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The Italian giants travel to the Spanish capital while Lionel Messi and Co. meet familiar opponents after being paired with the Rossoneri for the third year in a row

Nine-time European champion Real Madrid has been paired with Juventus in the pick of Thursday afternoon's Champions League draw in Monaco.

Carlo Ancelotti's men and the current Serie A champions, who met in the final in 1998, have been joined by Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen in Group B.

Barcelona and AC Milan will resume rivalries again after meeting four times in the last three seasons, with Lionel Messi inspiring the Spanish side to a memorable comeback at the last-16 stage last time round. Joining them in an intriguing Group H is Ajax and Celtic.

Arsenal faces a difficult task to maintain its record of consistently reaching the knockout stages after being joined in Group F by Olympique de Marseille, Napoli, and last season's beaten finalist Borussia Dortmund.

Elsewhere, holder Bayern Munich will take on Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City for the second time in three years, and Real Sociedad is rewarded for its playoff victory over Olympique Lyonnais with a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

The 2013-14 final will be held in the Estadio de Luz in Lisbon.

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
Olympique de Marseille
 Borussia Dortmund
Napoli
 
GROUP G


Porto
 Atletico Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg
Austria Wien
GROUP H


Barcelona
AC Milan
Ajax
Celtic

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