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So the draw has been made and it is an interesting read. With past European player of the years, Luis Figo, Sir Bobby Charlton, Ruud Gullit and Lothar Matthäus.

Group A

Bayern Munich; Villarreal; Manchester City; Napoli

Group B

Inter Milan; CSKA Moscow; Lille; Trabzonspor

Group C

Manchester Utd; Benfica; FC Basel; Otelul Galati

Group D

Real Madrid; Lyon; Ajax; Dinamo Zagreb

Group E

Chelsea; Valencia; Bayer Leverkusen; Genk

Group F

Arsenal; Ol. Marseille; Olympiacos; Borussia Dortmund

Group G

FC Porto; Shakhtar Donetsk; Zenit St. Petersburg; Apoel Nicosia

Group H

Barcelona; AC Milan; Bate Borisov; Viktoria Plzen

For me the two most difficult groups involve English teams and they are Group A with Manchester City facing tough competition against Villarreal, Napoli and Bayern, and Group F for Arsenal facing Marseille, Borussia Dortmund and Olympiacos.

Manchester United have the easiest group and should qualify with ease, where as Chelsea in Group E will face a tough ask facing Bayer Leverkusen and Valencia, and with Juan Mata only just signing for Chelsea from Valencia it adds some spice to the mix in those two games.

I can’t wait for the Champions League to kick off and eagerly wait to watch as many games possible and also try and get to some live matches!

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