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UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: Open Thread

Champions League Final 600x330 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: Open Thread

The draw for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League group stage has begun in the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

The top clubs from around the world will find out their fate, to see what groups they’ll play in.

Pot One: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, FC Porto, Benfica.

Pot Two: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, PSG, Juventus

Pot Three: Zenit, Man City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Leverkusen

Pot Four: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucuresti, Viktoria Plzen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna

Group A

Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk
Bayer Leverkusen
Real Sociedad

Group B

Real Madrid
Juventus
Galatasaray
Copenhagen

Group C

Benfica
Paris Saint-Germain
Olympiacos
Anderlecht

Group D

Bayern Munich
CSKA Moscow
Manchester City
Plzen

Group E

Chelsea
Schalke
FC Basel
Steaua Bucharest

Group F

Arsenal
Olympique Marseille
Borussia Dortmund
Napoli

Group G

Porto
Atletico Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg
Austria Vienna

Group H

Barcelona
AC Milan
Ajax
Celtic

For viewers in the United States, the draw will be shown live on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go. Coverage began at 11:30am ET.

Before, during and after the draw, share your reaction and thoughts in the comments section below.


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