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Tough Champions League Draw For Serie A Clubs

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The Champions League draw pits Juventus against Atletico Madrid, while Napoli face Liverpool, Inter take on Barcelona and Atalanta are in a group with Manchester City.

The 2019-20 tournament begins with the group phase on September 17-18, with games on October 1-2, October 22-23, November 5-6, November 26-27 and December 10-11.

Juventus continue their attempts to end the decades-long Champions League drought and start in a group with Atletico Madrid, who they beat 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in the Round of 16 last season.

Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow complete Juve’s Group D.

Napoli were second seeds and hoping to avoid another nightmare draw in a Group of Death, which saw them narrowly squeezed out over the last two years.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men were paired with Liverpool for the second year running, having been narrowly eliminated by the eventual trophy winners in the group phase last season.

They are joined by RB Salzburg, who the Partenopei faced in the Europa League last season, and Belgians KRC Genk.

Inter had a strong start to the Serie A season under new Coach Antonio Conte, but were third seeds in the draw, so entered a group with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Slavia Prague.

It is the first ever Champions League experience for Atalanta, who had an astonishing campaign last term, finishing third in Serie A and reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

The Stadio Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo is currently undergoing restructuring work to become the Gewiss Arena, so they have been given permission to play their European home games at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, commonly referred to as San Siro.

Atalanta are in Group C with Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb.

UEFA also handed out the awards for Champions League Player of the Year, going to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, his teammate in defence Virgil van Dijk, midfielder Frenkie de Jong of Ajax and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

Group A

  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid
  • Club Brugge
  • Galatasaray

Group B

  • Bayern Munich
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Olympiacos
  • 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
  • RB Salzburg
  • Genk

Group F

  • Barcelona
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Inter
  • Slavia Prague

Group G

  • Zenit St Petersburg
  • Benfica
  • Lyon
  • RB Leipzig

Group H

Champions League Fixtures
Matchday one
Tuesday 17 September

Napoli v Liverpool – Buy Champions League Tickets
Salzburg v Genk – Buy Champions League Tickets
Inter v Slavia Praha – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dortmund v Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lyon v Zenit – Buy Champions League Tickets
Benfica v Leipzig – Buy Champions League Tickets
Chelsea v Valencia – Buy Champions League Tickets
Ajax v LOSC Lille – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 18 September
Club Brugge v Galatasaray – Buy Champions League Tickets
Paris v Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos v Tottenham – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayern v Crvena zvezda – Buy Champions League Tickets
Shakhtar v Manchester City – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atlético v Juventus – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leverkusen v Lokomotiv Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday two
Tuesday 1 October

Real Madrid v Club Brugge – Buy Champions League Tickets
Galatasaray v Paris – Buy Champions League Tickets
Tottenham v Bayern – Buy Champions League Tickets
Crvena zvezda v Olympiacos – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atalanta v Shakhtar – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City v Dinamo Zagreb – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus v Leverkusen – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lokomotiv Moskva v Atlético – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 2 October
Genk v Napoli – Buy Champions League Tickets
Liverpool v Salzburg – Buy Champions League Tickets
Slavia Praha v Dortmund – Buy Champions League Tickets
Barcelona v Inter – Buy Champions League Tickets
Zenit v Benfica – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leipzig v Lyon – Buy Champions League Tickets
Valencia v Ajax – Buy Champions League Tickets
LOSC Lille v Chelsea – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday three
Tuesday 22 October

Club Brugge v Paris – Buy Champions League Tickets
Galatasaray v Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Tottenham v Crvena zvezda – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos v Bayern – Buy Champions League Tickets
Shakhtar v Dinamo Zagreb – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City v Atalanta – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atlético v Leverkusen – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus v Lokomotiv Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 23 October
Salzburg v Napoli – Buy Champions League Tickets
Genk v Liverpool – Buy Champions League Tickets
Inter v Dortmund – Buy Champions League Tickets
Slavia Praha v Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leipzig v Zenit – Buy Champions League Tickets
Benfica v Lyon – Buy Champions League Tickets
Ajax v Chelsea – Buy Champions League Tickets
LOSC Lille v Valencia – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday four
Tuesday 5 November

Liverpool v Genk – Buy Champions League Tickets
Napoli v Salzburg – Buy Champions League Tickets
Barcelona v Slavia Praha – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dortmund v Inter – Buy Champions League Tickets
Zenit v Leipzig – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lyon v Benfica – Buy Champions League Tickets
Chelsea v Ajax – Buy Champions League Tickets
Valencia v LOSC Lille – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 6 November
Paris v Club Brugge – Buy Champions League Tickets
Real Madrid v Galatasaray – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayern v Olympiacos – Buy Champions League Tickets
Crvena zvezda v Tottenham – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dinamo Zagreb v Shakhtar – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atalanta v Manchester City – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lokomotiv Moskva v Juventus – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leverkusen v Atlético – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday five
Tuesday 26 November

Galatasaray v Club Brugge – Buy Champions League Tickets
Real Madrid v Paris – Buy Champions League Tickets
Tottenham v Olympiacos – Buy Champions League Tickets
Crvena zvezda v Bayern – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City v Shakhtar – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atalanta v Dinamo Zagreb – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lokomotiv Moskva v Leverkusen – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus v Atlético – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 27 November
Liverpool v Napoli – Buy Champions League Tickets
Genk v Salzburg – Buy Champions League Tickets
Barcelona v Dortmund – Buy Champions League Tickets
Slavia Praha v Inter – Buy Champions League Tickets
Zenit v Lyon – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leipzig v Benfica – Buy Champions League Tickets
Valencia v Chelsea – Buy Champions League Tickets
LOSC Lille v Ajax – Buy Champions League Tickets

Matchday six
Tuesday 10 December

Napoli v Genk – Buy Champions League Tickets
Salzburg v Liverpool – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dortmund v Slavia Praha – Buy Champions League Tickets
Inter v Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Benfica v Zenit – Buy Champions League Tickets
Lyon v Leipzig – Buy Champions League Tickets
Chelsea v LOSC Lille – Buy Champions League Tickets
Ajax v Valencia – Buy Champions League Tickets

Wednesday 11 December
Paris v Galatasaray – Buy Champions League Tickets
Club Brugge v Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayern v Tottenham – Buy Champions League Tickets
Olympiacos v Crvena zvezda – Buy Champions League Tickets
Shakhtar v Atalanta – Buy Champions League Tickets
Dinamo Zagreb v Manchester City – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atlético v Lokomotiv Moskva – Buy Champions League Tickets
Leverkusen v Juventus – Buy Champions League Tickets