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Volume 6 No. 212
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage Drawing In Monaco

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Chelsea FC will start its UEFA Champions League title defense against three domestic champions in FC Shakhtar Donetsk from the Ukraine, Juventus FC from Italy and FC Nordsjællands from Denmark. The group stage fixtures will be played on Sept. 18-19, Oct. 2-3, Oct. 23-24, Nov. 6-7, Nov. 20-21 and Dec. 4-5. The group winners and runner-ups will progress to the round of 16 in the spring. Teams finishing third in each group will transfer to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 (UEFA).

Group A
Group B
FC Porto
Arsenal FC
FC Dynamo Kyiv
Schalke 04
Paris St. Germain
Olympiacos FC
Dinamo Zagreb
Montpellier HSC
Group C
Group D
AC Milan
Real Madrid
Zenit St. Petersburg
Manchester City
RSC Anderlecht
Ajax Amsterdam
Málaga FC
Borussia Dortmund
Group E
Group F
Chelsea FC
Bayern Munich
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia FC
Juventus FC
Lille OSC
FC Nordsjællands
FC BATE Borisov
Group G
Group H
FC Barcelona
Manchester United
SL Benfica
SC Braga
FC Spartak Moscow
Galatasaray AS
Celtic FC
CFR 1907 Cluj