Liverpool Drawn Into Champions League Group E

Lester Mason
August 25, 2017

Neymar made it his big goal to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain after securing his world-record transfer from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million) last month, and advancing to the knockout stage should be a formality for his new team.

Manchester City are up against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F, and Liverpool will meet Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor in Group E.

It was a case of job well done for Liverpool on Wednesday night as the Reds avoided any European banana skins and eased into the group stages of the Champions League.

Still, this is a VERY tough group for Spurs to land in, though not as tough as it might have been.

"They could have conceded more goals and were a little bit lucky in one of the other situations", he told reporters after the match.

When Real Madrid missed out via their domestic league in 2000, but won the Champions League, they took their place in the competition at the expense of Real Zaragoza.

The Premier League has never before had five representatives in the Champions League group stage, although there was a chance it could have happened as far back as 2005/06. "We just have to forget about the game and concentrate on the Bundesliga".

The opposite is true for Celtic. It would really take something miraculous for them to oust Bayern or a Neymar-powered PSG, and that's leaving aside the fact that Anderlecht are a hard challenge in their own right for a Europa League place.

"We need to make sure we do ourselves justice". They played a flawless first half an hour.

Real Madrid has won the Champions League three times in the past four years, and is looking to become the first team since Bayern Munich (1974-76) to be European champion in three straight years.

"Against an opponent like Hoffenheim you always have a few problems, that's how it is, but I'm really happy about the deserved qualification for the group stages". Big, big, big compliments to my team. It is why it is barely worth even discussing title credentials at this point, given that most of the super-clubs and those closest to them are guaranteed to be in the next draw in December.

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