Manchester United face a challenging Champions League group stage in Thursday’s draw. After being held with Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksir in Thursday’s draw.
United made a memorable 2-0 loss to PSG in the last 16 on a 3-3 away goal at Park des Princes two seasons ago. Yet last season Thomas Tushel’s team reached the final, Leipzig was the semifinalist, and Basaksir became the Turkish champion for the first time.
With Dynamo Kiev and Ferencarvos, Barcelona and Juventus will face Liverpool in Group D, Ajax, Atlanta and FC Midtjillaland after a draw, while Group G, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will face each other again.
Manchester City will face Porto, Olympiak Limpiakos and Marseille in Group C, with Atletico Madrid, Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A, and Chelsea in Group E with Europa League champions Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes.
UEFA also announced on Thursday that supporters would be allowed to take part in matches in the competition, although only 30% of the capacity and according to the relevant local covid rules. Fans away will not be allowed.
Complete group stage draw
Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Salzburg, Locomotive Moscow
Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Internazionale, Borussia Mેnchengladbach
Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Marseille
Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atlanta, Midtjiland
Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes
Group F: Zenit St. Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge
Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvoros
Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksir
Earlier, the UK government said travel corridors for Poland and Turkey had been removed and countries added to the list of national contagions. While players and team staff are expected to be exempt, this means they will have to spend 14 days in isolation as any travel media covers United’s match in Istanbul. France is already on this list.
Preliminary group games are scheduled for October 20 and 21. The last three rounds come in the first match of three consecutive weeks before the November international break, which ends on December 8 and 9. The fixtures schedule for the group stage will be released by the UFA on Friday.
In the draw, Chelsea’s Pernille Harder and Bayern’s Robert Lavandowski won the UFC Women’s Female and Male Player of the Year awards.