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Mixed Champions League Draw For Spanish Sdes

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw has been made and it offered up some tricky opponents for the four Spansh clubs.

Real Madrid start the defence of their Champions League title with a tough group which includes Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur.

Barcelona have been paired with Juventus in Group D of the Champions League in a repeat of last year’s quarter final while Atletico Madrid will face English champions Chelsea, Roma and Azerbaijani side Qarabag in a challenging Group C.

Finally there will be a repeat of the 2016 Europa League final as Sevilla were paired with Liverpool in Group E of Thursday’s Champions League draw.

GROUP C (CHELSEA, ATLETICO MADRID, ROMA, QARABAG)
Qarabag is the first Azerbaijani team to reach this stage and its reward is one of the most competitive groups. Atletico Madrid has reached the final twice in the past three years, losing both times to Real Madrid, while Chelsea is the current English champion and 2012 European champion. Chelsea and Atletico could be in negotiations over the next few months regarding the sale of Diego Costa, the Chelsea striker who is estranged in his native Brazil and wants to join former club Atletico.

GROUP D (JUVENTUS, BARCELONA, OLYMPIAKOS, SPORTING)
It will be a major surprise if Juventus and Barcelona, European champions a combined seven times, fail to qualify from the group. They met in the 2015 final, with Barca’s prolific front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspiring a 3-1 win in Berlin. Neymar, of course, is no longer around. Juventus lost last season’s final, too, to Real Madrid and hasn’t won the Champions League since 1996. Olympiakos and Sporting are regular qualifiers but rarely advance.

GROUP E (SPARTAK MOSCOW, SEVILLA, LIVERPOOL, MARIBOR)
Five-time European champion Liverpool came through the playoffs and gets a chance to avenge its loss to Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final, which denied the English team a place in last season’s Champions League. Spartak, which won the Russian Premier League, is in the group stage for the first time since 2010-11, while Slovenian team Maribor is the big outsider in its third attempt to reach the knockout stage. This will likely be considered the weakest of the eight groups.

GROUP H (REAL MADRID, BORUSSIA DORTMUND, TOTTENHAM, APOEL)
Real Madrid has won the Champions League three times in the past four years, and is looking to become the first team since Bayern Munich (1974-76) to be European champion in three straight years. Madrid’s path to the knockout stage may yet be smoothed by its fierce rival Barcelona, who is reportedly close to signing one of Borussia Dortmund’s star players, Ousmane Dembele. Tottenham will be hoping for better results at its temporary home of Wembley Stadium, where the English team lost two of its three group games last season. APOEL famously reached the quarterfinals in 2012 against the odds.

The opening games will take place on September 12 and 13, with the group phase running until early December ahead of the knockout stages in 2018.

The top two from each group progress to the round of 16, with the draw taking place in December and games starting at that stage in February.

The Champions League final will be played in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on May 26.

Matchday 4
FC Basel 1893 – PFC CSKA Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester United FC – SL Benfica – Buy Champions League Tickets
Paris Saint-Germain – RSC Anderlecht – Buy Champions League Tickets
Celtic FC – FC Bayern München – Buy Champions League Tickets
Club Atlético de Madrid – Qarabağ FK – Buy Champions League Tickets
AS Roma – Chelsea FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Sporting Clube de Portugal – Juventus Football Club – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos FC – FC Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Sevilla FC – FC Spartak Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets
Liverpool FC – NK Maribor –Buy Champions League Tickets
SSC Napoli – Manchester City FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Shakhtar Donetsk – Feyenoord – Buy Champions League Tickets
Beşiktaş JK – AS Monaco FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Porto – RB Leipzig – Buy Champions League Tickets
Borussia Dortmund – APOEL FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Tottenham Hotspur FC – Real Madrid CF – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday 5
PFC CSKA Moskva – SL Benfica – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Basel 1893 – Manchester United FC –Buy Champions League Tickets
RSC Anderlecht – FC Bayern München – Buy Champions League Tickets
Paris Saint-Germain – Celtic FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Qarabağ FK – Chelsea FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Club Atlético de Madrid – AS Roma – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus Football Club – FC Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Sporting Clube de Portugal – Olympiacos FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Spartak Moskva – NK Maribor – Buy Champions League Tickets
Sevilla FC – Liverpool FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City FC – Feyenoord – Buy Champions League Tickets
SSC Napoli – FC Shakhtar Donetsk – Buy Champions League Tickets
AS Monaco FC – RB Leipzig – Buy Champions League Tickets
Beşiktaş JK – FC Porto – Buy Champions League Tickets
APOEL FC – Real Madrid CF – Buy Champions League Tickets
Borussia Dortmund – Tottenham Hotspur FC – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday 6
SL Benfica – FC Basel 1893 – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester United FC – PFC CSKA Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Bayern München – Paris Saint-Germain – Buy Champions League Tickets
Celtic FC – RSC Anderlecht – Buy Champions League Tickets
Chelsea FC – Club Atlético de Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
AS Roma – Qarabağ FK – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Barcelona – Sporting Clube de Portugal – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos FC – Juventus Football Club – Buy Champions League Tickets
NK Maribor – Sevilla FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Liverpool FC – FC Spartak Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets
Feyenoord – SSC Napoli – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Shakhtar Donetsk – Manchester City FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
RB Leipzig – Beşiktaş JK – Buy Champions League Tickets
FC Porto – AS Monaco FC – Buy Champions League Tickets
Real Madrid CF – Borussia Dortmund – Buy Champions League Tickets
Tottenham Hotspur FC – APOEL FC – Buy Champions League Tickets

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