Liverpool to face PSG & Napoli in Group C of the Champions League

Elena Summers
August 31, 2018

But despite his superb goal scoring form for Real Madrid last season, the Juventus star was beaten by Croatia global Luka Modric who won the award in France.

Ronaldo was not at the award ceremony and Sergio Ramos, his former teammate at Real Madrid, said "we were surprised [that he left], but he does what he wants".

Inter Milan, back in the competition after a six-season absence, face a tough return in Group B which features Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven.

Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim.

Three-time defending champion Real Madrid will start their quest for a record-extending 14th European title in Group G with Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.

When one considers the strength of some of the other groups, the City staff may feel satisfied with our fate. He is the second "Eastern European" player who has entered the FIFPro World XI, the best team in the world.

"Hoffenheim? I've been there to watch them, even when they had Firmino", Txiki said.

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge.

His former team-mate Ronaldo - who scored 15 goals in last season's competition and victor of the previous two awards - and Liverpool star Salah were considered leading candidates due to their respective displays in attack.

Given the dominance of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in recent years, seeing a player like Modric win it was refreshing in the eyes of most. Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray.

UEFA pays 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) per group-stage win and 900,000 euros ($1.05 million) for a draw.

At first glance a nightmare for Spurs - but this is their third Champions League season under Mauricio Pochettino and they have grown in confidence.

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