FC Bayern versus Barcelona – Leipzig meets PSG

Former Chelsea player Branislav Ivanovic draws FC Bayern in the Champions League draw in Istanbul.
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Munich will face FC Barcelona in the group stage of the Champions League. In Group A, RB Leipzig faces Paris St. Germain for Lionel Messi and Manchester City. All groups at a glance.

Dhe FC Bayern Munich will face FC Barcelona and Benfica Lisbon in the Champions League group stage. When the groups were drawn in Istanbul on Thursday, those from Munich who were seeded in the lottery pot landed in Group E together with Barca and Benfica.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig, which was in Group A at both Paris St. Germain and Manchester City, had an extremely difficult draw. Lionel Messi, who moved from Barcelona to Paris this summer, will meet in this group with his former coach at the Catalans, Pep Guardiola.

Borussia Dortmund drew a nominally easier lot. BVB plays in Group C against Ajax Amsterdam, Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas. VfL Wolfsburg will face OSC Lille, FC Sevilla and RB Salzburg in Group G.

The newly crowned UEFA coach of the year Thomas Tuchel plays with Chelsea FC against Juventus Turin, among others. Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC meet In Group B against Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.

Here is an overview of the groups:

Group A

Manchester City

Paris St. Germain

RB Leipzig

Club Bruges

Group B

Atletico Madrid

FC Liverpool

FC Porto

AC Milan

Group C

Sporting Lisbon

Borussia Dortmund

ajax Amsterdam

Besiktas Istanbul

Group D

Inter Milan

Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk

Sheriff Tiraspol

Group E

FC Bayern Munich

FC Barcelona

Benfica Lisbon

Dynamo Kiev

Group F.

FC Villareal

Manchester United

Atalanta Bergamo

Young Boys Bern

Group G

Lille OSC

FC Sevilla

RB Salzburg

VfL Wolfsburg

Group H.

FC Chelsea

Juventus Turin

Zenit St. Petersburg

Malmö FF



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