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Champions League: Messi's PSG to face Man City in group stage

August 26, 2021 23:37 IST
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The UEFA Champions League group stage matches start on September 14

IMAGE: The UEFA Champions League group stage matches start on September 14. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Lionel Messi's new club Paris St Germain will play Manchester City, managed by the Argentine's former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, after being drawn together in Champion's League Group A on Thursday.

Messi joined Qatar-owned PSG, who will also face Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Belgium's Club Brugge, from Barcelona this month.


Abu Dhabi-owned City lost last season's final to Premier League rivals Chelsea, who were drawn in Group H against Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg and Malmo.

Real Madrid will play Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Moldova's Sheriff Tiraspol in Group D while Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and Liverpool were together in Group B with former winners Porto and AC Milan.

Barcelona were drawn in Group E with Bayern Munich, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv.

Manchester United will have another meeting with Spain's Villarreal, a repeat of this year's Europa League final, in Group F along with Atalanta and Young Boys.

The following is the draw for the Champions League group stage which took place in Istanbul on Thursday:

GROUP A: Manchester City, Paris St Germain, RB Leipzig, Brugge

GROUP B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

GROUP C: Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

GROUP D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff

GROUP E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

GROUP F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys Bern

GROUP G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg

GROUP H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmo

The group stage begins on September 14.

PSG's Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria

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