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UEFA Champions League Draw Highlights: Barcelona's Messi and Juventus' Ronaldo in Same UCL Group

News18 Sports | October 1, 2020, 22:07 IST
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UEFA Champions League Draw Highlights: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will meet in a mouthwatering clash in this season's Champions League after Barcelona and Juventus were placed in the same group in Thursday's draw. Messi and Ronaldo will resume the rivalry they developed when the Portuguese superstar was at Real Madrid. Between them they have won 11 of the last 12 Ballons d'Or. The two heavyweights 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.

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Oct 1, 2020 22:07 (IST)

The Groups!

Oct 1, 2020 22:05 (IST)

The UEFA men's and women's player of the year are - Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder (now plays for Chelsea)

Oct 1, 2020 21:59 (IST)

The best manager of the men's and women's Champions League are - Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick and Lyon's Jean-Luc Vasseur.

Oct 1, 2020 21:51 (IST)

The UEFA Champions League draw - 

Group A - Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group B - Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Mnchengladbach
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 Kyiv, Ferencvros       
Group H - Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Baakehir

Oct 1, 2020 21:39 (IST)

The best forward of the men's and women's Champions League are - Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder (now plays for Chelsea).

Oct 1, 2020 21:25 (IST)

The best midfielders of the men's and women's Champions League are - Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Lyon's Dzsenifer Marozsan

Oct 1, 2020 21:12 (IST)

The best defenders of the men's and women's Champions League are - Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich and Lyon's Wendie Renard.

Oct 1, 2020 21:06 (IST)

Group H -

Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Baakehir

Oct 1, 2020 21:05 (IST)

Group G -

Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencvros

Oct 1, 2020 21:05 (IST)

Group F -

Zenit St. Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge

Oct 1, 2020 21:04 (IST)

Group E - 

Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille

Oct 1, 2020 21:04 (IST)

Group D -

Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland

Oct 1, 2020 21:03 (IST)

Group C -

Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille 

Oct 1, 2020 21:03 (IST)

Group B -

Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Mnchengladbach

Oct 1, 2020 21:02 (IST)

Group A -

Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow

Oct 1, 2020 20:54 (IST)

The best goalkeepers of the men's and women's Champions League are - Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and Lyon's Sarah Bouhaddi.

Oct 1, 2020 20:49 (IST)
 

Drogba, along with Florent Malouda will be helping in the draw. 

Which will begin in almost no time.. well almost anythime now. 

Oct 1, 2020 20:41 (IST)

Aleksander Ceferin presents the UEFA President's Award to Didier Drogba

Drogba won the Champions League trophy in 2012 with Chelsea and in his illustrious career has scored 50 goals in 102 UEFA club competition appearances.

"I think it's one of the best moments of my career, if not the best," he says on being presented the honour.

Manchester United's Eric Cantona had won it last year.

Oct 1, 2020 20:26 (IST)

With so many strong teams in the mix we are surely going to get some mouth watering clashes. The UEFA Champions League 2020-21 draw is a almost upon us.

Oct 1, 2020 20:15 (IST)

These are the schduled matchdays - 

Matchday 1: 20/21 October

Matchday 2: 27/28 October

Matchday 3: 3/4 November

Matchday 4: 24/25 November

Matchday 5: 1/2 December

Matchday 6: 8/9 December

Oct 1, 2020 20:09 (IST)

In the face of travel restrictions, it will allow matches on neutral territory. If a club suffers a Covid-19 outbreak, a game can go ahead as long as each team has at least 13 fit players including one goalkeeper.

The group stage starts on Oct 20, more than a month later than usual, and all six rounds of games will be packed into eight weeks.

However, in the event of more delays, UEFA has set January 28 as the deadline to complete the group stage.

Oct 1, 2020 20:03 (IST)

POT 4 -

Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia), Marseille (France), Club Brugge (Belgium), Borussia Mnchengladbach (Germany), Istanbul Baakehir (Turkey), Midtjylland (Denmark), Rennes (France), Ferencvros (Hungary).

Oct 1, 2020 19:58 (IST)

POT 3 -

Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Salzburg (Austria), Leipzig (Germany), Inter Milan (Italy), Olympiakos (Greece), Lazio (Italy), Krasnodar (Russia), Atalanta (Italy).

Oct 1, 2020 19:55 (IST)

POT 2 - 

Barcelona (Spain), Atltico Madrid (Spain), Manchester City (England), Manchester United (England), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Chelsea (England), Ajax (Netherlands).

Oct 1, 2020 19:51 (IST)

POT 1 - 

Bayern Munich (Germany), Sevilla (Spain), Real Madrid (Spain), Liverpool (England), Juventus (Italy), Paris Saint-Germain (France), Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), Porto (Portugal).

Oct 1, 2020 19:49 (IST)

No teams from the same country can be put in the same group. It means a group can include teams from each of Europe's four highest-ranked leagues

UEFA will ensure teams from Russia and Ukraine are kept apart for security reasons. That rule has been in place since 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimea region from Ukraine and separatist conflict flared in eastern Ukraine. 

Oct 1, 2020 19:44 (IST)

The likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United will know who they will face in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Atalanta, RB Leipzig and Marseille are also in the UCL draw.

UEFA Champions League Draw Highlights: Barcelona's Messi and Juventus' Ronaldo in Same UCL Group
UEFA Champions League Draw 2020-21 (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Meanwhile, beaten 2020 finalists Paris Saint-Germain will have a chance for revenge against Manchester United, who ousted 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 semi-finals in Lisbon in August, with Paris winning 3-0 before losing to Bayern Munich in their first ever final appearance.

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

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

Holders Bayern will take on Atletico Madrid and will also have a short trip across the border to Austria to take on Salzburg in Group A. Lokomotiv Moscow are other team in the section.

Other notable match-ups will see 13-time European champions 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.

Chelsea signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes last week.

The group stage starts on October 20, and all six rounds of games will be crammed into eight weeks in a schedule that is even more packed than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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 crisis.

It remains to be seen whether spectators will be able to attend matches in the group stage.