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Real Madrid get favourable Champions League draw

Real Madrid get favourable Champions League draw

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Reigning champions Real Madrid have been drawn in Group F of the UEFA Champions League club football competition against RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Scottish Club Celtic.

Losing finalists Liverpool and Rangers will meet in Group A that also includes Napoli and Ajax, while Manchester City’s Erling Haaland is set to face his old club Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Inter Milan have also been drawn in the same group.

Draw in full:

Group A: Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli, Rangers

Group B: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Bruges

Group C: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Viktoria Plzen

Group D: Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham, Sporting Lisbon, Marseille

Group E: AC Milan, Chelsea, RB Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb

Group F: Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic

Group G: Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, FC Copenhagen

Group H: Paris St-Germain, Juventus, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa

Matches will take place between September 6 and November 2.

This season’s Champions League final will take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 10, 2023.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will play La Liga side Real Sociedad and Arsenal will face former champions PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League group stage.

Erik ten Hag’s side will also play FC Sheriff and Omonia Nicosia in Group E in what appears to be a favourable draw for the Red Devils.

Arsenal have also been drawn with Bodo/Glimt and FC Zurich in Group A.

The draw in full:

Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodo/Glimt, FC Zurich

Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca

Group C: Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK Helsinki

Group D: Braga, Malmo, Union Berlin, Union Saint-Gilloise

Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, FC Sheriff, Omonia Nicosia

Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, FC Midtjylland, SK Sturm Graz

Group G: Olympiakos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes

Group H: Red Star Belgrade, Monaco, Ferencvaros TC, Trabzonspor (BBC)