Thursday August 28th, 2014

The draw for the Champions League this season was held in Monaco on Thursday. 

Real Madrid, who were in the top seeded group in the draw, won the league last year after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-1 in May's final. No team has won repeat European championships since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990. 

Group play begins in mid-September and continues through December, when the top two teams from each group advance to the knockout phase. 

Group AAtlético Madrid, JuventusOlympiacosMalmö

Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets

Group C: Benfica, Zenit, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco

Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht

Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester CityCSKA Moscow, Roma

Group F: Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax, APOEL

Group G: ChelseaSchalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor

Group H: FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov

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