United avoid Real

27 August 2009 02:48
Manchester United, last year's losing finalists, were drawn against CSKA Moscow, Besiktas and Wolfsburg in Wednesday's Champions League group stages draw in Monaco.[LNB] The Premier League champions were placed in Group B and will be happy to have avoided Real Madrid, and former United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who were among the second seeds.[LNB] Chelsea, beaten in the semi-finals last year by eventual winners Barcelona, were grouped with Porto, Atletico Madrid and Apoel Nicosia in Group D.[LNB] Premier League runners-up Liverpool face Lyon, Fiorentina and Debreceni in Group E and Arsenal tackle AZ Alkmaar, Olympiacos and Standard Liege in Group H.[LNB] Scottish champions Rangers were drawn against Sevilla, Stuttgart and Romanian champions and Champions League newcomers Unirea Urziceni in Group G. [LNB] Holders Barcelona will face Inter Milan, Dynamo Kiev and Rubin Kazan in Group F.[LNB] AC Milan were drawn against nine-times winners Real Madrid, Marseille and FC Zurich in Group C, and Bayern Munich were joined by Juventus, Bordeaux and Maccabi Haifa in Group A.

Source: Eurosport