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Liverpool draw Rangers in Champions League group stages, Man City get Borussia Dortmund

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Liverpool and Rangers will meet in a battle of Britain in the Champions League after being paired in Group A.

The Scottish side, who overcame PSV on Wednesday to qualify for the group stages, will face the Reds for the first time in a competitive match, as well as group games against Dutch champions Ajax and Italian side Napoli.

Erling Haaland will get a speedy reunion with former club Borussia Dortmund after Manchester City, last season’s beaten semi-finalists, were drawn against the German club, Sevilla and FC Copenhagen in Group G.

Liverpool and Rangers set for Champions League group stage battle of Britain; Erling Haaland set for Borussia Dortmund reunion; Chelsea draw Milan, Salzburg and Zagreb in Group E; Spurs handed favourable Frankfurt, Sporting, Marseille draw; Celtic drawn with holders Real Madrid in Group F

Chelsea will come up against former defender Fikayo Tomori after the 2021 winners were paired with AC Milan in Group E. Thomas Tuchel’s side will also face Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb and will be favourites to progress to the knockout stage.

Tottenham, finalists in 2019 and back in the competition for the first time since 2020, were handed a favourable looking draw alongside Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting Lisbon, and Marseille in Group D.

Scottish champions Celtic will face Champions League holders Real Madrid in a glamour tie in Group F, along with matches against RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk as they return to the group stage for the first time since 2017.

Champions League group-stage draw in full

Group A: Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli, Rangers.

Group B: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge.

Group C: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Inter Milan, V Plzen.

Group D: Frankfurt, Tottenham, Sporting, Marseille.

Group E: AC Milan, Chelsea, Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb.

Group F: Real Madrid, Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic.

Group G: Man City, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Copenhagen.

Group H: PSG, Juventus, Benfica, Maccabi Haifa.

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