As Barcelona join Juventus, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will face Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Arab Leipzig in the group stage of the Champions League.
Oles Gunnar’s Solskazir’s side have been drawn hard to return to the competition, with the finalists in their group being Istanbul Basaksehi of Turkey.
Liverpool also face a tough task, with Dutch champions Ajax and last season’s quarter-finalists Atlanta joining them in Group D with mid-midfield.
Pep Guardiola, who lost in the quarter-finals last season, has drawn against Manchester City Porto, Olympiacos and Marseille.
Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Russia’s Krasnodar and Abhishek Rennes in Group E.
Holders Bayern Munich have played for Atletico Madrid in Group A, while Juventus and Barcelona have met in a blockbuster tie in Group G which saw Ronaldo face Messi for the first time since leaving Real Madrid.
The draw, in partnership with Real Madrid and Inter Milan B Group, was switched to a backdoor event in Geneva due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
UEFA said hosting the event in its original location in the Greek capital, Athens, would “violate restrictions on healthcare restrictions and indoor events” in the country.
The whole Champions League draw
In group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg, Locomotive Moscow
Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Mচেnchengladbach
Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Marseille
Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atlanta, Midtziland
Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes
Group F: Janet St. Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge
Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencovers
Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Arabic Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksir
When does football start?
Group episodes run in the week of October 19 with six rounds of group games in mid-December.
- Matchday 1: October 20/21
- Matchday 2: October 27/28
- Matchday 3: November 3/4
- Matchday 4: November 24/25
- Matchday 5: December 1/2
- Matchday 6: December 8/9
Anyone lucky enough to go will go to Istanbul’s Atat স্টrk Olympic Stadium – where Liverpool lost to AC Milan in 2005 – on May 29.
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