The highly-awaited 2021-22 Champions League draw took place in Istanbul on Thursday, August 26th. Unsurprisingly, the UCL draw has cooked up some intriguing games in store for the season. All 32 teams in the UCL now know their fate for the group stages, which begin from next month onwards. Matchday 1 of the group stages games will be played on September 14th and 15th. All teams will play six games in the group stages.
One team in a group will play the other teams twice (home and away). A team will earn three points for a win, one for a draw and no points in defeat. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the next round. Below, we can take a look at the results of the 2021-22 Champions League group stage draw.
Full Champions League Group Stage Draw 2021-22 results
Premier League champions Man City were drawn in Group A along with PSG. These two teams faced each other in last season’s semi-final. They will be joined by RB Leipzig and Club Brugge. Group B consists of Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto and seven-time European champions AC Milan. Portuguese champions Sporting Club were lined up in Group C with Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, and Besiktas.
Serie A champions Inter Milan were pooled with 13-time European champions Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. These three teams met in last season’s group phase as well. They are joined by UCL debutants Sheriff in Group D. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will face old foes Barcelona once again. These two teams have had some high-scoring, fascinating battles over the years. They are joined by Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv in Group E.
Europa League champions Villarreal will face last season’s finalists Man United. Serie A outfit Atalanta and Swiss champions Young Boys will join them in Group F. Ligue 1 champion Lille were pooled with Spanish side Sevilla, Salzburg and German side Wolfsburg in Group F. Reigning UCL champions Chelsea were grouped with Juventus as well as Zenit St Petersberg and Malmo in Group H.
Here’s a look at the full results of the 2021-22 Champions League Group Stage draw:
1. Manchester City
2. Paris Saint-Germain
3. RB Leipzig
1. Inter Milan
3.Zenit St Petersberg