UEFA Champions League Draw: Tottenham Hotspur To Play Real Madrid, Chelsea Face Atletico

Updated: 25 August 2017 00:29 IST

Holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League group stage while five-time winners Barcelona were drawn with last season's runners-up Juventus on Thursday.

UEFA Champions League Draw: Tottenham Hotspur To Play Real Madrid, Chelsea Face Atletico
Holders Real Madrid will face Dortmund and Tottenham in the Champions League group stage. © AFP

Holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League group stage while five-time winners Barcelona were drawn with last season's runners-up Juventus on Thursday. Zinedine Zidane's side are chasing a third successive European title and fourth in five seasons after demolishing Italian champions Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff in June.

The record 12-time European champions will also take on APOEL of Cyprus in a testing Group H.

World record signing Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain were paired alongside Bayern Munich, with Scottish champions Celtic and Belgian outfit Anderlecht completing the line-up in Group B.

Chelsea, one of a record five English teams to qualify for the group phase, will meet Atletico Madrid in Group C as well as Roma and Qarabag, the first side from Azerbaijan to reach this stage of the competition.

Jose Mourinho will return home with Manchester United after his team drew Benfica in Group A along with CSKA Moscow and Basel.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are in Group F alongside Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord while Liverpool will play Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor in Group E.

French champions Monaco, who reached last season's semi-finals, face Porto, Besiktas and debutants RB Leipzig in Group G.

 

Topics : Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea Barcelona Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro Lionel Andres Messi Football
Highlights
  • Holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur
  • Barcelona were drawn with last season's runners-up Juventus
  • Chelsea will meet Atletico Madrid in Group C
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