Tottenham handed a dream draw in Champions League return as Chelsea take on AC Milan in the group stage


Ottenham have been given a dream Champions League squad on their return to the competition after being drawn with Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting Lisbon and Marseille, while Chelsea face AC Milan, Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb.

Returning to the competition after a two-year absence, Spurs avoided domestic champions Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain after being drawn with Europa League winners Frankfurt among the top seeds, as well as the finalists from Portugal and France.

Chelsea have also landed a relatively nice group and are set to battle for top spot with Milan, who have ex-Blues players Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud in their ranks.

Manchester City face a tough draw alongside Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen, with Erling Haaland set for an early return to the Bundesliga club after joining the Premier League champions in the summer.

Liverpool take on Dutch champions Ajax and Napoli, and face an intriguing battle between Great Britain and last season’s Europa League finalists Rangers who stunned PSV Eindhoven in a qualifying game.

Gers’ Old Firm rivals Celtic are set for a dream home and away clash against holders Real Madrid, with RB Leipzig and Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in their band.

The obvious group of death includes Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, as well as Czech side Viktoria Plzeň.

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa also met, as did Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Leverkusen and Club Brugge.

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