NEWS | 08/29/2019
The targets will be measured to the champion of France, the runner-up of Belgium and the champion of Turkey.
White team The competition will begin on September 18 visiting the PSG and will play the last day of the Group Phase on December 11 in Bruges. The final will take place on May 30, 2020 in Istanbul.
The French Ligue 1 champion has faced Real Madrid eight times in European competition. The most recent crossing took place in the round of 2017/18 and ended on the Madrid side. The balance is four white wins, two draws and two losses. The team led by Thomas Tuchel reached the knockout stages in the last three editions.
The runner-up of Belgium arrives at the Group Phase after beating Dinamo in Kiev and Linz in the qualifying phase. Those of Philippe Clement participated in the last Champions although they could not reach the eighth. The only two precedents took place in 1976.
The Turkish League champion has measured Real Madrid six times in the Champions League. The last one took place in the Group Phase of the 2013/14 campaign. The balance is four white wins and two losses. The Istanbul team also played the last Group Phase but failed to qualify for the round of 16.
Butragueño: "We have to play at the highest level"
"We are talking about the Champions League and all the matches are very disputed. The PSG is a very difficult opponent and the Bruges and the Galatasaray are two very strong teams in their stadiums, since the public support is huge. As always, we have to play the games at the highest level, with the hope that we will give the performance we expect to qualify. "
"The PSG is a very powerful team. Whenever you play these games it is a great motivation. It is one of the best games that can be seen in the world today. It will be very difficult but this competition has this level of demand."
GROUP PHASE OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2019/20
Group A: PSG, Real Madrid, Bruges and Galatasaray.
B Group: Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiacos and Red Star.
Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta.
Group D: Juventus, Atlético de Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv from Moscow.
Group E: Liverpool, Naples, Salzburg and Genk.
Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague.
Group G: Zenit, Benfica, Olympique de Lyon and Leipzig.
Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia and Lille.