UCL Draw: Full fixtures as Cristiano Ronaldo faces Lionel Messi
So, how was the Champions League’s crème de la crème pitted against one another ahead of the competition’s revival in 2022? Take a look at the whole draw after the break:
Benfica vs Real Madrid
Villarreal vs Manchester City
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool
Inter Milan vs Ajax
Sporting CP vs Juventus
Chelsea vs Lille
Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain
Naturally, the most intriguing story to come from the draw is that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be facing each other for the first time since 2018.
After Ronaldo’s departure from Spain, clashes between the prolific Ballon d’Or winners have been few and far between, so we’ve been spoiled with United’s draw against PSG.
However, it isn’t the only intriguing match-up to emerge from the hat, with Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich squaring off in a titanic showdown, as well as Inter vs Ajax.
In the broader scheme of things, though, the Premier League teams can be pleased with their fixtures because Chelsea, City, and Liverpool all received favorable draws.