Liverpool have been handed a tough draw in the group stage of the Champions League. Last season's finalists will face Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in Group C. Thursday's draw in Monaco did Jurgen Klopp's side few favours after Benfica's progress to the group stage on Wednesday night ensured that the Reds went into pot three rather than pot two. Big-spending PSG, who boast the likes of Brazil international Neymar, World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, will provide the biggest threat. Read More Liverpool in the Champions League 2018/19 The Ligue One champions reached the last 16 last season where they were knocked out by Real Madrid. The two clubs haven't faced each other since PSG knocked Liverpool out of the Cup Winners Cup in 1997. Liverpool will be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli having hammered them 5-0 in a pre-season friendly in Dublin earlier this month. Napoli, who finished second to Juventus in Serie A last season, haven't faced … [Read more...] about Liverpool handed tough Champions League group stage draw
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Champions League group stage draw revealed: Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man United learn their fate BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Manchester United have drawn Juventus in the Champions League group stage to set-up a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/european/champions-league-group-stage-draw-revealed-man-city-liverpool-tottenham-and-man-united-learn-their-fate-37268001.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37268000.ece/8a34d/AUTOCROP/h342/UCL.jpg Email Manchester United have drawn Juventus in the Champions League group stage to set-up a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo. With pressure and scrutiny building at Old Trafford, the club will now welcome back their former star, who joined in the summer from Real Madrid, after being drawn alongside the Italian champions in Group H. Valencia and Young Boys complete the line up in that group, while Tottenham face a difficult task to progress from Group B after being handed a … [Read more...] about Champions League group stage draw revealed: Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man United learn their fate
30 August 2018 • 5:32pm Champions League group stage draw begins at 16.45 BST TV coverage on BT Sport 2 Read our ranking of all 32 teams in the draw from least to most terrifying Follow the draw as it happens here: Auto update On Off 5:32PM First two teams are drawn from pot one PSG are drawn first - they're in group C. Real Madrid are next - they're in group G. Fun fact: no team from group G have won the tournament in the last 15 seasons. 5:29PM And we're underway... Short explanation of how it will all work. Pot one will be allocated to their respective groups first, and so on with the other three pots thereafter. Former Atletico and Real stars respectively, Diego Forlan and Kaka are on stage to represent Madrid - where the final will be held on June 1 2019 at the Metropolitano Stadium. They'll be picking the teams out of the pots. 5:24PM Goalkeeper of the season is... Real Madrid's … [Read more...] about Champions League group stage draw 2018: live updates and latest news
Liverpool are set to face a nightmare draw in the Champions League group stage. Last year's beaten finalists have been placed in pot three for Thursday's draw, due to their standing in the UEFA coefficient rankings. Jurgen Klopp's men would have been given a more favourable place in pot two of the draw if both Benfica and FC Basel were eliminated in the qualification process. Basel failed to progress, but Benfica made the all-elusive group stage with a thumping victory away at PAOK of Greece on Wednesday night. As a result, Liverpool were confined to pot three. Liverpool were always going to come up against one of Europe's elite, given the fact that all of the champions of the top leagues are placed in pot one, alongside the winners of last year's Champions League and Europa League. As a worst case scenario, Liverpool could now find themselves in a group against Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan. Or it could perhaps be Real Madrid, Napoli and Galatasaray. However, there … [Read more...] about Liverpool face nightmare Champions League group stage draw
Manchester United and Man City are set to learn their opposition for the new Champions League campaign. United have won the top European club competition on three separate occasions, while rivals City are still going in search of their first win in the competition. Neither side can face a fellow English team in the group stages of the competition, however either side could potentially face a past winner at this stage of the tournament. Jose Mourinho's United will be looking to make amends after their shock exit to Sevilla last season, while City are still ruing their missed opportunity vs Liverpool in the quarter-finals. But when is the Champions League group stage draw, and where can you watch it? When is the Champions League group stage draw? The 2018/19 Champions League group stage draw begins at 5pm UK time on Thursday 30 August. The draw will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Where can I watch the Champions League group stage draw? The group stage draw will be … [Read more...] about When is the Champions League group stage draw?