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Draw for the Uefa Champions League

Live coverage of the draw for the Uefa Champions League group stage, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in the pot

  • The draw for the group phase of the Champions League..

    Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Paris St Germain, Dinamo Zagreb

    Group B: Arsenal, Schalke 04, Olympiakos, Montpellier

    Group C: AC Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga

    Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund

    Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC Nordsjylland

    Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, BATE Borisov

    Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic

    Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, FC Cluj

    This season's final will be held at Wembley Stadium.

    Follow the latest news below...
    8/30/2012 3:45:47 PM
  • Dinamo Zagreb are in Group A. Looks quite straight forward for PSG.
    8/30/2012 4:36:06 PM
  • Group D(eath) WOW
    8/30/2012 4:36:19 PM
  • Montpellier are in Group B - that's Arsenal's group. Nice draw for Arsene Wenger's side.
    8/30/2012 4:36:58 PM
  • FC Nordsjylland are in Chelsea's group - Group E. #whippingboys
    8/30/2012 4:37:55 PM
  • BATE Borisov are in Group F.
    8/30/2012 4:38:33 PM
  • Malaga are in Group C.
    8/30/2012 4:39:02 PM
  • FC Cluj are next out the glass bowl. They're in Group H. What a nice group for Manchester United. Something makes me think they'll qualify from the group phase this year.
    8/30/2012 4:40:12 PM
  • And that means Borussia Dortmund are in Group D - Bad luck Manchester City.
    8/30/2012 4:40:43 PM
  • That's the draw concluded - and quite a draw it's been, particularly for Manchester City.
    8/30/2012 4:41:57 PM
  • Roberto Mancini's side have been drawn with Real Madrid (champions of Spain), Ajax Amsterdam (champions of Holland) and Borussia Dortmund (champions of Germany).
    8/30/2012 4:43:15 PM
  • Such a tough group to progress from for the English champions. Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid won't be happy either.
    8/30/2012 4:43:52 PM
  • Chelsea have the next toughest group of the English sides. They play Shakhtar Donetsk and Juventus, although at least FC Nordsjylland were put in their group.
    8/30/2012 4:44:35 PM
  • nice draw for manchester city, they will be working their socks off now and still they wont make it, bad luck, all the way man united
    8/30/2012 4:44:55 PM
  • Things look relatively straight forward for Arsenal, they have Schalke 04, Olympiakos and Montpellier.
    8/30/2012 4:45:48 PM
  • But it is Manchester United who will be the best pleased of the Premier League sides. Braga, Galatasaray and FC Cluj await them.
    8/30/2012 4:46:24 PM
  • With the draw concluded, let us know your thoughts by commenting above. We'll post the best ones.
    8/30/2012 4:49:34 PM
  • would have preferred schalke 04 in Man Utd group to make it a little fun. anyway an alright group for Arsenal FC and kinna tight one for Chelsea FC. All the best to all d English teams most especiall Man. City
    8/30/2012 4:52:11 PM
  • Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC Nordsjylland......i blive in CHELSEA!!!!!
    8/30/2012 4:52:19 PM
  • Group D: Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund go through
    8/30/2012 4:52:24 PM
  • Arsenal and Montpellier to progress from B. That trip to France could for the Gunners could be very tricky.
    8/30/2012 4:52:29 PM
  • city will have a tough task and will have to play well - Chelsea and Arsenal both could get out but will be tough for the blue half - Might be better for the Red half of manchester but we'll have to be at our best too - Can't wait -Paris must be one of the favs
    8/30/2012 4:52:55 PM
  • Thank god Chelsea have some terrible teams and Celtic will get humped
    8/30/2012 4:59:10 PM
  • I don't agree that PSG's group looks quite straightforward for them. They may have been thrown together with some rich Sheikh's millions but they've not exactly blown mediocre sides in the French league away let alone the perennials of Porto and the experienced Dynamo Kiev. Bordeaux should have beaten them last time out and I believe they only have 3 draws from 3 played and none against the big name teams. My money is on them not making it out of the group.
    8/30/2012 4:59:14 PM
  • e) Chelsea, Shakhtar, f) Bayern, Valencia, g) Barca, Benfica, h) Man U, Galatasaray..get your money on it now :)
    8/30/2012 5:04:56 PM
  • The draw could have been a lot harder on Celtic, I fancy them to take a Europa league spot or maybe even sneak 2nd behind Barca. It all really depends on how they perform away as Celtic could take any team at Celtic park.
    8/30/2012 5:05:02 PM
  • I think Chelsea will sruggle to make it out of this group, they were lucky last year and their team isn't getting any younger. Celtic get Barca again.....Oh well, maybe I'll make it in in time this time to see the the one and only goal!!
    8/30/2012 5:21:16 PM
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