Barcelona, AC Milan in same group
MONACO -- Champions League winner Barcelona will begin its title defense in a group with AC Milan, BATE Borisov of Belarus and Czech newcomer Viktoria Plzen.
Champions League Draw Analysis
Among the interesting matchups for the CL group stage, newcomers Manchester City have drawn one of the toughest groups, writes Andy Brassell. Story
Manchester United, last season's runner-up, is a top seed with Benfica, Switzerland's FC Basel and Romanian newcomer Otelul Galati.
Bayern Munich, whose stadium will stage the final next May, drew a tough group with Villarreal, big spenders Manchester City and Napoli.
Real Madrid, the nine-time European champion, faces Lyon, four-time winner Ajax and Dinamo Zagreb.
Inter Milan, the 2010 winner, is seeded first in a group with CSKA Moscow, Lille and Turkey's Trabzonspor.
Each team plays six matches in a competition that runs from Sept. 13 through Dec. 7.
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