The Uefa Champions League draw has finally been made, and for the first time, English Premier League champions Manchester City was drawn against tough sides in the group stage. They were drawn to face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Club Bruges in the Champions League Group A.
Defending champions Chelsea was drawn in Group H alongside Serie A giants Juventus, Russian club Zenit St Petersburg and Swedish side Malmo. Manchester United will have to settle scores with Villarreal, who beat them in last season’s Europa League final and Italian club Atalanta and Swiss side Young Boys.
Six-time winners Liverpool are arguably in this season’s most challenging group, as they are drawn alongside La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, Portuguese club Porto winners in 1987 and 2004 and seven-time European champions AC Milan in Group B.
Uefa Champions League Draw in Full:
Group A: Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, FC Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmo
This year’s Champions League final takes place at the St Petersburg Stadium in Russia on Saturday, 28 May.