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Thursday August 28 2014
Juve-Atleti, Roma Group of Death!

Juventus will face Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos and Malmo while Roma enter the Group of Death with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA in the Champions League.

The draw for the tournament was held this evening at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Max Allegri’s Bianconeri face last season’s beaten Finalists and Liga victors Atletico Madrid, who are coached by ex-Inter and Lazio star Diego Simeone.

They also take on Champions of Greece Olympiacos and Swedes Malmo.

Roma enter the undoubted Group of Death with Bayern Munich (including Mehdi Benatia), Manchester City and CSKA Moscow.

Ciro Immobile’s Borussia Dortmund are in Group D with Arsenal and Cesare Prandelli’s Galatasaray.

Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool have a tough Group B with Real Madrid, Basel and Bulgarian fairytale team Ludogorets.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and Italian teammates Marco Verratti, Salvatore Sirigu and Thiago Motta – will be in action at the Camp Nou, as PSG are in with Barcelona, Ajax and Cyprus side APOEL.

The group phase begins on September 16-17 and terminates on December 9-10.

There were only two Serie A sides involved, as Napoli lost their play-off 4-2 on aggregate to Athletic Bilbao.

Juve were second seeds, while Roma’s absence from top European competition since 2010-11 saw them relegated to the fourth pot.

Group A

Atletico Madrid (ESP)

JUVENTUS (ITA)

Olympiacos (GRE)

Malmo (SWE)

 

Group B

Real Madrid (ESP)

Basel (SWI)

Liverpool (ENG)

Ludogorets (BUL)

 

Group C

Benfica (POR)

Zenit (RUS)

Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

Monaco (FRA)

 

Group D

Arsenal (ENG)

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Galatasaray (TUR)

Anderlecht (BEL)

 

Group E

Bayern Munich (GER)

Manchester City (ENG)

CSKA Moscow (RUS)

ROMA (ITA)

 

Group F

Barcelona (ESP)

PSG (FRA)

Ajax (NED)

APOEL (CYP)

 

Group G

Chelsea (ENG)

Schalke (GER)

Sporting Lisbon (POR)

Maribor (SLO)

 

Group H

Porto (POR)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Athletic Bilbao (ESP)

BATE Borisov (BLR)

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