Champions League group stage has been drawn out.
The draw below:
Atletico Madrid Borussia Dortmund AS Monaco Club Brugge
Barcelona Tottenham Hotspurs PSV Eindhoven Inter Milan
Paris Saint-Germain Napoli Liverpool Red Star Belgrade
Lokomotiv Moscow FC Porto Schalke Galatasaray
Bayern Munich Benfica Ajax AEK Athens
Manchester City Shakhtar Donetsk Lyon Hoffenheim
Real Madrid AS Roma CSKA Moscow Viktoria Plzen
Juventus Manchester United Valencia Young Boys
Match day one takes place on 18-19th September with the final round of group games commencing on 11-12th December. The knockout round kicks-off in the new year. The final will be played on 1st June 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano – the home of Atletico Madrid. Of course, Real Madrid are the defending champions following last seasons 3-1 victory against Liverpool in Kiev, Ukraine.
The Spanish giants have won the competition an incredible three years on the bounce but are without Zinedine Zidane’s managerial tutelage, not to mention Cristiano Ronaldo, whose transferred to Juventus, for this campaign. Who will raise European silverware in Madrid? Manchester City? Juventus? Barcelona? Real Madrid? Bayern Munich?