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UCLdraw: Chelsea face Atletico, Roma in Champions League

The draws for the group stage of the Uefa Champions League has been completed. 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, Basle and CSKA Moscow in Group A.

Another English team, Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid, as they have been drawn in Group H alongside Spanish side German giants Borussia Dortmund and Apoel.

Scottish champions Celtic face a tough test in a group with Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain and Anderlecht.

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

The group stages begin on 12-13 September.

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.

Here’s the full Champions League draw:

Group A:

Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow

Group B:

Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic

Group C:

Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag

Group D:

Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting

Group E:

Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor

Group F:

Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord

Group G:

Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig

Group H:

Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Apoel

The Match days

Match day one: 12-13 September

Match day two: 26-27 September

Match day three: 17-18 October

Match day four: 31 October-1 November

Match day five: 21-22 November

Match day six: 5-6 December


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