The 2010/2011 UEFA Champions League group stage is now set after the draw took place in Monaco on Thursday, 26/08/2010. The draw proposes some interesting match-ups and intriguing possibilities.
The trophy holders Inter have been dealt a tough hand in Group A facing Werder Bremen, Tottenham, and Twente. The likely group of death would seem to be Group G with Real Madrid, Milan, Ajax, and Auxerre.
Meanwhile, Barcelona in Group D will be relatively pleased to battle against Panathinaikos, Copenhagen, and Rubin Kazan.
Last year’s finalists Bayern Munich also have a Germany – Italy duel versus Roma. Basel and Cluj round out Group E.
English giants Manchester United will take on Valencia, Bursaspor, and Rangers and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba will visit his old stomping ground versus Marseille.
Below is a list of the Groups :
Group H: ARSENAL, Shakhtar Donetsk, SC Braga, FK Partisan
Group A: Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, TOTTENHAM, FC Twente
Group B: Lyon, Benfica, Schalke, Hapoel Tel Aviv
Group F: CHELSEA, Marseille, Spartak Moscow, MSK Zilina
Group D: FC Barcelona, Panathinaikos, FC Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan
Group G: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax, Auxerre
Group C: MANCHESTER UNITED, Valencia, RANGERS, Bursaspor
Group E: Bayern Munich, AS Roma, FC Basel, CFR Cluj
The final will take place at the Wembley Stadium, England.
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