Breaking Down 2020-21 Champions League Group Pairings

Posted By High Press 10 on October 1, 2020

The 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw results are in.

As always, some teams magically get a cupcake draw (Manchester cough City cough). There’s always a “group of death.” And there’s always some good storylines.

Let’s take a look.

2020-21 Champions League Group Stage draw results

First, here are the group stage draw results.

Group A draw

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

Group B draw

  • Real Madrid
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Inter Milan
  • Borussia Monchengladbach

Group C draw

  • Porto
  • Manchester City (of course)
  • Olympiakos
  • Marseille

Group D draw

  • Liverpool
  • Ajax
  • Atalanta
  • Midtjylland

Group E draw

  • Sevilla
  • Chelsea
  • Krasnodar
  • Stade Rennes

Group F draw

  • Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Lazio
  • Club Brugge

Group G draw

  • Juventus
  • Barcelona
  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Ferencvaros

Group H draw

  • PSG
  • Manchester United
  • RB Leipzig
  • Istanbul Basaksehir

The Group of Death award: Group A

Because Pots 2 and 3 were so weak this year, there’s no obvious candidate. However, holder Bayern were done no favors by drawing Atelti, Salzburg, and Lokomotiv.

We’d say Group H is a strong contender too, but that’s giving Man U too much credit.

The Honorary “Manchester City has the easiest draw again” award: Manchester City

Seriously. Enough with this shit. City get Porto, Olympiakos, and Marseille.

The “If this group fell in the woods and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?” award: Group E

Already forgot who was in this one.

The “Overblown Storyline” Award: Ronaldo vs Messi

We’ll hear an awful lot about how this may be the last time these two greats play each other. It’s already feeling old.

The “Most Exciting Group” award: Group H

It’s not the group of death. But goals should be aplenty here.


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