Champions League Draw & Fixture Dates 2016/17

The draws for the Group Stages of the UEFA Champions took place on Thursday in UEFA headquarters in Monaco.

Group A will see French giants PSG play take on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, Swiss club FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad from Bulgaria. Group B will see Benfica play Italian side Napoli, Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev and Turkish club Besiktas.

Group C will see English side Manchester City once again lock horns with FC Barcelona, both of these will attract a lot of attention especially when Manchester City travel to the Nou Camp where City boss Pep Guardiola once managed. The remaining sides in the group are German side Borussia Monchengladbach and Scottish Champions Celtic who defeated Israeli opposition to make the knockout stages. Group D will see German giants Bayern Munich lock horns with Spanish side Atletico Madrid, while they will also face Russian side Rostov and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

Tottenham Hotspur have been drawn in a favourable group E and they would certainly fancy their chances of getting out of the group. They will play Russian side CSKA Moscow, German side Bayer Leverkusen and French Ligue 1 side Monaco.  Current European champions Real Madrid have also been drawn in a favourable group and will play in group F where they will have games against German side Borussia Dortmund, Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and Polish side Legia Warsaw who incidentally beat Dundalk.

Premier League Champions, Leicester City have also got a favourable draw after been one of the top seeds in the draw. They will play in group G and will have games against Portuguese club Porto, Belgian club Club Brugge and Danish side FC Copenhagen. Group H will see Italian and Serie A winner Juventus play French side Lyon, Spanish club Sevilla and Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.

Below is the group stage draw in full with the opening group games to take place on Sept. 13/14 and a further five group games taking place — each team plays one another home and away — between September and December. The knockout stages then begin in February 2017 ahead of the UCL final in Cardiff, Wales on June 3.

GROUP A
Paris Saint-Germain
Arsenal
FC Basel
Ludogorets

GROUP B
Benfica
Napoli
Dynamo Kiev
Besiktas

GROUP C
FC Barcelona
Manchester City
Borussia Monchendgladbach
Celtic

GROUP D
Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid
PSV Eindhoven
Rostov

GROUP E
CSKA Moscow
Bayer Leverkusen
Tottenham Hotspur
Monaco

GROUP F
Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Sporting Lisbon
Legia Warsaw

GROUP G
Leicester City
FC Porto
Club Brugge
Copenhagen

GROUP H
Juventus
Sevilla
Lyon
Dinamo Zagreb

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