Ronaldo’s Juventus face Messi’s Barcelona in UEFA Champions League group stage

Two of greatest names in modern football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, will face each other in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Ronaldo’s Juventus, who won the 2019-20 Italian Serie A, were drawn against Messi’s Barcelona in Group G, alongside Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev, and Ferencvaros from Hungary.

In Group A, defending champions Bayern Munich will face Atletico Madrid, as well as FC Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow.

English Premier League champions Liverpool play Ajax, Atalanta, and newcomers FC Midtjylland in Group D, while 13-times winners Real Madrid face ties against Shakhtar Donetsk, Internazionale, and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Meanwhile last seasons runners-up, Paris Saint-Germain were drawn against Manchester United, RB Leipzig and debutants Istanbul Basaksehir in a strong Group H.

2019-20 UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla will face Chelsea, and two other first-time group stage teams in Krasnodar from Russia, and Stade Rennes from France.

Porto will host Manchester City, Olympiakos and Marseille in Group C, while Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, and Club Brugge make up Group E.

A total of 15 countries are represented, with Ferencvaros giving Hungary just its second entry in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 25 years.

See the full draw below:

Group A: Bayern Munich (Germany, holders), Atletico Madrid (Spain), FC Salzburg (Austria), Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia)

Group B: Real Madrid (Spain), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Internazionale (Italy), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)

Group C: FC Porto (Portugal), Manchester City (England), Olympiakos (Greece), Marseille (France)

Group D: Liverpool (England), Ajax (Netherlands), Atalanta (Italy), FC Midtjylland (Denmark)

Group E: Sevilla (Spain), Chelsea (England), Krasnodar (Russia), Stade Rennes (France)

Group F: Zenit St Petersburg (Russia), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Lazio (Italy), Club Brugge (Belgium)

Group G: Juventus (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), Ferencvaros (Hungary)

Group H: PSG (France), Manchester United (England), RB Leipzig (Germany), Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey)

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