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Champions League draw: Liverpool and Man City handed easy groups while Spurs draw German giants

It should be plain sailing for the Premier League's big two, but there's some bad news for Mauricio Pochettino's side

There we have it, then.

Another round of the most tedious event in the whole of football – the Champions League draw.

Balls are opened, small talk exchanged, and everyone looks just a little bit awkward.


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But amidst all of the filler, we got ourselves a pretty decent draw.

Luckily for the four English clubs competing in this season’s Champions League, they were able to avoid the so-called ‘Group of Death’ in Group F, which will see Barcelona, Dortmund and Inter Milan fight it out to progress.

Holders Liverpool were handed Napoli in a repeat of their group duel last year, while finalists Spurs can look forward to a tasty clash with German giants Bayern.

Got the Blues

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Got the Blues

Premier League winners Man City will be relatively pleased with their opponents in Group C which includes another trip to Shakhtar Donetsk, and Chelsea were handed Dutch champions and last year’s surprise package Ajax.

Elsewhere, we’re highly anticipating Paris Saint-Germain’s contest with the competitions most successful club Real Madrid, while Group G is shaping up to be one for the footballing hipsters out there.


Champions League draw in full:

Group A- Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray

Group B- Bayern Munich, Spurs, Olympiacos, Red Star

Group C- Man City, Shakhtar, Dinamo, Atalanta

Group D- Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv

Group E- Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk

Group F- Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague

Group G- Zenit, Benfica, Lyon, Leipzig

Group H- Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille


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