Atleti to face English champions Chelsea

Atletico Madrid will face English champions Chelsea, Roma and Azerbaijani side Qarabag in a challenging Group C in the Champions League.

The draw is most striking due to the situation of Diego Costa, the wantaway striker at Stamford Bridge who has long been linked with a return to Diego Simeone’s side.

Either way, he may not feature at all in this group as he would be ineligible for Atleti due to their player registration ban while he looks set to exit the London side this month.

Italian giants Roma are also in the group and despite falling in last season’s qualifiers, look better equipped for the tournament this season.

Qarabag complete the group and become the first club from Azerbaijan to reach the Champions League group stages, having defeated FC Copenhagen.

Group C

Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag

Tuesday 12 September

Chelsea – Qarabag

Roma – Atletico Madrid

Wednesday 27 September

Atletico Madrid – Chelsea

Qarabag – Roma

Wednesday 18 October

Chelsea – Roma

Qarabag – Atletico Madrid

Tuesday 31 October

Roma – Chelsea

Atletico Madrid – Qarabag

Wednesday 22 November

Qarabag – Chelsea

Atletico Madrid – Roma

Tuesday 5 December

Chelsea – Atletico Madrid

Roma – Qarabag

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