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Bayern Munich to face Barcelona again – Champions League 2022/23 group stage draw

The draw for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage has been completed.

The 32 teams were separated into four different pots. As holders of the Champions League and Europa League, Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt went into pot one, along with six title winners from around Europe. Here is what the pots looked like:

Pot 1: Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax.
Pot 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham Hotspur.
Pot 3: Borussia Dortmund, RB Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Benfica, Sporting CP, Bayer Leverkusen.
Pot 4: Rangers, Dinamo Zagreb, Marseille, FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Celtic, Viktoria Plzen, Maccabi Haifa.

Teams from the same nation could not be drawn into the same group.

Group C is the most eye-catching of the groups, with Bayern Munich and Barcelona facing each other for the second year running. Polish striker Robert Lewandowski will be at the centre of attention, returning to the Allianz Arena for the first time since departing during the summer.

And he’s not the only superstar to face a former club, as Manchester City’s new forward Erling Haaland will be up against Borussia Dortmund. Sevilla and FC Copenhagen will also compete in Group G.

Real Madrid will begin the defence of their crown in Group F. Los Blancos were drawn against RB Leipzig, Shahktar Donetsk, and Celtic.

The first round of matches will take place on September 6 and 7, and the group stage will be completed by November 2.

Full Champions League group stage draw

Group A

Ajax
Liverpool
Napoli
Rangers

Group B

Porto
Atletico Madrid
Bayer Leverkusen
Club Brugge

Group C

Bayern Munich
Barcelona
Inter Milan
Viktoria Plzen

Group D

Eintracht Frankfurt
Tottenham Hotspur
Sporting CP
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
FC Copenhagen

Group H

Paris Saint-Germain
Juventus
Benfica
Maccabi Haifa

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