After the Draw, one of the top ones everybody is hoping to see is the big match between Juventus and Barcelona, as Lionel Messi will come face-to-face with Cristiano Ronaldo. The two world’s best players have been drawn against one another in Group G alongside Dynamo Kyiv, and Ferencvaros.
In the interim, UEFA has additionally stated that the outfit will before long permit 30% of fans to be at the arena to cheer on their respective teams.
Premier League champions Liverpool have been drawn alongside Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland in Champions League Group D. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, failures in the quarter-finals last season, were drawn in Group C with Porto, Olympiacos and Marseille.
Manchester United will play French victors and 2020 losing finalists Paris St Germain as well as RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in Group H while Chelsea will meet Europa League champs Sevilla just as Krasnodar and Rennes in Group E.
Here’s how the pots will be drawn, with updates of both the Champions League draw and the UEFA Best awards:
Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzberg, Lokomotiv Moscow.
Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach.
Group C: FC Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille.
Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland.
Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.
Group F: Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.
Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencvaros.
Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are back in the wake of leaving the competition at the last 16 phase last season to the eventual winners Bayern Munich.
Manchester City will in general pull off liberal draws because of their regular position in pot one, and regardless of this year’s dropping down to pot two – and making it difficult to be drawn with Shakhtar Donetsk once more – they have landed themselves a decent possibility of making the knockout stages.
Portuguese champions Porto have to prove themselves against City, while Olympiakos and Marseille fall into a comparative group when contrasted with the solid side of Pep Guardiola’s team.
All things considered, Marseille were among the best groups in pot three, while Olympiakos away is never a simple excursion to fight with.
Manchester United also comfortably find themselves in this year’s Group of Death, with last season’s finalists Paris Saint-Germain joining semi-finalists RB Leipzig.
Plus, Manchester United additionally face a long stretch excursion to Turkey, where they will take on the fairly obscure quantity that is Istanbul Basaksehir in their first Champions League group stage campaign.