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The English title winners are up against strong competition in the champions of Spain, Germany and Netherlands, while their neighbours are handed a relatively simple challenge

Premier League champions Manchester City have been drawn against La Liga title winners Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund in the "Group of Death" in this year's Champions League.

Elsewhere for English clubs, Arsenal will face Schalke, Olympiacos and Montpellier, Manchester United will take on Braga, Galatasaray and Cluj, while Chelsea are up against a tough task against Shakhtar and Juventus, with newcomers FC Nordsjaelland completing their group.

Celtic were handed the unenviable task of travelling to the Camp Nou to play Barcelona, with Benfica and Spartak Moscow the other participants in their group.

In Group A, Porto will battle against Dynamo Kiev, Paris Saint-Germain and GNK Dinamo, while Group C sees AC Milan take on Zenit St. Petersburg, Anderlecht and Malaga.

Group F features last year's beaten finalists Bayern Munich against Valencia, Lille and Bate Borisov.

GROUP A
GROUP B
GROUP C
GROUP D
 Porto Arsenal   AC Milan Real Madrid
Dynamo Kiev  Schalke   Zenit St Petersburg   Manchester City
 Paris Saint-Germain  Olympiakos Anderlecht Ajax
Dinamo Zagreb  Montpellier  Malaga Borussia Dortmund
GROUP E
GROUP F
GROUP G
GROUP H
Chelsea  Bayern Munich Barcelona Manchester United
 Shakhtar Donetsk Valencia  Benfica  Braga
 Juventus  Lille  Spartak Moscow  Galatasaray
 Nordsjaelland BATE Borisov Celtic Cluj

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