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Thursday, August 29, 2013

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - Group Stage Draw announced

The draw for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League has been made, and there are some big clubs that will clash in group play.

Group B sees Real Madrid and Juventus facing each other, while Group H has Barcelona and AC Milan as the top two seeds.

 Arsenal have a tricky start versus Borussia Dortmund, Marseille and Napoli while Manchester United is up against Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad.

Bayern Munich take on Manchester City, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen while Chelsea have an easier group of Schalke, FC Basel and Steaua Bucharest.

The first round of group matches will be played on 17-18 September.

Full Champions League draw:
Group A: Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad
Group B: Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, FC Copenhagen
Group C: Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Olympiakos, Anderlecht
Group D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen
Group E: Chelsea, Schalke, FC 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
The 2014 Champions League final will be held at Benfica's Stadium of Light in Lisbon.

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