UEFA Champions League draw: Manchester United get easy group; Real Madrid up against Manchester City

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 22:13

Zeenews Sports Bureau

3-time UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United got an easy draw in the group stages of the 2012 UEFA Champions League.

The English Premier side was drawn in Group H alongside Braga from Portugal, Galatasaray from Turkey and CRF Cluj from Romania.

Manchester City got the 'group of Death', Group D. The English Premier League champions will have to face Spanish La Liga champions Real Madrid, Dutch champions Ajax and German champions Dortmund in the group stages.

English Club Arsenal were drawn in Group C for the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League alongside France Ligue 1 champions Montpellier HSC, FC Schalke 04 of Germany and Olympiacos F.C. of Greece.

Reigning champions Chelsea will have a stiff challenge to overcome as they will face Seria A champions Juventus in the Group stages of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League. Along with Juventus, Chelsea have Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine and Nordsjælland of Denmark in their Group E.

In Group A, Porto will battle against Dynamo Kiev, Paris Saint-Germain and GNK Dinamo, while Group C sees AC Milan take on Zenit St. Petersburg, Anderlecht and Malaga.

Group F features last year's beaten finalists Bayern Munich against Valencia, Lille and Bate Borisov.

Rest of the Group details are as follows:

GROUP A

Porto(POR)
Dynamo Kyiv(UKR)
PSG(FRA)
Dinamo Zagreb(CRO)

GROUP B

Arsenal(ENG)
Schalke(GER)
Olympiacos(GRE)
Montpellier(FRA)

GROUP C

Milan(ITA)
Zenit(RUS)
Anderlecht(BEL)
Málaga(ESP)

GROUP D

Real Madrid(ESP)
Man. City(ENG)
Ajax(NED)
Dortmund(GER)

GROUP E

Chelsea(ENG)
Shakhtar Donetsk(UKR)
Juventus(ITA)
Nordsjælland(DEN)

GROUP F

Bayern(GER)
Valencia(ESP)
LOSC(FRA)
BATE(BLR)

GROUP G

Barcelona(ESP)
Benfica(POR)
Spartak Moskva(RUS)
Celtic(SCO)

GROUP H

Man. United(ENG)
Braga(POR)
Galatasaray(TUR)
CFR Cluj(ROU)



First Published: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 08:00

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