Champions League draw in full

Real Madrid have been drawn against Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sheriff Tiraspol in this year’s Champions League group stage. It is remarkably similar to last year’s group, with Sheriff replacing the German side Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Arturo Vidal
Soccer Football – Chile Press Conference – FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 – Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia – July 1, 2017 Chile’s Arturo Vidal during the press conference REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Real Madrid fans should be happy with the draw. While Inter will prove tough competition for the top spot, Shakhtar and Sheriff are likely to finish third and fourth respectively owing to the quality of their squads. Moldovan outfit Sheriff Tiraspol will look to spring a surprise in what will be their first ever appearance in Champions League football.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side can’t take anything for granted, however. Just last season, ‘Los Blancos’ almost got knocked in the final group game against Shakhtar Donetsk, which would have seen them drop down to the Europa League at the expense of the Ukrainian side.

Here’s the Champions League group stage draw in full:

Group A: 

  • Manchester City
  • PSG
  • RB Leipzig
  • Club Brugges

Group B:

  • Atlético Madrid
  • Liverpool
  • Porto
  • AC Milan

Group C:

  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Ajax
  • Besiktas

Group D:

  • Inter Milan
  • Real Madrid
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Sheriff

Group E:

  • Bayern Múnich
  • FC Barcelona
  • Benfica
  • Dynamo Kiev

Group F:

  • Villarreal
  • Manchester United
  • Atalanta
  • Young Boys

Group G:

  • Lille
  • Sevilla
  • RB Salzburg
  • Wolfsburg

Group H:

  • Chelsea
  • Juventus
  • Zenit
  • Malmö