>Breaking News: Champions League group draw

>The draw for the group stages of this years Champions League group stage has just finished in Monaco and is as follows:

Group A: Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, TOTTENHAM, FC Twente
Group B: Lyon, Benfica, Schalke, Hapoel Tel Aviv
Group C: MANCHESTER UNITED, Valencia, RANGERS, Bursaspor
Group D: FC Barcelona, Panathinaikos, FC Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan
Group E: Bayern Munich, AS Roma, FC Basel, CFR Cluj
Group F: CHELSEA, Marseille, Spartak Moscow, MSK Zilina
Group G: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax, Auxerre
Group H: ARSENAL, Shakhtar Donetsk, SC Braga, FK Partisan

The draw could mean that all four English team get through. Spurs will face the toughest task, as the Champions League debutants will take on take on the current holders Inter. They do though have beatable opponents in am Ozil-lessWerder Bremen and FC Twente. Manchester United and Valencia should been too strong for Rangers and new boys Bursaspor. Chelsea and Arsenal should also face few problems, although both face inevitably uncomfortable trips to Eastern Europe.

The group that will attract most attention is the Brit-less group G. Mourinho’s Real Madrid were always a danger in this draw as they were seeded in pot 2 meaning they were going to meet another top team, which turned out to be AC Milan. With Ajax, and the difficult Auxerre, thrown into the mix this group has without doubt become the ‘group of death’.


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