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Real Madrid draw Inter Milan, Shaktar and Sheriff in UEFA Champions League group stage


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Real Madrid have been placed in Group D of the UEFA Champions League alongside Inter Milan, Shaktar Donesk and Sheriff

Los Blancos will certainly be one of the happier teams having avoided a much tougher group coming out of pot 2. Perhaps the only let down will be the amount of travel Los Blancos are likely to clock up midweek with trips to Italy, Ukraine and Moldova all the books. There won’t be any easy matches, but Madrid should feel confident of winning a potential shootout for first place with Inter Milan as Italian champions have sold off a huge bulk of their title wining squad due to financial troubles.

Outside of that, there was unfortunately little to report from a Real Madrid perspective. Barcelona Feminino conducted a clean sweep of the women’s awards including women’s player of the year Alexia Putellas while Chelsea managed to clinch goalkeeper, defender and midfielder. Erling Haaland took the forward of the year and Jorginho was named player of the year.

The final groups are below with Group A or Group E looking like the potential groups of death on paper.

Group A: Man. City, Paris, Leipzig, Brugge

Group B: Atlético, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting CP, Dortmund, Ajax, Beşiktaş

Group D: Inter, Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Sheriff

Group E: Bayern, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev

Group F: Villarreal, Man. United, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: LOSC, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

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