Champions League draw: These are Barça’s possible rivals

The Champions League begins its journey into the 2022-23 season this afternoon, with the group stage draw. The draw will take place this Thursday at 6 pm. On Wednesday, the preliminary phase of the maximum continental competition ended with the classification Viktoria Plzen, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa, Rangers, Copenhagen i Dinamo de Zagreb which are added to the 26 already classified automatically.

The draw has 32 teams, separated into 4 classification groups. In group 1 there will be the champions of the leagues of the six best-rated federations, the reigning champion of the competition and the champion of the Europa League. In the rest of the groups they are classified depending on their coefficient ranking. No team may meet any other team from its own federation.

As a novelty this year, the group stage is brought forward and will end on November 7 due to the stoppage that will take place due to the celebration of the World Cup in Qatar. The final will be held atAtatürk Olympic Stadium d’Istanbul on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

Who are Barça’s possible rivals?

Barça will meet at bomb 2 of this afternoon’s draw. As a team of the Spanish federation, the Blaugrana club will avoid the other Spanish teams in this first phase: Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla. In addition, you will not be able to meet with Liverpool, Chelsea, Juventus, Leipzig i Tottenham.

As for the most dangerous, Xavi’s could meet in the group stage with Guardiola and Haaland’s Manchester City, the Bayern de Munich or PSG. Another of the scenarios that could occur and that could create some anticipation would be the return to Camp Nou of l’unitythe rival who knocked the team out of the Europa League last season and invaded the stadium.

Of the hype 3, the most complicated opponents for the Blaugrana are the Borussia Dormund, Inter Milan and the Benficawho already left him out in the last edition of the Champions League.

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