The Champions League group stage draw will begin Thursday, August 30th at 11:45AM (ET). It is then we will find out who Dinamo Zagreb and company will play over the next three months during six matches. Last year, the Croatian champions were given a difficult road as they had to face Real Madrid, Lyon and Ajax. Dinamo lost every match and scored only three goals while conceding a whopping 22. Will the football gods be kinder to them this time around?
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One day after Dinamo captain Milan Badelj helped the Modri back into the Champions League group stage, the 23 year-old flew to Hamburg where he would join his new team: Bundesliga club HSV Hamburg. The transfer was planned well in advance, as it was known Badelj would stay with Dinamo during the Champions League qualifying run but transfer before the deadline. The reported transfer fee for Badelj was €4 million. He will join fellow Croatian international Ivo Iličević at Hamburg.