UEFA Champions League draw : Full list of groups announced
The UEFA Champions League group stage draw ended the high-profile showdown that fans had been expecting to see. Group B is simply amazing, with strong teams from four continents (Atlético de Madrid, Liverpool, Porto and AC Milan) and favorites Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are placed in Group A.
All that remains now is the Real transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City as rumors suggest. If he does, he will have a wonderful duel with Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain and Neymar. For these two clubs, this is the trophy or the defeat of the Champions League.
Bayern Munich (Germany) will face Barcelona (Spain) and Chelsea (England) will face Juventus (Italy) in other high-profile conflicts in the tie. Manchester United and Spain’s Villarreal will also meet again in the rematch of the 2021 Europa League final.
Finally, in extremely unlikely circumstances, Inter Milan (Italy), Real Madrid (Spain) and Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) joined the second consecutive edition of the same group.
All group stage matches will be played in six pre-set windows: September 14-15. 2829, October 1920, November 23, November 23, 2324, and December 78.
Champions League draw groups
Pot 1: Manchester City (England)
Pot 2: Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Pot 3: RB Leipzig (Germany)
Pot 4: Club Brugge (Belgium)
Pot 1: Atletico Madrid (Spain)
Pot 2: Liverpool (England)
Pot 3: Porto (Portugal)
Pot 4: AC Milan (Italy)
Pot 1: Sporting CP (Portugal)
Pot 2: Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Pot 3: Ajax (Netherlands)
Pot 4: Besiktas (Turkey)
Pot 1: Inter Milan (Italy)
Pot 2: Real Madrid (Spain)
Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Pot 4: Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova)
Pot 1: Bayern Munich (Germany)
Pot 2: FC Barcelona (Spain)
Pot 3: Benfica (Portugal)
Pot 4: Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)
Pot 1: Villarreal (Spain)
Pot 2: Manchester United (England)
Pot 3: Atalanta (Italy)
Pot 4: BSC Young Boys (Switzerland)
Pot 1: LOSC Lille (France)
Pot 2: Sevilla (Spain)
Pot 3: RB Salzburg (Austria)
Pot 4: VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)
Pot 1: Chelsea (England)
Pot 2: Juventus (Italy)
Pot 3: Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
Pot 4: Malmo FF (Sweden)