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Champions League Group Stage Draw - LIVE!
Welcome to Goal.com's LIVE coverage of the Champions League Group Stage Draw. Here are the teams as drawn in Monaco. Thanks for joining us this evening for a thriling draw!

Group A: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa
Group B: Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg
Group C: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille, Zurich
Group D: Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL
Group E: Liverpool, Lyon, Fiorentina, Debrecen
Group F: Barcelona, Inter, Dynamo Kyiv, Rubin Kazan
Group G: Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart, Unirea Urziceni
Group H: Arsenal, AZ, Olympiacos, Standard Liege

19:00 BST

8/27/09

That concludes our live coverage this evening. To confirm, Lionel Messi is the European Club Footballer of the Year, and here are the Champions League groups:

Group A: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa
Group B: Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg
Group C: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille, Zurich
Group D: Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL
Group E: Liverpool, Lyon, Fiorentina, Debrecen
Group F: Barcelona, Inter, Dynamo Kyiv, Rubin Kazan
Group G: Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart, Unirea Urziceni
Group H: Arsenal, AZ, Olympiacos, Standard Liege

Click the link below to see our group analysis article, and if you enjoyed our live chat feature, head over to Goal.com Transfer LIVE! for 24/7 football talk. Good evening!Read More

18:58 BST

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The European Club Footballer of the Year is...

LIONEL MESSI!


18:57 BST

8/27/09

Now we wait to hear the winner of the European Club Footballer of the Year award. It's just seconds away...

18:55 BST

8/27/09

Joyce Cook and Danny Wallace of NADS, a UK charitable organisation, receives a cheque from UEFA to help grow grassroots football to all people.

I had the privelege of interviewing ex-Manchester United man Danny a few months ago - the link is below - and I can tell you that any organisation he is involved in is well and truly worthy of UEFA's support. So, congratulations to NADS in their quest to make football open to all!
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18:54 BST

8/27/09

Here are the final groups, with a link to our news piece on the same. Stay with us for the European Club Footballer of the Year award, though!

Group A: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa
Group B: Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg
Group C: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille, Zurich
Group D: Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL
Group E: Liverpool, Lyon, Fiorentina, Debrecen
Group F: Barcelona, Inter, Dynamo Kyiv, Rubin Kazan
Group G: Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart, Unirea Urziceni
Group H: Arsenal, AZ, Olympiacos, Standard Liege
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18:53 BST

8/27/09

Two teams left. Rubin Kazan, the Russian champs, join Group F with Barcelona, Inter, and Dynamo Kyiv.

That leaves Maccabi Haifa in Group A with Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Bordeaux.

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8/27/09

FC Zurich are next. They meet Group C's AC Milan, Real Madrid and Marseille!

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8/27/09

APOEL, who stunned FC Copenhagen, are next out. It's Group D for them to meet Chelsea, Porto, and Atletico Madrid!

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8/27/09

VfL Wolfsburg - the one most teams want to avoid from this pot - are next. The German champions meet Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, and Besiktas! That throws the group a bit more open...

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8/27/09

Coming up now is Debreceni, the very bottom seeds in the whole contest. Liverpool, Lyon and Fiorentina welcome them to Group E

18:48 BST

8/27/09

Now it's Unirea Uzriceni of Romania. It's Group G for them to meet Sevilla, Rangers and Stuttgart.

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First out: Standard Liege. They are considered one of the stronger fourth seeds, and they meet Group H's Arsenal, AZ, and Olympiacos.

18:46 BST

8/27/09

Van der Sar, Terry, Xavi, and Messi are the shortlist for the European Club Player of the Year award, which will come after the Pot 4 draw. Which starts, well, now!

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8/27/09

Messi was asked for his most cherished moment of the year. His response: "It's really difficult to pick just one. It was an unbelievable year which gave me so much happiness and success."

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Now Denis Law is on the stage to present the forward of the year award. Law being applauded by Kenny Dalglish in the crowd is almost enough to inspire a tear in the eye of any Scot watching proceedings. The nominees: Samuel Eto'o, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The winner of the European Club Forward of the Year award... LIONEL MESSI!

18:42 BST

8/27/09

Here are the groups so far, with all the top three seeds out of the hat:

Group A: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux
Group B: Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas
Group C: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille
Group D: Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid
Group E: Liverpool, Lyon, Fiorentina
Group F: Barcelona, Inter, Dynamo Kyiv
Group G: Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart
Group H: Arsenal, AZ, Olympiacos

18:41 BST

8/27/09

Olympiacos come out to meet Group H pair Arsenal and AZ.

That leaves Marseille to join Group C with Milan and Real Madrid by default.

18:40 BST

8/27/09

Next up: Fiorentina. They meet Liverpool and Lyon in Group E!

18:40 BST

8/27/09

Now it's Dynamo Kyiv. Their opponents: Group F's Barcelona and Inter!

Then Atletico Madrid join Group D with Chelsea and Porto.

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8/27/09

Next up: Besiktas. They can go into six possible groups, but they get Group B with Manchester United and CSKA Moscow. The Red Devils may feel that they have a clear path to the knockout stages, but can they afford complacency?