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There Will Be No More 7.45pm Kick-Offs in the Champions League Next Season

There Will Be No More 7.45pm Kick-Offs in the Champions League Next Season

The Champions League and Europa League are set to drastically change next season after UEFA announced an entire raft of kick-off times for their premier competitions.

Since the European Cup was reshaped and restructured back in 1993, the Champions League has seen matches kick-off at the same time across the continent, with teams being forced to start at 19:45 GMT.

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Starting from next season, games will get started at either 5.55pm or 8pm (GMT/BST), and fans of Premier League clubs will be delighted to learn this season’s top six will now be guaranteed places in the group stages of either the Champions League or Europa League.

However, it’s not such great news for Celtic, or any prospective Scottish Premiership champions, as the changes mean Brendan Rodgers’ side will now need to negotiate a whopping FOUR play-off rounds in the difficult summer months.

You can find an entire list of the alterations here – but what do you think of the news?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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