CL draw: Which British side got the group of death?

Champions League Pitch

The Champions League group stage draw has just been announced, but where did Arsenal, Chelsea, Celtic, Manchester City and Manchester United end up?

The Champions League group schedule was determined in Monaco earlier today, Thursday, and the UEFA tournament produced some interesting fixtures for it's British participants.

Manchester City go up against defending champions Bayern Munich, Arsene Wenger pits his wits against Juergen Klopp in the upcoming encounters between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, while Scotland's sole representative undoubtedly has it toughest as they were slotted into a group of death as Group H contains four former Champions League winners.

In total, there will be 96 group games to be played prior to the knockout rounds later in the season, which all lead up to the tournament's conclusion at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, on May 24, 2014.

Group A

1 Manchester United England
2 Shakthar Donetsk Ukraine
3 Bayer Leverkusen Germany
4 Real Sociedad Spain

Group B

1 Real Madrid Spain
2 Juventus Italy
3 Galatasaray Turkey
4 FC Copenhagen Denmark

Group C

1 Benfica Portugal
2 Paris Saint Germain France
3 Olympiakos Greece
4 Anderlecht Belgium

Group D

1 Bayern Munich Germany
2 CSKA Moscow Russia
3 Manchester City England
4 Viktoria Plzen Czech Republic

Group E

1 Chelsea England
2 Schalke Germany
3 FC Basel Switzerland
4 Steaua Bucharest Romania

Group F

1 Arsenal England
2 Marseille France
3 Borussia Dortmund Germany
4 Napoli Italy

Group G

1 Porto Portugal
2 Atletico Madrid Spain
3 Zenit St Petersburg Russia
4 Austria Vienna Austria

Group H

1 Barcelona Spain
2 AC Milan Italy
3 Ajax Netherlands
4 Celtic Scotland

 

Which group do you think is the hardest? Should Arsenal fans be concerned coming up against Napoli and Dortmund? Do Chelsea have it easy? Tell us in the comment section below…

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