The Champions League draw will have no new names in the 32-team lineup after the last confirmed entry ended an unlikely run by a Norwegian team. Bodø/Glimt, which spent much of the past two decades in the Norwegian second division, had been hoping to cap its recent rise by joining Europe’s elite competition but lost in extra time to Dinamo Zagreb in the playoffs Wednesday.
Dinamo joined Rangers and Copenhagen, which also advanced through their playoffs to complete a group-stage lineup stacked with 14 former champions who have won 56 of the 67 European Cup or Champions League titles. Seven more teams are previous beaten finalists.
The elite group includes defending champion Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, who are still fighting Champions League organizer UEFA in the European Court of Justice for the right to form their own breakaway competition.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group A
AFC Ajax, Liverpool and Napoli are joined by Rangers FC.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group B
Club Brugge join FC Porto, Atletico Madrid and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Group B.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group C
Viktoria Plzeň placed in the Group of death alongside FC Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Inter.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group D
Olympique de Marseille complete the group with Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur and Sporting CP.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group E
Dinamo Zagreb drawn alongside AC Milan, Chelsea and FC Salzburg.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group F
RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic FC drawn alongside the champions of Europe, Real Madrid!
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group G
Manchester City, Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund are joined by F.C. Copenhagen.
UEFA Champions League Draw: Group H
Maccabi Haifa are placed alongside Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and SL Benfica.
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