Sevilla won their 6th Europa League Title after a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Inter Milan (Europa League 2019-20 Final).
Their 6th Europa League Title have secured the final place among the seeded teams for the Champions League 2020-21 Group Stage draw.
(Confirmed) Pot 1: FC Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain FC, Sevilla FC, Real Madrid CF, Liverpool Fc, Juventus FC, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, FC Porto
Since, FC Bayern Munich are the Champions League 2019-20 Winners; which means FC Porto joins as champions of the 7th Ranked League.
The other Pots are ranked based on UEFA’s 5 Year coefficient of performance in European competition.
(Confirmed) Pot 2: FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Manchester City Fc, Manchester United Fc, Borussia Dortmund, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea Fc
Still, there is 1 place yet to be determined in Pot 2.
Pot 3 and Pot 4 depends on Qualifying Rounds. And as such, subject to change.
(Confirmed) Pot 3: RB Leipzig, Inter Milan, SS Lazio
SL Benfica, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Red Bull Salzburg, Olympiacos FC and Celtic Fc must come through the Qualifying Rounds to be included.
(Confirmed) Pot 4: Stade Rennes FC, Istanbul Başakşehir FK, Atalanta BC, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, Olympique De Marseille, Club Brugge KV, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Like Pot 3; Pot 4 will depend on which Team comes through from the Qualifying Rounds.
Champions League 2020-21 Key Dates:
The draw for Group Stages: 01 October 2020 (to be held in Athens)
Match Dates for the Group Stage:
Matchday 1: 20–21 October 2020
Matchday 2: 27–28 October 2020
Matchday 3: 03–04 November 2020
Matchday 4: 24–25 November 2020
Matchday 5: 01–02 December 2020
Matchday 6: 08–09 December 2020
The draw for Round of 16: 14 December 2020
Match Dates for Round of 16: 16–17 & 23–24 February 2021 and 09–10 & 16–17 March 2021
The Draw for Quarter-finals and Semi-finals: 19 March 2021
Match Dates for Quarter-finals: 06–07 April 2021 and 13–14 April 2021
The Semi-finals: 27–28 April 2021 and 04–05 May 2021
The Final: 29 May 2021 (to be held in Istanbul)
Verdict: Regardless of whomever Liverpool Fc (The Reds) face in the Champions League 2020-21 Group Stage; it’s the opponents that need to dread the most playing against the mighty indomitable Reds.
Due to the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic, UEFA chose Lisbon as the venue to host the Champions League 2019-20 Final (replacing Istanbul).
Having won 2 Finals (the unforgettable Champions League 2004-05 Final and UEFA Super Cup 2019); the Reds have strong emotional connections with Istanbul.
So, Jürgen Klopp and the Reds need no extra motivation.