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The 2017/18 Uefa Champions League draw was conducted on Thursday evening

Posted: 24 August 2017 Time: 19:06

South Africa's Dino Ndlovu will get to come up against English Premier League champions Chelsea, while former Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee could face PSG's record signing Neymar in this season's Uefa Champions League.

Ndlovu, who plays for Qarabag FK from Azerbaijan, has been in fine form for the club and will join South African players such as Steven Pienaar, Benni McCarthy and Thulani Serero who have all played in the competition. 

It will be a tough challenge for Ndlovu's Qarabag in group C, which also consists of Italian giants Roma and Atletico Madrid of Spain. 

Coetzee's Glasgow Celtic side will take on Bayern Munich, PSG and Anderlecht in group B. It's a good opportunity for Coetzee to improve his game against some of the world's best players.

The 2017/18 Uefa Champions League draw was conducted on Thursday evening and defending champions Real Madrid will be looking to win the competition for a third consecutive time under the guidance of coach Zinedine Zidane.

Madrid, who beat Italian giants Juventus 4-1 in a one-sided final in Cardiff last season, have been drawn into group H with Borrusia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur as well as APOEL.

Europa League champions Manchester United make a return to the competition this season, as well as fellow English Premier League sides Chelsea and Liverpool. 

Jose Mourinho's United side have been drawn into group A with Benfica, FC Basel and CSKA Moskva. 

Groups

Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, FC Basel, CSKA Moskva

Group B: Bayern Munich, PSG, Anderlecht, Glasgow Celtic

Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag FK

Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting CP

Group E: Spartak Moskva, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor

Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord 

Group G: Monaco, FC Porto, Besiktas, RP Leipzig

Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur, APOEL

Article by: Staff Reporter
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