Manchester City face a difficult group in their debut season in the UEFA Champions League, having been placed in Group A alongside Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Serie A side Napoli.

Manchester United have been paired in Group C alongside Portuguese outfit Benfica, FC Basel, and will also face Romanian debutants Otelul Galati.

Chelsea's toughest test will come in the form of La Liga side Valencia, having also been paired alongside Bayer Leverkusen and Racing Genk.

Meanwhile, Arsenal, who successfully overcame their first hurdle in last night's play-off encounter face arguably the hardest task in Group F  with upcoming fixtures against Marseille, Olympiacos and Borussia Dortmund.





Group Stage Draw at a glance



Group A:

Bayern Munich
Villarreal
Manchester City
Napoli

Group B:

Inter Milan
CSKA Moscow
Lille
Trabzonspor

Group C:

Manchester United

Benfica
FC Basel
Otelul

Group D:

Real Madrid
Lyon
Ajax
Dinamo Zagreb

Group E:

Chelsea

Valencia
Bayer Leverkusen
Genk

Group F:

Arsenal

Marseille
Olympiacos
Borussia Dortmund

Group G:

FC Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk
Zenit St Petersburg
APOEL

Group H:

Barcelona
AC Milan
BATE
Plzen
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