CL: Juve-Barca, Inter-Real Madrid, Atalanta-Liverpool

Juventus are in a Champions League group with Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev, Inter face Real Madrid, Atalanta paired with Liverpool and Ajax, while Lazio play Zenit and Borussia Dortmund.

The draw for the group stage was held this evening and there will immediately be some huge tests for the Italian clubs in Europe’s top competition.

Juve were paired with Barcelona, so Arthur Melo and Miralem Pjanic will be up against their old clubs, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo taking on Lionel Messi.

Their group is completed by Dynamo Kiev with a tricky away journey and Ferencvaros of Hungary.

Inter have not been fortunate in the draw either, as they are up against Achraf Hakimi’s former club Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and German dark horses Borussia Monchengladbach.

Atalanta have a fascinating group that ought to be a favourite for the neutrals too, because their all-attack style will be up against former winners Liverpool, Ajax and Danes Midtjylland.

Lazio are back in the Champions League after 13 years and were placed in a group with Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge.


Group A

Bayern Munich (GER)

Atletico Madrid (ESP)

RB Salzburg (AUT)

Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)


Group B

Real Madrid (ESP)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Inter (ITA)

Borussia Monchengladbach (GER)


Group C

Porto (POR)

Manchester City (ENG)

Olympiacos (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 (RUS)

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Lazio (ITA)

Club Brugge (BEL)


Group G

Juventus (ITA)

Barcelona (ESP)

Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

Ferencvaros (HUN)


Group H


Manchester United (ENG)

RB Leipzig (GER)

Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR)

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