UEFA Champions League Preview: A Complete Guide to All 32 Teams

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UEFA Champions League Preview: A Complete Guide to All 32 Teams
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The Champions League Group Stage draw, held Thursday afternoon in Monaco, informed the 32 teams qualified for this season's competition of the three teams they would face off against from mid-September to the start of December.

The groups fell this way: 

 

Group A

FC Porto
Dynamo Kiev
Paris Saint-Germain
Dinamo Zagreb 

 

Group B

Arsenal
Schalke 04
Olympiacos
Montpellier 

 

Group C

AC Milan
Zenit St. Petersburg
RSC Anderlecht
Malaga 

 

Group D

Real Madrid
Manchester City
Ajax
Borussia Dortmund 

 

Group E

Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk
Juventus
FC Nordsjaelland 

 

Group F

Bayern Munich
Valencia CF
Lille
BATE Borisov 

 

Group G

FC Barcelona
SL Benfica
Spartak Moscow
Celtic FC 

 

Group H

Manchester United
SC Braga
Galatasaray
CFR Cluj

 

Europe's premier club competition constitutes one of the finest mediums in which to watch a game of football. Contrasting styles mix into the furious pace of top-flight, continental football. At its best, there's nothing quite like it.

The action kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Here's a complete guide to every team in the competition.

Disclaimer: All transfer information used in this article was culled from Transfermarkt.

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