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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW – GROUP STAGE

Jamie Vardy’s 50th league goal for England Premier League champions Leicester City from Drinkwater’s sublime pass was against the Swans as Lecester won their first Premier League game of the season. Leicester were drawn in Group C for the upcoming UEFA Champions League competition. Vardy was asked what he thought about Leicester’s chances in their first season debut in the Champions League.

“We’ll take anyone.  We will always give it our all and it’s a new experience for us so we’re going to go out and enjoy it,” said Vardy. “They will obviously be doing their homework on us because they won’t have seen that much and we’ll be doing exactly the same.”

“We weren’t mean to win the league were we?  We’re not mean to win it this year either.  We’re just enjoying ourselves.  We know we can hurt teams.  People saw that last year so we’ll just keep going out on that pitch enjoying ourselves,” said Vardy. “I was sat there watching it with the little one and she was wanting to play.  It was look at the screen, play with the toys, look at the screen, play with the toys but it was a good draw and obviously everyone is looking forward to it.”

England Premier League champions Leicester City are in Group G and will face Porto, Club Brugge and Kobenhavn. Arsenal is in Group A. Manchester City are in Group C. Tottenham Hotspur are in Group E. UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid face opponents Borussia Dortmund. Titan Spanish La Liga clubs Barcelona are in Group C, and Atlético Madrid are in Group D following the group stage draw, made in Monaco on Thursday, August 25.

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Fixtures for UEFA Champions League groups

Real Madrid begin their battle to defend their Champions League title against Sporting CP on 14 September while the previous night Paris Saint-Germain minus Zlatan Ibrahimovic play Arsenal.

Tuesday 13 September
Group A: Paris Saint-Germain v Arsenal, Basel v Ludogorets Razgrad
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv v Napoli, Benfica v Beşiktaş 
Group C: Barcelona v Celtic, Manchester City v Borussia Mönchengladbach
Group D: Bayern München v Rostov, PSV Eindhoven v Atlético Madrid

Wednesday 14 September
Group E: Bayer Leverkusen v CSKA Moskva, Tottenham Hotspur v Monaco
Group F: Real Madrid v Sporting CP, Legia Warszawa v Borussia Dortmund
Group G: Club Brugge v Leicester City, FC Porto v FC København
Group H: Lyon v Dinamo Zagreb, Juventus v Sevilla

Popular Champions League Group Fixtures

Tuesday 27 September: Dortmund v Madrid
Wednesday 28 September: Atlético v Bayern
Tuesday 18 October: Lyon v Juventus
Wednesday 19 October: Barcelona v Man. City
Tuesday 1 November: Benfica v Dynamo
Wednesday 2 November: Spurs v Leverkusen
Tuesday 22 November: Sporting CP v Madrid
Wednesday 23 November: Arsenal v Paris
Tuesday 6 December: Man. City v Celtic
Wednesday 7 December: Porto v Leicester

 

2016-2017 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Arsenal (ENG), Basel (SUI), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
Group B: Benfica (POR), Napoli (ITA), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Beşiktaş (TUR)
Group C: Barcelona (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), Celtic (SCO)
Group D: Bayern München (GER), Atlético Madrid (ESP), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Rostov (RUS)
Group E: CSKA Moskva (RUS), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Monaco (FRA)
Group F: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sporting CP (POR), Legia Warszawa (POL)
Group G: Leicester City (ENG), Porto (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), FC København (DEN)
Group H: Juventus (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Lyon (FRA), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Sides' Summer Transfers

The upcoming 2016-2017 UEFA Champions League Group Stage clubs have made some intereresting additions and subtraceions to their squads this summer. These choices will make or break the fitness and power of their sides. 


Granit Xhaka, new Arsenal signing
Arsenal (ENG)

·        In: Granit Xhaka (Mönchengladbach), Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Rob Holding (Bolton)

·        Out: Tomáš Rosický (released), Mathieu Flamini (released), Mikel Arteta (released), Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United), Wojciech Szczęsny (Roma, loan), Dan Crowley (Oxford United, loan), Wellington Silva (Fluminense), Jon Toral (Granada, loan), Joel Campbell (Sporting CP, loan)

Atlético Madrid (ESP)

·        In: Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica), Šime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo), Diogo Jota (Paços de Ferreira), Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla), André Moreira (Belenenses, loan)

·        Out: Josuha Guilavogui (Wolfsburg), Matías Kranevitter (Sevilla, loan), Luciano Vietto (Sevilla, loan), Theo Hernández (Alavés, loan), Sílvio (Wolves), Borja Bastón (Swansea), Rafael Santos (Villarreal, loan)

Barcelona (ESP)

·        In: Denis Suárez (Villarreal), Samuel Umtiti (Lyon), Lucas Digne (Paris), André Gomes (Valencia), Jasper Cillessen (Ajax)

·        Out: Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund), Dani Alves (Juventus), Sandro Ramírez (released), Alen Halilović (Hamburg), Adriano (Beşiktaş), Martín Montoya (Valencia), Alex Song (Rubin Kazan), Thomas Vermaelen (Roma, loan), Cristian Tello (Fiorentina, loan) Seydou Doumbia will represent Basel this term

Basel (SUI)

·        In: Seydou Doumbia (Roma, loan), Djordje Nikolić (Jagodina), Omar Gaber (Zamalek), Blás Riveros (Olimpia Asunción), Mohamed Elyounoussi (Molde), Dereck Kutesa (Servette), Kevin Bua (Zürich), Éder Balanta (River Plate), Geoffroy Serey Dié (Stuttgart)

·        Out: Breel Embolo (Schalke), Cedric Itten (Luzern, on loan), Philipp Degen (retired), Walter Samuel (retired), Behrang Safari (Malmö), Musa Araz (Lausanne), Zdravko Kuzmanović (Málaga, loan), Naser Aliji (Kaiserslautern), Veljko Simic (Chiasso, loan)

Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

·        In: Ramazan Özcan (Ingolstadt), Danny da Costa (Ingolstadt), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim), Julian Baumgartlinger (Mainz), Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv)

·        Out: Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Sebastian Boenisch (released), David Yelldell (released), Dario Krešić (released), Marlon Frey (Kaiserslautern, loan), Robin Becker (Heidenheim, loan), Marc Brašnić (Fortuna Köln, loan)

Bayern München (GER)

·        In: Renato Sanches (Benfica), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

·        Out: Sebastian Rode (Borussia Dortmund), Patrick Weihrauch (Würzburg), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton), Medhi Benatia (Juventus, loan), Mario Götze (Dortmund)

Benfica (POR)

·        In: Branimir Kalaica (Dinamo Zagreb), André Carrillo (Sporting CP), Guillermo Celis (Junior), Franco Cervi (Rosario Central), André Horta (Vitória FC), Konstantinos Mitroglou (Fulham), Andrija Živković (Partizan), Óscar Benítez (Lanús), Danilo (Braga, loan)

·        Out: Renato Sanches (Bayern), Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético), Bryan Cristante (Pescara, loan), Jonathan Rodríguez (Santos Laguna), Talisca (Beşiktaş, loan)

Beşiktaş (TUR)

·        In: Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe), Marcelo (Hannover), Fabricio (free agent), Adriano (Barcelona), Utku Yuvakuran (Beylerbeyispor), Oğuzhan Aydoğan (Borussia Dortmund), Talisca (Benfica, loan)

·        Out: Furkan Yaman (Kayserispor, loan), Pedro Franco (Millonarios, loan), Gökhan Töre (West Ham United, loan), Alexis Ruano (Alavés), İsmail Köybaşı (Fenerbahçe), Serdar Kurtuluş (Antalyaspor), Günay Güvenç (Göztepe), Ümit Karaal (Adana Demirspor), Sinan Kurumuş (Pendikspor), Berat Çetinkaya (Konya Anadolu Selçukspor), José Sosa (AC Milan), Alexander Milošević (Darmstadt, loan), Mustafa Pektemek (İstanbul Başakşehir, loan)

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

·        In: Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Raphaël Guerreiro (Lorient), Emre Mor (Nordsjælland), Sebastian Rode (Bayern), Ousmane Dembélé (Rennes), Mikel Merino (Osasuna), Mario Götze (Bayern), André Schürrle (Wolfsburg)

·        Out: İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City), Mats Hummels (Bayern), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Jakub Błaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Moritz Leitner (Lazio)

Celtic (SCO)

·        In: Kristoffer Ajer (Start), Moussa Dembélé (Fulham), Kolo Touré (Liverpool), Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa), Dorus de Vries (Nottingham Forest)

·        Out: Anthony Stokes (Blackburn), Colin Kazim-Richards (Coritiba), Carlton Cole (Sacramento), Stefan Šćepović (Getafe), Charlie Mulgrew (released), Scott Allan (Rotherham, loan)

Club Brugge (BEL)

·        In: Ricardo van Rhijn (Ajax), Tomás Pina (Villarreal), Anthony Limbombe (NEC Nijmegen)

·        Out: Leandro Pereira (Palmeiras, loan), Davy De Fauw (Zulte Waregem), Jimmy De Jonghe (Beerschot), Valērijs Šabala (Dunajská Streda, loan), Sander Coopman (Zulte Waregem, loan), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain)

CSKA Moskva (RUS)

·        In: Aleksei Ionov (Dinamo Moskva, loan), Lacina Traoré (AS Monaco, loan)

·        Out: Pyotr Ten (Tom), Nikolai Dergachev (Sokol), Armen Ambartsumyan (Mordovia), Sergei Tkachev (Krylya Sovetov, loan), Kirill Panchenko (Dinamo Moskva, loan), Nikita Chernov (Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, loan), Konstantin Bazelyuk (Estoril, loan), Dmitri Efremov (Orenburg, loan), Viktor Vasin (Ufa, loan), Ahmed Musa (Leicester City), Aaron Samuel Olanare (released), Roman Shirokov (released)

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

·        In: Marko Lešković (Rijeka), Ali Karimi (Sepahan), Jonas (Flamengo, loan)

·        Out: Jérémy Taravel (Gent), Marcelo Brozović (Internazionale Milano), Marko Pjaca (Juventus), Mirko Marić (Lokomotiva), Borna Barišić (Osijek), Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg), Damir Šovšić (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, loan)

Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

·        In: Artem Gromov (Vorskla), Olexandr Gladkiy (Shakhtar Donetsk)

·        Out: Radosav Petrović (Sporting CP), Miguel Veloso (released), Łukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht, loan), Oleksandr Yakovenko (released), Aleksandar Dragović (Bayer Leverkusen)

Juventus (ITA)

·        In: Dani Alves (Barcelona), Miralem Pjanić (Roma), Medhi Benatia (Bayern, loan), Marko Pjaca (Dinamo Zagreb), Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli)

·        Out: Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid), Simone Padoin (Cagliari), Martín Cáceres (released), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Mauricio Isla (Cagliari)

København (DEN)

·        In: Ján Greguš (Jablonec), Peter Ankersen (Salzburg), Rasmus Falk (OB), Andrija Pavlović (Čukarički), Robin Olsen (PAOK)

·        Out: Nicolai Jørgensen (Feyenoord), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), Christoffer Remmer (Molde), Marvin Pourie (released), Steve De Ridder (released)

Legia (POL)

·        In: Steeven Langil (Waasland-Beveren), Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich), Maciej Dąbrowski (Zagłębie Lubin), Thibault Moulin (Waasland-Beveren)

·        Out: Ivan Tričkovski (AEK Larnaca), Ariel Borysiuk (QPR), Jakub Kosecki (Sandhausen), Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin), Marcel Gąsior (Chrobry Głogów)

Leicester City (ENG)

·        In: Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover), Luis Hernández (Sporting Gijón), Raúl Uche (Rayo Vallecano), Nampalys Mendy (Nice), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moskva), Bartosz Kapustka (Cracovia)

·        Out: Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Jon Dodoo (Rangers), Paul Konchesky (released), Mark Schwarzer (released)

Ludogorets (BUL)

·        In: José Palomino (Metz), Gustavo Campanharo (Bragantino), Ihor Plastun (Karpaty Lviv)

·        Out: Brayan Angulo (Chiapas), Ivan Čvorović (Levski Sofia), Aleksandar Vasilev (Beroe, loan), Georgi Argilashki (Pirin Blagoevgrad, loan)

Lyon (FRA)

·        In: Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille), Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny), Emanuel Mammana (River Plate)

·        Out: Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Lindsay Rose (Lorient), Henri Bedimo (Marseille), Bakary Koné (Málaga), Steed Malbranque (Caen), Arnold Mvuemba (released)

Manchester City (ENG)

·        In: İlkay Gündoğan (Dortmund), Nolito (Celta Vigo), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ufa), Leroy Sané (Schalke), John Stones (Everton), Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras), Marlos Moreno (Atlético Nacional)

·        Out: Martín Demichelis (Espanyol), Richard Wright (retired), Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan)

Monaco (FRA)

·        In: Morgan De Sanctis (Roma), Kamil Glik (Torino), Djibril Sidibé (LOSC), Benjamin Mendy (Marseille)

·        Out: Jérémy Toulalan (Bordeaux), Paul Nardi (Rennes, loan)

Mönchengladbach (GER)

·        In: László Bénes (Žilina), Mamadou Doucouré (Paris Saint-Germain), Josip Drmic (Hamburg), Christoph Kramer (Leverkusen), Tobias Strobl (Hoffenheim), Jannik Vestergaard (Werder Bremen)

·        Out: Roel Brouwers (Roda), Håvard Nordtveit (West Ham), Branimir Hrgota (Eintracht Frankfurt), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Martin Stranzl (retired)

Napoli (ITA)

·        In: Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli), Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland), Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax), Piotr Zieliński (Udinese)

·        Out: Camilo Zuniga (Watford, loan), Mariano Andújar (Estudiantes), Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus), Bruno Uvini (Al-Nasr) es

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

·        In: Hatem Ben Arfa (Nice), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla), Thomas Meunier (Club Brugge), Giovani Lo Celso (Rosario Central), Jesé (Real Madrid)

·        Out: Zlatan Ibrahimović (released), Gregory van der Wiel (Fenerbahçe), Lucas Digne (Barcelona), Nicolas Douchez (Lens), Odsonne Édouard (Toulouse, loan), Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Pescara, loan)

Porto (POR)

·        In: Miguel Layún (Watford), Felipe (Corinthians), Laurent Depoitre (Gent), João Carlos (Liverpool), Alex Telles (Galatasaray), Óliver Torres (Atlético Madrid, loan)

·        Out: Andrés Fernández (Villarreal, loan), José Ángel (Villarreal, loan), Suk Hyun-jun (Trabzonspor, loan), Moussa Marega (Guimarães, loan)

PSV Eindhoven (NED)

·        In: Hidde Jurjus (De Graafschap), Daniel Schwaab (free agent), Siem de Jong (Newcastle, loan)

·        Out: Jeffrey Bruma (Wolfsburg), Stijn Schaars (released), Hjörtur Hermannsson (Brøndby)

Real Madrid (ESP)

·        In: Álvaro Morata (Juventus)

·        Out: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Álvaro Arbeloa (released), Borja Mayoral (Wolfsburg, loan), Jesé (Paris Saint-Germain)

Rostov (RUS)

·        In: Danila Ermakov (Krylya Sovetov Samara), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin)

·        Out: Bastos (Lazio), Stas Pokatilov (Kairat Almaty, loan), Byung-Soo Yoo (released), Kakhaber Katsarava (Ethnikos Achnas, loan), Ruslan Abazov (Tosno)

Sporting CP (POR)

·        In: Radosav Petrović (Dynamo Kyiv), Lukas Spalvis (Aalborg), Alan Ruiz (Colón), Federico Ruiz (Colón), Marcelo Meli (Boca Juniors, loan), Beto (Sevilla), Joel Campbell (Arsenal, loan)

·        Out: André Carrillo (Benfica), Tobias Figueiredo (Nacional, loan), Teófilo Gutiérrez (Rosário Central, loan), Hérnan Barcos (Vélez Sarsfield, loan)

Sevilla (ESP)

·        In: Hiroshi Kiyotake (Hannover), Pablo Sarabia (Getafe), Matías Kranevitter (Atlético Madrid, loan), Joaquín Correa (Sampdoria), Ganso (São Paulo), Franco Vázquez (Palermo), Luciano Vietto (Atlético Madrid, loan), Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse), Gabriel Mercado (River Plate)

·        Out: José Antonio Reyes (Espanyol), Diogo Figueiras (Olympiacos), Luismi (Valladolid), Éver Banega (Internazionale Milano), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Paris), Kevin Gameiro (Atlético Madrid), Coke (Schalke), Fernando Llorente (Swansea), Beto (Sporting) 

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur and new signing Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate Spurs first goal of season

Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)

·        In: Victor Wanyama (Southampton), Vincent Janssen (AZ)

·        Out: Alex Pritchard (Norwich), Federico Fazio (Roma, loan), Grant Ward (Ipswich)