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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ajax Gets Real

GENEVA -- European Champions' Cup holder Ajax of Amsterdam found itself drawn against six-time winner Real Madrid on Friday for its opening clash in this year's champions' league.


The two former champions will meet in Group D on Sept. 13 in Amsterdam when Europe's premier soccer competition kicks off.


England's Blackburn Rovers, who made a disappointing debut in European club soccer last year, will meet the more experienced Spartak Moscow in Group B while Legia Warsaw kick off against Norway's Rosenborg.


Italy's Juventus, which has won all three European club competitions in the past, will meet Borussia Dortmund of Germany in Group C.


(For full draw, see Scorecard.)