Champions League group draw

  • Manchester City drawn against Barcelona and Celtic in exciting-looking Group C.
  • Leicester City will face Copenhagen, Porto and Club Brugge in Group G.
  • Arsenal will play Paris Saint-Germain in Group G.
  • Tottenham drawn against Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow.
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Real Madrid are the current holders of the Champions League trophy Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

So, in conclusion...


That means another tasty couple of ties in Group C, because it will see Celtic play Barcelona, Manchester City and Mönchengladbach.

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Brendan Rodgers is the new Celtic manager Getty Images


And the final two groups are completed as follows:

  • Bayern, Atlético, PSV, Rostov
  • Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kyiv, Beşiktaş


And what of Group H? Well, here's your answer...


Monaco are into Group E, which also features CSKA Moscow, Leverkusen and Spurs. Another favourable draw for an English club, that.


The Polish side Legia are in Group F, joining Real Madrid, Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon.

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Gareth Bale will be a key player for Real again this season Getty Images


Copenhagan now. The Danes are in Group G. Leicester's group - and one they will be exceedingly pleased with, I fancy.


The first team in pot four is Ludogorets, who are drawn in Group A. They will play against Arsenal, PSG and Basel.


Are you still with me? Here comes Roberto Carlos for the fourth and final phase of this Champions League group stage draw.

The Brazilian is sharing his thoughts on the Galactico era at Real Madrid before the real business starts.

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Roberto Carlos starred in the Champions League with Real Madrid Reuters


That means Mönchengladbach will face Manchester City and Barcelona in Group C. Guardiola is going back to Spain and Germany in his first campaign as City's boss.


Basel, now ... and they are drawn alongside PSG and Arsenal in Group A.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger will want his side to impress in France Getty Images


Brugges of Belgium now. And they're in Leicester's group. The Foxes have landed in their feet here. They will face Porto and Brugges, which looks helpful.

Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri will lead the Foxes into the Champions League Getty


Van Nistelrooy draws one of his former clubs, PSV Eindhoven. Who will they draw? Group D, where they will find Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Another fierce group, that.


Dynamo Kiev is drawn into Group E, where they will play Benfica and Napoli. A fairly weak-looking group, that.


The next team is Spurs - and they can only be in Group E. The Londoners will face CSKA Moscow and Leverkusen, which seems to be pretty favourable.


Next, it's Sporting Lisbon. Ronaldo's former club are in Group F, meaning they will face Real Madrid and Dortmund. Good luck with that one, eh.


And the first team out is ... Lyon. They're in Group H, which also includes Juventus and Sevilla.


Another line-up change now, as Ruud van Nistelrooy emerges for the third phase of the draw. It's a star-studded team, if nothing else.

The Dutchman is busily discussing the instinct of goalscoring - something he knows a lot about. Time for pot three, then, which includes Spurs, Lyon and others.

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Harry Kane is Spurs' main man Getty Images


A big clash now: Bayern Munich will face Atletico Madrid - a mouthwatering tie, that.

Oh, wow. Manchester City will be drawn against Barcelona - and that means Pep Guardiola will be heading back to the Nou Camp.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is City's new manager Lintao Zhang/Getty Images


Napoli, now, and they are drawn in the same group as Benfica. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen will face CSKA Moscow.


Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are drawn by Henry. They will face ... Paris Saint-Germain in Group A. "Not bad," says Henry.

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Angel Di Maria will return to England with PSG Getty


Dortmund feature next. Who will the eye-catching Germans draw? Real Madrid, that's who.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a key man for Dortmund Getty


Now, it's Sevilla's turn and they are drawn against Juventus. And exciting couple of games, there.


Porto come out of the metaphorical hat - and it's Group G. That's Leicester City's group. The Foxes ought to be quite happy with that, to be honest. It could have been a lot worse.