Bayern Munich learned the starting point of their Champions League campaign, drawing Arsenal, Olympiakos, and Dinamo Zagreb in Group F of the group stage as part of Thursday's draw in Monaco.
Bayern have yet to play any of their upcoming opponents in the group stage, though they have faced all of them before in the past. Arsenal is the club Bayern has the most experience against, the Rekordmeister winning four of the eight meetings against the Gunners.
Arsenal are currently in the mid-table of the Barclays Premier League, collecting four points through their first three matches. Olympiakos won their opening Greek Super League match against Panionios, while Dinamo Zagreb top the 1. HNL in Croatia with 13 points through seven matches while participating in three rounds of Champions League qualifying.
Bayern will open their Champions League campaign in Greece on September 16. They also host Dinamo Zagreb in September before traveling to London to face Arsenal.
|@ Olympiakos CFP||September 16, 2015|
|vs. Dinamo Zagreb||September 29, 2015|
|@ Arsenal||October 20, 2015|
|vs. Arsenal||November 4, 2015|
|vs. Olympiakos CFP||November 24, 2015|
|@ Dinamo Zagreb||December 9, 2015|
According to ESPN Stats and Information, Bayern have a 97.6 percent chance of advancing to the round of 16, second-highest to Barcelona (98.7 percent). Saturday opponents Bayer Leverkusen will have to be one of the clubs who faces Barcelona in Group E. Wolfsburg meanwhile got paired with CSKA Moskva – who Bayern played in the group stage each of the last two years – as well as Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven.
Here are the full results of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League draw:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Paris Saint Germain||PSV Eindhoven||SL Benfica||Juventus|
|Real Madrid||Manchester United||Atlético Madrid||Manchester City|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||CSKA Moskva||Galatasaray||Sevilla|
|Malmö FF||VfL Wolfsburg||Lokomotiv Astana||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Barcelona||Bayern Munich||Chelsea||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||Arsenal||FC Porto||Valencia|
|AS Roma||Olympiakos CFP||Dynamo Kyiv||Olympique Lyonnais|
|BATE Borisov||Dinamo Zagreb||Maccabi Tel-Aviv||KAA Gent|