This Thursday the draw for the Champions League group stage takes place (at 6:00 p.m. live on RMC Sport). If PSG, in hat 1, can hope for a lenient draw, OM, in hat 4, may suffer.
Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille are already fixed. This Wednesday night, Glasgow Rangers, FC Copenhagen and Dinamo Zagreb validated their ticket to the Champions League group stage after the second leg play-offs. The 32 classified for the most prestigious club competition are known, as well as the final composition of the caps.
The draw for the group stage takes place this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (to follow on RMC Sport 1). The draw for the eight groups of four teams is not complete. Two clubs from the same country cannot be in the same group. They can also be prevented from being in the same half of the table, depending on the parameters related to the TV stations.
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The final composition of the hats.
► Hat 1: Real Madrid (defender), Eintracht Frankfurt (Europa League winner), Bayern Munich, Manchester City, paris st germainFC Porto, Ajax, AC Milan.
► Hat 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Juventus, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla CF, RB Leipzig, Tottenham.
► Hat 3: Borussia Dortmund, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg, Inter, SSC Napoli, SL Benfica, Sporting CP, Bayer Leverkusen.
► Hat 4: Glasgow Rangers, Marseille OlympicClub Brugge, Celtic FC, Viktoria Plzen, Maccabi Haifa, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Copenhagen.
The best and the worst draw of OM
Winners of the Europa League last season, Eintracht Frankfurt have been placed in the first hat. Eleventh in the Bundesliga last year, the German club is the most affordable rival on paper. Due to geographical limitations, OM will not be able to face PSG. Being in a group with Eintracht Frankfurt would prevent OM from taking out RB Leipzig. Probably it would be necessary to refer then to Sevilla FC, fourth in LaLiga, to continue deluding. Finally, the Shakhtar Donetskwho have had many exits due to the Russian invasion and have not played for many months, seem to be the closest rival in pot 3. Depending on preferences, it is also possible to quote Austrian champions RB Salzburg or Benfica Lisboa or even to Sporting. Portugal.
The best draw for OM: Eintracht Frankfurt, Sevilla FC, Shakhtar Donetsk, OM.
For the worst draw, there is plenty to choose from in Pot 1. Opinions are often divided between those hoping for a potential qualification or even third and those who also like to have gala posters. title holder, real Madrid therefore, it can be considered the worst draw. You also have to avoid Bayern Munich or Manchester City. Pot 2 is almost as consistent as Pot 1. Liverpool and Chelsea, who recently won the competition, in 2019 and 2021 respectively, appear as possible combinations with Real Madrid, unlike FC Barcelona, Sevilla FC or Sevilla FC. Seville Atletico Madrid. Finally in hat 3, Inter Milan, second in Serie A, have all the tough rivals, although they would inevitably bring back memories of Alexis Sánchez. Borussia Dortmund, runner-up in the Bundesliga after Bayern Munich, would also be a difficult draw. As a reminder, OM’s last participation in the Champions League dates back to the 2020-2021 season. The Marseille club met Manchester City, FC Porto and Olympiakos, picking up just three points thanks to a win over the Greeks.
The worst OM draw: Real Madrid, Liverpool, Inter Milan, OM.
The best and the worst PSG draw
Reigning French champions PSG are automatically placed in hat 1. Therefore, the club from the capital will surely avoid Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt, as well as Bayern Munich or Manchester City and AC Milan. , respectively champions of Germany, England and Italy. But Paris will not be able to avoid difficult rivals to play from Pot 2.
Unhappy finalist of C1 last season, Liverpool He is having a difficult start in the Premier League. But when they return to Europe, Jürgen Klopp’s Reds are likely to wake up and could pose problems for the Parisian players. Also to be avoided, although PSG fans surely dream of revenge, Xavi’s Barça or the reunion with Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea. As for hat 3, probably Paris will not want to face Borussia Dortmund, which made up for the departure ofErling Haland with the promising Karim Adeyemi. Finally, in the fourth pot, PSG will want to avoid Forest rangerEuropa League finalists in 2021-2022.
Worst draw for PSG: Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Rangers FC.
Already opponents of PSG last year, RB Leizpig appear to be an opponent within reach for residents of Ile-de-France this season. Above all, it is the best possible draw (perhaps with Sevilla FC) for hat 2. Certainly, Paris had struggled to overcome it in the Parc des Princes, but the German club lost several players during the transfer window and has not yet won a match. Only game in three days of the Bundesliga Barring bad surprises (Dortmund, Inter Milan or Napoli), pot 3 should offer PSG a rival within their reach. The best draw would undoubtedly be Shakhtar Donetsk, who lost their army of South Americans in the Ukraine war. As for the fourth pot, the Parisians would surely prefer to lose to Maccabi Haifa, narrowly qualified for the chickens after an unlikely CSC against Etoile Rouge.
The best draw for PSG: Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, Maccabi Haifa.
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