The draw for the group stage of the Champions League, which was drawn today, Thursday, in the Turkish city of Istanbul, was made for the presence of Barcelona in the “group of death” alongside Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Victoria Plzen, so that the matches witnessed strong confrontations in this group.
32 teams will participate in this stage, divided into 8 groups. The classification of the teams is as follows:
First classification: Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Porto, Ajax.
The second classification: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Seville, Leipzig, Tottenham.
Third place: Borussia Dortmund, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen, Olympique Marseille.
Fourth seed: Club Brugge, Celtic, Maccabi Haifa, Copenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb, Victoria Pilsen, Rangers, Benfica.
The draw resulted in strong groups and came as follows:-
Group A: Ajax – Liverpool – Napoli – Rangers
Group B: Porto – Atletico Madrid – Leverkusen – Club Brugge
Group C: Bayern Munich – Barcelona – Inter – Viktoria Plzen.
Group D: Eintracht Frankfurt – Tottenham Hotspur – Sporting Lisbon – Marseille
Group E: AC Milan – Chelsea – Salzburg – Dinamo Zagreb
Group F: Real Madrid – RB Leipzig – Shakhtyor Donetsk – Celtic
Group G: Manchester City – Seville – Dortmund – Copenhagen
Group H: Paris Saint-Germain – Juventus – Benfica – Maccabi Haifa.
The organizing committee chose the dates for the group stage matches as follows:-
First round: 6 and 7 September.
Second round: September 13 and 14.
Third round: 4 and 5 October.
Fourth round: October 11th and 12th.
Fifth round: October 25 and 26.
Sixth round: November 1 and 2.
The final match of the most important continental club championship will be held in Istanbul on June 10 of next year at the “Ataturk” Olympic Stadium, which is the stadium that witnessed the historic match between Liverpool and Milan in 2005, in which Liverpool won a penalty shootout after falling behind by three clean points in the first half.
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