Champions League Group Stage Draw: Man City To Face Familiar Foes


The much anticipated draw for the  2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Group Stage was made in Monaco on Thursday with mouthwatering ties on the horizon.

The highlight of which sees Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City paired in a group with his former employers FC Barcelona

Champions League Group stage
Pep Guardiola

Arsenal, playing in the Champions League for a 19th successive season, will face Paris Saint-Germain, Basel and Bulgarian side Ludogorets in Group A. Arsene Wenger has never come up against any of these teams in his time as a manager.

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See Full Table Below.

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Arsenal (ENG), Basel (SUI), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)

Group B: Benfica (POR), Napoli (ITA), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Besiktas (TUR)

Group C: Barcelona (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Borussia Moenchengladbach (GER), Celtic (SCO)

Group D: Bayern Munich (GER), Atletico Madrid (ESP), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Rostov (RUS)

Group E: CSKA Moscow (RUS), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Monaco (FRA)

Group F: Real Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sporting (POR), Legia Warsaw (POL)

Group G: Leicester City (ENG), FC Porto (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), FC Copenhagen (DEN)

Group H: Juventus (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Lyon (FRA), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

The match day fixtures will hold on the following dates.

Matchday 1: September 13/14

Matchday 2: September 27/28

Matchday 3: October 18/19

Matchday 4: November 1/2

Matchday 5: November 22/23

Matchday 6: December 6/7