UEFA Champions League 2017/2018 group stages begins on 12-13 September and five English clubs are contesting the group stage of a Champions League campaign for the first time.
Spurs face holders Real in Champions League, Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League, pitting them against former star player Gareth Bale. Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League. The draw pits the Premier League runners-up against Wales winger Gareth Bale, who left Spurs for Real in a world record deal in 2013 and will be coming up against his old club for the first time.
Spurs were drawn in Group H alongside the Spanish giants, German side Borussia Dortmund and Apoel of Cyprus.
Scottish champions Celtic face a tough test in a group with Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain and Anderlecht.
Premier League champions Chelsea have been drawn to play Atletico Madrid, Roma and Qarabag in Group C, and Europa League winnersManchester Unitedface Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in Group A.
Manchester City, who finished third in the Premier League last season, are up against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F, whileLiverpool, who beat Hoffenheim in a play-off to secure their place in the draw in Monaco, will meet Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor in Group E.
The last time six British teams qualified for the group stages was in 2007-08, when English sides Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal were joined by Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers. The final saw Sir Alex Ferguson’s United defeat Avram Grant’s Chelsea on penalties.
Groups – UEFA Champions League Groups 2017/2018
2. Manchester United.
4. CSKA Moscow.
1. Bayern Munich.
2. Paris Saint-Germain.
2. Atletico Madrid.
3. AS Roma.
4. Qarabag FK.
4. Sporting Club De Portugal.
1. Spartak Moscow.
1. Shakhtar Donetsk.
2. Manchester City.
1. AS Monaco.
2. FC Porto.
4. RB Leipzig.
1. Real Madrid.
2. Borussia Dortmund.
3. Tottenham Hotspur.
Schedule – UEFA Champions League Match Days 2017/2018
1. Group Stage Match Days
1. Match day one: 12-13 September.
2. Match day two: 26-27 September.
3. Match day three: 17-18 October.
4. Match day four: 31 October-1 November.
5. Match day five: 21-22 November.
6. Match day six: 5-6 December.
2. First Knockout Round: – Monday, 11 December 2017.
3. Quarterfinals Draw – Friday, 16 March 2018.
4. Semifinal & Final Draw – Friday, 13 April 2018.
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