The draws for the group stage of the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League has been conducted on Thursday, with Premier League champions, Manchester City, have been drawn to face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge.
Defending champions, Chelsea, come up against Serie A giants Juventus, Russian club Zenit St Petersburg and Swedish side Malmo.
Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan in group B, already described as this season’s “group of death” by football analysts and pundits.
Manchester United face Villarreal, who beat them in last season’s Europa League final, as well as Italian club Atalanta and Swiss side Young Boys.
Spanish giants, Barcelona, will clash with Bayern Munich of Germany, Benfica of Portugal and Dyanmo Kyiv of Ukraine.
Real Madrid, another giant of Spain’s La Liga, will slug it out with Inter Milan of Italy, Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine and debutants, Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova.
This year’s Champions League group stage begins on 20 October and the final takes place at the St Petersburg Stadium in Russia on Saturday, 28 May.
Group stage draw in full:
Group A: Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, FC Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmo