Champions League draw: Lyon face Zenit, Benfica and Leipzig

Olympique Lyonnais have been placed in Group G of this season’s UEFA Champions League, where they will face Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, and RB Leipzig.

It’s a tough draw, but one from which they will harbour hopes of progressing to the knock-out stages, or at least into the Europa League.

It’s a fairly balanced group and all four teams will believe that they have a chance of making it into the top two places. Lyon, in seeding pot three, could certainly have ended up facing much tougher opponents from pots one and two than Zenit and Benfica, so they got lucky on that front, but ended up with the strongest team from pot four in RB Leipzig.