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Summary

  1. Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Olympiakos, Dinamo Zagreb in Group F
  2. Chelsea, Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group G
  3. Man Utd, PSV, CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg in Group B
  4. Man City, Juve, Sevilla, Borussia Monchengladbach in Group D

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Not long now...

Champions League reaction

Manchester United are not hanging around. They are the first of the four Premier League clubs to reveal dates for all their Champions League group games.

Less than three weeks until the first round of games. It's getting exciting. Thanks for your company and don't forget you can follow live text commentary of Southampton's Europa League play-off here. 

Confirmed #mufc Champions League fixture dates (1/2): 15 Sep - PSV Eindhoven (A); 30 Sep - Wolfsburg (H); 21 Oct - CSKA Moscow (A).

Confirmed #mufc Champions League fixture dates (2/2): 3 Nov - CSKA Moscow (H); 25 Nov - PSV Eindhoven (H); 8 Dec - Wolfsburg (A).

'No respite for City'

Champions League reaction

Ian Dennis

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

All the English clubs have a realistic chance of going through to the knock-out stages.

On paper Chelsea have the easiest assignment. There is no respite for Manchester City, although no-one will relish going to the Etihad Stadium.

'Great to play against Man Utd'

Champions League reaction

PSV Eindhoven boss Phillip Cocu on facing Manchester United tells Uefa.com: "It is a very tough draw, but on the other hand also great to play against Manchester United and to meet Louis van Gaal and of course Memphis Depay again."

Memphis Depay
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Champions League opening games

Champions

Manchester City entertain Juventus in the opening round of group fixtures, Uefa have just revealed. Manchester United are away to PSV Eindhoven, 

We'll bring you Arsenal and Chelsea's opening group games just as soon as we hear.

#UCL opening night fixtures: Paris v Malmö Real Madrid v Shakhtar Wolfsburg v CSKA PSV v Man. United

Galatasaray v Atlético Benfica v Astana Man. City v Juventus Sevilla v Mönchengladbach #UCLdraw

'Arsenal must buy a striker'

Champions League reaction

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Daryl: What do English teams need to do to ensure success this year?

Phil McNulty: In simple terms, be a lot better than they were last year. Arsenal must buy a quality striker to pose more of a threat, Chelsea must find some of that old authority that has been missing this season while Manchester City must find a way to feel that they belong in the Champions League. 

Manchester United also need more quality up front or they will lose to one of the better sides. And as I have said before - I don't see any of them as winners.

Friends re-united

Champions League draw reaction

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm on facing Arsenal tells Uefa.com: "It's great that we are meeting two old friends, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil, when we play Arsenal."

Philipp Lahm
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Southampton team news

Europa League play-off

Southampton have made three changes to their starting line-up for the second leg of their Europa League play-off at Danish champions FC Midtjylland.

Midfielder Victor Wanyama, linked with a move away from St Mary's, did not travel because of a stomach infection.

Forward Sadio Mane, a target for Manchester United, starts on the bench after picking up a knock in last Sunday's goalless draw with Watford.

Cuco Martina, James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez all start.

The tie is level at 1-1.

Southampton : Stekelenburg, Martina, Fonte, Caulker, Yoshida, Targett, Romeu, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Pellè, Rodriguez. Substitutes: K. Davis, Cédric, Long, Mané, Tadić, Reed, Juanmi.

Saints in Europe

FC Midtjylland v Southampton (19:45 BST)

There's some live European action later and Southampton fans are making their presence felt in Jutland ahead of their Europa League play-off with Danish champions FC Midtjylland. The tie is evenly poised at 1-1.

In Herning, tickets collected ( quite painless thank you @SouthamptonFC )let the afternoon session begin!! #saintsfc

In Herning, tickets collected ( quite painless thank you @SouthamptonFC )let the afternoon session begin!! #saintsfc

Arsenal 'relatively happy'

Champions League reaction

Bayern Munich
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Arsenal club secretary David Miles tells BT Sport: "The draw started very ominously but as it progressed I would have to say we are relatively happy with it overall.

"If I'm being honest we would probably have preferred not to be facing Bayern Munich but that's where we are. It's about time we turned the tables on them."

Get into the Rugby World Cup spirit

Rugby Union

Earlier, England named their squad for the Rugby World Cup and you have the chance to get into the spirit of it all by joining BBC Radio 5 live for their tournament preview show at the Twickenham Stoop on Thursday 17 September.

Hosted by Mark Chapman, the programme will also feature a number of World Cup legends including former New Zealand fly-half Andrew Mehrtens , ex Scotland captain Gavin Hastings , Wales scrum-half Rob Jones and former Ireland winger Denis Hickie amongst his guests.

Tickets are available on the 5 live website where you can find the full terms and conditions.

'All four English clubs will progress'

Champions League reaction

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Leigh Frayling: Can you envisage any difficulties for the English sides in getting out of the groups?

Phil McNulty: I fully expect Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to get through and while Manchester City have got it tough again they are good enough to come through. I think all four will reach the knockout phase,

Zlatan - the 'King of Malmo'

Champions League reaction

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on course to meet his former club Malmo after the two clubs were drawn in Group A.

Malmo's assistant coach Olof Persson tells Uefa.com: "It will be fun for Zlatan to come back home. It'll be fantastic for the fans to see him and the other stars. I think he will be welcomed the way he always is when he comes home – like the king of Malmo that he is."   

'Man Utd and Arsenal not good enough'

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Fahad KhanDo you see any English side winning the Champions League this season ?

Phil McNulty: In a word, Fahad, no. To expand further, on squad quality Manchester City should have the best chance but they been handed a very tough group.

I still expect them to get out of the group and with a favourable draw should progress but I think it is too much of a leap to go from where they are now to winners.

Any team managed by Jose Mourinho should never been ruled out of the Champions League and Chelsea have an in-built resilience that means they will go far but do I see them beating the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich? Not really.

And to be brutally honest Arsenal and Manchester United are simply not good enough to win the Champions League with their current squads.

'Fans will relish Moscow trip'

Champions League reaction

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Manchester United club secretary John Alexander tells BT Sport: "I think it will suit Louis and his staff going back to the Netherlands to face PSV. That will be a challenge and one they will want to succeed in going back to their home country.

"Moscow is famous for us winning the Champions League there so I'm sure the fans will look forward to that, although it could depend on the time of year."

West Brom rule out Berahino sale

Football

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has ruled out the prospect of striker Saido Berahino leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window following two rejected bids from Spurs.

"I have informed Saido that he will not be transferred during this summer window and that he is staying at the club," Peace told the club website.

"Selling our top goalscorer was never on our agenda this summer and our plans have always been based on Saido being part of our squad for the 2015-16 season."

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'We'll meet again'

Champions League draw

We've met some of these teams before...! Nevertheless, always exciting when the @ChampionsLeague groups get drawn

'City must wonder who they have offended'

Champions League

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

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Manchester City must wonder who they have offended when it comes to the Champions League. Once again they have been handed a tough task with Juventus, the talented Sevilla and more Bundesliga opposition in Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Arsenal are so predictable under Wenger, even in a random draw. #UCLdraw #bbcsportsday

Chelsea earned an easy draw by winning the league and becoming a top seed. Make your own luck. #UCLdraw #bbcsportsday

With Roman's Tel-Aviv hotel, Jose's old digs in Porto, + Shevchenko's home in Kiev to crash in @ChelseaFC could save some cash #bbcsportsday

More silverware for Messi

Champions League draw

Yet another trophy for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona forward saw off team-mate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to be voted Uefa's Best Player in Europe for last season. Messi, the four-time Fifa world player of the year, got the award after a season-long duel with Ronaldo for the Champions League scoring record. Both resume this season on 77 goals. 

Lionel Messi
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Quiz time answer

Football

A Question of Sport Teaser

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t1s9

Earlier we asked you to name the six teams who have appeared in just one Champions League final since 2005.

And the answers were: Arsenal (2006), Atletico Madrid (2014), Borussia Dortmund (2013), Inter Milan (2010), Juventus (2015), Real Madrid (2014)

Bring it on...

Champions League draw

No wonder Gareth Bale's happy. Real Madrid's Group A opponents are Paris St-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo.

Gareth Bale tweet
@GarethBale11

Champions League draw

Bill Rice

BBC Radio Manchester

Louis van Gaal will be pleased to have avoided the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich after Manchester United were drawn in Group B of the Champions’ League.

The Dutch manager said he wouldn’t watch the draw and instead his focus would be on his second team taking on Ajax in a behind closed doors game today, but he will return to find a meeting with familiar opposition in PSV Eindhoven from his native country, who won the Eredivisie title last year before selling Memphis to United for £27.9m in the summer.

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Many think Utd have an easy draw. I think we will find it tricky to get out of as a returning CL side. Dangerous teams there #bbcsportsday

Arsenal and Bayern- a better love story than Twilight #bbcsportsday

Benfica away to Astana must be one of the longest away days in UCL history. Almost 15000km round trip in the car, madness. #bbcsportsday

'Arsenal should progress'

Champions League draw

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Arsene Wenger
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"Arsenal’s group is not easy, with Bayern Munich the main obstacle alongside Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb, but they should have more than enough to get through."

'Nice draw'

Champions League draw

That is a nice draw, back to holland as well! Looking forward to it! Now watching @AFCAjax hope they get a good result over there! #MUFC

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Do you have a Champions League question for Phil McNulty? How far can Manchester United go? Who has got the hardest group? 

Get your questions across on #bbcsportsday

Happy Kompany

Champions league draw

At least Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany seems happy with his team's tricky group.

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@VincentKompany

'Favourable draw for Manchester United'

Champions League draw

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Manchester United have been made very welcome on their return to the Champions League with a favourable draw in the group stage.

Manager Louis van Gaal will feel quietly confident of progress from a group that contains PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moscow, while the meeting with Germans Wolfsburg may be made slightly easier if Manchester City, as expected, sign their stand-out player Kevin de Bruyne.

Wayne Rooney
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US Open draw

Tennis

More about the US Open women's singles draws...

Serena may have to beat Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Belinda Bencic, Maria Sharapova & Simon Halep to complete the calendar Grand Slam

Heather Watson will start against Lauren Davis (WR 84) and Laura Robson against Elena Vesnina (WR110, but has been much much higher)

US Open draw

Tennis

Switching away from football for a moment and more from the US Open draw in New York after Andy Murray was drawn against Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round...

If Murray survives until the second week, Wawrinka and Federer are his seeded QF & SF opponents

James Ward starts against 30th seed Tomasz Bellucci and Aljaz Bedene against Ernests Gulbis

Tough draws all round - especially for Rafa, who starts v Coric and might also have to beat Fognini & Raonic before potential QF v Djokovic

Everton reject Stones transfer request

Away from the Champions League draw for a moment, Everton have just announced they have turned down a transfer request from John Stones.

A club statement reads: "Since the start of the transfer window, we have resolutely turned down offers from another Premier League football club for our player. John is not for sale and he will remain a highly valued member of our first team squad."

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Champions League draw

Didn't Chelsea get a gimme at the group stage last season as well? #UCLdraw #bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday In answer to have United ever had a tough group? In1999 they had Barca AND Bayern Munich. Regularly paired with Juve too

Bayern and Olympiacos again.It looks as if arsenal are playing them in a League almost every year now! #bbcsportsday

Dressed to impress

Champions League draw

Real Madrid's  Cristiano Ronaldo is sat right in front of Barcelona's  Lionel Messi at the draw ceremony. Ronaldo is looking dapper in a navy blue suit while Messi is dressed in black suit, white shirt and black tie.

'All four English teams to qualify'

I think #mufc and #cfc will most pleased with their groups.. Would expect all four english teams to qualify!! #UCLdraw

'City must think they're cursed'

Champions League draw

David Ornstein

BBC 5 live

"Manchester United are in quite a favourable group. Manchester City have probably got the toughest of the England clubs - not for the first time. They must think they are cursed.

"Arsenal's is a mixed group and Chelsea have probably done the best of the English teams."

Champions League draw

So it's Holland, Russia and Germany for Manchester United. Italy, Spain and Germany for Manchester City, Germany, Greece and Croatia for Arsenal and Portugal, Ukraine and Israel for Chelsea.

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Darren Whittaker:  Have Man U ever, and I mean e ver , had a tough draw in Champs League group stages? Even as qualifiers get the best draw.

John:  Why couldn't Sevilla go with Chelsea and Porto and why couldn't Man U get Barcelona??

A-Boo-Car:  It just had to be Bayern and Olympiacos. Anybody from France in Pot 4? That should complete it for Arsenal.

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Full Champions League group draw

Group A:  Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Malmo

Group B:  PSV Eindhoven,  Manchester United,  CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg

Group C:  Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Galatasaray, Astana,

Group D:  Juventus,  Manchester City,  Sevilla, Borussia Monchengladbach

Group E:  Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, BATE Borisov

Group F:  Bayern Munich,  Arsenal,  Olympiacos, Dinamo Zagreb

Group G: Chelsea,  Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Group H:  Zenit Saint Petersburg, Valencia, Lyon, Gent

'Familiar foes'

Champions League draws

David Ornstein

BBC 5 live

"Interesting draws for all the English clubs. It looked good for Man Utd at first but they now face a longer trip to Moscow.

"Sevilla won the Europa League last season so that will be a tough tie for Man City.

"After getting Porto, Chelsea also face a long trip to Ukraine and Arsenal will face some familiar foes. They have lost to Bayern Munich a couple of times and they also face a trip to Greece to face Olympiacos, which they have done a couple of times."