It's Perfect - Genk Star Welcomes Being Placed In Liverpool's Group

Van Dijk named UEFA Men's Player of the Year

Borussia Dortmund will begin their UEFA Champions League campaign on September 17 at home to FC Barcelona.

Liverpool advanced from their group at the expense of Napoli last season on the way to lifting their sixth European Cup in Madrid, and Carlo Ancelotti's side now have a chance to gain revenge.

Relatively straightforward for City, which was placed in a group without any former champions and includes newcomer Atlanta.

"In terms of the coaching staff it's an opportunity for us to play against different styles and different tactics", he added. Austrian champions RB Salzburg and Belgian side Genk have drawn short straws here.

Group C: Man City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zagreb, Atalanta.

Juventus and Atletico Madrid will have a replay of the quarter final of last season in Group D while Barcelona will lock horns with Inter Milan and Dortmund.

Meanwhile, beaten finalists Tottenham are in Group B with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, as well as Greek giants Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade.

"We have the experience of last year and the year before".

The section winners will progress automatically to the round of 16, with the runners-up going into the play-offs for the right to reach the knockout phase.

Frank Lampard's Chelsea will compete in what could be an intriguing group with Ajax, Valencia and Lille in Group H. In Group G, Benfica, Zenit, Lyon and Leipzig have all been drawn together in what looks a very even group.

The final is at Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium on May 30.

The Catalan side won 2-0 in the first leg at the Nou Camp and the second leg which was played after more than two months ended in a 1-1 draw.

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray.

Other sides to win the tournament from the lucky group include Manchester United in 2007-08.



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