Champions League Draw – Group Stage Fixtures
The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures have been released: find out who plays who and when.
Liverpool have been drawn against Napoli and Chelsea take on last season’s dark horses Ajax in the Champions League group stage this year. Europe’s elite clubs eagerly awaited their fate at Thursday’s draw in Monaco and Premier League giants Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City have some mouthwatering ties to look forward to in the coming months. Jurgen Klopp’s side, who were crowned European champions for a sixth time in June, join Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in Group E. Last season’s runners-up Spurs, meanwhile, will take on Bayern Munich in Group B, along with Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade.
Group stage draw in full:
Group A: Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Bruges, Galatasaray
Group B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiakos, Red Star Belgrade
Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta
Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group E: Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk
Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague
Group G: Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig
Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille
Champions League stats
Liverpool will be looking to become the first English team to reach three consecutive Champions League/European Cup finals.
Over the past two Champions League campaigns, Liverpool have scored more goals (65) and won more games (15) than any other side in the competition.
Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield in all European competition since October 2014 (W16 D6), since a 0-3 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage of the 2014-15 season.
Pep Guardiola reached the semi-finals in each of his first seven seasons as manager in the Champions League but hasn’t made it past the quarter-finals in each of his three seasons with Man City.
Chelsea have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League 14 times in their previous 15 appearances.
Chelsea have the best win rate in the Champions League group stages (inc. group stage 1st and 2nd) among all English teams (min. 7 games), with the Blues winning 59% of their games (57/96).
Tottenham have lost three of their last four Champions League matches (W1), as many defeats as they’d registered in their previous 18 (W11 D4 L3).
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