Thursday, 25th August, 2011

The draw for the Champions League Group Stage has taken place in Monaco and thrown up its usual array of mouthwatering ties.

Highlights include Bayern Munich being handed a tough Group A, with the likes of Manchester City, Villarreal and Napoli, while Real Madrid meet long time Champions League rivals Lyon in Group D.

New Chelsea signing Juan Mata heads back to Valencia in Group E, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic will face his former club Barcelona as AC Milan join the holders in Group H.

2011/12 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw In Full:

Group A: Bayern Munich (Ger), Villarreal (Spa), Manchester City (Eng), Napoli (Ita)

Group B: Internazionale (Ita), CSKA Moscow (Rus), Lille (Fra), Trabzonspor (Tur)

Group C: Manchester United (Eng), Benfica (Por), Basel (Swi), Otelul Galati (Rom)

Group D: Real Madrid (Spa), Lyon (Fra), Ajax (Hol), Dinamo Zagreb (Cro)

Group E: Chelsea (Eng), Valencia (Spa), Bayer Leverkusen (Ger), Genk (Bel)

Group F: Arsenal (Eng), Marseille (Fra), Olympiacos (Gre), Borussia Dortmund (Ger)

Group G: FC Porto (Por), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr), Zenit St. Petersburg (Rus), APOEL (Cyp)

Group H: Barcelona (Spa), AC Milan (Ita), BATE Borisov (Blr), Viktoria Plzen (Cze)

   Latest Features: