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Holders Liverpool face Napoli in Champions League group stage

Last updated on: August 29, 2019 22:22 IST
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Juergen Klopp’s side will also face Austria’s Salzburg and Belgian side Genk

IMAGE: General view of the Champions League trophy on display before the draw. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

European champions Liverpool received a relatively kind draw for the group stage of this year’s Champions League with Italy’s Napoli their toughest opponents in Group E.

Juergen Klopp’s side, who beat Tottenham Hotspur in June’s final to win their sixth European Cup, will also face Austria’s Salzburg and Belgian side Genk.


The draw produced two fascinating groups which should deliver a real battle for qualification with Barcelona facing Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague in Group F.

Group D is also a mouth-watering prospect with Italian champions Juventus taking on Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will return to his homeland France for a clash with Paris St Germain in Group A which also includes Club Brugge and Galatasaray.

Last year’s runners-up Tottenham Hotspur face German champions Bayern Munich as well as Greek side Olympiakos and Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade in Group B.

The draw for the group stage of the 2019-20 Champions League made on Thursday:

Group A

Paris St Germain

Real Madrid

Club Brugge


Group B

Bayern Munich

Tottenham Hotspur


Red Star Belgrade

Group C

Manchester City

Shakhtar Donetsk

Dinamo Zagreb


Group D


Atletico Madrid

Bayer Leverkusen

Lokomotiv Moscow

Group E





Group F


Borussia Dortmund

Inter Milan

Slavia Prague

Group G

Zenit St Petersburg


Olympique Lyonnais

RB Leipzig

Group H


Ajax Amsterdam



Matches to be played on Sept. 17/18, Oct. 1/2, Oct. 22/23, Nov. 5/6, Nov. 26/27 and Dec. 10/11

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