2017/18 UEFA Champions League Groups
It’s time already to prepare for another Champions League campaign in Europe. On August 24, the 32 teams were drawn into eight groups. The group stage begins with the first round of games September 12 and 13. We’ll take a look at the 32 teams that are in and how they stack up against one another. This is the Semper Soccer blog’s quick look at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League groups.
- CSKA Moscow
- Manchester United
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Bayern Munich
- Atletico Madrid
- Sporting Clube de Portugal
- Spartak Moscow
- Manchester City
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- RB Leipzig
- Borussia Dortmund
- Real Madrid
First, how tough is Group H? Borussia Dortmund, defending champion Real Madrid and Tottenham were all drawn here. Even APOEL is an accomplished club and a trip to Cyprus is usually difficult in a competition like this.
The Manchester teams received fairly favorable draws from an English perspective. Both teams spent decent amounts of money to bolster their squads for this competition, especially City. There will be no excuses for either team to not advance.
All eyes in Group B will be on the French giants Paris Saint-Germain. After dropping a record amount of money to sign Neymar, they’ve let all of Europe know they’re out to win this competition. PSG should get out of this group along with Bayern Munich and then the chase is on.
The first round of group stage matches takes place September 12 and 13. You can keep up with the entire schedule as the competition progresses right here.
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