Call it Antonio Conte’s Champions League curse or a difficult road back to European glory. Inter expect tough group in the UEFA Champions League again. Moreover, last season the Nerazzurri got dropped into the Europa League due to a third-place finish in a group consisting of Barcelona, Dortmund and Slavia Praha. Inter went on to make it to the Europa League final. But not performing up to mark in the Champions League hurt the fans. Thus, here are the pots to simplify your understanding.
|Sr. No.||1st Pot||2nd Pot||3rd Pot||4th Pot|
|Barcelona||RB Leipzig||Istanbul Basaksehir|
(Europa League Winners)
|4||Paris Saint-Germain||Manchester United||Atalanta||TBC|
|5||Real Madrid||Shaktar Donetsk||Lokomotiv Moscow*||TBC|
The groups will be formed with the help of pots, there will be 4 pots. Furthermore, the first pot consists of league winners from the top six leagues, defending champions and the Europa League winners. On the other hand, the remaining pots consist of the rest of the clubs and qualifier winners. The UEFA coefficient plays a very important role in ranking these teams.
Inter expect tough group in Champions League 20/21
Moreover, not winning the final against Sevilla will hurt Inter this season. Because the Europa League winner gets a place in the first Pot. Getting a place there is very important to get an easier draw. Moreover, Inter’s place in the third pot hints at a suicide mission. Subsequently, the Nerazzurri can get a wild draw with Real Madrid and Manchester City or something on similar lines.
If you felt Inter were stuck in the group of death last time around then you’ll have a nightmare this time. Moreover, the only way for Inter to progress this season will be to get drawn with Porto or Zenit.