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Juventus draw current Champions League winner in group stage

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Juventus have been drawn into Group H for the Champions League group stagetogether with titleholder Chelsea, FC Zenit and Malmö. MaxStatman.com presents you some more background information about our opponents for this Champions League season below:

Chelsea

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Juventus have played Chelsea four times in their history. They won once, drew twice and lost once. Chelsea play their matches at Stamford Bridge, a stadium that has a capacity of almost 41.000. Chelsea’s best players are newly transferred in Romelu Lukaku (ex-Inter), Jorginho (ex-Napoli), Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

Zenit

FC Zenit has faced Juventus twice. The Bianconeri won and drew versus the 7-time Russian champions. The Gazprom Arena is Zenit’s home ground and has a capacity of just over 68.000. The final of the Champions League will also be played there. Their best players are centre-forward Sardar Azmoun, Brazilian winger Malcom (ex-Barcelona) and defensive midfielder Wilmar Barrios. Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio played for FC Zenit in 2018/19.

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Malmö

Malmö was the last team to be added into group H. Juventus have played the 21-time Swedish champions twice and won both matches. Malmö play their matches in the Eleda Stadion, which has a capacity of 24.000. Their best players are centre-forward Antonio Colak, left-winger Veljko Birmancevic and centre-back Anel Ahmedhodzic. Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for Malmö from 1995 until 2001.

What team are you most excited to play, and do you think Juventus will survive this group?

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Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.