Trial in Europe: Arsenal to face Dortmund while City get Bayern

Champions League Group Stage
Champions League Group Stage

Manchester City will face the reigning champions Bayern Munich in the Group D of the Champions League, while Arsenal will face last season’s runner-up of the same competition Borussia Dortmund in Group F.

Champions League Group Draws

Premier League Champions Manchester United and former European Champions Chelsea face a relatively easy group. Another British team Celtic face the group of death as they are pitted against European heavy weights Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax.

Nine times Champions Real Madrid and Serie A champions Juventus should progress easily from their group, while Porto and Atletico Madrid have given a tricky group to handle with.

Here’s the full Champions League Group Draws:

Group A: Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad

Group B: Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, FC Copenhagen

Group C: Benfica, PSG, Olympiakos, Anderlecht

Group D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen

Group E: Chelsea, Schalke 04, Basel, Steau Bucharest

Group F: Arsenal, Marseilles, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli

Group G: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, FC Austria Vienna

Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, Celtic

Here are major Premier League News headlines for tonight:

Samuel Eto’o joins Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala on one-year deal – The Guardian

Mathieu Flamini rejoins Arsenal permanently and becomes Gunners’ second summer signing – The Mirror

Yohan Cabaye poised to return for Newcastle – The Telegraph

Arsenal suffer new blow as Lukas Podolski ruled out for two months – Sky Sports

Tottenham ramp up Eriksen interest – The Telegraph

Let me join United! Baines ‘tells Everton to agree deal’ and reunite him with Moyes – Daily Mail

The secrets behind the development of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, revealed by Rene Meulensteen – The Telegraph

Capital One Cup draw: Manchester United v Liverpool is glamour tie of third round– Sky Sports

England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine – BBC

Let us know your thoughts about the Champions League group draws. Will all the English team qualify to the next round?

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