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Celtic drawn alongside Manchester City in Champions League group of death

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Brendan Rodgers won't be too happy with Celtic's draw
Brendan Rodgers won't be too happy with Celtic's draw

Celtic have been handed a horror Champions League draw, making up an extremely tough Group C with Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Scottish champions face an uphill task in what looks to be the group of death in this season's competition.

Celtic face European heavyweights Barcelona, who will also play against former boss Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. Borussia Monchengladbach make up what looks to be the group of death.

Meanwhile, Arsenal find themselves in Group A alongside French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Swiss outfit FC Basel and Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Premier League champions Leicester City play Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen in a decent Group G draw for their first appearance in Europe's elite tournament.

Tottenham Hotspur have a kind draw on their return to the competition with ties against CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco in Group E.

Depending on the performance of English sides in both the Champions League and Europa League, there is the possibility that the Premier League could lose its coveted fourth spot in the top-tier competition.

Groups in full:

A - Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, FC Basel, Ludogorets

B - Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas

C - Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic

D - Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV, Rostov

E- CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco

F- Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting CP, Legia Warsaw

G - Leicester City, Porto, Club Brugge, Copenhagen

H - Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, Dinamo Zagreb

Dates for group stage matches:

13–14/09/16: Group stage, matchday one 
27–28/09/16: Group stage, matchday two 
18–19/10/16: Group stage, matchday three 
01–02/11/16: Group stage, matchday four 
22–23/11/16: Group stage, matchday five 
06–07/12/16: Group stage, matchday six