Champions League draw: Liverpool, Spurs, City, Chelsea learn fate

Date published: Thursday 29th August 2019 5:59 - James Marshment

The group stage draw for the 2019/20 Champions League has been made – with defending champions Liverpool, as well as Tottenham, Man City and Chelsea all landing themselves tasty encounters.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won the trophy in June with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Madrid showpiece and start the defence of their trophy with matches against Napoli – who they edged out last season at the same stage – Salzburg of Austria and Belgian outfit Genk.

Last season’s beaten finalists Tottenham start what they hope will be another run deep into the competition with games against Bayern Munich, Olympiacos, and Red Star Belgrade.

Pep Guardiola’s Man City – who will surely prioritise glory in the competition this time around – face Shakhtar Donetsk again, as well as Dinamo Zagreb, and Italian debutants Atalanta.

Europa League winners Chelsea, meanwhile, have been grouped with last year’s semi-finalists Ajax, LaLiga outfit Valencia, and French side Lille.

Groups D and F arguably look the toughest and will create a couple of big-name casualties.


The full 2019/20 Champions League group draw:


Group A: PSG, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray.

Group B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiacos, Red Star Belgrade.

Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta.

Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Group E: Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk.

Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague.

Group: G: Zenit, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig.

Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille.



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