Thursday 24 August 2017, 18:11

European paths set on road to UAE 2018

  • Groups drawn for UEFA Champions League 2017/18

  • **Final rematches in Groups A, D and G**

  • 2018 final on 26 May in Kiev, Ukraine

The groups for the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 season were drawn as 32 teams vie for a spot at next year's FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018.

Plenty of intriguing match-ups are in store, including heavyweight clashes between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain in Group B, Juventus and Barcelona in Group D and Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H.

Group G sees a rematch of the 2004 Champions League final take place between Monaco and Porto, Juventus and Barcelona meet in Group D in a rematch of the 2015 final and Benfica and Manchester United will play in a repeat of the 1968 European Cup final.

The final will be played in Kiev, Ukraine at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex on 26 May. The winner will then compete for Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2018.

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 groups:

Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow

Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic

Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag

Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Sporting CP

Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor

Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord

Group G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig

Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur, APOEL