Mission Champions League! RB Leipzig are back in the European big time.
In Monaco on Thursday evening, the draw for the UEFA Champions League Group Stage took place. Die Roten Bullen were matched with Zenit St. Petersburg, Benfica Lissabon and Olympique Lyon.
The first match will be held on either the 17th or 18th September. The exact details of the fixtures are yet to be arranged.
Pre-sale and Champions League travel information will follow shortly.
This is a misleading draw - these are the top teams in their respective countries. We have the chance to make it through the group stage, but every game will be a tough task and we need to push ourselves all the way.
This is a group with really strong opponents and fantastic stadiums. We want to progress in the Champions League, but these teams will test us - we'll need to give everything we've got. I've just seen Benfica live, Zenit are Russian champions and Lyon have very, very good players. I experienced that myself last year.
An evenly-matched group. It will be an interesting task for us. If we give our all in every game, we can get the job done.