With the final teams determined yesterday in the play-in round, UEFA wasted no time picking the matchups for the true beginning of the Champions League.
The pots from which the teams are drawn were more evenly balanced than usual, so some tough groups were expected, and that’s what we got. Chelsea, Atlético Madrid and Roma are all together, as well as Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Tottenham. Here they are in full:
Poor Qarabag gets stuck in the group of death, while Spurs get Spurs-ed, and of course Manchester United, after qualifying through the back-door with its Europa League win, gets the easiest group. The games begin again on Sept. 12.