Champions League draw: Serie A clubs get Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and Madrid, three Italian coaches in Group D

Three Italian coaches clash in Group D of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22, with Inter drawing Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk, as Juventus play reigning champions Chelsea.

Inter were first drawn in Group D from Pot 1 as the winners of Serie A and were immediately given a hard task and a return to Real Madrid and a meeting with Carlo Ancelotti this season.

Simone Inzaghi’s men are also drawn against another familiar face from Serie A, as Roberto De Zerbi’s Shakhtar Donetsk were the third team to pick Group D, with Sheriff Tiraspol completing the group.

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Milan are drawn with La Liga champions Ateltico Madrid, Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool and FC Porto in Group B.

Atalanta are up against the two finalists from the Europa League last term, as Villarreal and Manchester United await Gian Piero Gasperini’s men in the group stage. Young Boys from Switzerland complete Group F.

Juventus were placed in Group H ahead of the 2021-22 edition of the Champions League, with reigning champions Chelsea, Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg and Swedish side Malmö FF.

Group A: Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, FC Porto, Milan
Group C: Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Inter, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev
Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: LOSC Lille, Sevilla, RB Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmö FF