The Champions League group stage draw is complete, giving top clubs from around Europe their first glance at the foes standing between them and the next stop on their journey to the coveted title. As always, some sides made out better than others.
Although the tournament definitely doesn't lack talented clubs, the field is highlighted by defending champion Bayern Munich. The treble winners are once again among the main contenders heading into Champions League play next month.
They are joined by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and a host of other hopefuls. With that in mind, let's examine the complete results of the group stage draw, courtesy of UEFA.com, followed by a look at the fixture dates for the round.
2013-14 Champions League Groups
|Viktoria Plzen||Czech Republic|
|Zenit St. Petersburg||Russia|
Group Stage Fixture Dates
Matchday 1: Sept. 17 and 18
Matchday 2: Oct. 1 and 2
Matchday 3: Oct. 22 and 23
Matchday 4: Nov. 5 and 6
Matchday 5: Nov. 26 and 27
Matchday 6: Dec. 10 and 11
For a complete look at this season's Champions League dates, visit UEFA's official site.