by Tunde Ogunmola
The draw ceremony for the group stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League took place in Monaco on yesterday, Thursday 24th August, 2017.
Teams were drawn into eight groups of four, clubs from the same national association – as well as Russian and Ukrainian clubs — could not be drawn together.
Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, FC Basel, CSKA Moscow.
Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic.
Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, FK Qarabag.
Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting CP.
Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, NK Maribor.
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord.
Group G: Monaco, FC Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig.
Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, APOEL Nicosia.
The first group games will be played on Sept. 12-13