Lionel Messi scored 5 of his UEFA Champions League document 77 goals against Leverkusen when Barcelona earned 7-1 in a last-16 match in 2012.
Genuine Madrid was put into a more challenging team with Shakhtar Donetsk and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first and current clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, and Malmo.
Europe’s 4th greatest–positioned leagues satisfy inside the selection of Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Manchester United results after having a single–12 months absence in opposition to PSV Eindhoven – the lowest–positioned from the 8-10 leading-seeded night clubs – plus CSKA Wolfsburg and Moscow.
Which he guided to the title in 2004 immediately before starting his first spell at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea was grouped with coach Jose Mourinho’s old club Porto. Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel Aviv complete the group.
Mourinho seeks to become the very first instructor to succeed Europe’s leading club title with three diverse nightclubs, following Porto and Inter Milan (2010).
Bayern Munich will once again face Toolbox, which it eliminated at the last-16 phase in 2013 and 2014, additionally Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb.
The trip up to 6 time zones east to manage newcomer Astana in Kazakhstan went along to Benfica, Atletico Madrid, and Galatasaray.
With UEFAseparating European and Ukrainian crews inside the pull, leading-seeded Zenit St. Petersburg was arranged with Lyon, Valencia, and Gent. The champ of Belgium is the second team making its very first on the elite stage.
The eight teams commences half a dozen rounds of enjoy on Sept. 15.
Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:
The top two in each group advance to the last-16 knockout round which begins in February.
Group A_Paris Saint-Germain (France), Real Madrid (Spain), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Malmo (Sweden).
Group B_PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), Manchester United (England), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Wolfsburg (Germany).
Group C_Benfica (Portugal), Atletico Madrid (Spain), Galatasaray (Turkey), Astana (Kazakhstan).
Group D_Juventus (Italy), Manchester City (England), Sevilla (Spain), Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany).
Group E_Barcelona (Spain), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), Roma (Italy), BATE Borisov (Belarus).
Group F_Bayern Munich (Germany), Arsenal (England), Olympiakos (Greece), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia).
Group G_Chelsea (England), Porto (Portugal), Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel).
Group H_Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), Valencia (Spain), Lyon (France), Gent (Belgium).
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