The draw for the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage was held today at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco. And all the participating clubs aim to reach the final to be played on May 2012 at Munich's Allianz Arena.
The strongest of all groups is Group A containing German giants FC Bayern Munich, who will aim to reach the finals at home. But in the group stage they play Spanish side FC Villarreal, high spending English club Manchester City and rejuvenated SSC Napoli.
Defending champions FC Barcelona have a rather easy group as they and Italy's AC Milan are favourites over FC BATE Borisov from Belarus and Czech newcomers FC Viktoria Plzen.
Group A: FC Bayern München (Germany), Villarreal CF (Spain), Manchester City FC (England), SSC Napoli (Italy)
Group B: FC Internazionale Milano (Italy), PFC CSKA Moskva (Russia), LOSC Lille Métropole (France), Trabzonspor AS (Turkey)
Group C: Manchester United FC (England), SL Benfica (Portugal), FC Basel 1893 (Switzerland), FC Otelul Galati (Romania)
Group D: Real Madrid CF (Spain), Olympique Lyonnais (France), AFC Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)
Group E: Chelsea FC (England), Valencia CF (Spain), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany), KRC Genk (Belgium)
Group F: Arsenal FC (England), Olympique de Marseille (France), Olympiacos Piräus FC (Greece), Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Group G: FC Porto (Portugal), FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), FC Zenit St Petersburg (Russia), APOEL FC (Cyprus)
Group H: FC Barcelona (Spain), AC Milan (Italy), FC BATE Borisov (Belarus), FC Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)