Thursday, August 30, 2012
2012-13 Champions League Group Stage Draw
Defending Champions Chelsea have some work to do as well, as the Blues will play Juventus, with Shaktar Donetesk a tough task as well, and little FC Nordsjaelland completing the group.
Barcelona have drawn Iberian neighbours Benfica, as well as having to travel across Europe to face Spartak Moscow, and Scottish side Celtic.
Arsenal will play German side Schalke, French Champions Montpellier, and Greek team Olympiakos.
Finally, Manchester United appear to have receive a favourable draw with two of their opponents being sides that had to go through qualification, with Portoguese side Braga, Turkish team Galatasaray and Romanians CFR Cluj.
Champions League groups:
Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Paris St Germain, Dinamo Zagreb
Group B: Arsenal, Schalke, Olympiakos, Montpellier
Group C: AC Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund
Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC Nordsjaelland
Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, BATE Borisov
Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic
Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, CFR Cluj
The first Chmapions League group games will be played on September 19-20th.