Champions League draw: Who will PSG and Lionel Messi face in the group stage today?

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Champions League draw: Who will PSG and Lionel Messi face in the group stage today?
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Only Champions League glory will do for Paris Saint-Germain this season ahead of today’s group stage draw as Mauricio Pochettino has been given a star-studded squad - including Lionel Messi - to deliver glory.

PSG are hungry for the European Cup given their dominance of France, but the trophy has so far escaped their clutches despite extravagant spending.

The Parisian giants have, however, had one of the best transfer windows in the history of the modern game, signing Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Gini Wijnaldum on free transfers.

While those gold-plated contracts certainly won’t be free, PSG’s canny business means Pochettino now boasts arguably the best squad in world football with Messi joining Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack - but such talent comes with a responsibility to deliver trophies.

With the Champions League group-stage draw set to be held this week, here are the potential opponents for PSG fans to watch out for in Pots 1-4...

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Who can PSG face in the Champions League draw?

Pot 1: Chelsea, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Lille, Sporting Libson, Manchester City

PSG cannot be drawn against Lille given Uefa rules state two teams from the same association cannot face each other at this stage.

That means PSG will face one of Chelsea, Villarreal, Man City, Bayern, Inter or Sporting.

Pot 2:Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, PSG, Liverpool, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund

PSG are seeded in Pot 2, so will not face any of the seven other teams.

Pot 3: FC Porto, Ajax, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Zenit, Benfica, Shakhtar Donestk, Salzburg

PSG will be able to face any of the teams from Pot 3.

Pot 4:Club Brugge, Young Boys, AC Milan, Malmo, Wolfsburg, Sheriff, Besiktas, Dynamo Kyiv

PSG will be able to face any of the teams from Pot 4.

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