Football: Ryan Thomas' PSV handed tough Champions League draw

Football: Ryan Thomas' PSV handed tough Champions League draw

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to Old Trafford, after Juventus were drawn against Manchester United in the Champions League group stage.

Joining United and Serie A champions Juventus in a difficult Group H are Valencia of Spain and Young Boys of Switzerland.

Last season’s runners-up Liverpool, will face Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli of Italy and Red Star Belgrade from Serbia in Group C.

Premier League champions Manchester City face a somewhat simpler task, as they face Shakhtar Donetsk of Russia, Lyon and Hoffenheim of Germany in Group F.

Three-time defending champions Real Madrid are in Group G with Roma, CSKA Moscow and Czech side Viktoria Plzen.

Champions League groups

Group A

Atletico Madrid (Spain), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Monaco (France), Club Brugge (Belgium)

Group B

Barcelona (Spain), Tottenham Hotspur (England), PSV-Eindhoven (Netherlands), Inter Milan (Italy)

Group C

Paris Saint-Germain (France), Napoli (Italy), Liverpool (England), Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)

Group D

Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia), Porto (Portugal), Schalke (Germany), Galatasaray (Turkey)

Group E

Bayern Munich (Germany), Benfica (Portugal), Ajax (Netherlands), AEK Athens (Greece)

Group F

Manchester City (England), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Lyon (France), Hoffenheim (Germany)

Group G

Real Madrid (Spain), Roma (Italy), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)

Group H

Juventus (Italy), Manchester United (England), Valencia (Spain), Young Boys (Switzerland)