Newcastle face PSG on Champions League return - USA Trending Blog

Newcastle face PSG on Champions League return - USA Trending Blog

Newcastle face PSG on Champions League return - USA Trending Blog

Newcastle United will play European giants Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan in Group F of the 2023-24 Champions League.

The Magpies, in the group stage for the first time since 2002-03, face three sides who have all at least reached the final in the past 16 years.

Manchester United will play Bayern Munich, while holders Manchester City are in the same group as RB Leipzig.

Arsenal have been paired with Sevilla and Celtic face Atletico Madrid.

Group stage draw in full

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 face daunting return to Champions League

Newcastle's long-awaited return to Europe's elite competition has been much anticipated after they finished fourth in the Premier League last season - but their draw could barely have been more difficult.

Eddie Howe's side will play PSG, who reached the final in 2020, and seven-time European champions and last season's semi-finalists AC Milan in Group F.

They will also play Borussia Dortmund, who won the competition in 1997 and most recently reached the final 10 years ago.

The Gunners, also back in the competition for the first time since 2016-17, will face PSV Eindhoven and French club RC Lens, along with Europa League winners Sevilla in Group B.

Manchester City's draw looks relatively kind by contrast, with RB Leipzig, Swiss side Young Boys and Red Star Belgrade, who won the European Cup in 1991, joining them in Group G.

Manchester United have been drawn against German champions Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 1999 final, with FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray also making up Group A.

Along with Atletico Madrid, Celtic will play Lazio and Dutch champions Feyenoord in Group E.