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Champions League 2021/22 Groups Have Been Announced

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Champions League 2021/22 Groups Have Been Announced

The Champions League 2021/2022 group stage draw has been made ahead of the competition's return.

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26 teams qualified for the competition via their domestic league position while six qualified via the play-offs.

Chelsea are current holders having beaten Manchester City 1-0 in an all-English final back in May.

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The ceremony took place in Istanbul, Turkey and you can have a full look at the groups below.

GROUP A

Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain

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RB Leipzig

Club Brugge

GROUP B

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Atletico Madrid

Liverpool

Porto

AC Milan

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GROUP C

Sporting CP

Borussia Dortmund

Ajax

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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

BSC Young Boys

GROUP G

Lille

Sevilla

FC Salzburg

Wolfsburg

GROUP H

Chelsea

Juventus

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Malm


A few noteable ties include Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester City, which could end up being a new chapter in the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry.

Group D will feature Sheriff Tiraspol making their first appearance in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Barcelona and Bayern Munich will clash in Group E, a year after Bayern's humiliating 8-2 win over the Catalan giants.

Check out the group stage schedule all the way to December below:

SEPTEMBER

14/15 September: Group stage, Matchday 1
28/29 September: Group stage, Matchday 2

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

OCTOBER

19/20 October: Group stage, Matchday 3

NOVEMBER

2/3 November: Group stage, Matchday 4
23/24 November: Group stage, Matchday 5

DECEMBER

7/8 December: Group stage, Matchday 6

13 December: Last 16 draw

The final will take place in Petersburg, Russia on May 28.

Which clash are you most excited for? Who do you think is an early favourite for the competiton?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Football, Champions League

Daniel Marland
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