UEFA Champions League 2013-14: Top 10 Contenders

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UEFA Champions League 2013-14: Top 10 Contenders
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The 2012-13 UEFA Champions League season was one of the most enthralling in recent seasons.

Holders Chelsea fell at the group stage, costing Roberto Di Matteo his job in the process. Controversy came at Old Trafford as Manchester United succumbed in the second round to Real Madrid, Juventus reached the quarter-final stage on their return to the competition, whilst underdogs Malaga were mere minutes from the semi-finals before an unlikely comeback in the Westfalenstadion.

But in the end, it came down to two from Spain and two from Germany, with the Bundesliga reigning supreme. Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich vanquished Madrid and Barcelona respectively, before a titanic all-German final at Wembley, which saw Die Bayern claim their fifth European Cup thanks to Arjen Robben's late winner.

Now, following the draw for the final qualifying round ahead of this year's Group Stage, the main action of the 2013-14 incarnation is edging ever closer.

And with that in mind, here's a rundown of the top 10 contendersaccording to bookmakers Bet365for this year's crown.

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