Czech football club Viktoria Plzeň is celebrating its promotion to the prestigious Champions League. Real, City, Bayern, Ajax, or Paris St. Germain with the star trio Messi, Neymar, and Mbappé?
Let’s be surprised which clubs will be sent to Plzeň by the draw of the groups. What is already certain is that besides top football, we can look forward to an amazing atmosphere in the capital of West Bohemia with a great cultural offer.
Viktoria Plzeň have reached the group stage of football’s Champions League for the fourth time in the club’s history.
The Czech title-holders qualified for the competition with a 2:1 win over the Azerbaijani side Qarabag in West Bohemia on Tuesday night; this followed a 0:0 draw in Baku in the first leg.
Participation in the Champions League guarantees Viktoria Plzeň hundreds of millions of crowns.
The draw for the group stage takes place on Thursday evening.
The 68th season of Europe’s elite club competition, the 31st since it was renamed the UEFA Champions League, begins on 21 June 2022 and runs to 10 June 2023.
The final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, home of the Turkish national team. The venue famously hosted the 2005 decider, when Liverpool recovered from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’.
Istanbul was initially selected to host the 2020 final, but this was moved to Lisbon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the 2021 showpiece was due to take place in Istanbul, only for this also to be relocated – to Porto – to allow fans of each team to attend.