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German Clubs in 2023/24 European Campaign

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In the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League, German football enthusiasts are in for an exciting journey as four prominent clubs, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and the debutants Union Berlin, vie for continental glory. Simultaneously, Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg represent the Bundesliga in the Europa League, while Eintracht Frankfurt carries the nation’s hopes in the Conference League.

The quartet of Bayern, Dortmund, Leipzig, and Union Berlin has the honor of flying Germany’s flag on the grand stage of the Champions League. Union Berlin, making their debut, has chosen the iconic Olympiastadion as their home ground for European encounters, deviating from the Stadion an der Alten Försterei.

Adding a unique dimension to the European landscape, three Champions League fixtures will be held at Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion. This deviation stems from the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, who are compelled to host their home games in Hamburg due to the ongoing war in their homeland.

As the anticipation builds for the upcoming fixtures, bundesliga.com is your go-to source for all the details regarding the schedules and outcomes of the seven German teams participating in European competitions this season.

Champions League Matchday 1 Highlights:

  1. Young Boys 1-3 RB Leipzig:
  • Goals: 0-1 Simakan (3′), 1-1 Elia (33′), 1-2 Schlager (72′), 1-3 Šeško (90’+2)
  1. Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Borussia Dortmund:
  • Goals: 1-0 Mbappé (pen. 49′), 2-0 Hakimi (58′)
  1. Shakhtar Donetsk 1-3 Porto (in Hamburg):
  • Goals: 0-1 Galeno (8′), 1-1 Kelsey (13′), 1-2 Galeno (15′), 1-3 Taremi (29′)
  1. Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin:
  • Goals: 1-0 Bellingham (90’+4)
  1. Bayern Munich 4-3 Manchester United:
  • Goals: 1-0 Sané (28′), 2-0 Gnabry (32′), 2-1 Hojlund (49′), 3-1 Kane (pen. 53′), 3-2 Casemiro (88′), 4-2 Tel (90’+2), 4-3 Casemiro (90’+5)
  1. Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 Hacken:
  • Goals: 1-0 Florian Wirtz (10′), 2-0 Adli (16′), 3-0 Boniface (66′), 4-0 Hofmann (70′)
  1. Olympiacos 2-3 Freiburg:
  • Goals: 0-1 Sallai (9′),1-1 El Kaabi (40′), 1-2 Grifo (pen. 45’+7), 2-2 El Kaabi (75′), 2-3 Philipp (86′)
  1. Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Aberdeen:
  • Goals: 1-0 Marmoush (pen. 11′), 1-1 Polvara (22′), 2-1 Koch (61′)

The Champions League opener witnessed RB Leipzig securing a 3-1 victory against Young Boys, showcasing their strength in the group stage. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund faced a 2-0 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain, with Mbappé and Hakimi finding the net. Union Berlin, in their inaugural Champions League appearance, faced a 1-0 defeat against Real Madrid, while Bayern Munich triumphed in a thrilling 4-3 encounter with Manchester United.

In the Europa League, Bayer Leverkusen dominated with a resounding 4-0 victory against Hacken, emphasizing their prowess in the competition. Freiburg also made a statement, overcoming Olympiacos 3-2 in a closely contested match. Eintracht Frankfurt secured a 2-1 win against Aberdeen in the Conference League, with Koch scoring the decisive goal.

As the European journey unfolds for these German clubs, the fans eagerly anticipate more thrilling encounters, memorable moments, and, undoubtedly, some unforeseen twists in the unfolding narrative of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League campaigns.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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