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Football: 2020/21 Champions League groups unveiled

Fans got their wish as Ronaldo vs Messi clash to happen in Group G

Can Erozden   | 01.10.2020
Football: 2020/21 Champions League groups unveiled

ANKARA

Europe's top-flight international football contest, UEFA Champions League's groups have been revealed after Thursday's draws in Switzerland's Geneva. 

Similar to previous seasons, 32 teams will compete in eight groups in the 2020-21 season.

In Group G, a long-awaited matchup will be at football fans' service as Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo tied with Lionel Messi's Barcelona, Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev and Hungary's Ferencvaros.


All groups in 2020-21 Champions League

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

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

Group C: Porto (Portugal), Manchester City (England), Olympiacos (Greece), Olympique Marseille (France)

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

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

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

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

Group H: Paris Saint-Germain (France), Manchester United (England), RB Leipzig (Germany), Medipol Basaksehir (Turkey)


Format

The group matches will start on Oct. 20-21 as each team will play six games with the home and away format. The group phase in the Champions League will end on Dec. 9.

The group winners and runners-up will advance to the Champions League's knockout stage, the Round of 16.

The draws for the last 16 will be held on Dec. 14.

The third-place teams in the groups will march to the second-tier UEFA Europa League once the Champions League group stage ends in December.

The 2021 Champions League final will be held on May 29 in Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

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