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UCL Draw: Pulisic, Reyna paired in Group F, and more


The 2023-24 UEFA Champions League group stage field is set with U.S. men’s national team star Christian Pulisic set to square off against his former club.

Pulisic and AC Milan were paired with Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund in Group F, along with Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United. The Pennsylvania native made 81 combined appearances for the Black and Yellow before moving to Chelsea in 2019.

Reyna and Dortmund suffered elimination in the 2022-23 Round of 16 at the hands of Chelsea. Yunus Musah will also be seeking his UCL debut with AC Milan in Group F.

A trio of USMNT players will be in Group B after PSV was paired with Sevilla, Arsenal, and Lens. Sergino Dest featured twice for PSV in UCL qualifying this month as the Eredivisie giants eliminated Rangers 7-3 on aggregate.

Ricardo Pepi and Malik Tillman are also part of the PSV squad after summer moves.

Brenden Aaronson and Union Berlin received a tough draw ahead of its first UCL involvement. The Bundesliga side was paired with Real Madrid, Napoli, and Braga in Group C of the competition.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic received a favorable draw with Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, and Lazio joining them in Group E. The USMNT defender is currently sidelined through injury but should be back at some point of the group stage.

Sam Vines helped Royal Antwerp clinch its first-ever group stage spot this month and the Belgian Pro League side will face Barcelona, Porto, and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group H play.

The UEFA Champions League group stage begins on September 26-27.

Here are the eight UEFA Champions League groups:

GROUP A – Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray.
GROUP B – Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens.
GROUP C – Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin.
GROUP D – Benfica, Inter Milan, Red Bull Salzburg, Real Sociedad.
GROUP E – Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic.
GROUP F – Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United.
GROUP G – Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys.
GROUP H – Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp.


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