With the Champions League Quarter-Final round now complete, let's go through what we can expect from the penultimate stage of this year's competition
Last Updated: 15/05/2023 at 15:21
This year's Champions League has been brilliant so far, with only the second leg of the semi-finals left to play before the final is set.
Here is the rundown of the Champions League 2022/23 competition, what we know so far, and how you can secure guaranteed premium matchday seats for some of the teams' home games through Seat Unique.
Champions League Knockout Stages
Round of 16
The Round of 16 stage saw some big teams knocked out of the competition, with Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur all bowing out of this year's campaign during this round.
With the Round of 16 stage now complete, the Quarter-finals will be the next stage of the competition. The Quarter-final draw took place on Friday 17th March.
The Quarter-final round brought with it some brilliant matchups, not least of which was a grand showdown between the two tournament favourites, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
There was also the return of Real Madrid vs Chelsea, a fixture that produced an instant classic tie in last year's campaign.
It was also heavily represented by Italy, with half of the teams left in the competition being Italian sides.
In the end, it was Manchester City, Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan who all went through to the Semi-finals.
If you thought the Quarter-final draw was good, the Semi-final draw must've knocked you down completely.
Once again, there is a rematch of the legendary tie from last year, Real Madrid vs Manchester City. City are the favourites to win the whole thing, however, we all know what Real are capable of in this competition, so this tie could go either way.
And with those two facing off, it means that in the other Semi-final was one of football's greatest derbies, the two sides from Milan who share the San Siro, AC Milan vs Inter Milan, the Derby del Madonnina.
It's fantastic to see these two titans of world football back at this level, and having one of them in the final for the first time since Inter won the competition in 2010 feels right.
The first leg of each tie has been played, with Real and Man City heading to the Etihad at 1-1, while Inter is holding a 2-0 lead over AC Milan.
The second legs will be played this week, with Inter vs AC Milan on Tuesday 16th and Man City vs Real on Wednesday 17th.
When is the Champions League Final?
The Champions League Final will take place on 10th June 2023.
The final signifies the end of the European domestic football season, as all leagues, domestic cup finals and two other UEFA competitions will have concluded already by this point, leaving just the Champions League to be played.
Champions League Final Venue
The venue for this year's Champions League Final will be the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest-capacity stadium in the country at roughly 76,000 (various sources give different numbers).
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium will finally be getting its chance to host (barring some unforeseen circumstance) for the first time since the iconic 2005 Champions League Final between Liverpool and AC Milan.
This venue was supposed to host the 2020 Champions League Final, but it was moved to Lisbon due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They were then given the Champions League Final 2021, only to have it relocated again - this time to Porto - so as to allow the English fans to attend the all-English final, since Turkey was placed on the UK’s ‘red list’, meaning travel to the country was not allowed.
How to get Champions League hospitality packages
At Seat Unique, we offer official hospitality tickets to various sporting events, including the Champions League.
Manchester City are the only English team left standing in the 2022/23 Champions League competition, and Seat Unique is delighted to offer fans access to official Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League Semi-Final hospitality and VIP tickets.
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We will also have Champions League Final hospitality packages available at a later date.
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If you'd like to know more about how things are going in the Europa League and Europa Conference League, check out our blogs on them.