The 2013-2014 Champions League engine will start running in September, but the preliminary rounds begin as early as July 2nd.
MILAN – Milan, along with Arsenal and Schalke, will be entered in the playoff draw on August 9th, with the first leg scheduled for August 20th-21st and the return leg August 27th-28th.
Before this there will be other preliminary rounds and winners will also be included in the list of teams that the rossoneri could face.
On June 24th the draw for the first round (first leg July 2-3, return leg 9-10 July) and the second round (First leg 16-17 July, return leg 23-24 July).
The draw for the third round is scheduled for July 19th: games will be played on 30-31 July and then 6-7 August. Winners of this round could face Milan.
It will be the 59th edition of the Champions League of the continental tournament and the 22nd time that it will be known as the Champions League.
For the first time, the YOUTH Champions League’s group phase will accompany the full competition with games taking place on the same days.