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UEFA Champions League: Man City to face PSG; Ronaldo and Messi could meet again

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Two of Europe’s biggest clubs, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will clash in the group stage of this season’s Champions League, the group stage draws have revealed.

In another mouthwatering group, defending champions, Chelsea will face Italian heavyweights, Juventus, while 13-time winners, Real Madrid and 2010 champions Inter Milan will lock horns elsewhere.

Barcelona, who are now without Lionel Messi, will square off with Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, Messi, who’s now with PSG, will be facing his former manager, Pep Guardiola, when the French outfit take on Manchester City. And if Cristiano Ronaldo eventually moves to Man City this season, we will have a blockbuster clash on our hands.

Manchester United face Villarreal, who beat them in last season’s Europa League final, as well as Italian club Atalanta and Swiss side Young Boys.

Liverpool are in a tough group with Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan.

Group stage draw in full:

Group A: Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges

Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, FC Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmo

This year’s Champions League final takes place at the St Petersburg Stadium in Russia on Saturday, 28 May.

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