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Ghanaian Legendary Footballer To Assist In 2021/22 Champions League Draw

Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has been named as a special guest for the 2021/22 Uefa Champions League draw.

The 36-year-old will be assisted by a former Chelsea teammate, Branislav Ivanović.

The pair of former UCL winners will assist in the draw which will involve teams including the holders Chelsea.

It will be recalled that Essien and Ivanović won the UCL with Chelsea in 2012 beating Bayern Munich on penalties.

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The Ghanaian is now an assistant coach with Danish-side FC Nordsjælland after a career that also saw him play for clubs including Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

The group stage draw will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

  • Who is involved in the draw?

A total of 26-six teams qualified automatically for the group stage, with the final six group stage berths being decided via the play-offs.

  • ENG: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
  • ESP: Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal
  • ITA: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, Juventus
  • GER: Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund, Wolfsburg
  • FRA: LOSC, Paris
  • POR: Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
  • NED: Ajax
  • RUS: Zenit
  • BEL: Club Brugge
  • UKR: Dynamo Kyiv
  • TUR: Beşiktaş
  • SUI: Young Boys
  • SWE: Malmö
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Three remaining play-off winners.

Source: GhArticles.com

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