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Champions League draw kind to Man United and Liverpool, tough tasks for Celtic and Spurs

The draw took place in Monaco this evening.

Italian legend Francesco Totti taking part in the draw with Uefa competitions director Giorgio Marchetti.
Italian legend Francesco Totti taking part in the draw with Uefa competitions director Giorgio Marchetti.
Image: Uefa.com

THE DRAW FOR this season’s Champions League group stages has just been made in Monaco this evening.

Holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur and Apoel while five-time winners Barcelona were drawn with last season’s runners-up Juventus, Olympiacos and Sporting Club de Portugal.

Manchester United will play Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in Group A, while Manchester City are in Group F alongside Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord.

Liverpool also face a trip to eastern Europe after they were drawn together with Spartak Moscow and they’ve also got Sevilla and Maribor in Group E.

Celtic were paired alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht in Group B, while Chelsea will meet Atletico Madrid, Roma and first-timers Qarabag in Group C with a record five English teams qualifying for the competition.

CL draw

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