Sports: Champions League Draw: Real Madrid To Face Liverpool, Barcelona Vs PSG, Lucky Chelsea
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The reigning champions discovered who they will face in the group stages on Thursday, with other top ties including Arsenal-Dortmund, Bayern-Man City and Atletico Madrid-Juventus
Reigning European champions Real Madrid have been drawn with five-time winners Liverpool in the Champions League group stage draw held in Monaco on Thursday.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men achieved the Decima in May with a final win over Atletico Madrid and they will also face Swiss side Basel and Bulgarian champions Ludogorets in Group B as they try to become to first team in the Champions League to win back-to-back titles.
Meanwhile, their Clasico rivals Barcelona have been given a testing group as they will need to navigate their way past Paris Saint-Germain – led by former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Dutch champions Ajax and Cyprus minnows APOEL.
Bayern Munich, coached by former winner Pep Guardiola, will aim for their fourth final in six years but have arguably been handed the Group of Death as they will need to overcome Premier League winners Manchester City, Russian side CSKA Moscow and Serie A runners-up Roma to get out of Group E.
Chelsea, Champions League victors in 2011-12, were drawn with Schalke, Portuguese opposition Sporting and Slovenian side Maribor.
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