Champions League Group Draw: Paris Saint-Germain Faces Tough Challenge in ‘Group of Death,’ Harry Kane Returns to England

The time has arrived for Europe’s premier soccer clubs to clash once again, and the draw for this season’s Champions League group stages has not failed to deliver some captivating matchups.

As is customary each year, a designated ‘group of death’ emerges, and this season, Group F appears to have earned this formidable label.

In Group F, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and Newcastle find themselves pitted against each other, set to compete both at home and away to determine the qualifiers for the subsequent phase of this elite European tournament.

This presents a demanding trial for all participating teams, particularly for Newcastle, who is making a long-awaited return to the European football scene. Nevertheless, supporters of these four teams can draw comfort from the opportunity to experience the grandeur of some of the most renowned stadiums in European soccer.

Kylian Mbappé and PSG are set to be part of this season’s challenging ‘group of death

In a separate development, Harry Kane is set to make his first return to England since his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich during the summer. His new team has been drawn into Group A, alongside Manchester United, Copenhagen, and Galatasaray.

Furthermore, the encounter between Bayern Munich and Manchester United is a reiteration of one of the most memorable showdowns in Champions League history.

For fans of Manchester United, indelible memories of the squad’s historic comeback victory against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final resurface.

The reigning champions of last year, Manchester City, have managed to sidestep some of the toughest adversaries in Europe. This affords them confidence as they strive to progress through Group G in the tournament.

Arsenal enthusiasts, who have been eagerly anticipating their team’s return to the Champions League, can take solace in the fact that the Gunners have been drawn into Group B, avoiding the most formidable European opponents.

Real Madrid, the most successful club in European Cup history, finds itself grouped with Napoli, Braga, and Union Berlin in Group C, as they aim to add to their impressive collection of 14 titles in this competition.

The exact schedule for the matches is yet to be finalized.

Harry Kane will return to England as Bayern Munich has been drawn alongside Manchester United.

Presentation of Individual Accolades Subsequent to the Champions League draw, individual accolades were conferred for the 2022-23 season.

Pep Guardiola, the head coach of Manchester City, was honored with the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award for 2022-23. His leadership guided Manchester City to a historic treble, securing victories in the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League.

Erling Haaland, the star striker of Guardiola’s team, claimed the prestigious UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for 2022-23. Haaland’s extraordinary goal-scoring feats during the season, coupled with his distinction as the Premier League’s top scorer, underscored Manchester City’s remarkable campaign.

Sarina Wiegman, the head coach of the England women’s team, was revealed as the UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year for 2022-23. Wiegman steered England to victory in the European Championship of 2022 and led the team to the final of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, where they were defeated by Spain.

One of the pivotal players in Spain’s victory over Wiegman’s England, Aitana Bonmatí, was honored with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award for 2022-23. Bonmatí’s exceptional contributions extended to her performances with her club team Barcelona, which secured a league and Champions League double.

Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland received recognition for their contributions in guiding Manchester City to an unprecedented treble of trophies


Complete Champions League Group Draw Group A – Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray

Group B – Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens

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

Group D – Benfica, Inter Milan, RB Salzburg, Real Sociedad

Group E – Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic

Group F – Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle

Group G – Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Crvena zvezda (Red Star), Young Boys

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