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Champions League draw: Messi to face Ronaldo, Man Utd meet PSG

EUROPE – Bayern Munich, Barcelona Liverpool, and other top clubs across Europe have learnt their opponents ahead of the start of the most prestigious football tournament in Europe.

Messi and Ronaldo will reunite in a two-legged encounter between Barcelona and Italian giants Juventus, as last season’s runner-up Paris Saint-Germain will face Manchester United.

Liverpool also face a difficult task, with Dutch champions Ajax and last season’s quarter-finalists Atalanta joining them in Group D along with Midtjylland.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, beaten in last season’s quarter-finals, have been drawn against Porto, Olympiakos and Marseille. While Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Russian side Krasnodor and Rennes in Group E.

See the full draw below:

  • Group A: Bayern, 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 St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge
  • Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvaros
  • Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir

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