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AC Milan draws Zenit, Anderlecht and Malaga in Champions League Group C

The Serie A representative will have to deal with the Russian champion, as well as Belgium's finest and the Primera Division's number four.

AC MILAN
SEASON 2011-12
League:
Runner-up
Europe: Champions League quarter-finalist
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri

Appointed: 2010

Stadium:
San Siro

Capacity:
80,018

Best Champions League performance:
Winner seven times (1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007)
THE DANGER MAN
Robinho

He may well have had a difficult second season with the Rossoneri in 2011-12, but the Brazilian's importance has grown immeasurably due to Milan's difficult summer market. It is to be hoped that he can regain the form which saw him net 14 goals in his debut season for the club, when he threatened to finally fulfill the promise which had made him one of the most talked-about players on the planet when he signed for Real Madrid in 2005.

ZENIT
SEASON 2011-12
League:
Champion
Europe: Champions League round of 16
Manager: Luciano Spalletti

Appointed: 2009

Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium

Capacity: 21,570

Best Champions League performance: Round of 16 (2011-12)
THE DANGER MAN
Danny


The Portuguese playmaker raised a few eyebrows when he made his mega-money move to Zenit in 2008, but immediately proved his worth by turning in a match-winning performance against Manchester United in the European Super Cup. Having just returned after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, his fitness could make or break Zenit's European campaign.

Anderlecht
SEASON 2011-12
League:
Champion
Europe: Europa League round of 32
Manager: John van den Brom

Appointed: 2012

Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

Capacity: 28,063

Best Champions League performance: Semifinals (1981-82, 1985-86)
THE DANGER MAN
Diemerci Mbokani

With Argentine attacker Matias Suarez out of action for several more months due to injury, all eyes will be on Mbokani to deliver the goods for the Belgian champion.

The flamboyant attacker returned to Anderlecht this summer after spells with Standard Liege, Monaco and Wolfsburg, and played a key role in his side’s qualification for the group stages.

Malaga
SEASON 2011-12
League:
Fourth
Europe: Did not feature
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Appointed: 2010

Stadium:
La Rosaleda

Capacity:
29,500

Best Champions League performance:
First appearance
THE DANGER MAN
Isco

With Santi Cazorla now at Arsenal, the young Spanish forward will assume greater responsibility in the setting up of goals for the Andalusians - playing in the Champions League for the first time in the club's history.

Isco is still only 20, but is maturing into a fine player for the Costa del Sol outfit, which beat Greek side Panathinaikos 2-0 on aggregate to advance to the group stages earlier this week, and is likely to be key to the team's hopes of further progress in the competition.

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