The most exciting fight in club football, the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 season, is starting today. The current champions Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Juventus are playing on the first day.
This year’s Champions League heat is spreading from the group stage. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two of the best players in world football, will play in the Champions League for the new club. Ronaldo has left Juventus for Manchester United, while Messi has left Barcelona for PSG. Ronaldo has already made his second Premier League debut for Manchester United. He will also make his debut in the Champions League today. In the Group F match, the Red Devils will play against Swiss club Young Boys at 11:15 pm Bangladesh time. The other two teams in the group will face Villarreal and Atlanta at 1pm.
Meanwhile, Messi, who has scored the most goals in Barcelona’s history, has won a total of 35 titles for the club, including four Champions Leagues. He has won the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Ballon d’Or six times. Leaving this club which he joined in his childhood, this time he has signed up for PSG. At the age of 34, the Argentine forward is embarking on a new career mission. He made his debut in the French league for PSG. This time he will play for a new club in the Champions League. “Messi’s opponent in tomorrow’s Group A match is Belgian club Brugge. The group includes English club Manchester City, who will play against German Arab Leipzig tomorrow. Both matches will be held at 1 pm.
This is the first time Messi will play for a club other than Barcelona. His new club PSG have yet to win a European title. Although Neymar was bought for a world record 222 million euros, there was no success in Europe. This time, the Paris Giants have included Messi in the team with a high salary to strengthen the mission of fulfilling the dream.
English clubs are spreading extra heat in the Champions League this time. Chelsea, Man City, Manchester United as well as Liverpool. All the clubs except Man City have won the European crown. The last title went to England. This time, Ronaldo, the record goal scorer in the history of the Champions League, is wearing the jersey of Manchester United. Getting him has raised new hopes at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has scored a total of 134 goals in the Champions League for Manchester United (15), Real Madrid (105) and Juventus (14). Messi after 120 goals. Robert Lewandowski (63) and Karim Benzema (61), who are three and four, are well behind Ronaldo and Messi. However, the record may not end here, Ronaldo, he has the ability to integrate more. At the age of 36, the Portuguese forward is still at the peak of his form. He has scored a pair of goals in his recent Premier League debut. This time the goal machine is embarking on a new mission in the European competition.
Three-and-a-half months ago, German player Kai Havertz’s goal shattered Manchester City’s dream and won the Champions League title for the second time. Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku has been included in the team and this time the Blues are more powerful. Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has also joined Stamford Bridge.
Record 13-time champions Real Madrid will play tomorrow’s Serie A champions Inter Milan. The match will start at 1 pm.
In which group in the Champions League:
Group A: PSG, Man City, Club Brugge and Leipzig
Group B: Atletico, Liverpool, FC Porto and AC Milan
Group C: Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon, Besiktas
Group D: Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica and Dynamo Kiev
Group F: Manchester United, Villarreal, Atlanta and Young Boys
Group G: Sevilla, Lille, Red Bull and Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit and Malmo