The 2017/2018 Champions League draw has been made and holders Real Madrid will have English side, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund to contend with in Group H, as they begin their quest for an unprecedented three consecutive titles.
For England, with five representatives for the first time, Manchester United will be satisfied with the draw, as they face Benfica, but with a trip to Russia also on the cards in Group A, while Chelsea will travel to Spain and Italy to face Atletico and Roma in Group C.
Liverpool find themselves in Group E, alongside Sevilla, while Manchester City are in Group F, with Napoli and Shakhtar on their way to CL glory, with Tottenham handed the toughest group of the English teams.
Here are the Groups after the draw:
Group A: Benfica Manchester United Basel CSKA Moskva
Group B: Bayern PSG Anderlecht Celtic
Group C: Chelsea Atletico Madrid AS Roma Qarabag
Group D: Juventus Barcelona olympiacos Sporting CP
Group E: Spartak Moskva Sevilla Liverpool Maribor
Group F: Shakhtar Manchester City Napoli Feyenoord
Group G: Monaco Porto Besiktas RB Leipzig
Group H: Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Apoel
The group stage draw wasn’t the only event that took place in Monaco, as there were some Individual award given out as well.
Francesco Totti was given the UEFA Presidential award, while Gianluigi Buffon won the Champions League goalkeeper of the year.
Real Madrid had the highest individual award winners, with captain Sergio Ramos named CL defender of the year, while Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo were awarded midfielder and forward of the year respectively.
Meanwhile, Lieke Martens was named the first women’s player of the year, while Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the men’s player of the year.