2019/2020 Champions League Draw: Liverpool lands Napoli, Barcelona gets Inter Milan
The draw for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League gathering stage was made on Thursday, with holders Liverpool football set to confront Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in Group E.
The gathering stage draw for the 2019-20 Champions League season occurred on Thursday in Monaco, and Barcelona is in what is being considered as the Group of Death. Lionel Messi and his teammate will confront Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague as a component of Group F.
Other intriguing pairings include PSG with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool indeed getting Napoli. Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo will confront a well-known enemy in Atletico Madrid while additionally being joined by Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.
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Group A: Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Paris Saint-Germain F.C, Real Madrid
Group B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos FC, Red Star Belgrade
Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta
Group D: Juventus FC, Atletico Madrid, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group E: Liverpool FC, Napoli FC, FC Salzburg, FCGenk
Group F: FC Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague
Group G: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica FC, Lyon, RB Leipzig
Group H: Chelsea FC, AFC Ajax, Valencia FC , FC Lille
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Liverpool took just a year to retaliate for their 3-1 destruction to Real Madrid in the 2017 Champions League last, with the Reds finishing a 2-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in last season’s masterpiece game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
Liverpool FC were tipped at the post within the race for the Premier League title by Manchester town FC last term, losing by simply some extent, and therefore the try are going to be among the highest selections to travel right in Europe this season.
City director Pep Guardiola will be eager to recreate household strength into European flatware. The Sky Blues are yet to win the Champions League, however Kevin De Bruyne’s arrival to wellness could enable the club to break their duck in the challenge.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi will be ravenous to return his group to the highest point of Europe. Barca have just showed up in the last once in the previous eight seasons, which isn’t sufficient for a group of their gauge.
Genuine Madrid’s absence of late achievement in La Liga had been enhanced by four Champions League trophies over a five-year spell, however their structure crumbled last season after Cristiano Ronaldo’s flight to Juventus.
Zinedine Zidane is back in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as administrator, and the Frenchman has marked Eden Hazard to furnish Madrid with the hotshot they require.
Juve will hope to travel profound into the challenge by and by after the entry of Maurizio Sarri as mentor. The previous Chelsea manager drove the Blues to the UEFA Europa League title last season before leaving Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are back in the Champions League because of their Europa League triumph, and supporters will trust incredible previous player Frank Lampard can direct the group to further greatness during his first season in control.
Lampard showed up in two Champions League finals for Chelsea during his playing profession, captaining his group to a punishment shootout triumph in the 2011-12 last against Bayern Munich.
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Juventus FC have spent huge therefore on recover the trophy they won once and for beat 1996 and will get through a difficult wanting gathering to ensure their provide remains heading in the right direction.
New signings like Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot have the sort of value expected to kick Juve on to the following level. above all, Juventus primary expectations will again depend on star boy Cristiano Ronaldo, the main player to score for Juve after the gathering stage last season and whose hattrick against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 safeguarded their status in the challenge. He has 126 objectives in all in the Champions League and has consistently made the most of his trips against Atleti.
While Joao Felix and Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz are among Europe’s most encouraging abilities, Ronaldo will discover enough holes to add to his amazing aggregate and keep Juve on course for the knockouts.
Lokomotiv have some recognizable faces in Joao Mario, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Benedikt Howedes yet Ronaldo and Juve ought to have a lot of hostile capability for that to be an issue.
DEFENDERS WIN TOP HONORS:
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Lyon’s Lucy Bronze were regarded as European players of the year.
Van Dijk won the men’s honor subsequent to helping Liverpool win its 6th European title in June. It is the most recent individual affirmation for van Dijk, who additionally was casted a ballot player of the year by his kindred experts in England’s Premier League last season.
“I’m very very proud to get this trophy. It’s credit to everyone who has helped me,” said Van Dijk, who won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award and BBC Sport website’s player of the year for 2018-19.
“I need to thank my team-mates, without them I would not have achieved what I have achieved. It’s been a long road and it’s part of my journey.”
Van Dijk, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2018 for 75 million pounds (at that point around $100 million), beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the respect at a function in Monaco.
Bronze has won consecutive Women’s Champions League titles with Olympique Lyonnais. She additionally helped England arrive at the elimination rounds of the World Cup this mid year.
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Champions League stats
- Liverpool will be looking to become the first English team to reach three consecutive Champions League/European Cup finals.
- Over the past two Champions League campaigns, Liverpool have scored more goals (65) and won more games (15) than any other side in the competition.
- Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield in all European competition since October 2014 (W16 D6), since a 0-3 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage of the 2014-15 season.
- Pep Guardiola reached the semi-finals in each of his first seven seasons as manager in the Champions League but hasn’t made it past the quarter-finals in each of his three seasons with Man City.
- Chelsea have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League 14 times in their previous 15 appearances.
- Chelsea have the best win rate in the Champions League group stages (inc. group stage 1st and 2nd) among all English teams (min. 7 games), with the Blues winning 59% of their games (57/96).
- Tottenham have lost three of their last four Champions League matches (W1), as many defeats as they’d registered in their previous 18 (W11 D4 L3).