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In Monaco the draw for the group stage of the Champions League. Russia at this stage are of two clubs — CSKA and “Rostov”
CSKA got into the first pot when the draw and has avoided meeting with “Barcelona”, “Leicester”, Bayern, Juventus, Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain, who are also in the first basket as the Champions of their countries. The first basket was and real Madrid, the winner of the Champions League last season. In the group stage of the Champions League CSKA will play with “Bayer” (Germany), Tottenham and Monaco in group E.
Rostov, who had qualified for the Champions League through two qualifying rounds, in the fourth basket. His rivals could not be Celtic, Monaco, Besiktas, Legia, Ludogorets, FC Copenhagen and Dinamo Zagreb. “Rostov” will play in group D of the Champions League along with Bayern, Atletico Madrid and PSV.
UEFA when the draw for the Champions League were bred for different groups, the teams of Russia and Ukraine, so in the same group with the Russian command could not be Dynamo Kyiv. Also UEFA at this stage were bred for different groups in the same country.
In the draw ceremony was attended by the winners of the Champions League the past years, the Welshman Ian rush, Dutch Clarence Seedorf and Ruud van Nistelrooy, the Frenchman Thierry Henry and Brazilian Roberto Carlos.
The first round matches of the group tournament will be held on 13 and 14 September.
The results of the draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League
Group a: PSG (France), Arsenal (England), Basel (Switzerland) Ludogorets (Bulgaria)
Group B: Benfica (Portugal), Napoli (Italy), “Dynamo” (Ukraine), Besiktas (Turkey)
Group C: “Barcelona” (Spain), Manchester City (England), “Borussia” M (Germany), Celtic (Scotland)
Group D: Bayern Munich (Germany), Atletico Madrid (Spain), PSV (Holland), Rostov (Russia)
Group E: CSKA Moscow (Russia), Bayer (Germany), Tottenham Hotspur (England), Monaco
Group G: Leicester (England), Porto (Portugal), Club Brugge (Belgium), Copenhagen (Denmark)
Group F: Real Madrid (Spain), “Borussia” D (Germany), Sporting (Portugal), Legia (Poland)
Group H: Juventus (Italy), Sevilla (Spain), Lyon (France), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)