UEFA Champions League 30 August 2018, 19:10

The veil is lifted

The draw for the group stage of the Champions League took place this Thursday in Monaco. Here are the opponents of the Red & Whites.


Last season, the Colchoneros drew against Chelsea and finished third in their group, which also included Roma. They went on to win the Europa League over Marseille.

2018/2019 Season: Atletico Madrid recorded the arrival of former Red & Whites Thomas Lemar. The Colchoneros won the European Supercup against Real Madrid (4-2, a.p). Also, a win and a draw to start the league season. The UCL final will be played in their hope.

Coach: Diego Simeone

Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano (67,703 seats)

Current ranking: 9th


Qualified for 4th place in the Bundesliga, the Germans won the competition in the 1996-1997 season. Dortmund had played AS Monaco in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2016/2017. The Red & Whites had won with a pair of Kylian Mbappé goals and had qualified for the semifinals. AS Monaco was the first French team to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League since 2010.

Coach: Lucien Favre

Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,359 seats)

Current ranking: 1st


FC Bruges were crowned Belgian Champion last season, which allowed them to qualify directly for the Champions League. Their best performance in this competition goes back to the 1977/1978 season when the Belgian club was finalist. AS Monaco faced off against Brugge FC in the 1988/89 season.

Coach: Ivan Leko

Stadium: Jan-Breydel Stadium (29,042 places)

Current ranking: 2nd


  • 18/19 September: 1st day
  • 2/3 October: 2nd day
  • October 23/24: 3rd day
  •  6th / 7th November: 4th day
  •  27/28 November: 5th day
  •  December 11/12: 6th day
  •  December 17th: draw of the round of 16
  • February 12/13/19/20: R16 first legs
  • 5/6/12/13 March: R16 second legs
  •  March 15th: draw of the quarters
  • 9/10 April: QF first legs
  • 16/17 April: QF second legs
  • April 19: draw of the semi-finals
  • April 30 / May 1: semi-finals first legs
  • May 7/8: semi-finals second legs
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019: final at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Rise. Risk. Repeat.