September 18, 2021

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The 67th year of the Champions League begins, and the first round will achieve many strikes

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The 67th year of elite European Cup competition will begin this week with the first round of the group stage, as the defenders of the Chelsea London Cup host the Zenit St Petersburg players. The competition has been called the Champions League for 30 years.

This season, Slovakia will be represented in groups by only one player, Milan Shkriniar, tracker of Milan Inter. The Italian champion will be initially verified in one of the program’s successes by the 13-time winner of LM Real Madrid.

The fight for lucrative millions of euros and next year’s finals at Zenit Stadium in Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg will see many closely watched events on Tuesday and Wednesday. NEW ICONS Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can make their debut in the new club’s shirt competition. The Portuguese returned to Manchester United, who will play in Young Boys Bern in Group F on Tuesday.

In starting condition, CR7 could equal the overall record of Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas with 177 games. For Ronald, the duel in Switzerland at the LM for the “Red Devils” will be the first since the final in 2009, in which he lost to Barcelona Messi 0: 2. In the summer, the Argentine left Catalonia for Paris. Germain, who will play FC Brugge in Group A on Tuesday. He has scored 120 goals in LM so far and is losing 14 minute strokes to Ronald.

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Cristiano Ronaldo.

Source: Reuters

The first round will only bring a historic third clash between European giants AS Milan and FC Liverpool in this competition. The six-time European champions of England and the seven-time European champion will meet at Anfield Road on Wednesday as part of Group B. He will mention the unforgettable “final miracle of Istanbul” since 2005, or the 2007 final, in which the Rossoneri defeated The Reds 2:1 in Athens.

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At Stamford Bridge in Group H, Chelsea, who defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the last final, will be welcomed by the organizers of this season’s final Zenit, as they wish to move forward in their quest for the next final.

“Chelsea is the defending champion and has a clear goal to win the title again,” A former Zenit striker told uefa.com Dmitriy Radchenko. Last year’s finalist Manchester City host RB Leipzig in the first round on Wednesday and will be in the second round at the Park of Princes against PSG, which they eliminated in the previous semi-final. “It is always special to play Manchester City, which has one of the best teams in the world,” The coach of the French club said Mauricio Pochettino.

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Mauricio Pochettino

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On Tuesday, attention will also be focused on Barcelona, ​​where they will meet other European greats within the electronic group. At Camp Nou, the Catalan team will receive Bayern Munich, “Barcelona” won five European titles, and Bayern Munich one more. And the German champion didn’t get the biggest names before the season, fishing especially with his rival from Leipzig, where 34-year-old coach Julian Nagelsmann and players Dayot Uppicano and Marcel Sabitzer came in.

“We have a balanced team that gives us more options. We will definitely be competitors. Again, I refuse to talk about deliberately weakening our opponents. We always try to get good players and coaches when we have the opportunity. It has nothing to do with weakening our opponents. We don’t force anyone to come to Bayern.” Munich,” The Chairman of the Executive Committee and the former club star said Oliver Kahn. Tuesday’s duel will be the first since the unforgettable “demolition” of Barcelona 2:8 in the quarter-finals of the 2019/2020 season.

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In the Group D match in Saint-Cyr, the guests have been waiting for big rivals Real Madrid to win the group from the start. Although the coach of the “White Ballet” Carlo Ancelotti did not expect French world champion Kylian Mbappe to arrive in the team, Real Madrid will traditionally be one of the contenders for the title.

Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema have already shown good shooting performances this season. And dropped the French team Celta Vigo for the last time in the league by three. Defending the home team with Shkriniar is not that easy. Inter lost 100% in the league over the weekend after drawing 2:2 at Genoa Sampdore.

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Milan Shkriniar.

Source: SITA

“We got cheap goals and didn’t take our big chances. Sorry for Sensi’s knee injury, we’ll definitely miss him for a while. We’ll also see what state they will be in before the duel with Real Demarco and Bastoni”, Quoted from the club’s coach’s website Simoneo Inzagiho. The newcomer to the group stage is Moldovan champion Sherif Tiraspol. In Group D, he will start on Wednesday with a duel with Shakhtar Donetsk.

UEFA has already allowed clubs to open stadiums to spectators in accordance with the current epidemiological measures in each individual country. This also applies to a limited number of guest fans. This year’s final will take place on May 28, 2022 at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg.

Schedule of the first round of the group stage of the Champions League 2021/2022 – September 14

Electronic group:

21:00 Dynamo Kiev – Benfica Lisbon / Decided: Anthony Taylor (England) /

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21:00 Barcelona – Bayern Munich / Michael Oliver (Ang.) /

F group:

18:45 Young Boys Burn – Manchester United / Francois Letxer (Fr) /

21:00 Villarreal – Atalanta Bergamo / Clement Turpin (France) /

G group:

18:45 Seville – RB Salzburg / Alexei Kolpakov (Bill) /

21:00 Lusk Lille – Wolfsburg VFL / Danny McKelley (Hall) /

H group:

21:00 Malmö FF – Juventus Turin / Artur Dias (m) /

21:00 Chelsea London – Zenit St Petersburg / Bartosz Frankowski (Poľ.)/

Schedule of the first round of the group stage of the Champions League 2021/2022 – September 15

Collection:

21:00 FC Bruges – Paris Germain Street

21:00 Manchester City – RB Lipsko

Group B:

21:00 Atletico Madrid – Porto

21:00 Liverpool – Milan

Group C:

18:45 Besiktas Istanbul – Borussia Dortmund

21:00 Sporting Lisbon – Ajax Amsterdam

D-group:

18:45 Sheriff of Tiraspol – Shakhtar Donetsk

21:00 Inter Milan – Real Madrid


Christian Ronald’s first training after returning to Manchester United: