Horror Champions League draw for Messi's PSG

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Lionel Messi's first Champions League campaign since leaving Barcelona will feature a mouth-watering double feature with Manchester City.

Due to finishing runners up in France last year, PSG were placed in pot two, rather than pot one for the draw, and paid a heavy price.

Germany's RB Leipzig and Belgian champions Club Brugge rounded out the group, which shapes to be one of the most competitive.

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Neymar and Lionel Messi at PSG training earlier this week. (Getty)

Liverpool will also have a very tough group featuring Atletico Madrid, Porto, and AC Milan, while defending champions Chelsea will take on Juventus.

First-time qualifiers Sheriff were handed a couple of dream ties, with trips to face Inter Milan and Real Madrid ahead of the minnows, who yesterday became the only team from Moldova to reach the group stage.

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Traditional powerhouses Bayern Munich and Barcelona face off, and Manchester United managed to avoid any horror match-ups, but will still face stern tests from Villareal and Atalanta.

The group stage gets underway on the mornings of the 15th and 16th of September in Australia.

Full Groups:

Group A: Manchester City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge

Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Group F: Villareal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, RB Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

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