Barcelona-Inter Milan and Real Madrid-AC Milan -- those are the two biggest pairings in the eight groups drawn for the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League on Thursday in Monaco.
other group in which two other former champions were drawn together is Group A with Germany's Bayern Munich and Italy's Juventus.
Marseille is joined by Real Madrid and AC Milan, giving
Group C three former champions.
Two groups contain no former champions: Group G with Sevilla, Rangers, VfB Stuttgart and Unirea Uriziceni and Group H with Arsenal, AZ, Olympiakos and
Standard Liege. DRAW: Group A
Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa Group B
Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg Group C
AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille, FC
Zurich Group D
Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL Group E
Fiorentina, Debrecen Group F
Barcelona, Inter Milan, Dynamo Kiev, FC Rubin Kazan Group G
Sevilla, Rangers, VfB Stuttgart, Unirea Uriziceni Group H
Arsenal, AZ, Olympiakos, Standard Liege SCHEDULE: Group Stage Matchday 1
September 15-16, 2009 Matchday 2
September 29-30, 2009 Matchday 3
October 20-21, 2009 Matchday
November 3-4, 2009 Matchday 5
November 24-25, 2009 Matchday 6
December 8-9, 2009
Final Phase First round
February 16-24, 2010
March 9-17, 2010 Quarterfinals
March 30-31, 2010
April 6-7, 2010 Semifinals
April 20-21, 2010
April 27-28, 2010 Final
May 22, 2010
for UEFA Champions League group stage
The UEFA Champions League debuts this year on the Fox networks. Fox Soccer Channel will air one game live on Sept. 15
and 16 and provide delayed coverage of 10 games during the week of Sept. 15-20.
Soccer Channel's UEFA Champions League schedule.