Premier League champions Liverpool will be taking the gauntlet of facing Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland in the group stages of the Champions League, which will also interestingly pit Barcelona against Juventus following yesterday’s draw in Geneva.
The six-time winners of the European Cup were one of the eight top seeds and went into Group D.
Barca, humiliated 8-2 by eventual champions Bayern Munich in last season’s one-off quarter-finals, were drawn together with Juve in Group G — which will see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo squaring off in a renewal of their rivalry.
Group G is completed by Dynamo Kiev and Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
Manchester City have been drawn alongside Porto, Olympiakos and Marseille in Group C.
Manchester United are in Group H, where they will take on last season’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain as well as RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.
In Group E, Chelsea have been drawn alongside Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes.
Holders Bayern Munich are in Group A along with Atletico Madrid, Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow.
Group B will see Real Madrid face Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach. Zenit St Petersburg are top seeds in Group F, where they will take on Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and Club Bruges.
Group A Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group B Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach
Group C Porto, Man City, Olympiakos, Marseille
Group D Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland
Group E Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes
Group F Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Club Bruges
Group G Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvaros
Group H Paris Saint-Germain, Man Utd, RB Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia