Champions League draw: Holders Liverpool land Napoli again in group stages

Press Association Sport 22:22 29/08/2019
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Holders Liverpool have been drawn to play Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in Group E of the Champions League.

The draw, made in Monaco, has pitted Jurgen Klopp’s side against the Italian club in the group stages for the second successive year – both matches finished as 1-0 home victories in 2018-19.

Manchester City will face Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb and Italian side Atalanta in Group C.

Both Klopp and City boss Pep Guardiola will have few complaints with their respective groups, although Tottenham and Chelsea appear to be facing tougher challenges.

Tottenham will take on five-time winners Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade in Group B.

Chelsea, drawn in Group H, will play last season’s beaten semi-finalists Ajax, Valencia and French club Lille.

Real Madrid will face French giants Paris St Germain in Group A, which also includes Club Brugge and Galatasaray, while Barcelona have been drawn in Group F alongside Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague.

Italian champions Juventus take on Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group D and Group G is made up of Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon and RB Leipzig.

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