PSG's UEFA Cup hopes just were dealt a very tough blow as they were draw into Group A that includes Schalke 04 of the Bundesliga, Racing Santander of La Liga, the Steve McClaren-led FC Twente of the Eredivisie and Manchester City of England's Premier League. PSG's management has confirmed that the focus of the campaign will be Ligue 1 and is undaunted by the draw.
The competition now enters the Group Stage with the top three clubs surviving to the next round. Divided into eight groups of five clubs, the matches begin on the 23rd of October, continuing on November 6 and 27 and followed-up on 3/4 and 17/18 December. At that time the round of thirty-two will commence with the teams that finished first and third will be paired, with the runners-up meeting the clubs presently competing in the UEFA Champions League.