Nyon (dpa) – Concern about the “hammer group” is high every year. Defending champions FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach will have their group opponents for the Champions League next Thursday (from 5 p.m.).
The champions of the seven best European competitions and the winners of the Europa League are placed in pot one. Pots two to four are divided according to the UEFA coefficient. In the evaluation of the European Football Association, Gladbach has been one of the weakest clubs in recent years.
Eight groups of four, each with a team from the four pots, will be drawn. German duels in the group stage are excluded.
The match will be played on 20/21. and 27./28. 3/4 October and 24./25. November and 1/2 and 8./9. December. Games may also be delayed due to the corona pandemic. UEFA reserves the right to extend the group stage until January 28. If the group stage cannot be completed for “whatever reason”, the UEFA board will also decide the composition of the knockout round, the umbrella association announced. The final in Istanbul is scheduled for May 29, 2021.
The lottery jars at a glance:
|FC Bayern Munich||German champion / defending champion|
|Sevilla FC||Europa League Winner|
|Real Madrid||Spanish master|
|Liverpool FC||English master|
|Juventus Turin||Italian champion|
|Paris Saint Germain||French master|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg||Russian master|
|FC Porto||Portuguese champion|
|Red Bull Salzburg||53,500|