The start date and IST fixtures of UEFA Champions League 2014-15 are announced. This is the 60th edition of European football competition which is all set to begin from 16 September 2014 with group stage games. After group stage draw in Monaco, all 32 football clubs are categorized in 8 groups with 4 teams in each group. Defending champions Real Madrid are in Group B with FC Basel, Liverpool and Ludogorets Razgrad, whereas vice champions Atletico Madrid are in Group A with Juventus, Olympiacos and Malmo FF.
UEFA Champions League 2014-15 Start Date
Start Date of Group Stage: 16 September to 10 December 2014.
The qualifying round of this competition was begun on 1 July which ended on 27th of August 2014. Group Stage will begin from 16 September to 10 December 2014. All round except final match will be played in two legs. Draw dates of next round are also revealed. In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners will be seeded, and the eight group runners-up will be unseeded. The seeded teams will be drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg.
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The governing body of European football have stated that there will be no seedings, and teams from the same group of the same association can be drawn against each other. On 15th December 2014, draw for the round of 16 will be held. Dates of round of 16 games are also announced. On 17, 18, 24 and 25 February, first leg games will be played and second leg matches will be played on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March 2015.
Champions League 2014-15 IST Fixtures Schedule
|Liverpool vs Ludogorets||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Galatasaray vs Anderlecht||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Dortmund vs Arsenal||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Real Madrid vs FC Basel||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Benfica vs Zenit||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Juventus vs Malmo||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Olympiacos vs Atletico Madrid||17 Sept||12:15 am|
|Athletic vs Shakhtar||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|AS Roma vs CSKA Moscow||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|Maribor vs Sporting CP||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|Bayern Munich vs Man City||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|Porto vs BATE||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|Ajax vs PSG||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|Chelsea vs Schalke 04||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|Barcelona vs Apoel Nicosia||18 Sept||12:15 am|
|CSKA Moscow vs Bayern Munich||30 Sept||9:30 pm|
|BATE vs Athletic||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Man City vs Roma||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Sporting CP vs Chelsea||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Shakhtar Porto||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Paris SG vs Barcelona||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Schalke 04 vs Maribor||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Apoel Nicosia vs Ajax||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|Zenit vs Monaco||1 Oct||12:15 am|
|FC Basel vs Liverpool||2 Oct||12:15 am|
|Anderlecht vs Dortmund||2 Oct||12:15 am|
|Bayer vs Benfica||2 Oct||12:15 am|
|Malmo vs Olympiacos||2 Oct||12:15 am|
|Atletico Madrid vs Juventus||2 Oct||12:15 am|
|Ludogorets vs Real Madrid||2 Oct||12:15 am|
|Arsenal vs Galatasaray||2 Oct||12:15 am|
Telecast Channels of Champions League 2014-15
UEFA sells the broadcasting rights for 3 regular season along with different packages for the bidders. In India TEN Network will provide the live telecast of Champions league matches in India. Whereas in Spain, TVE and TV3 will provide the live coverage to Spanish televisions. ESPN Deportes and Fox Sports to provide live telecast in United States and Sky Sports to provide live telecast in United Kingdom.