The UEFA Champions League draw is complete. The draws were held in Istanbul today Thursday, August 25 in the city that will host the final in June 2023.
The 32 clubs that qualified for the group stage — 26 automatic qualifiers and six teams that earned their places via the qualifying rounds — found their fate as the names were pulled out of the pots at the glitzy ceremony.
Robert Lewandowski will be facing his former teammates of Bayern Munich. He’ll be keen to show that he made the right move in joining Barcelona.
Another player revisiting his old club will be Manchester City’s big summer signing Erling Haaland, who goes back to Borussia Dortmund where he became a world star. His departure was on very different terms compared to Lewandowski’s.
Another Group of Death candidate is Group H, where PSG will take on former star Angel Di Maria, who now wears Juventus colours. Benfica will be no pushover in that group, and Maccabi Haifa will be excited to cause an upset after a surprise run-through qualifying to the group stage.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid will be delighted with their group draws, and Group A should provide guaranteed entertainment (Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli and Rangers).
here is the list of the groups of the Champions League 2022/23
Champions League groups 2022/23
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Group A||Ajax Amsterdam||Liverpool||Napoli||Rangers|
|Group B||FC Porto||Atletico Madrid||Bayer Leverkusen||Club Brugge|
|Group C||Bayern Munich||Barcelona||Inter Milan||Viktoria Plzen|
|Group D||Eintracht Frankfurt||Tottenham||Sporting CP||Marseille|
|Group E||AC Milan||Chelsea||RB Salzburg||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Group F||Real Madrid||RB Leipzig||Shakhtar Donetsk||Celtic|
|Group G||Manchester City||Sevilla||B. Dortmund||FC Copenhagen|
|Group H||PSG||Juventus||Benfica||Maccabi Haifa|
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