Champions League group stage draw: Liverpool face Napoli again, Tottenham drawn against Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City learn their fate

Champions League holders Liverpool will face Napoli in the group stage for a second season running after the two sides were drawn together in Monaco.

Jurgen Klopp’s men edged past the Serie A club en route to winning the competition last season. Liverpool will also play FC Salzburg and Belgian side Genk in Group E.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men will be going for a second straight European crown
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Tottenham, who the Reds beat in last season’s final, have been drawn alongside Bayern Munich in Group B, Greek side Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade.

Europa League champions Chelsea are up against Ajax, who beat the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus last season. Frank Lampard’s men will also play Valencia and French side Lille in Group H.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester City are in Group C and will face Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta.

The ceremony also saw Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk scoop up the men’s Player of the Year award – beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the prize.

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Van Dijk also won the Defender of the Year award and his team-mate Alisson Becker won the Goalkeeper of the Year award. Frenkie de Jong won Midfielder of the Year while Messi won Forward of the Year.

England defender Lucy Bronze won the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

There is an intriguing group not involving any Premier League side which sees five-time winners Barcelona play Borussia Dortmund AND Inter Milan in Group F as well as Czech minnows Slavia Prague.

Group A sees Paris Saint-Germain go up against 13-time champions Real Madrid and in Group D Juventus and Atletico Madrid will face off.

Matchday one for the group stage begins on September 17/18. Below you can see the 2019/20 Champions League groups in full…


Champions League groups in full:

GROUP A: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray

GROUP B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, 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, FC Salzburg, Genk

GROUP F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague

GROUP G: Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig

GROUP H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille

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