The 2016-17 Champions League Group Stage Draw

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi after scoring their third goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 28, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENE / AFP / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016-17 Champions League Group Stage Draw

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The 2016-17 Champions League Group Stage Draw

The Champions League 2016-17 Group Stage draw happened. Here are the groups.

Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets

This group seems pretty straight forward. PSG and Arsenal will play twice. Barring disaster, both will go through to the knockout rounds.

Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kyiv, Besiktas

A competitive probably exciting group. Also one that won’t get prime placement on TV.

Group C: Barcelona, Man City, Monchengladbach, Celtic

That’s probably Barcelona and Man City through to the knockout rounds. Some interest with the inter-British matchup.

Group D: Bayern, Atletico Madrid, PSV, Rostov

PSV is no longer PSV. Should be Bayern and Atletico Madrid through without much trouble.

Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham, Monaco

That’s pretty much the best draw Tottenham could have hoped for from Pot C. They should have a good shot of advancing.

Group F: Real Madrid, Dortmund, Sporting CP, Legia

Real Madrid and Dortmund through in some order.

Group G: Leicester, Porto, Club Brugge, FC Copenhagen

Not exactly the dream away dates Leicester would have hoped for arriving in the Champions League. But, that group gives them very good odds of reaching the knockout round.

Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, Dynamo Zagreb

Maybe the closest thing to a Group of Death. Juventus should win. Sevilla and Lyon battle for that second spot.

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