It is going to be entertaining UCL preliminary stages as the draw is finally made live hours ago. Football fans all over the world expect goals galore especially in Group G where Barcelona’s Lionel Messi will reunite with his longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo who now plays for Juventus.
The opening Champions’ League group fixtures will take place on October 20 and 21, with the scheduling set to be confirmed on Friday evening.
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The 2021 Champions League final is due to be held at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul on May 29.
UEFA has also confirmed participation of fans in stadiums with a capacity of up to 30% of the total capacity of the respective hosting stadium.
Manchester United will play Paris Saint Germain and RB Leipzig in the Champions’ League Group stage, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo set to face off as Barcelona meets Juventus.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been handed a tough draw on their return to the competition, with Turkey’s Istanbul Basaksehir the final side in their Group.
It will not be a walk in the park for the Premier League Champions Liverpool as they find themselves facing the Dutch champions Ajax and last season’s quarter-finalists Atalanta joining them in Group D along with Midtjylland.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who were beaten in last season’s quarter-finals, have been drawn against Porto, Olympiakos, and Marseille. While Chelsea will play the Europa league winners Sevilla, Russianside Kransnodor and French Rennes in Group E.
Here is the draw for this season’s UCL. All the teams in each group are expected to play each other twice; the fixture will come out later this week.
Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow
Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach
Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille
Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland
Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes
Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge
Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvaros
Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir