The UEFA Champions Draw was held on Thursday evening in Geneva, Switzerland and as expected some mouth-watering ties will be played with the champions in the same group as Atletico Madrid; Liverpool will face Atalanta and Ajax while Manchester United will battle PSG and Leipzig.
Below is the full draw:
Group A: Bayern Munich (GER), Atletico Madrid (ESP), FC Salzburg (AUT), Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)
Group B: Real Madrid (ESP), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Inter Milan (ITA), Borussia Monchengladbach (GER)
Group C: FC Porto (POR), Manchester City (ENG), Olympiacos FC (GRE), Marseille (FRA)
Group D: Liverpool (ENG), Ajax (NED), Atalanta (ITA), Midtjylland (DEN)
Group E: Sevilla (ESP), Chelsea (ENG), FC Krasnodar (RUS), Rennes (FRA)
Group F: Zenit St Petersburg (RUS), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Lazio (ITA), Club Brugge (BEL)
Group G: Juventus (ITA), Barcelona (ESP), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Ferencvaros (HUN)
Group H: PSG (FRA), Manchester United (ENG), RB Leipzig (GER), Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR)
The individual awards of the year were also announced with Robert Lewandowski and Pernille Harder winning both the player and forward of the year in their respective categories.
Hansi Flick also won the Men’s coach of the Year award, while Jean-Luc Vasseur won the Women’s coach of the Year award.
Below is the full list of award winners:
UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year
Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich (Men); Sarah Bouhaddi – Lyon (Women)
UEFA Defender of the Year
Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich (Men); Wendie Renard – Lyon (Women)
UEFA Midfielder of the Year
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City (Men); Dzsenifer Marozsán – Lyon (Women)
UEFA Forward of the Year
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich (Men); Pernille Harder – Chelsea (Women)
UEFA Coach of the Year
Hansi Flick – Bayern Munich (Men); Jean-Luc Vasseur – Lyon (Women)
UEFA Women’s Player of the Year
Pernille Harder – Chelsea
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
The full fixture list for the group stage will be announced on Friday evening after taking into account the calendars of participating clubs and stakeholders.
The group stage will start on 20 October and will end on 9 December.
The draw for the UEFA Europa League will take place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.