Champions League draw: Barcelona to face Milan

Bayern Munich will face CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, and Viktoria Plzen in the group stages.
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MONACO (AP) - Barcelona will again face seven-time winner AC Milan in the Champions League, and Bayern Munich is in a group which includes Manchester City.

Thursday's draw in Monaco put Barcelona in Group H with Milan, Ajax and Celtic. Barcelona and Milan were grouped together in 2011-12 and then met in the quarterfinals. They faced each other in the round of 16 last season.

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Bayern, which beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in last year's final at Wembley Stadium, is in Group D along with Man City, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.

Dortmund is in one of the toughest groups of the tournament alongside Arsenal, Marseille and Napoli.

The first group games will take place on Sept. 17 and 18.

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

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

Group C: Benfica, Paris St Germain, Olympiakos Piraeus, Anderlecht

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

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

Group F: Arsenal, Olympique Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli

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

Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax Amsterdam, Celtic

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