UEFA Champions League

Man Utd drawn with Juventus in Champions League group stage

8/30/18
UEFA Champions League
Ajax
Manchester City
Manchester United
PSG
Real Madrid
Barcelona
Juventus
Bayern München
Borussia Dortmund
Napoli
Roma
AEK Athens
Crvena Zvezda
Porto
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
CSKA Moskva
Lokomotiv Moskva
Shakhtar Donetsk
Club Brugge
Galatasaray
Olympique Lyonnais
Viktoria Plzeň
Monaco
Cristiano Ronaldo will take on his old side in Europe's top competition, while Tottenham will face Barcelona and title holders Real Madrid meet Roma
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Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford this season as Juventus have been paired with Manchester United in Group H of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's side were drawn from pot two to face the Serie A champions, who signed former Red Devils and Real Madrid star Ronaldo this summer. The Italian and English giants will compete with third seed Valencia and then Swiss side Young Boys.

United were knocked out at the second round of the competition last season by Sevilla and have not won the competition since Ronaldo helped fire them to success over Chelsea in 2008.

Ronaldo won four Champions League crowns in his nine-year spell in Spain since then and Juve are hoping last season's top scorer can continue dominate the continent after arriving in Turin.

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But the Italian side will have to unseat Real Madrid from the throne they have held for the past three years first.

The reigning champions may be without their star player or coach from last year, but they will be aiming to go all the way once again. Julen Lopetegui's men begin their defence in Group G, where they will face Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.

Group B looks to be particularly tough, as Barcelona take on Tottenham, PSV and Inter, while last year's finalists Liverpool have no easy task in taking on Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester City are in Group F with Shakhtar, Lyon and Hoffenheim and in Group A, Europa League winners Atletico Madrid will take on Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge.

German giants Bayern Munich are with Benfica, Ajax and AEK Athens in Group E, and Lokomotiv Moscow were the first seed for Group D and will take on Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray.

Champions League 2018-19 groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Atletico Madrid Barcelona PSG Lokomotiv Moscow
Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Napoli Porto
Monaco PSV Liverpool Schalke
Club Brugge Inter Red Star Belgrade Galatasaray
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Bayern Munich Man City Real Madrid Juventus
Benfica Shakhtar Donetsk Roma Manchester United
Ajax Lyon CSKA Moscow Valencia
AEK Athens Hoffenheim Viktoria Plzen Young Boys