Roma simulate Champions League draw… and it’s not good news for Manchester United or Liverpool
- Roma run full Champions League draw – with English clubs in for a tough test
- In Roma’s version of the draw, Manchester United face Barcelona, Ajax and Inter
- Liverpool also face tough test with Atletico, Napoli and Club Brugge in Group A
- The actual draw will take place on Thursday, August 30 at 8:00pm in Monaco
Manchester United and Liverpool could be in for a tough time in the Chamions League group stage if it turns out anything like Roma’s simulation of the draw.
The Italian club ran their own version of Thursday’s draw, which saw the club pitted against Manchester City, Schalke and Red Star Belgrade in Group G.
While Manchester City fans might consider that an acceptable challenge, their city rivals are in for a much stiffer challenge in a group packed with Champions League pedigree.
According to Roma’s Champions League draw simulator, Liverpool face a tough group stage
Five-time champions Barcelona are the biggest danger, but their 2016 Europa League final opponents Ajax and triple Champions League winners Inter also stand in their way.
Beaten finalists Liverpool don’t have it much easier, picked in Group A alongside Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Club Brugge as they aim to go one step further than last year.
Should this simulation come through, Tottenham may fancy their chances of finishing in the top two and progressing to the knockout stages.
Manchester United may be disappointed with the outcome of Roma’s draw simulation
They would take on German giants Bayern Munich, as well as Dutch club PSV and Galatasary of Turkey.
Having progressed through a group featuring Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia, they may feel happy with the draw this time around.
The real Champions League draw will take place at 8:00pm in Monaco on Thursday.