Newcastle in Group of Death, Man United Faces Bayern: Champions League Draw

Champions League Draw: Newcastle Faces Tough Challenge, Man United to Take on Bayern Munich

Newcastle is set to make a strong return to the Champions League, but the challenge ahead is tough. In the upcoming Group Stage, Manchester United will go head-to-head with Bayern Munich in Group A, while reigning champions Manchester City will face RB Leipzig in Group G.

The stage was set in Monaco on Thursday night for the draw of the 2023-24 Champions League. All 32 qualified teams discovered their opponents for the highly anticipated competition.

Amidst the action-packed lineup of Europe’s top clubs, the competition is expected to be fierce for all. However, Group F has gained a reputation as the “group of death.” This intense group features Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and Premier League contender Newcastle.

Manchester City seems to have a smoother path in Group G, where they will contend with RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, and Young Boys. Meanwhile, traditional rivals Manchester United will test their mettle against Bayern Munich, Copenhagen, and Galatasaray.

Arsenal, the previous season’s Premier League runners-up, found themselves in Group B after a six-year hiatus from the competition. Their draw is relatively favorable, pitting them against Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven, and Lens.

As the Champions League group stage draw unfolded, Real Madrid, the record-holders of the competition, emerged from Pot 2. They will face off against Serie A champions Napoli in an exciting match-up. Completing Group C are Braga and Union Berlin.

Celtic, the champions of Scotland, are gearing up for a challenge against Atletico Madrid, Feyenoord, and Lazio. Meanwhile, Barcelona, led by Xavi, will join Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, and newcomers Royal Antwerp in Group H.

Last year’s finalists, Inter Milan, found their place in Group D alongside Benfica, reigning champions of Portugal, RB Salzburg, and Real Sociedad from Austria.


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