On Thursday, the UEFA Champions League group stage draw for the next season completed in Istanbul, Turkey. In Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw, holders Real Madrid were put in Group F alongside Celtic, RB Leipzig, and Shakhtar Donetsk. Bayern Munich was assigned to Group C, which included Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Viktoria Plzen. Liverpool joined Ajax, Napoli, and Rangers in Group A. Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, and Club Brugge are among the teams in Group B.
Following Thursday’s group stage draw, Champions League enthusiasm has reached new heights. After big summer signings, two of the finest strikers on the globe, Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona, will meet his previous team, Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Erling Haaland will return to his old haunts as a member of Manchester City, who were drawn against Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona and Bayern are in one of the harder groups, while Italian powerhouse Inter is also in Group C. Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Paris Saint-Germain have also been drawn into an interesting group alongside Juventus, Benfica, and Maccabi Haifa.
Here’s how the UEFA Champions League draw looks.
Group A: Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli, Rangers
Group B: Porto, Atletico, Leverkusen, Club Brugge
Group C: Bayern, Barcelona, Inter, Viktoria Plzen
Group D: Frankfurt, Tottenham, Sporting, Marseille
Group E: Milan, Chelsea, Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb
Group F: Real Madrid, Leipzig, Shakhtar, Celtic
Group G: City, Sevilla, Dortmund, FC Copenhagen
Group H: PSG, Juventus, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa