With the group stage draw done and dusted, the excitement of UEFA Champions League had already begun. The team in top form, Manchester City, got the easiest of the groups while runners-up of the last Champions League, Liverpool have ended up in the group of death.
The group stage of the UEFA Champions League will begin on 18th September.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba are about to have a reunion with their old teams, as Manchester United and Juventus have been drawn into the same group. Whereas, the other two teams in the group are Valencia and Swiss champions Young Boys.
Group A also promises to be an exciting group. The Europa League champions Atletico Madrid have been drawn with Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge.
FC Barcelona, who are struggling to leave a mark in the Champions League since the last few years have been drawn with Tottenham, PSV and Inter Milan. According to experts, this Group B is considered as a tricky group.
Meanwhile, Group D lack big teams. Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray belongs to the group. However, it will be interesting to see which two teams get through the small teams’ battle.
Along with Manchester City, Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich have also been drawn to a manageable group. They will face Benfica, Ajax, AEK and Athens. It’s expected to be a cakewalk for the German side.
The hattrick of Champions League winners, Real Madrid, have also comparatively been drawn to an easy group. Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen will be facing the defending champions.
The group stage round of the 2018/19 Champions League will begin on 18th September. Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano Stadium will host the final on June 1, 2019.
(A) Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge
(B) Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan
(C) Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade
(D) Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray
(E) Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens
(F) Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim
(G) Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen
(H) Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys