While Juventus has another rather important matter happening off the field at the moment, there is a big event taking part off the field in Turkey that will impact the Bianconeri on the field come a few weeks from now.
It’s Champions League group stage draw day.
Doesn’t that sound ... exciting?!
The four pots look a little something like this:
POT 1: Chelsea, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Inter, Lille, Sporting Lisbon
POT 2: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, PSG, Liverpool, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund
POT 3: Porto, Ajax, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Zenit, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg
POT 4: AC Milan, Club Brugge, Young Boys, Malmo, Wolfsburg, Besiktas, Dinamo Kiev, Sheriff
If it hasn’t happened already, there’s probably a few possible draw scenarios running through your head at the moment. The field for the group stage is set, and now we’re about to find out who Juve’s first three European opponents of the 2021-22 season will be.
Go ahead, it’s OK if you’ve done so.
We probably all have over the last couple of hours since the pots were finalized.
No matter what combination has been the end result in your head, we’re about to find out the actual groups whenever the group stage draw actually happens. (And when it’s a UEFA presentation, who really knows because there is so much pomp and circumstance that sometimes these things take longer to get to than actually last for. That’s just the UEFA way — and we are very much used to it at this point.)
When: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
Time: 6 p.m. local time and around Europe; 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 12 p.m. on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast
HOW TO WATCH
Online/mobile: The Champions League group stage draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com.
Other live viewing options can be found here, and as always, you can also follow along with us live and all the stupid things we say on Twitter. If you haven’t already, join the community on Black & White & Read All Over, and join in the discussion below.