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August 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM

UEFA Champions League groups drawn

The draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage was held Thursday morning in conjunction with UEFA Player of the Year award, which was given to Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta.

Here’s a look at the eight four-team groups (the first games are Sept. 18-19)…

Group A: PSG (France), Porto (Portugal), Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)

Group B: Arsenal (England), Schalke (Germany), Montpellier (France), Olympiacos (Greece)

Group C: AC Milan (Italy), Malaga (Spain), Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), Anderlecht (Belgium)

Group D: Real Madrid (Spain), Man. City (England), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Ajax (Holland)

Group E: Chelsea (England), Juventus (Italy), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Nordsjaeland (Denmark)

Group F: Bayern Munich (Germany), Valencia (Spain), Lille (France), BATE Borisov (Belarus)

Group G: Barcelona (Spain), Benfica (Portugal), Spartak Moscow (Russia), Celtic (Scotland)

Group H: Manchester United (England), Galatasaray (Turkey), Braga (Portugal), Cluj (Romania)

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Which groups stand out to you? OK, besides the crazy Group D, any others?

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