Champions League Group – Reds paired with PSG
The 2018/19 Champions League Group Draw has been made with some mouth watering group mnatches to look forward to.
Last season’s Champions League finalists Liverpool face a stern early examination of their credentials this term after being paired with Paris St-Germain in the group stage.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Group C alongside the Ligue 1 outfit, Serie A side Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.
Manchester United will have their latest reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Serie A champions Juventus in Group H, where they are joined by Valencia and BSC Young Boys.
Tottenham find themselves in another mouthwatering but tough section. Mauricio Pochettino’s team have been handed Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan in Group B as the road to the final in Madrid next June begins.
Premier League champions Manchester City will be delighted to have been matched with Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympique Lyonnais and German group stage first-timers Hoffenheim in Group F.
The reigning champions Real Madrid start their quest for four Champions League successes on the trot with a favourable draw alongside AS Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in Group G.
Europa League winners Atletico Madrid, hosts for the final this season, have got a potentially tough task ahead in Group A, where they are joined by Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco and Club Brugge.
Bayern Munich headline Group E and are joined by Benfica, Ajax and AEK Athens while the 32-team group phase is completed by Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Porto, FC Schalke 04 and Galatasaray in Group D.
Real Madrid are 9/1 to make it four Champions League wins on the spin, with Barcelona priced at 6/1 to continue Spain’s recent domination of the tournament. Manchester City are now 9/2 following the group stage draw in Monaco.
Full Champions League Group Stage Draw:
Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco, Club Brugge
Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan
Group C: Paris Saint-Germain, SSC Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade
Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Porto, FC Schalke 04, Galatasaray
Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens
Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympique Lyonnais, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Group G: Real Madrid, AS Roma, CSKA Moscow, FC Viktoria Plzen
Group H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, BSC Young Boys
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