Friday, 31 August 2018

It is clash of titans as Tottenham, Liverpool face stiff tests as Champions League draw is released.

Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United all face tough tests as the UEFA Champions League on Thursday, released the full draws for clubs ahead of the 2018/2019 season.
 
Champions League trophy
 
Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a return to Old Trafford after Juventus were drawn against Manchester United in the Champions League group stage.
 
Joining United and Serie A champions, Juventus in a difficult Group H are Valencia and Young Boys.
 
A tricky draw for Tottenham sees Mauricio Pochettino's men take on La Liga champions Barcelona, as well as Inter Milan and PSV, in Group B.
 
Last season's runners-up Liverpool, in Pot Three for the draw, come up against Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in Group C.
 
Premier League champion,s Manchester City face a somewhat simpler task, with Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim for company in Group F.
 
Real Madrid take on Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen in Group G as they chase a fourth successive Champions League title.
 
The first round of matches will take place on September 18 and 19 with the final matchday split between December 11 and 12.
 
The top two from each group will progress to the knockout stages, which starts in February. The final will take place at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1.
 
Meanwhile, Arsenal and Chelsea will discover their Europa League fate at midday on Friday, with Burnley hoping to make it three Premier League teams in the pot. However, they must overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit when hosting Olympiakos on Thursday evening.
 
See the full list of the Champions League draw below;
 

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