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UEFA Champions League: Group-by-group previews and predictions

The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage is set. John Brewin and Nick Miller break down the draw and predict who will go through to the Round of 16.

Group A: Is this finally the year Arsenal fall at the hurdle of the group stage? FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad will hope so, writes John Brewin.
Predicted finish: (1) Paris Saint-Germain (2) Arsenal (3) Basel (4) Ludogorets.

Group B: Benfica have won the Portuguese title three straight times but face a tough Champions League group, which includes Napoli, writes Nick Miller.
Predicted finish: (1) Benfica (2)Dynamo Kiev (3) Napoli (4) Besiktas.

Group C: Pep Guardiola's return to Barcelona with Manchester City is the headline event from the Champions League group draw, writes John Brewin.
Predicted finish: (1) Barcelona (2) Manchester City (3) Borussia Monchengladbach (4) Celtic.

Group D: After ousting them in the 2015-16 semifinals, Atletico Madrid will seek to upset Bayern Munich once again this season, writes Nick Miller.
Predicted finish: (1) Atletico Madrid (2) Bayern Munich (3) PSV Eindhoven (4) Rostov.

Group E: Tottenham should be content with their Champions League group but dealing with the pressure at Wembley may be a factor, writes John Brewin.
Predicted finish: (1) Tottenham (2) Bayer Leverkusen (3) CSKA Moscow (4) Monaco.

Group F: Winning the UCL this season could be Real Madrid's greatest achievement. They face Dortmund, Lisbon and Legia Warsaw, writes Nick Miller.
Predicted finish: (1)Real Madrid (2) Borussia Dortmund (3) Sporting (4) Legia Warsaw.

Group G: Leicester's Premier League title-winning tactics will face a severe test, but they are in a group from which they can advance, writes John Brewin.
Predicted finish: (1) Porto (2) Leicester (3) Copenhagen (4) Brugge.

Group H: Juventus have drawn Lyon, Sevilla and Dinamo Zagreb, and have spent big in their bid to conquer the Champions League, writes Nick Miller.
Predicted finish: (1) Juventus (2) Lyon (3) Sevilla (4) Dinamo Zagreb.

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