Champions League draw: Barcelona get group of death

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Barcelona will have to go through tough rivals as a group containing both Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan after the three former winners all came out together in Thursday’s UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

Barcelona, Dortmund and Inter, with nine European Cups between them, were drawn together in Group F along with the Czech champions Slavia Prague.

Champions League opening group fixtures

Tuesday, September 17

Group E

At Naples, Italy

Napoli (ITA) v Liverpool (ENG)

At Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg (AUT) v Genk (BEL)

Group F

At Milan, Italy (1655 GMT)

Inter Milan (ITA) v Slavia Prague (CZE)

At Dortmund, Germany

Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Barcelona (ESP)

Group G

At Lyon, France (1655 GMT)

Lyon (FRA) v Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS)

At Lisbon

Benfica (POR) v RB Leipzig (GER)

Group H

At London

Chelsea (ENG) v Valencia (ESP)

At Amsterdam

Ajax (NED) v Lille (FRA)

Wednesday, September 18

Group A

At Bruges, Belgium (1655 GMT)

Club Brugge (BEL) v Galatasaray (TUR)

At Paris

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Real Madrid (ESP)

Group B

At Piraeus, Greece (1655 GMT)

Olympiakos (GRE) v Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)

At Munich

Bayern Munich (GER) v Red Star Belgrade (SRB)

Group C

At Kharkiv, Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Manchester City (ENG)

At Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Atalanta (ITA)

Group D

At Madrid

Atletico Madrid (ESP) v Juventus (ITA)

At Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)

Subsequent dates:

Matchday 2: October 1/2

Matchday 3: October 22/23

Matchday 4: November 5/6

Matchday 5: November 26/27

Matchday 6: December 10/11