Here is the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League! The draws for the group stage took place in Geneva from 20 October to 28 January. And let's face it right away: the biggest news will be Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi.
Balanced Group G for Juventus who draw Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros, a noble decay of Hungarian football. Suggestive challenge with the Blaugrana, the Cristiano Ronaldo-Leo Messi derby is back on stage. But qualification within reach for the bianconeri.
More complex is the path for Inter that finds Real Madrid, Shakhtar (overwhelmed in the last semifinal of the Europa League) and Borussia Moenchengladbach. Nothing impossible, but no three-point easy match. Called to a new enterprise Atalanta Bergamasca, who, after the miracle of last season in an iron group, will have to contend with Liverpool, Ajax Amsterdam and the Danes of Midtjylland.
The changeover seems perhaps easier than last year, but only on paper. Benevolent urn for Lazio that ends up in a theoretically affordable group with Zenit St. Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund and Bruges. Iron groups Group A (with Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow) and Group H (Psg, Manchester United and RB Leipzig).
Dates and groups
Group stage from 20 October to 28 January 2021, round of 16 from 16 February to 17 March. The quarterfinals will start on 6 April and end on 14, semi-finals from 27 April to 5 May. The 2020 21 Champions League final will be played on May 29 in Istanbul, in the Atatürk Olympic Stadium which was supposed to host the last 2020 act.
RB Salzburg Group B
Borussia Moenchengladbach Group C
Olympiacos Group D
Atalanta from Bergamo
Midtjylland Group E
Rennes Group F
Club Bruges Group G
Ferencvaros Group H
Istanbul Basaksehir The Adidas ball for the Champions League group stage has been unveiled, starting on 20 October.
"For the first time - reads the UEFA website - the ball is characterized by a unique design that creates depth through the superimposition of graphics of different colors. The dynamic design envelops the famous royal blue stars, allowing immediate recognition of the identity of the Uefa Champions League.
Inside the hexagons, it goes from coral hues to sky blue shades that embody speed and light. Together with its renewed appearance, the ball is equipped with the latest Adidas Performance technology. The surface of the ball possesses plus an innovative texture that gives the best players in the world even greater precision and control over the ball.
The new outer surface coating - featured on all official Adidas UEFA Champions League match balls - offers a secure grip and a complete control, while the thermally bonded panels guarantee maximum performance."