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Holders Liverpool face Napoli in Champions League group stage

Last updated on: August 29, 2019 22:22 IST

Juergen Klopp’s side will also face Austria’s Salzburg and Belgian side Genk

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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

Galatasaray

Group B

Bayern Munich

Tottenham Hotspur

Olympiakos

Red Star Belgrade

Group C

Manchester City

Shakhtar Donetsk

Dinamo Zagreb

Atalanta

Group D

Juventus

Atletico Madrid

Bayer Leverkusen

Lokomotiv Moscow

Group E

Liverpool

Napoli

Salzburg

Genk

Group F

Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund

Inter Milan

Slavia Prague

Group G

Zenit St Petersburg

Benfica

Olympique Lyonnais

RB Leipzig

Group H

Chelsea

Ajax Amsterdam

Valencia

Lille

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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