Champions League draw: We can’t wait!

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw has concluded and thrown up some mouth watering ties for fans to enjoy.

Group H is this season’s group of death with England’s Tottenham Hotspurs, playing their home games at Wembley, being drawn with Champions League holders Real Madrid and former winners Borussia Dortmund and APOEL of Cyprus.

2015 Champions League finalists Juventus and Barcelona have been drawn together in Group D with Greek giants Olympiacos and Portugal’s Sporting CP in the most interesting group of the competition. Sporting have Argentine star Marcos Acuna in their ranks as the former Racing winger showcases his incredible talents.

Group B is also a fantastic group with Scottish champions Celtic being drawn with the big boys of European football, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain. They will also have to content with Belgian side Anderlecht for the Europa league spot on offer.

Chelsea has a tricky draw in Group C as they will face both Atletico Madrid and Roma as well as Qarabag of Azerbaijan.

Manchester City and Napoli headline group F alongside Shakhtar Donetsk and Dutch champions Feyenoord in whilst Manchester United meet their rival from the 1968 European cup final Benifca as well as Basel and CSKA Moscow in Group A.

Liverpool has finally returned to Champions League football and has a simple enough draw. Their toughest opponent in Group E will be Spanish side Sevilla, they also face Spartak Moscow and Maribor of Slovenia.

Group G will see a replay of the 2004 Champions League final as Monaco face Porto, Jose Mourinho’s Porto famously winning that day 3-0. Besiktas and controversial German side RB Leipzig complete a very competitive group.

The fixtures will be played between September and December, with round 6 being played on the 5/6th December. The top two sides from each group will enter the knockout stages whilst the third place side will drop into the Europa league knockout stages.

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