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Champions League draw pits Liverpool and PSG


Champions League draw pits Liverpool and PSG

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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)