Manchester United have been drawn in opposition to Bayern Munich on this season’s Champions League group stage, whereas Paris Saint-Germain might be compelled to navigate what seems to be to be the hardest group within the competitors.
United return to the Champions League after lacking out final season and have been drawn in Group A alongside Bayern, FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray.
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Bayern and United are acquainted foes within the Champions League, most notably competing within the 1999 ultimate when Sir Alex Ferguson’s United famously accomplished the treble. The fixture may also mark Harry Kane’s return to England after he left Tottenham to hitch Bayern earlier this month.
Elsewhere, Group F sees PSG needing to beat Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Newcastle United as they proceed to hunt their first Champions League title.
Holders Manchester City might be closely favoured to achieve the knockout phases after drawing RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys in Group G — City knocked out Leipzig on the round-of-16 stage final season and signed their star defender Joško Gvardiol this summer time.
Real Madrid are bidding so as to add to their report 14 European Cup titles however should first see their approach by Group C in opposition to Napoli, Braga and Union Berlin.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have failed to achieve the knockout phases previously two seasons and can hope they’ll overcome FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Royal Antwerp in Group H.
Arsenal are additionally making their return to the Champions League for the primary time since 2017 and have to this point managed to keep away from the continent’s heavyweights, being drawn to face Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven and Lens in Group B.
Thursday’s draw, held in Monaco, is the ultimate time a bunch stage draw will happen, with UEFA increasing the competitors subsequent season to a 36-team format that features one league desk.
The group stage will start Sept. 19-20 and finish Dec. 12-13. The knockout phases will start in February.
This season’s ultimate might be held at Wembley Stadium in London on June 1.
Full UCL group stage draw:
GROUP A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray
GROUP B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens
GROUP C: Napoli, Real Madrid, SC Braga, Union Berlin
GROUP D: Benfica, Inter Milan, FC Salzburg, Real Sociedad
GROUP E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic
GROUP F: PSG, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United
GROUP G: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys
GROUP H: Barcelona, FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp