The groups are identical to those for the UEFA Champions League.
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The UEFA Champions League path group stage draw of the UEFA Youth League is determined by the draw for the senior competition, meaning that – for both competitions – the same teams play the same opponents in identical groups in the same weeks
• The eight groups were decided by the UEFA Champions League draw.
Group A: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Monaco (FRA), Club Brugge (BEL)
Group B: Barcelona (ESP, holders), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Internazionale Milano (ITA)
Group C: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Napoli (ITA), Liverpool (ENG), Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Group D: Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS), Porto (POR), Schalke (GER), Galatasaray (TUR)
Group E: Bayern München (GER), Benfica (POR), Ajax (NED), AEK Athens (GRE)
Group F: Manchester City (ENG), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Lyon (FRA), Hoffenheim (GER)
Group G: Real Madrid (ESP), Roma (ITA), CSKA Moskva (RUS), Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Group H: Juventus (ITA), Manchester United (ENG), Valencia (ESP), Young Boys (SUI)
• Among the hopefuls are holders Barcelona, who won their second title last season, 2017/18 semi-finalists Manchester City and Porto, and past runners-up Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar Dontesk.
• Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern München, Benfica, CSKA Moskva, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto and Real Madrid keep up their records of entering all six editions.
• Debuts: AEK Athens, Crvena zvezda, Hoffenheim, Lokomotiv Moskva, Young Boys
• The group winners progress straight to the round of 16. The group runners-up go into the play-offs where they meet the eight teams that emerge from the domestic champions path of the UEFA Youth League, the draw for which is on Tuesday.
- Road to Nyon
Matchday one: 18/19 September
Matchday two: 2/3 October
Matchday three: 23/24 October
Matchday four: 6/7 November
Matchday five: 27/28 November
Matchday six: 11/12 December
Play-off draw: 17 December
Play-offs: 19/20 February
Knockout draw (round of 16 onwards): 22 February
Round of 16: 12/13 March
Quarter-finals: 2/3 April
Semi-final: 26 April, Nyon
Final: 29 April, Nyon