Publisher Haymarket Network has launched Champions Matchday, the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League.
The 68-page magazine – out a week before every UEFA Champions League matchday – will be distributed in the UK and 45 overseas territories, as well as four licensed editions in Bulgaria, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
The new magazine, available in both digital and print, has aimed to build on the success of the previous Champions magazine, offering readers exclusive access to the game’s biggest stars and features analysis from football writers throughout Europe.
Haymarket Network has been working with UEFA since 2003 and was awarded the three-year contract to produce the magazine across the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League cycle. The official programmes for the UEFA Champions League final, UEFA Women's Champions League final, UEFA Europa League final and UEFA Super Cup are also published by Haymarket Network.
UEFA President Michel Platini said: “Champions has been revamped for the new season, as we want to keep you up-to-date with the relevant events on and off the field in our premium club competition.”
Benjamin Rosser, account director Haymarket, also commented: “The editorial team have really captured the drama and excitement of the UEFA Champions League. The latest Champions Matchday is timely, topical, insightful and incisive, with a faster pace and, with the extra frequency can, for the first time, give readers the complete story of a UEFA Champions League season.”