CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

PSG in Champions League: group, games, dates, schedule and rivals

Last season's beaten semi-finalists PSG will fancy their chances of progressing from Group A where they will face Man City, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge.

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PSG in Champions League: group, games, dates, schedule and rivals
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Last Thursday, the 32 participants in this year's UEFA Champions League discovered their group stage opponents ahead of the start of the next stage of the competition. The following day, following the completion of both the Conference and Europa League draws,European football's governing body confirmed the dates and kick-off times for the 2021/22 group stage.

Sin tituloThis picture shows the complete draw for the UEFA Champions League football tournament in Istanbul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

UEFA Champions League (2021/22) group stage draw

Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge

Group B: At. Madrid, Liverpool. Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter, Real Madrid, Shakhtar, FC Sheriff

Group E: Bayern, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Group F: Villarreal, Man United, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

PSG group A opponents

Group A: Manchester City, PSG, RB Leipzig & Club Brugge

At a casual glance it would appear difficult for even the most ardent Brugge or RB Leipzig fan see any other outcome to Group A other than the both PSG and beaten finalists in 2021 City from advancing to the Round of 16. 

Both the Belgian and German sides will look to secure good results at home and hope to deliver an upset on the road but with deep pockets and the acquisition of Messi, Hakimi, Donnarumma, Ramos and Wijnaldum this summer to add to an already strong squad that includes the likes of Veratti, Marquinhos, Neymar and at the time of writing Mbappé, it would be a major, major upset if city and the Ligue 1 side failed to advance.

When do PSG's group stage matches take place?

15 September 2021: Matchday 1: Club Brugge-PSG (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

28 September 2021: Matchday 2: PSG-Manchester City (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

19 October 2021: Matchday 3: PSG-RB Leipzig (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

3 November 2021: Matchday 4: RB Leipzig-PSG (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

24 November 2021: Matchday 5: PSG-Manchester City (21:00 CEST/15:00 ET)

7 December 2021: Matchday 6: PSG-Club Brugge (18:45 CEST/12:45 ET)