The Champions League draw for the 2020/21 season happens this week, with the group of four of Premier League agents set to get familiar with their destiny.
It was only six brief weeks back that Bayern Munich vanquished Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon to guarantee their 6th European Cup, yet they will start their safeguard one month from now close by 31 different clubs with fantasies about arriving at the last at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul next May.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea will all be associated with this current season's opposition, as Sky Sports discloses everything you require to know in front of the current week's draw...
The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League bunch stage draw happens Thursday at 4pm BST at the RTS studios in Geneva.
The Champions League bunch stage draw has been moved from Athens and will currently be an in secret occasion at UEFA's central command in Switzerland.
European football's administering body affirmed the news on Tuesday, saying to arrange the occasion in the Greek capital would "disregard general wellbeing limitations and imperatives with respect to indoor occasions" in the nation.
We will likewise be live blogging the draw, presenting to you all the news as it occurs on skysports.com and our application.
The six champs of the play-off ties will join the 26 groups that have just reserved their place in the gathering stage.
There are four groups in each gathering, one from each 'pot', which hypothetically prevents the most grounded groups from thumping each other out too soon.
The top pot, Pot 1, incorporates last season's Champions League victors Bayern Munich and Europa League champs Sevilla, just as Liverpool and the remainder of the homegrown heroes from the main six performing classes across Europe.
Who could PL clubs face?
Club coefficient rankings decide Pots 2 to 4 while no group can play a club from their own affiliation, which means all Premier League clubs will be in various gatherings.
The Premier League champions Liverpool could even now be drawn close by either Barcelona, Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund while Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will be enthusiastic about staying away from one of the huge young men in Pot 1 - Porto and Zenit are the apparent 'simpler' favorites.
RB Leipzig, Inter Milan and Atalanta's essence in Pot 3 hurls the chance of a 'Gathering of Death' situation the English offspring will need to stay away from.
Affirmed groups in the draw...
ESP (4): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla
ENG (4): Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea
ITA (4): Juventus, Inter, Atalanta, Lazio
GER (4): Bayern, Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach
FRA (3): Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Rennes
RUS (2): Zenit Saint Petersburg, Lokomotiv Moscow
POR (1): Porto
BEL (1): Club Brugge
UKR (1): Shakhtar Donetsk
TUR (1): Istanbul Basaksehir
NED (1): Ajax
GRE (1): Olympiakos
UKR (1): Dynamo Kiev
HUN (1): Ferencvaros
Pot 1: Bayern, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Porto.
Pot 2: Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Ajax.
Pot 3: RB Leipzig, Inter Milan, Lazio, Atalanta, Dynamo Kiev, Olympiakos, Red Bull Salzburg, Krasnodar
Pot 4: Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Rennes, Ferencvaros, Midtjylland, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Club Brugge
When does the football start?
The gathering stages get in progress in the seven day stretch of October 19, with six rounds of gathering games going through to mid-December.
Matchday 1: October 20/21
Matchday 2: October 27/28
Matchday 3: November 3/4
Matchday 4: November 24/25
Matchday 5: December 1/2
Matchday 6: December 8/9
Whoever is sufficiently fortunate to go as far as possible will clash at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul - where Liverpool beat AC Milan in 2005 - on May 29.
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