Champions League 2015/16 Draw: Groups & Odds

The Champions League group stage draw takes place Thursday. (Getty)

The Champions League group stage draw takes place Thursday. (Getty)

The Champions League group stage draw took place on Thursday in Monaco and the top clubs from across the continent found out who they will have to navigate past to get to the knockout stages.

As it is the case every year, Premier League club Manchester City were given a tough group with last year’s finalists Juventus, Europa League winners Sevilla and dangerous German team Borussia Mönchengladbach. Holders Barcelona and Premier League champions Chelsea were given relatively easy paths to the final 16.

The Champions League begins Sept. 15.

Check below for the full draw and the odds to win the competition.

Champions League 2015/16 Draw

Barcelona won the Champions League in 2014/15. Getty)

Barcelona won the Champions League in 2014/15. (Getty)

Group A:
Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk

Group B:
Manchester United
CSKA Moscow

Group C:

Group D:
Manchester City
Borussia Mönchengladbach

Group E:
Bayer Leverkusen
BATE Borisov

Group F:
Bayern Munich
Dinamo Zagreb

Group G:
Dynamo Kyiv
Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Group H:
KAA Gent

Pot 1: Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern München, Juventus, Benfica, Paris, Zenit, PSV Eindhoven
Pot 2: Real Madrid, Atlético, Porto, Arsenal, Man. United, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Man. City
Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Lyon, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos, CSKA Moskva, Galatasaray, Roma
Pot 4: BATE Borisov, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Gent, Malmö, Astana

Below is the schedule for the competition:

Matchday one: 15/16 September
Matchday two: 29/30 September
Matchday three: 20/21 October
Matchday four: 3/4 November
Matchday five: 24/25 November
Matchday six: 8/9 December

Round of 16 draw: 14 December, Nyon
Round of 16, first leg: 16/17/23/24 February
Round of 16, second leg: 8/9/15/16 March
Quarter-final draw: 18 March, Nyon
Quarter-final, first leg: 5/6 April
Quarter-final second leg: 12/13 April
Semi-final draw: 15 April. Nyon
Semi-final, first leg: 26/27 April
Semi-final, second leg: 3/4 May
Final: 28 May, San Siro (Milan)

Champions League 2015/16 Winner

Barcelona 11/4
Bayern Munich 9/2
Real Madrid 5/1
Chelsea 10/1
Manchester City 11/1
PSG 14/1
Manchester Utd 20/1
Arsenal 20/1
Juventus 20/1
Atletico Madrid 22/1
Valencia 50/1
Roma 66/1
Wolfsburg 66/1
Porto 66/1
Sevilla 66/1
Benfica 80/1
Borussia M’gladbach 100/1
Zenit 100/1
Bayer Leverkusen 100/1
Lyon 100/1
Shakhtar Donetsk 125/1
PSV Eindhoven 150/1
Galatasaray 150/1
Dinamo Kiev 250/1
CSKA Moscow 250/1
Olympiacos 250/1
BATE Borisov 750/1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1000/1
Dinamo Zagreb 1000/1
Gent 1000/1
Malmo 1000/1
Astana 2000/1

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