Tottenham Get Tough UCL Draw, Man City Has Very Favorable Group

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Today was the UEFA Champions League group stage draw and as usual, people all over the world have very strong opinions about the results.  As they should, when you see what UEFA presented to the world in Monaco during the UCL Draw on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur, as a “reward” for their runners-up appearance last season, have Bayern Munich in their grouping. The holders, Liverpool, earned an easy road, with a group that doesn’t feature any real heavyweights. And Manchester City may have received the most favorable draw of anybody! As for Chelsea, they have one of last year’s semifinalists, Ajax in their bracket.

 

The first games will kick off on Sept. 17-18, with the final this year in Istanbul. Other standouts include one group that contains both Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, and another that features PSG and Real Madrid. Take a look at the results of the full UCL draw below:

Group A
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Club Brugge
Galatasaray

Group B
Bayern Munich
Tottenham Hotspur
Olympiacos
Red Star Belgrade

Group C
Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk
Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta

Some social media users have certainly had a lot of fun with who City drew in their quartet.

Group D
Juventus
Atletico Madrid
Bayer Leverkusen
Lokomotiv Moscow

Group E
Liverpool
Napoli
Red Bull Salzburg
KRC Genk

Group F
Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund
Inter Milan
Slavia Prague

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Group G
Zenit
Benfica
Lyon
RB Leipzig

Group H
Chelsea
Ajax
Valencia
Lille

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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