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All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League draw 2017/18

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The groups for this season’s Champions League were drawn this afternoon in Monaco, with the UK represented by six clubs.

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England now have five representatives in the group stages for the first time in history after Liverpool dispatched Hoffenheim with ease, while Celtic hit eight past Astana over two legs.

FC Barcelona will be out for revenge when they face Juventus, who eliminated them in last season’s Champions League, in the UEFA Champions League after the Italian powerhouse were drawn against the Catalan giants.
Barça and Juventus will be joined by Greek side Olympiacos F.C. and Portuguese giants Sporting CP in Group D.

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Holders Real Madrid will take on familiar foe Dortmund, the pair meeting in Group H in a repeat of last year’s draw. Mauricio Pochettino’s boys were also drawn along with Real Madrid and BVB in Group H, leaving Pochettino with a tough challenge of improving last season’s group stage exit at Wembley. Cyprus’ APOEL FC complete Group H.

Chelsea, who reserved the premium rights to dine with the best in Europe after clinching the Premier League previous season, were drawn in Group C along with Atlético de Madrid, AS Roma and Azerbaijan outfit Qarabag FK. Atlético Madrid and Chelsea had a dismal start to their season and they need to resurrect the team to peep through the group stage.

Manchester City, who will be expecting big after spending big for Pep Guardiola, will have a relatively easy task in their hand as they have been drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F.

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The UEFA Champions League draw in full :-

Group A :-

1. S.L. Benfica ( Portugal )
2. Manchester United ( England )
3. FC Basel ( Switzerland )
4. PFC CSKA Moscow ( Russia )

Group B :-

1. FC Bayern Munich ( Germany )
2. Paris Saint-Germain ( France )
3. R.S.C. Anderlecht ( Belgium )
4. Celtic F.C. ( Scotland )

Group C :-

1. Chelsea FC ( England )
2. Atlético de Madrid ( Spain )
3. AS Roma ( Italy )
4. Qarabag FK ( Azerbaijan )

Group D :-

1. Juventus ( Italy )
2. FC Barcelona ( Spain )
3. Olympiacos FC ( Greece )
4. Sporting CP ( Portugal )

Group E :-

1. FC Spartak Moscow ( Russia )
2. Sevilla ( Spain )
3. Liverpool FC ( England )
4. NK Maribor ( Slovenia )

Group F :-

1. FC Shakhtar Donetsk ( Ukraine )
2. Manchester City ( England )
3. Napoli ( Italy )
4. Feyenoord ( Netherlands )

Group G :-

1. AS Monaco ( France )
2. FC Porto ( Portugal )
3. Besiktas J.K. Football Team ( Turkey )
4. RB Leipzig ( Germany )

Group H :-

1. Real Madrid C.F. ( Spain )
2. Borussia Dortmund ( Germany )
3. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. ( England )
4. APOEL FC ( Cyprus )

UEFA Champions League Dates :-

Matchday 1: September 12 and 13
Matchday 2: September 26 and 27
Matchday 3: October 17 and 18
Matchday 4: October 31 and November 1
Matchday 5: November 21 and 22
Matchday 6: December 5 and 6

Round of 16, first leg: February 13 and 14, February 20 and 21
Round of 16, second leg: March 6 and 7, March 13 and 14

Quarter-final, first leg: April 3 and 4
Quarter-final, second leg: April 10 and 11

Semi-final, first leg: April 24 and 25
Semi-final, second leg: May 1 and 2

Final: May 26
Future draw dates :-

Round of 16 :- December 11
Quarter-final :- March 16, 2018
Semi-final :- April 13, 2018