UEFA Champions League 2018-19 Its right around the corner. The best soccer on the planet (and its not close either). The UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group Stage begins Tuesday, September 18 and finishes up on Wednesday, December 12. The draw for the Round of 16 is then held on December 17 with play returning in February of next year.… Written by Steve Birrer. Posted 2 weeks ago in Soccer.