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After The UEFA Champions league draws, what’s next? the UEFA Champions league matches 2019/2020.
First, 9jaVAR will like to congratulate Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk who was named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19 season.
The 28 years old Dutch and Liverpool’s defender beat off competition from three-time UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time winner Lionel Messi.
Yesterday (29th of August 2019) was a day never to forget in Van Dijk’s Champions League career.
Lionel Messi was named Forward of the Season for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League with other awards dished out.
Now enough on the UEFA Champions awards and straight to the Champions League Draws and fixtures.
UEFA Champions League Group Stages Draw
Group A: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray
Group B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiakos, Red Star Belgrade
Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta
Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group E: Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk
Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague
Group G: Zenit St. Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, Leipzig
Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille
Note: Information from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this report.
UEFA Champions League Matches 2019/2020 – The Review
As usual every year’s Champions League draws brings lot of excitement, as football teams clash and battle for the Champions League knock-out stages.
What are you to expect in the UEFA fixtures thus year?.
Staring from the English Premier League teams angle.
- Tottenham last season’s Uefa Champions League runner-ups were drawn against five-time Uefa CL winners Bayern Munich in the group B. The north London club also battles for the Knockout stages with Olympiakos of Greece and Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade.
- Liverpool, the current UEFA Champions league title holders after beating Spurs in last season’s final, were drawn again with Italian top team Napoli in the group stage for the second successive season. Jurgen Klopp’s boys found themselves in Group E alongside the Australian Champions Red Bull Salzburg and Belgian side Genk.
- The Blues return to the Champions League after a one-year absence. Chelsea play against 2018/19 semi-finalists – and Dutch champions – Ajax, also against Spanish teams, Valencia and French team Lille in the Group H of the Champions League Draws.
- EPL Champions, Manchester City appeared on Group C with Shakhtar Donetsk – who they play in the group stage for the third consecutive campaign. The Manchester United rivals also battles with Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb and Italian team Atalanta.
- Real Madrid goes face-to-face with French Power house Paris Saint-Germain, alongside Club Brugge and Galatasaray in group A
- Spanish Champions Barcelona and five times UEFA Champions League Winners will have to show their strength in the Group F consisting of German team Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus meet familiar rivals Atletico Madrid in group D. The Italian team will also merge powers with German team Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia.
- Group G seems the easiest as no clear favorite is made visible. Group G comprises of Russia’s Zenit St. Petersburg, Benfica of Portugal, Lyon and German’s Leipzig.
How Do the Players and Coaches React after the Champions League Matches Draws?
Cristiano Ronaldo on Juventus Vs Atletico Madrid
“Atletico are a very good team, as we all know, with a very good coach. I played against them many times for Real Madrid; tough games,”
Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool against Napoli,
“Napoli again! I don’t know how often I’ve now played against Napoli, but they’re obviously a very experienced side,”
Dortmund captain Marco Rues on Dortmund vs Barcelona.
“A few of us from the team were stood together at breakfast this morning and we all agreed that we’d love to draw Barcelona,”
Now the players have reacted, what’s your take in the UEFA Champions league matches 2019 /2020.
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