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CL Special: Goal.com Champions League Predictions For 2010-11

The world's most prestigious club competition is back this week. The group stage of the UEFA Champions League is set to begin this Tuesday and once again Europe's elite clubs will go hammer and tongs at one another to grab club football's most coveted prize.

As with previous years, 32 clubs from countries across Europe have qualified for the group stage. They have been divided into eight groups of four, out of which the top two clubs will go through to the second round.

From the Round of 16 onwards, it will be two-legged knockout rounds up until the final, which will be played at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Here are Goal.com International's predictions on how we think the Champions League will pan out this season:

Group Qualifiers:

Group A:

Inter

Werder Bremen

Group B:

Olympique Lyonnais

Benfica

Group C:

  Manchester United

Valencia

Group D:

Barcelona

Rubin Kazan

Group E:

Bayern Munich

Roma

Group F:

Chelsea

Olympique de Marseille

Group G:

Milan

Real Madrid

Group H:

Arsenal

Shakhtar Donetsk

Quarter Final Losers:

Inter, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Lyon

Semi Final Losers:

Real Madrid, Chelsea

Runners-Up:

Milan

Winners:

Barcelona

Top Scorer:

David Villa (Barcelona)

Biggest Flops:

Schalke

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