UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid face opponents including Borussia Dortmund while Barcelona and Atlético Madrid also have tough tasks following the group stage draw.
Article top media content
UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid face opponents including Borussia Dortmund while Barcelona and Atlético Madrid also have tough tasks following the group stage draw, made in Monaco.
2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw
Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Arsenal (ENG), Basel (SUI), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
Group B: Benfica (POR), Napoli (ITA), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Beşiktaş (TUR)
Group C: Barcelona (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), Celtic (SCO)
Group D: Bayern München (GER), Atlético Madrid (ESP), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Rostov (RUS)
Group E: CSKA Moskva (RUS), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Monaco (FRA)
Group F: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sporting CP (POR), Legia Warszawa (POL)
Group G: Leicester City (ENG), Porto (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), FC København (DEN)
Group H: Juventus (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Lyon (FRA), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
When are the group stage games?
Matchday one: 13–14/09/16
Matchday two: 27–28/09/16
Matchday three: 18–19/10/16
Matchday four: 01–02/11/16
Matchday five: 22–23/11/16
Matchday six: 06–07/12/16
UEFA Champions League group stage draw highlights
- Holders Madrid play Dortmund side they beat in 2014 quarter-finals to avenge a last-four loss 12 months before (itself revenge for 1998 semis), as well as meeting Cristiano Ronaldo's first club Sporting CP.
- Bayern face rematch of 1974 final against Atlético along with PSV Eindhoven and newcomers Rostov.
- Josep Guardiola takes on old team Barcelona with new side Manchester City.
- Debutants Leicester have two-time winners Porto among their opponents.