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Last season's finalists face the Premier League duo, with Manuel Pellegrini's side hoping to reach the knockout stages for the first time, while Celtic face Barcelona and AC Milan

Arsenal have been drawn with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League while Manchester City will face holders Bayern Munich in the two headline ties for the group stage.

The Gunners comfortably triumphed over Fenerbahce in the play-off round to reach competition proper for the 16th consecutive season, and will now face last season's runners-up, Italian side Napoli and Marseille to reach the knockout stages in Group F.

City, meanwhile, will have to navigate past holders, Bayern Munich, if they are to reach the second round of the tournament for the first time at the third attempt. CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen make up Group D.

Chelsea, placed in Group E, have a relatively easier route to the knockout stage, being drawn against Schalke, Basel and Steaua Bucharest.

Manchester United will face Shakhtar Donetsk for the first time, along with Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad in Group A.

Celtic have, again, been placed against some of Europe's elite in the form of Barcelona, nine-time winners AC Milan and Ajax. Neil Lennon's side, of course, beat the Liga champions at Celtic Park last season.


GROUP A


Man Utd
Shakhtar Donetsk
Bayer Leverkusen
 Real Sociedad
 
GROUP B


Real Madrid
Juventus
Galatasaray
FC Copenhagen
 
GROUP C


Benfica
Paris Saint-Germain
Olympiakos
Anderlecht
 
GROUP D


Bayern Munich
 CSKA Moscow
 Manchester City
Viktoria Plzen
 
GROUP E


Chelsea
 Schalke
 Basel
Steaua Bucharest
 
GROUP F


Arsenal
Marseille
 Borussia Dortmund
Napoli
 
GROUP G


Porto
 Atletico Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg
Austria Vienna
GROUP H


Barcelona
AC Milan
Ajax
Celtic

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