Champions League Draw: Group F will feature Newcastle United against European powerhouses Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, and AC Milan.

Champions League Draw: Newcastle To Face PSG, Man United To face Bayern

The Magpies face three teams that have all at least made it to the final in the previous 16 years as they compete in the group stage for the first time since 2002-2003.

While the defending champions Manchester City are in the same group as RB Leipzig, Manchester United will play Bayern Munich.

Arsenal will play Sevilla, and Celtic will battle it out against Atletico Madrid.

Group Stage Draw

Group A: Bayern Munich, MANCHESTER UNITED, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray

Group B: Sevilla, ARSENAL, PSV Eindhoven, RC Lens

Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin

Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, Real Sociedad

Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, CELTIC

Group F: Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, NEWCASTLE

Group G: MANCHESTER CITY, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys

Group H: Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp

The group stages will run from 19 September to 13 December, with the final at Wembley on 1 June.

Magpies’ difficult Champions League comeback

After finishing fourth in the Premier League the previous season, Newcastle’s long-awaited return to Europe’s premier competition has been eagerly anticipated. However, their draw could not have been any more challenging.

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In Group F, Eddie Howe’s team will compete against PSG, who advanced to the final in 2020, and seven-time European champions and semifinalist AC Milan from the previous season.

Champions League Draw will see Milan also face Borussia Dortmund, who last made the final 10 years ago and won the competition in 1997.

Champions League Draw: Newcastle To Face PSG, Man United To face Bayern

The Gunners, who are returning to the competition for the first time since 2016–17, will be placed in Group B alongside Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven, and the French team RC Lens.

The grouping of Manchester City with RB Leipzig, Young Boys of Switzerland, and Red Star Belgrade—the 1991 European Cup champion—seems very lenient in comparison.

In a rematch of the 1999 final, Manchester United will play German champions Bayern Munich in Group A along with FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

In Group E, Celtic will compete against Atletico Madrid, Lazio, and the Dutch champions Feyenoord.