Newcastle, PSG vs Dortmund, UEFA Champions League returns with high-profile matches on Day 1

Debodinna Chakraborty
Debodinna ChakrabortySep 19, 2023 | 14:10

AC Milan vs Newcastle, PSG vs Dortmund, UEFA Champions League returns with high-profile matches on Day 1

PSG, Man City, AC Milan are few of the top teams taking the field on Day 1 of UCL 2023-24. (Photo: IMDb)

The grand spectacle of European football is back with the kickoff of its new season, featuring a slew of high-profile matchups, including PSG-Dortmund and AC Milan-Newcastle, on its opening day.

UCL takes the spotlight

Today marks the commencement of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, widely regarded as the pinnacle of European football.

As with every Champions League season, the 2023-24 edition has fans eagerly anticipating thrilling football from Europe's elite clubs.


The opening day of the UCL 2023-24 season promises a series of high-stakes showdowns, featuring some of the most highly anticipated matches of the 2023-24 football season worldwide.

AC Milan vs Newcastle United

The UCL season kicks off with a marquee clash between Italy's AC Milan and England's Newcastle United. Both teams are hoping for a smooth start to their Champions League campaign after experiencing rocky beginnings in Serie A (AC Milan) and the Premier League, respectively.

Newcastle United enters the UCL fray for the first time since the 2002-03 season, following their impressive fourth-place finish in the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

Meanwhile, AC Milan aims to learn from the lessons of last season's UCL campaign and surpass their previous defeat to Inter Milan in the semifinals.

Paris-Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund 

In addition to the Milan-Newcastle fixture, the opening day features a highly anticipated matchup between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund. The defending French champions seek to secure the elusive trophy for which they invest substantial resources each season, despite past disappointments.


However, the talented Borussia Dortmund side, enjoying a strong Bundesliga season thus far, poses a formidable challenge for PSG, potentially setting the stage for a thrilling contest.

Atletico Madrid vs Lazio

Lastly, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid square off against Serie A side Lazio. Both teams are enjoying respectable league campaigns in their respective domestic competitions and are eager to make their mark in the UCL. Atletico Madrid, in particular, aims to break free from their Champions League struggles.

Last updated: September 19, 2023 | 14:10
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