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Thursday August 29 2013
Juve-Real Madrid, Milan-Barca again

Juventus take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, Milan have Barcelona yet again and Napoli face Arsenal in the Champions League.

The draw for the Champions League group phase was performed this afternoon in Monaco, involving three Italian clubs.

Juventus and Milan were both second seeds, while Napoli were in the fourth pot due to their lack of experience in this competition.

The Bianconeri have been paired with Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, who are perhaps the favourites to win the trophy this season, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.

Milan will face Barcelona for the third year running, Dutch giants Ajax and Scotland’s Celtic. This is the only group where all four clubs are previous winners of the trophy.

Napoli have a tough group, as they are going to fight it out with Arsenal, Olympique Marseille and Borussia Dortmund. It's a special moment for Gonzalo Higuain, who had been close to joining the Gunners this summer.

Reigning Champions of Europe Bayern Munich are in Group D with CSKA Moscow, Manchester City and Viktoria Plzen.

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

Viktoria Plzen

 

Group E

Chelsea

Schalke 04

Basel

Steaua Bucharest

 

 

Group F

Arsenal

Olympique Marseille

Borussia Dortmund

NAPOLI

 

Group G

Porto

Atletico Madrid

Zenit

Austria Vienna

 

Group H

Barcelona

MILAN

Ajax

Celtic

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