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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.

ATLETICO MADRID (ESP)

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

DORTMUND (ALL)

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 (BEL)

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

THE SCHEDULE

  • 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