Champions League draw: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool & more discover group stage fate

Europe's elite have found out who they will play in the group stage of this season's competition - follow all the reaction live with Goal!

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    That's all, folks!

    Thanks for watching the UCL group stage draw with us! See you on September 12... 🏆

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    VVD win changing perception of defenders? ✍️

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    Goal's Chief correspondent Peter Staunton has written a piece looking into how Van Dijk's triumph over Messi and Ronaldo could prove that the game is changing 🏆
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    Nedved has spoken 😬

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    Cantona's speech 🌟

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    "Soon science will not only be able to slow down ageing of cells, it will fix cells and so we will become eternal," said Cantona during the ceremony.

    "Only accidents, crimes, wars will kill us but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply. I love football. Thank you."

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    We're in for some surprises this year 🎉

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    Klopp on the draw: "It's really interesting"

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    "Napoli again! I don’t know how often I’ve now played against Napoli, but they’re obviously a very experienced side," said the Liverpool manager.

    "I will need now to have another, closer look at Genk and Salzburg, but I already know they are very young, very exciting and very fresh, so it will be interesting, 100 per cent. I don’t think I’ve ever played against Salzburg or Genk, so that’s interesting.

    "It’s how it always is, it’s not an easy group and not a group where we can hide behind anybody. We have to try everything to go through, but we are really looking forward to it like always."

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    All the winners! 🤩

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    Here's Neuer... 💪

  • Take your pick!

    UCL draw winners & losers ✍️

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    Our chief correspondent Peter Staunton has rounded up the winners and losers of the group stage draw.

    Pep, Barcelona and Liverpool among the winners!

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    More Cristiano on familiar enemies Atletico 👀

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    "It's another game for me, Atletico is a great team and I played many times against them," said Ronaldo.

    "I hope they don't crush me at the stadium calling me unsportsmanlike things. They have a great coach but the other two rivals are good too.”

    "All teams have signed to win, Barcelona, Manchester, Madrid. I hope that Juve will win, we have a great team, a great coach. We hope to be lucky this year."

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    Cornertakenquickly... 😉

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    What a security team this pair is! 😍

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    Ronaldo has his say on the UCL draw! 🐐

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    “It was a good draw, the draws are always like that. I am proud of the team and I cannot wait for this beautiful Champions League," said the Juventus forward, whose team has been placed in Group D along with Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.

    "It won’t be easy, but I am confident. I see the beginning of the season is always tough, but it is a process. We take it one step at a time, it is always tough. I am really looking forward to it.

    “My first year? Amazing. Special. I am happy to be here," he said on his first season in Serie A.

    "I moved away from Real Madrid after nine years, it was a great change; I won three cups – Scudetto, Italian Super Cup and UEFA Nations Cup. It was fantastic! On an individual level, I did well and as a team we did great.

    I am very happy and hopefully it will be a season with more records made."

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    Thiago Alcantara's ready for the challenge 💪

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    Son: "Bayern will be special"

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    Son Heung-min: "Bayern will be special because they are one of the biggest teams in Europe, you’re always excited to play in this competition against these teams.

    "We need to remember and learn from what we did last year."

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    #7 for the Reds in Istanbul?

    Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Champions League 2018-19

    Liverpool won their sixth Champions League title in 2019, which is double the number of any other English side.

    And we all know the magic between Liverpool and Istanbul. 👀

    Manchester United have the second most, with three. 🏆🏆🏆

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    Need a recap?

    Virgil van Dijk Champions League 2018-19

    Here's all you need to know about the Player of the Year winners, with Lucy Bronze scooping up the women's prize and Virgil van Dijk named the best men's player ahead of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo!


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    And that's a wrap for the UCL live draw...

    ... but we'll still be keeping you up to date with all the latest post-draw reaction!

    Is Group A the group of death?

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    Men's Player of the Year: Virgil van Dijk 🌟

    The Netherlands and Liverpool defender has beaten out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the top honour! 🏆
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    Ronaldo has a message for all his haters!