The Champions League is back and it promises to be one of the most exciting seasons ever! Premier League champions Leicester City get their first taste of the competition that also features European stalwarts Barcelona and Real Madrid. But who will face who in the draw? Find out here!
The top 32 teams in Europe will go head-to-head in the best club soccer competition in the world, but only one can hope to emulate last year’s winner’s Real Madrid. The draw for the group stages was made Aug. 25 and there are already some fascinating match-ups we can’t wait to see.
Intriguingly, new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will face off against his old team Barcelona in what should be a mouth-watering tie. Perennial underachievers Arsenal will face the might of PSG, who have been dominant in France in recent years.
Elsewhere, European champions Real Madrid will face off against German giants Borussia Dortmund, while Champions League debutants Leicester City have scored themselves a favorable draw that they’ll be confident of qualifying from. Check out the full groups below:
Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets.
Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas.
Group C: Barcelona, Man. City, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic.
Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV, Rostov.
Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco.
Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, Legia Warsaw.
Group G: Leicester City, Porto, Club Brugge, F.C. Copenhagen.
Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, Dinamo Zagreb.
It’s going to be fascinating to see how these teams fair against each other in the groups, having to play one another twice home and away. Game 1 of the Champions League kicks off on Sept 13, so stick with us to catch the biggest games and you won’t miss a minute!
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