Lto Champions League 2021-22 starts to walk. The Champions draw It is the first step of a new edition where Chelsea defends the title and where LaLiga is the most represented championship with five members. Real Madrid, Atltico de Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Villarreal will be present in the drums. Atleti, as LaLiga champions, and Villarreal, of the Europa League, will be in pot 1. In pot 2 will be the other three Spanish teams.
Live Champions League draw
18.06 hours. Prizes during the Champions League draw
The presenters remember that last season’s prizes will be given along with the raffle. Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, comes to the fore to talk about the awards and to give the first: the UEFA President’s award, for those who saved Christian Eriksen’s life at the last European Championship.
“Denmark showed us that human life is more important than anything else. They were able to give us a broader perspective and have my deepest respect,” says Ceferin. Simon Kjaer, captain of Denmark, cannot be present, but sends a message. The rest, members of the medical team, take the stand to receive the award.
18.00 hours. The Champions League draw starts
The raffle starts with the presenter Laura Wontorra and Pedro Pinto
17.44 hours. Atleti and Villarreal will have one ‘fat’ in the Champions League draw
Pot 1 assumes that there are two sweet experts: Lille and Sporting. But in 2 everyone is ‘fat’. And that there are three Spaniards that Atleti and Villarreal cannot face.
17.38 hours. Bass drum layout
Real Madrid, Seville and Barcelona will face the group stage draw from hype two. The one is reserved, one more season, for the current Champions, Europa League and League winners of the six associations with the best UEFA ranking and which will include Atltico de Madrid and Villarreal.
At hype one appear Chelsea, Manchester City, Inter, Bayern, Lille and Sporting. At hype two figure Juventus, PSG, United, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. At third of the drums are Porto, Ajax, Leipzig, Benfica, Atalanta, Shakthar, Salzburg and Zenit, While in the four are Bruges, Young Boys, Malmoe, Wolfsburg, Besiktas, Dynamo Kiev, the surprising Sheriff of Moldova and the Milan.
17.32 hours. Group stage dates
These are the dates of the group stage:
DAY 1: 14/15 September 2021
DAY 2: 28/29 September 2021
DAY 3: 19/20 October 2021
DAY 4: November 2/3, 2021
DAY 5: 23/24 November 2021
DAY 6: December 7/8, 2021
17.27 hours. End to the double value rule for goals
There are some new features in this edition. The most important is the elimination of the rule of the value of the goals in the opposite field. Heats tied after the second leg will go to overtime and penalty shoot-out if necessary, regardless of the number of goals scored in the opponent’s half.
17.21 hours. From Istanbul … to Saint Petersburg
The Champions League draw will be held in the Turkish city of Istanbul, a city that had to host the Champions League final in 2020 but which the pandemic forced to cancel. The final will be on May 28 at Saint Petersburg Stadium. It has been the home of Zenit since 2017.
17.15 hours. A draw conditioned by the market
On a few occasions the always attractive Champions League draw the month of August has been so conditioned by the market. It is true that it is the culminating moment of the signings, but seldom the price of both teams fluctuates with the movements that have occurred and even more with those that can be carried out, with Kylian Mbapp and Cristiano Ronaldo at the head of everything, once Messi has been in Paris for weeks.