Champions League Draw

It is the night the Premier League’s elite have been waiting for. The Champions League draw has been made, and it promises to be a fascinating competition.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham will discover who they will face in Europe this season – with either Barcelona, Juventus or Bayern Munich lying in wait.

The draw has now been made and the groups are as follows:


Club Brugge


Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid


Bayern Munich

Tottenham Hotspur

Olympiacos FC

Red Star Belgrade


Manchester City

Shakhtar Donetsk

Dinamo Zagreb

Atalanta BC

The groups for this year’s Champions League have been drawn, with Manchester City and Manchester United in the same section.

The Blues have been paired with Italian champions Juventus, Sevilla and German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.

United meanwhile will take on PSV Eindhoven, Wolfsburg and CSKA Moscow.

And reigning winners Barcelona have been drawn against Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and BATE Borisov.

Real Madrid, who lost to City in the last-16 last season, face Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo.

Chelsea beat Lille 1-0 to win their group last season but were then knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the first knockout stage.

The Champions League group stage draw has been made and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

There are eight groups of four, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knockout stages.

Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid, Roma and Qarabag in Group C, while Liverpool will play Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor.

Manchester United have arguably been handed the easiest draw of the English teams as they take on Benfica, Basle and CSKA Moscow in Group A.

Manchester City will have to beat Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord if they are to make it out of Group F.

The tournament starts on September 12 and runs through until December 6 when all group games come to an end.

In the first round of the 2017-18 Champions League, there are a number of mouth-watering clashes in store.

The draw took place on Thursday at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum and threw up some intriguing ties.

The standout fixture is the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in Group B.

Both teams will be eager to make a statement early in the competition as they look to win their first Champions League title since 2012.

Manchester United will also be hoping to get off to a winning start when they face Basel in Group A, while Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid in Group C.

In Group D, Barcelona will be delighted to have been drawn with Juventus again after beating them 3-1 on aggregate last season. Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon make up the group.

Group E pits Liverpool against Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor, while Manchester City will hope to go far this year after being drawn with Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F.

The Champions League draw has been made with some huge ties in store for the group stages.

Manchester United were pitted against Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow as they look to qualify from Group A.

Chelsea will be confident of progressing from Group C, against Atletico Madrid, Roma and Qarabag, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool must beat Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Maribor to do the same in Group E.

Tottenham have been handed a tough task in Group H, facing Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.

Manchester City face Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F.

The draw was made on Thursday afternoon at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, with Europe’s elite clubs looking to succeed current champions Real Madrid as winners of the competition next June.

Manchester United and Arsenal found out on Thursday who they would face in this season’s Champions League group stages.

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will go head to head in Group A, with both Premier League sides joined by Swiss side Basle and CSKA Moscow.

Meanwhile, reigning European champions Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw.

Chelsea were drawn in Group G alongside Atletico Madrid, Roma and Qarabag FK from Azerbaijan.

And Manchester City have been paired with Pep Guardiola’s former club Barcelona as well as Celtic and Borussia Monchengladbach.

The draw for the Champions League group stages took place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Thursday afternoon.

The Champions League group stages are over for another season.

Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will all be in Monday’s draw for the last 16 after securing top spot in their respective groups.

Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich were among the teams to join them in Monday’s draw.

Here is how the draw works, when it is and how you can watch it.

When is the Champions League draw?

The draw will be held on Monday December 11 at 11am GMT (6am ET) in Nyon, Switzerland.

How does it work?

Teams are split into two pots of eight depending on their group position and domestic league coefficient ranking.

Clubs from the same country cannot be drawn together at this stage – meaning there will be no all-English ties as was the case last year when Liverpool faced Manchester City and Tottenham played Chelsea.

The first pot contains the eight group winners while the second has the runners-up. Teams from the same pot cannot meet each other.

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