Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face off for the first time since Cristiano Ronaldo move to Turin from Real Madrid two years ago.
Barcelona will face Juventus in the group stage of the UEFA Champion League after they were paired together in Group G in the draw, which took place in Geneva on Thursday, October 1st.
The giant fixture will see Cristiano Ronaldo come up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for the first time since his move to Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have shared 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or awards between them, enjoyed a historic rivalry in La Liga and will resume hostilities in Europe’s elite competition next month.
Barca and Juve have been joined in Group G by Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros, the Hungarian outfit who beat Celtic en-route to qualifying for the main draw for the first time in their history.
Meanwhile, Manchester United return to the Champions League has been marked with a draw against last year’s Champions League finalists PSG, Rb Leipzig, and Istanbul Basaksehir in Group H.
Current champions Bayern Munich will play Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg, and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A for a place in the knockout stages, having got their hands on the trophy for the sixth time by beating PSG 1-0 in Lisbon on August 23.
Group D will see 2018 winners Liverpool , who suffered a surprise early exit at the hands of Atletico the last term, square off against Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland.
13-time winners Real Madrid have been dealt a tough hand in Group B alongside Shakhtar Donetsk Borussia Monchengladbach and Inter
Manchester City was handed a more favorable draw against Porto, Olympiacos, and Marseille in Group C, as they bid to win the competition for the first time in their history once again.
The last English side to qualify from the Premier League was Chelsea, who will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar, and Rennes, who will be making their first appearance on Europe’s biggest stage, in Group E.
In Group F, Zenit St Petersburg , Lazio, Borussia Dortmund, and Club Brugge will do battle, with the 2020-21 edition of the Champions League set to kick off on October 20/21, with fixtures continuing through to early December to decide who will reach the last 16 stages.