Defending champions Real Madrid are in Group G. (FP)
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MONACO – Champions League runners-up Liverpool, Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain and Serie A side Napoli were thrown together in the pick of the groups following the draw for this season’s Champions League made on Thursday.
The trio were drawn into Group C alongside Red Star Belgrade, European Cup winners in 1991 and making their debut in the group stage.
Titleholders Real Madrid will face last season’s semi-finalists AS Roma plus CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in Group G.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will face his former club Manchester United after they were drawn together in Group H that also includes Spanish side Valencia.
Inter Milan, back in the competition for the first time since 2011/12, face Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven in Group B which features three former European champions.
At a glance:
Group A – Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco, Club Bruges
Group B – Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan
Group C – Paris St Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade
Group D – Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke 04, Galatasaray
Group E – Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax Amsterdam, AEK Athens
Group F – Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympique Lyonnais, Hoffenheim
Group G – Real Madrid, AS Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen
Group H – Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys Bern
Matches to be played on September 18/19, October 2/3 and 23/24, November 6/7 and 27/28 and December 11/12. (Reuters)