UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW: Messi’s Barcelona, Ronaldo’s Juventus in Same Group

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, Draw Critiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Same Group

UEFA Champions League Draw

Thursday’s draw of this season’s UEFA Champions League has drawn Barcelona and Juventus in the same group, promising another exciting Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi soccer pitch rivalry.

Barcelona and Juventus were drawn in Group G along with Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine and Ferencvaros, the Hungarian club returning to the group stage for the first time in quarter of a century.

Messi and Ronaldo will probably rekindle their supremacy race which they have kept alive especially when the later was at Real Madrid.

The group stage will commence on October 20, and all six rounds of games will be played in eight weeks in a schedule that is even more packed than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerian Sketch cannot ascertain, as of the time this story was published, if spectators would  be able to attend matches in the group stage.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) would be aiming to for revenge against Manchester United, considering that the English club blocked out the French club in the last 16 two seasons ago.

PSG will also come up against RB Leipzig in Group H. The sides met in last season’s semifinals in Lisbon in August, with Paris winning 3-0 before losing to Bayern Munich in their first ever final appearance.

Also in the group is Istanbul Basaksehir, who is appearing in the tournament proper for the first time.

Liverpool, who won the Champions League in 2019, will face Ajax as well as Atalanta and Midtjylland of Denmark in Group D.

Champions Bayern was drawn with Atletico Madrid and Salzburg in Group A. Lokomotiv Moscow are other team in the section.

Real Madrid meet Inter Milan in Group B and Chelsea come up against debutants Rennes as well as Europa League winners Sevilla in Group E.

This season’s final is scheduled to be staged in Istanbul, which was initially the host for last season’s final before UEFA was forced into a change of plans because of the health issues.

GROUP STAGES FOR THE 2020/21 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

 

Group A

Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid

Salzburg

Lokomotiv Moscow

 

Group B

Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter Milan

Borussia Moenchengladbach

 

Group C

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 Kiev

Ferencvaros

 

Group H

Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United

RB Leipzig

Istanbul Basaksehir

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