Bayern welcome Champions League draw after being paired with Tottenham

Champions League draw: Europe's giants to discover fate in group stages

Virgil van Dijk beats out Messi & Ronaldo as Liverpool dominate at UEFA awards

Despite UEFA's system for assigning the domestic champions of Europe's highest-rated leagues leagues to Pot 1 of the Champions League draw, three English clubs will represent the Premier League when the 2019-20 group stage draw is held in Monaco, France, on Thursday (12 p.m. ET).

Group C: Manchester City, Shaktar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta.

Madrid and PSG are joined in Group A by Club Brugge and Galatasaray.

Last season's runners-up Tottenham Hotspur will battle five-time champs Bayern Munich, Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade in Group B.

The Champions League group stage runs from Tuesday 17 September to Wednesday 11 December.

"We have to keep being strong in our country and if we do that, we know we will have a chance in this competition", he said.

Getting out of the group stage (and not the Europa League way) on their return in 2016 proved an insurmountable task for Spurs, whose initial forays at Wembley failed as they tumbled into the Europa.

Barcelona, who are vying to end a four-year drought without winning the Champions League, take on Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague in a tasty-looking Group F.

French superstar Kylian Mbappe and PSG will meet Real Madrid in two mouthwatering group stage matches.

With some of last season's Champions League memories written into Liverpool folklore, fans will be starting to get excited about the 2019/20 campaign.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus were drawn against Atletico Madrid, who they eliminated in the knockout stages last season, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.

As the one United Kingdom broadcasters of Champions League soccer, BT Sport have dwell protection on BT Sport One and by way of their app. Uefa may even dwell stream the draw on their web site.

But Van Dijk was a key figure as Liverpool won their first major trophy since 2012 last term, while also setting a club-record points tally in finishing second by a point behind Manchester City in the Premier League.

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