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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2017/18 GROUPS DRAWN AS JUVENTUS DRAW BARCELONA IN A REPEAT OF REVENGE

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) have done the draw for the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 season this afternoon.

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The draw took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland with former Roma captain Francesco Totti and ex Milan star Andry Schevchencko handling the pickings.

32 teams were drawn in groups of 8 from group A to H.

League winners in the various countries were placed in Pot 1 and seeded in the various groups.

Defending Champions Real Madrid will began their quest of defeinding the trophy the have successfully won in two consecutive seasons as they are found in a group with German giants Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspurs of England.

Real Madrid celebrate winning the Champions League after beating Juventus in May

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea all return to the elite clubs competition after missing out in the last edition but Liverpool in particular have missed out for quiet sometime.

Italian Champions Juventus are drawn in Group D against the 2015 Champions of Europe, FC Barcelona. Juventus eliminated Barcelona last season at the quarter finals stage with a 3-0 aggregate scoreline.

The Champions League trophy was on display in Monaco as the draw was made

Germany’s RB Leipzig and Qarabag of Azerbaijan will have the chance to taste the mouth watering competition for the first time as they make their maiden appearance.

The competition will start on 15th and 16th September,2017 and the final will take place on May 26th, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The draw as it happened.

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