Updated: August 24, 2017 11:42:17 pm
Champions League title holders Real Madrid are up against German giants Borussia Dortmund and Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur along with Apoel Nicosia in the tournament’s group stage after Thursday’s draw.
In the other group, Manchester United and Liverpool have both received low-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage which will begin play on September 12. The top two in each of the eight groups advance to the knockout rounds.
Bundesliga and Serie A club Ligue 1 winners Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain are in Group B. Diego Costa’s former club Atletico Madrid and (technically) current team Chelsea, the last English team to win in 2012, will fight against each other in Group C. Barcelona landed with Juventus in Group D along with Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon. Not to forget, the Catalans were ousted from the Champions League by the Italian side Juventus in the quarterfinals of the tournament in 2016-17 season with a 3-0 average.
The complete 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw!
— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) 24 August 2017
Newcomer Leipzig have been grouped with Monaco, Porto, and Besiktas.
Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow
Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic
Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag.
Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting Lisbon
Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor.
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord.
Group G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, Leipzig.
Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, APOEL
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