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Bayern Munich draw Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos, and Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stage (Update: Poll included)

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An interesting group for the German Rekordmeister. Now Niko Kovac needs to make sure his team qualifies.

Tottenham Hotspur v Bayern Munchen - Audi Cup Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images

It’s official: the groups for the 2019/20 Champions League group stage have been drawn. Bayern Munich will face Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos, and Red Star Belgrade in Group B.

It’s a very strong group for the Bavarians, given that Tottenham finished as runners-up in the competition last season, beating both Ajax and Manchester City along the way. Joining them is Greek side Olympiacos, and everyone knows that playing away against Greek teams is never easy. Red Star Belgrade (or Crvena Zvezda, if you wanna call it that) round out the group, and they’re no pushovers either.

This is a very good draw overall. It gives Bayern a chance to test its mettle against one really strong opponent (Spurs), but makes qualification relatively assured due to the presence of Olympiacos and Red Star.

As for the rest of the Bundesliga, they didn’t fare well. Borussia Dortmund got both Barcelona and Inter Milan in their group, creating a much-feared “Group of Death,” while Bayer Leverkusen drew both Juventus and Atletico Madrid. RB Leipzig, in contrast, got a really easy draw. Julian Nagelsmann should make his first Champions League Round of 16 without any trouble.

Here is the full draw in all of its glory:


Poll

Where do you think Bayern will finish in group B?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    1st - It’s like winning the Champions League!
    (643 votes)
  • 19%
    2nd - Well to be fair, Spurs are defending Audi Cup champions.
    (182 votes)
  • 2%
    3rd - DELETE CLUB
    (24 votes)
  • 7%
    4th - Football is actually a really silly sport. We should focus on more important things, like the fact that the Amazon is currently burning.
    (71 votes)
920 votes total Vote Now