In Group A, RB Leipzig face the unenviable task of being drawn with PSG, Manchester City and Club Brugge, although they are expected to beat the latter.
The German side finished as Bundesliga runners-up last season under Julian Nagelssman before he departed to champions Bayern Munich, along with key players such as Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer, whilst Ibrahima Konate sealed a move to Liverpool in the summer.
With the quality in both City and PSG’s squads, not many sides could take on the runners-up from last season’s competition as well as the runners-up in 2020 and come out of the other end successfully, especially having lost a series of key personnel from last season who inspired them to their best-ever Bundesliga finish.
City are the reigning Premier League champions, whilst in a bid to regain the Ligue 1 title and compete to win the Champions League, PSG have signed the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarruma, Achraf Hakimi and Gini Wijnaldum and head into this season’s competition as the favourites to win it. Leipzig will be determined to battle against all odds like they did last season against PSG and Manchester United, but, this will likely be a step too far.