4 weeks Bayern and rivals await Champions League draw as pandemic riddle remains Manilatimes |Sports
PARIS: Less than six weeks Bayern Munich won last season’s delayed final behind closed doors, the draw for the group stage of the next Champions League takes place on Thursday with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic again hanging over the competition. Bayern were crowned European champions for the sixth time after beating Paris Saint-Germain beating Paris Saint-Germain at an empty Estadio da Luz in Lisbon in August. The surreal occasion represented a triumph of sorts for UEFA. European football’s governing body succeeded in playing its flagship competition to a conclusion despite the long shutdown caused by the health ... more