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Monaco: Footy stars gather for Champions League draw in Monte Carlo

Monaco, Monte Carlo
August 29, 2019 at 18:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Football stars past and present gathered at Monte Carlo's Grimaldi Forum on Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

Footage shows superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as well as former footballers Eric Cantona, Pavel Nedved and Wesley Sneijder signing autographs at the venue's entrance.

Thursday's ceremony also sees awards handed out for the best players during the 2018/19 tournament.

Defending Champions League champions Liverpool will face Napoli, RB Salzburg, and Genk in the group stage, while last year's runners-up Tottenham will face Bayern Munich, Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade.

Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid will face each other in Group A while former champions Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan will all clash in Group F.

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Football stars past and present gathered at Monte Carlo's Grimaldi Forum on Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

Footage shows superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as well as former footballers Eric Cantona, Pavel Nedved and Wesley Sneijder signing autographs at the venue's entrance.

Thursday's ceremony also sees awards handed out for the best players during the 2018/19 tournament.

Defending Champions League champions Liverpool will face Napoli, RB Salzburg, and Genk in the group stage, while last year's runners-up Tottenham will face Bayern Munich, Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade.

Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid will face each other in Group A while former champions Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan will all clash in Group F.

M/S Barcelona player Lionel Messi arriving, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo

M/S Messi signing autographs

M/S Messi signing autographs *JUMPCUT AT SOURCE*

M/S Messi signing autographs

M/S Messi signing autographs

M/S Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo signing autographs

M/S Ronaldo signing autographs

M/S Ronaldo signing autographs

M/S Former footballer Eric Cantona arriving

M/S Cantona signing autographs

M/S Liverpool player Virgil Van Dijk signing autographs

M/S Barcelona player Frankie De Jong signing autographs

M/S Barcelona FC president Josep Maria Bartomeu arriving

M/S Former footballer Paved Nedved signing autographs

M/S Former footballer Wesley Sneijder signing autographs

M/S Woman crying with other fans

C/U UCL Trophy

M/S UCL Trophy

C/U UCL Draw banner

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