Champions League draws: Ronaldo, Messi renew rivalry as Barcelona and Juventus in Europe

Champions League draws: Ronaldo, Messi renew rivalry as Barcelona and Juventus in Europe

- Champions League draws for the 2020-21 season has been concluded

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will renew their rivalry as Juventus and Barcelona are paired in Group G

- Defending champions Bayern Munich have a better chance at progressing from the group after being paired with Atletico Madrid and two others

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will renew their rivalry when Champions League kicks off on October 20 after Juventus and Barcelona are paired in the same group.

Both stars will be hoping they can help their respective clubs compete favourable for the title this term after crashing out at the earlier in the knockout stages.

The 35-year-old is the most successful player in the history of the competition with five titles - and he is planning to add to the tally as he leads Juve to their first continental title since 1996.

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Messi, on the other hand, is searching for his first UEFA title since he last won it in 2005, but his last few attempts had ended in disasters.

Group A

  • Bayern Munich
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • Lokomotiv Moscow

Group B

  • Real Madrid
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Inter Milan
  • Borussia Monchengladbach
Champions League draws: Ronaldo, Messi renew rivalry as Barcelona and Juventus in Europe

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Group C

  • Porto
  • Manchester City
  • Olympiacos
  • Marseille

Group D

  • Liverpool
  • Ajax
  • Atalanta
  • Midtjylland

Group E

  • Sevilla
  • Chelsea
  • Krasnodar
  • Rennes

Group F

  • Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Lazio
  • Club Brugge

Group G

  • Juventus
  • Barcelona
  • Dynamo Kyiv
  • Ferencvarosi

Group F

  • Paris Saint Germain
  • Manchester United
  • RB Leipzig
  • Istanbul Basaksehir

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been named winner of the 2020 UEFA president's award beating the likes of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

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The European football governing body made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, October 1, during the live draw of the 2020/21 Champions League group stages.

Didier Drogba was one of the best strikers in the world during his active playing days for Chelsea where he won the Premier League and also the Champions League titles.

The 42-year-old Ivorian played 92 Champions League games scoring 44 goals which was an incredible record for the African football legend.

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