UCL draw: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo against each other
UCL draw was wound up in UEFA headquarters as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus is drwan against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona.
Messi will face Ronaldo for the first time since the latter’s move to Turin from Real Madrid two years ago, in the Champions League group stage.
Barcelona will face Juventus in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together in Group G in the draw, which took place today in Geneva.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s return to the Champions League has been marked with a draw against last year’s Champions League finalists PSG, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in Group H.
Reigning champions Bayern Munich will play Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A for a place in the knockout stages, having got their hands on the trophy for the sixth time by beating PSG 1-0 in Lisbon on August 23.
Group D will see 2018 winners Liverpool, who suffered a surprise early exit at the hands of Atletico last term, square off against Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland.
13-time winners Real Madrid have been dealt a tough hand in Group B alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach.
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 E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes
Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland
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