Champions League draw: Messi to face Ronaldo in group stage/

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to meet in a blockbuster tie as Barcelona draw Juventus in Group G of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League (UCL) season.

This year’s Champions League group stage draw held in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday.

Bayern Munich, the reigning champions, were placed in Group A with Atletico Madrid, while Manchester United were drawn in Group H, the same group as Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.

Liverpool, the 2018/19 winners, were pitted in Group D with Ajax, Atalanta and FC Midtjylland.

Sevilla, Europa League winners, were placed in Group E against Chelsea, FC Krasnodar and Rennes.

The group games will kick off on October 20 and 21 with the sixth games on December 8 and 9.

The final is expected to hold in Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium on May 29.

Champions League group stage draw for 2020/21:

Group A – Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, RB Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow

Group B – Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach

Group C – Porto, Man City, Olympiacos, Marseille

Group D – Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, FC Midtjylland

Group E – Sevilla, Chelsea, FC Krasnodar, Rennes

Group F – Zenit St. Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge

Group G – Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvaros

Group H – PSG, Man Utd, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir