Champions League draw: Man City group-stage opponents revealed

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The highlight of the draw saw Erling Haaland facing a trip back to Dortmund.

Manchester City have discovered which sides they’ll play in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.

The Blues were drawn alongside Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen in Group G.

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The draw, held in Istanbul, was made by Hamit Altintop, and former City midfielder Yaya Toure as well as officials from UEFA.

Sevilla, who were drawn out of Pot 2, will see former City man Jesus Navas return to the Etihad, while on-loan Manchester United defender Alex Telles will be back in Manchester.

As for Dortmund, they represent perhaps the toughest opponents in Pot 3, and will see Erling Haaland face the club he left in the summer.

Erling Haaland will face Dortmund in the group stage. Credit: Getty.Erling Haaland will face Dortmund in the group stage. Credit: Getty.
Erling Haaland will face Dortmund in the group stage. Credit: Getty.

Copenhagen, the final team drawn into City’s group, are one of the kinder opponents. They made it to the group stages after eliminating Trabzonspor in the qualifiers.

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Elsewhere, Liverpool were paired were paired with Ajax, Napoli and Rangers in Group A.

Other Premier League rivals Chelsea have a tough draw with AC Milan, but were dealt a kinder hand with RB Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb included in the group.

Tottenham Hotspur will play Eintracht Frankfurt and Sporting Lisbon, Marseille.

The draw was held in Istanbul on Thursday. Credit: Getty.The draw was held in Istanbul on Thursday. Credit: Getty.
The draw was held in Istanbul on Thursday. Credit: Getty.

Draw in full

Group A: Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli, Rangers

Group B: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge

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Group C: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Viktoria Plzen

Group D: Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur, Sporting Lisbon, Marseille

Group E: AC Milan, Chelsea, RB Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb

Group F: Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic

Group G: Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Copenhagen

Group H: Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa

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Karim Benzema claimed the Men’s Best Player of the Year Award.Karim Benzema claimed the Men’s Best Player of the Year Award.
Karim Benzema claimed the Men’s Best Player of the Year Award.

Awards

On the evening, there were also a number of awards handed out.

President’s Award: Arrigo Sacchi

Women’s Coach of the Year: Sarina Wiegman

Men’s Coach of the Year: Carlo Ancelotti

Women’s Player of the Year: Alexia Putellas

Men’s Player of the Year: Karim Benzema

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