UEFA Champions League has carried out its group stage draws for the 2021/22 season in Nyon this evening as Chelsea will be defending their title against 31 teams. The European football body also named their winners for the some prestigious awards.
Recall that Chelsea claimed the trophy when they defeated Manchester City by 1-0 in Porto last season which was their second-ever title in history.
However, here’s the Champions League Draws for the group stages:
Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge.
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, FC Photo, AC Milan.
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Benfica.
Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donestk, Sheriff Tiraspol.
Group E: Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Benfica Dinamo Kyiv.
Group F: Villarreal, Man United, Atlanta, Young Boys.
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg.
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo.
Meanwhile, UEFA Award winners on the night are as follows:
Men’s Goalkeeper Of The Season: Edouard Mendy (as a result of his nine clean sheets last season).
UEFA Men’s Champions League Defender Of The Season: Ruben Dias (as a result of his solid display in Europe last season.
UEFA Women’s Champions League Defender of the Season: Irene Paredes (representing Paris-Saint Germain Feminine.
UEFA Best Men’s Player Of The Season: Ngolo Kante
UEFA Women’s Best Player Of The Season: Alexia Putellas
UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season: Erling Haaland
UEFA Women’s Champions League Forward of the Season: Jenni Hermoso
UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year: Thomas Tuchel as a result of his short-term success with Chelsea.
UEFA Men’s Player Of The Year: Jorginho Frello as a result of his triple European cups (EURO 2020, UEFA Champions League, and Super Cup)
UEFA Women’s Player Of The Year: Alexia Putellas as a result of her remarkable performance with the FC Barcelona Feminine last season.
UEFA Women’s Coach Of The Year: Llouis Cortes, as a result, 9f his remarkable feats with the Barcelona feminine last season.