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Liverpool land Real Madrid in Champions League draw

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Liverpool have been drawn to face Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.

Returning to the competition after a four-year absence, Liverpool will also face Swiss outfit Basel and Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Manchester City have been drawn in the same group as Bayern Munich for the third time in four seasons, with CSKA Moscow, whom they also faced last year, and Roma making up the rest of Group E.

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund will also get another chance to go head to head in Group D, having both progressed in the 2012-13 competition despite the efforts of Napoli. They are joined by Turkish giants Galatasaray and Belgian side Anderlecht.

Chelsea were the last of the teams in Pot One to be drawn, and their Group G opponents will be Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and Slovenian side Maribor, who knocked Celtic out in the third qualifying round.

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will both be looking to secure top spot in a competitive Group F after being drawn alongside Ajax and APOEL.

Last season's runners-up, Atletico Madrid, will take on Juventus, Olympiakos and Malmo in Group A.

MATCH DATES:


Matchday 1: September 16, 17
Matchday 2: September 30, Oct. 1
Matchday 3: October 21, 22
Matchday 4: November 4, 5
Matchday 5: November 25, 26
Matchday 6: December 9, 10

FULL DRAW:

Group A
Atletico Madrid
Juventus
Olympiakos
Malmo

Group B
Real Madrid
Basel
Liverpool
Ludogorets

Group C
Benfica
Zenit St Petersburg
Bayer Leverkusen
Monaco

Group D
Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund
Galatasaray
Anderlecht

Group E
Bayern Munich
Manchester City
CSKA Moscow
Roma

Group F
Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain
Ajax
APOEL

Group G
Chelsea
Schalke
Sporting Lisbon
Maribor

Group H
Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk
Athletic Bilbao
BATE Borisov

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