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Contenders learn group stage opponents

Holders FC Barcelona will face Paris Saint-Germain, AFC Ajax and APOEL FC in the group stage of the second season of the UEFA Youth League after the draw was made.

Barcelona will defend their title
Barcelona will defend their title ©Getty Images

The draw for the second edition of the UEFA Youth League has been made, the groups mirroring those of the UEFA Champions League.

Group A:
Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP), Juventus (ITA), Olympiacos FC (GRE), Malmö FF (SWE)

Group B: Real Madrid CF (ESP), FC Basel 1893 (SUI), Liverpool FC (ENG), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)

Group C: SL Benfica (POR), FC Zenit (RUS), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER), AS Monaco FC (FRA)

Group D: Arsenal FC (ENG), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Galatasaray AŞ (TUR), RSC Anderlecht (BEL)

Group E: FC Bayern München (GER), Manchester City FC (ENG), PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS), AS Roma (ITA)

Group F: FC Barcelona (ESP, holders), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), AFC Ajax (NED), APOEL FC (CYP)

Group G: Chelsea FC (ENG), FC Schalke 04 (GER), Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR), NK Maribor (SVN)

Group H:FC Porto (POR), FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Athletic Club (ESP), FC BATE Borisov (BLR)

Matchday 1: 16–18 September
Matchday 2: 30 September–2 October
Matchday 3: 21–23 October
Matchday 4: 4–6 November
Matchday 5: 25–27 November
Matchday 6: 9–11 December

Round of 16
One-off ties played between 17 February and 18 March
Group winners v group runners-up
Group winners play at home
Country protection
Group protection

One-off ties played in April
Open draw
Home team determined by draw

Semi-finals and final (Colovray Stadium, Nyon)
The winners of the two semi-finals, to be held on Friday 24 April, opposite UEFA's Swiss headquarters, will meet in the final on Monday 27 April for the right to become the second winners of the Lennart Johansson Trophy, named after UEFA's honorary president. FC Barcelona won the first edition last season.

Note: All knockout ties will go straight to penalties at full time (no extra time).

More information can be seen in the competition's official regulations.

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