UEFA Champions League 2021-22 group stage draw: Check out who plays who
The draw for the 2021-22 edition of the UEFA Champions League was done on Thursday night. Check out who your favourite team is drawn against.
As the European club football season gets underway, all eyes would be on the upcoming edition of the UEFA Champions League. The draw for the same was made on Thursday night, as here we present the complete draw.
Defending champion Chelsea was pitted in Group H, alongside Juventus, Zenit and Malmo. The defending champion is in a tough draw, although The Blues is still the favourite to finish atop the group table.
Runner up Manchester City was drawn to Group A, alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Leipzig and Club Brugge in yet another tough draw. City would be desperate to lay its hands on the coveted trophy for the first time, especially as it tries to have Cristiano Ronaldo's services, while it would clash against Lionel Messi's PSG.
Meanwhile, Group B has become the group of death, with Atletico Madrid pitted against Liverpool, Porto and AC Milan. Also, UEFA Europa League winner Villareal was drawn in Group F alongside the runner-up from last season, Manchester United, and Atalanta and Young Boys.
Check out the whole UCL 2021-22 groups here, as the season gets underway with the opening matchday on September 14-15:
Group A: Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Leipzig, Club Brugge
Group B: Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Beşiktaş
Group D: Inter, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: LOSC Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmö
Before the UCL draw, the annual UCL award ceremony was also held. Check out the winners here:
UCL Goalkeeper of the Season: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
UCL Defender of the Season: Rúben Dias (City)
UCL Midfielder of the Season: N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
UCL Forward of the Season: Erling Haaland (Dortmund)
UEFA Men's Coach of the Year: Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
UEFA Men's Player of the Year: Jorginho (Chelsea)
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