Champions League draw: Who’s enjoying who on this 12 months’s competitors?

Holders Actual Madrid have been drawn in opposition to Ukrainian aspect Shakhtar Donetsk within the group stage of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League.

The 14-time winners will even should tackle German aspect RB Leipzig and Scottish outfit Celtic to start their title defence.

Shakhtar Donetsk — the one group from Ukraine left within the competitors — performed their first aggressive sport on Tuesday after soccer was suspended following Russia’s invasion.

The Ukrainian champions will play their group video games on the Stadion Wojska Polskiego within the Polish capital, Warsaw. Russian groups had been banned from UEFA competitions in February.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Inter Milan — who’ve gained a mixed 14 European Cups or Champions Leagues — had been collectively in a mouthwatering Group C alongside Viktoria Plzeň.

Final 12 months’s runners-up Liverpool will face one other British aspect Rangers in Group A, in addition to Dutch champions Ajax, and Napoli.

Paris Saint-Germain tackle Juventus in Group H, along with Benfica, and Israeli aspect Maccabi Haifa — the bottom ranked aspect within the Group Stage.

Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are set to compete within the Champions League whereas additionally preventing within the European Courtroom of Justice for the precise to type their very own breakaway competitors.

Manchester Metropolis striker Erling Haaland will return to play in opposition to his former membership Borussia Dortmund in Group G after shifting for €60 million in the summertime. The English champions had been additionally drawn in opposition to Sevilla and Copenhagen.

In the meantime final 12 months’s UEFA Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt will play Tottenham Hotspur, Sporting CP, and Marseille in Group D.

This season’s fixture schedule has been tightened to an eight-week interval because of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which begins in November.

The highest two groups from every group will qualify for the knockout rounds, which can start in 2023.

This season’s Champions League last will happen at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium on 10 June.

The venue final hosted the 2005 showpiece, when Liverpool dramatically got here from 0-3 down in opposition to AC Milan to win on penalties after extra-time.

Right here is the total draw:

Group A

Ajax (Netherlands)

Liverpool (England)

Napoli (Italy)

Rangers (Scotland)

Group B

Porto (Portugal)

Atlético Madrid (Spain)

Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

Membership Brugge (Belgium)

Group C

Bayern Munich (Germany)

Barcelona (Spain)

Inter Milan (Italy)

Viktoria Plzeň (Czech Republic)

Group D

Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)

Tottenham Hotspur (England)

Sporting CP (Portugal)

Marseille (France)

Group E

AC Milan (Italy)

Chelsea (England)

Salzburg (Austria)

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)

Group F

Actual Madrid (Spain)

RB Leipzig (Germany)

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

Celtic (Scotland)

Group G

Manchester Metropolis (England)

Sevilla (Spain)

Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Group H

Paris Saint-Germain (France)

Juventus (Italy)

Benfica (Portugal)

Maccabi Haifa (Israel)

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