Newcastle United have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, and AC Milan in Group F of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League.
The Magpies, participating in Europe's premier club competition for the first time in two decades, were in Pot 4 for the draw in Monaco this evening, which was conducted by Eric Abidal and Joe Cole.
When Group F was allocated by Abidal there were audible gasps in the room, as it was final confirmation of it being the group of death in this year's Champions League.
Here's how all eight groups turned out:
We should know the order of the group stage fixtures and the dates that they will be played within the next 48 hours once UEFA has had a bit of time to work through the logistics. As soon as we get that information we'll let you know.
In the meantime, here are the dates when all of this season's Champions League matches will take place:
Matchday 1: 19th/20th of September 2023
Matchday 2: 3rd/4th of October 2023
Matchday 3: 24th/25th of October 2023
Matchday 4: 7th/8th of November 2023
Matchday 5: 28th/29th of November 2023
Matchday 6: 12th/13th of December 2023
Round of 16: 13th/14th/20th/21st of February 2024 and 5th/6th/12th/13th of March 2024
Quarter-finals: 9th/10th and 16th/17th of April 2024
Semi-finals: 30th April/1st May 2024 and 7th/8th of May 2024
Final: 1st of June 2024
What a draw, man, we cannot wait for that first game at St. James' whoever it's against.
Howay Eddie's European Mags!