MONACO (Sporting Alert) — The following are the draws for the group stage of the Champions League, which took place in Monaco on Thursday.
Most eye-popping is the group that has English Premier League side Arsenal, who was drawn in Group F alongside last year’s beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Marseille.
Another tight group is that which includes Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax and Celtic in Group H.
Defending champions Bayern Munich will face EPL side Manchester City, with Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow.
Elsewhere, English champions Manchester United play in Group A with Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad, while Chelsea, should have things there own way alongside Schalke, Basel and Steaua Bucharest.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE
Real Madrid are with Carlos Tevez and Juventus, in Group E, with
Group A: Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad
Group B: Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, Copenhagen
Group C: Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Olympiakos, Anderlecht
Group D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen
Group E: Chelsea, Schalke, Basel, Steaua Bucharest
Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli
Group G: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, Austria Vienna
Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, Celtic
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