Barcelona will face Juventus within the group stage of the Champions League after they have been paired collectively in Group G within the draw, which occurred in Geneva on Thursday.
The heavyweight fixture will see Cristiano Ronaldo come up in opposition to Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi for the primary time since his transfer to Juventus from Actual Madrid in the summertime of 2018.
The 2 males, who’ve shared 11 of the final 12 Ballon d’Or awards between them, loved a historic rivalry in La Liga, and can resume hostilities in Europe’s elite competitors subsequent month.
Barca and Juve have been joined in Group G by Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros, the Hungarian outfit who beat Celtic en-route to qualifying for the primary draw for the primary time of their historical past.
In the meantime, Manchester United’s return to the Champions League has been marked with a draw in opposition to final yr’s Champions League finalists PSG, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in Group H.
Reigning champions Bayern Munich will play Atletico Madrid, Purple Bull Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A for a spot within the knockout phases, having received their fingers on the trophy for the sixth time by beating PSG 1-0 in Lisbon on August 23.
Group D will see 2018 winners Liverpool, who suffered a shock early exit by the hands of Atletico final time period, sq. off in opposition to Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland.
13-time winners Actual Madrid have been dealt a tricky hand in Group B alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Manchester Metropolis have been handed a extra beneficial draw in opposition to Porto, Olympiacos and Marseille in Group C, as they bid to win the competitors for the primary time of their historical past as soon as once more.
The final English facet to qualify from the Premier League have been Chelsea, who will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes, who shall be making their first look on Europe’s greatest stage, in Group E.
In Group F, Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and Membership Brugge will do battle, with the 2020-21 version of the Champions League set to kick off on October 20/21, with fixtures persevering with by means of to early December to resolve who will attain the final 16 stage.