Manchester United and Liverpool enjoy favourable Champions League draws
Manchester United drawn in same group as Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow
August 25th, 2017
The 2017/18 Champions League draw has been made, with the five English clubs being dealt differing hands in terms of difficulty.
Manchester United will be content to have avoided some of the bigger guns, with Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow joining the Red Devils in Group A.
Liverpool will also be pleased with their lot after Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor were placed in Group E with them.
Tottenham were not so fortunate, with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H with them along with APOEL.
Chelsea have a tough task to qualify after Atletico Madrid and Roma were joining them in Group C, while Manchester City have Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord.
Champions League draw in full
Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow
Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic
Group C: Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Roma, Qarabag
Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting
Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord
Group G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, Leipzig
Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, APOEL