The Champions League is back! The 2021-2022 group stage will start on Tuesday 14 September and end on 8 December. The final is scheduled for Saturday May 28 at the Russian Stadium in St. Petersburg.
An unusual set of results last season means we’ll be treated to more glamorous ties than usual at this point in the competition.
Group A: Manchester City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev
Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Seville, Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmö
Here our editors have a say in the draw, from their expected winners to how they would improve the competition, and which player they are most excited to watch …
What excites you the most about the raffle?
Michael Cox: For a good group, you need quality from the third or fourth pot. Group B is therefore obviously extremely exciting – Atletico, Liverpool, Porto and Milan are four real clubs in the European Cup.
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