Two of the greatest footballers of the current generation are set to renew their rivalry after their respective clubs were drawn in the same group of the UEFA Champions League. Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus will go head-to-head in the group stage of the European competition. Also Read - El Clasico: Real Madrid Beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou
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Juventus and Barcelona are in Group G and joined by Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros.
Defending champions Bayern Munich are in Group A with Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow. Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.
13-time CL winners Real Madrid have been drawn alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach.
2018 winners Liverpool have Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland for company in Group D.
Premier League club Manchester United are in a tough Group H where they will be fighting with last year’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.
The competition will start from third week of October.
The final will be held at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on 29th May 2021.
Champions League Full Draw
Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach
Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille
Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland
Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes
Group F: Zenit Saint Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge
Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvaros
Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir