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Full draw: Epic UEFA Champions League group stage will see giants collide

2015/16 draw for preliminary rounds of UEFA Champions League

2015/16 draw for preliminary rounds of UEFA Champions League

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The draw for the group stage of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League campaign took place in Monaco on Thursday and

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Giants collide in Group A with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain squaring off, while Arsenal meet Bayern Munich in Group F and Manchester City will clash with Juventus in Group D.

Once again City got unlucky with their draw as they were paired against last season’s runners up Juventus, reigning Europa League champs Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach. Their city rivals Manchester United were very happy with their draw on their return to the UCL, as they plucked out PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg in Group B.

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Reigning champions FC Barcelona were handed a favorable draw as they face Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and BATE Borisov. Chelsea also made out with a smile on their face, although they have some tricky away tests coming up as Jose Mourinho’s side are in Group G alongside his former club FC Porto, plus Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Below is the full draw for the eight groups, as play kicks off on Sept. 15 and concludes on Dec. 9 before the tournament resumes with the knockout rounds in February 2016.

Each team will play home and away against the three other teams in their group, with the top two teams going through to the last 16 and the third-placed team qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League.

All eight UCL groups in full

Group A

Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk

Group B

PSV Eindhoven
Manchester United
CSKA Moscow

Group C

Atletico Madrid

Group D

Manchester City
Borussia Monchengladbach

Group E

Bayer Leverkusen
BATE Borisov

Group F

Bayern Munich
Dinamo Zagreb

Group G

FC Porto
Dynamo Kiev
Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Group H


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