Key Rangers dates in 22/23: Champions League, Europa League, SPFL fixtures

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Key Rangers dates in 22/23: Champions League, Europa League, SPFL fixtures

One week ago Rangers were celebrating lifting the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2009 – but the new season won’t be long in arriving as the players enjoy a well-earned rest ahead of the 2022/23 SPFL fixtures being released.

After missing out on the Scottish Premiership and Europa League in a rollercoaster finale, there’s plenty to prove for Gio van Bronckhorst and his side after the summer.

The Gers will be hoping they can secure qualification for the Champions League group stages, entering at the Third Qualifying Round and having two rounds to navigate to reach the groups.

Elimination will see the Gers parachuted into the Europa League and a top seed in that competition’s group stage – although that’s a path the Light Blues will be hoping to avoid.

With the World Cup in Qatar forcing the season to take a break in November and December, it is a unique calendar in 2022/23.

Here are some of the key dates for Rangers ahead of the 2022/23 season:

SPFL Scottish Premiership

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SPFL Fixtures released: 17 June 2022

Opening Scottish Premiership fixture: Weekend of 30 July 2022
Premiership winter break: Weekend of 12 November 2022
Premiership returns: Weekend of 17 December 2022
Premiership Split: Weekend of 22 April 2023
Final Premiership fixture: Weekend of 27 May 2023

Scottish Cup

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TBC

League Cup

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Fixture dates:

Last 16: August 30/31 2022
Quarter-finals: 18/19/20 October 2022
Semi-finals: 14/15 January 2023
Final: 26 February 2023

Champions League

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Draw dates:

Third qualifying round: 18 July 2022
Play-off round: 2 August 2022
Group stage: 25 August 2022
Round of 16: 7 November 2022
Quarter-finals & semi-finals: TBC

Fixture dates:

Qualifying:
Third qualifying round: 2/3 & 9 August 2022
Playoffs: 16/17 & 23/24 August 2022

Group stage:
Matchday 1: 6/7 September 2022
Matchday 2: 13/14 September 2022
Matchday 3: 4/5 October 2022
Matchday 4: 11/12 October 2022
Matchday 5: 25/26 October 2022
Matchday 6: 1/2 November 2022

Knockout phase:
Round of 16: 14/15/21/22 February & 7/8/14/15 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 11/12 & 18/19 April 2023
Semi-finals: 9/10 & 16/17 May 2023
Final: 10 June 2023

Europa League

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Draw dates:

Group stage: 26 August 2022
Knockout round play-off: 7 November 2022
Round of 16: 24 February 2023
Quarter-finals & Semi-finals: 17 March 2023

Fixture Dates:

Group stage
Matchday 1: 8 September 2022
Matchday 2: 15 September 2022
Matchday 3: 6 October 2022
Matchday 4: 13 October 2022
Matchday 5: 27 October 2022
Matchday 6: 3 November 2022

Knockout phase
Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February
Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 31 May 2023

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