Premier League champions Chelsea have been drawn to play Atletico Madrid, Roma and Qarabag in Group C, and Europa
League winners Manchester United face Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in Group A of the UEFA Champions League draw
held on Thursday evening.

Manchester City, who finished third in the Premier League last season, are up against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and
Feyenoord in Group F, while Liverpool, who beat Hoffenheim in a play-off to secure their place in the draw in
Monaco, will meet Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor in Group E.

Spurs were drawn in Group H alongside the Spanish giants, German side Borussia Dortmund and Apoel of Cyprus.

The group stages begin on 12-13 September.

Five English clubs are contesting the group stage of a Champions League campaign for the first time.

The last time six British teams qualified for the group stages was in 2007-08, when English sides Manchester United,
Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal were joined by Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers. The final saw Sir Alex Ferguson’s
United defeat Avram Grant’s Chelsea on penalties.

 

The  Group Stage Draw:
Group A

Benfica
Manchester United
FC Basel
CSKA

Group B
Bayern Munich
Paris Saint-Germain
Anderlecht
Celtic

Group C
Chelsea
Atletico Madrid
AS Roma
Qarabag

Group D
Juventus
Barcelona
Olympiacos
Sporting Lisbon

Group E
Spartak Moscow
Sevilla
Liverpool
Maribor

Group F
Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City
Napoli
Feyenoord

Group G
AS Monaco
FC Porto
Besiktas
RB Leipzig

Group H
Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur
Apoel