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Euro Champs League Draw Set

Group stages set to start Sept. 14

By Nick Barbaro, 12:46PM, Fri. Aug. 27, 2010

Euro Champs League Draw Set

The UEFA Champions League draw was held Thursday, with the group stages set to start Sept. 14-15. The two toughest groups: Group G pits multiple winners AC Milan, Real Madrid, and Ajax Amsterdam with France's Auxerre. Group A has Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Tottenham, and Dutch champs Twente Enschede. The full draw below:

Overall, it's about the most varied final 32 in many years – possibly ever – with 18 nations represented, and only England having the maximum four teams.

The Groups
A: Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Tottenham, Twente
B: Lyon, Benfica, Schalke, Hapoel Tel Aviv
C: Manchester United, Valencia, Rangers, Bursaspor
D: Barcelona, Panathinaikos, FC Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan
E: Bayern Munich, Roma, Basel, Cluj
F: Chelsea, Marseille, Spartak Moscow, Zilina
G: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax, Auxerre
H: Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga, Partizan Belgrade

Nations Represented
England (4 teams)
Spain (3)
Italy (3)
Germany (3)
France (3)
Holland (2)
Portugal (2)
Russia (2)
Ukraine
Slovakia
Romania
Switzerland
Greece
Turkey
Denmark
Scotland
Israel
Serbia

Game Schedule
Group stage, matchday 1: Sept. 14-15
Group stage, matchday 2: Oct. 28-29
Group stage, matchday 3: Oct. 19-20
Group stage, matchday 4: Nov. 2-3
Group stage, matchday 5: Nov. 23-24
Group stage, matchday 6: Dec. 7-8
Round of 16, first leg: Feb. 15-16 & 22-23
Round of 16, second leg: March 8-9 & 15-16
Quarterfinals: April 5-6 & 12-13
Semifinals: April 26-27, May 3-4
Final (Wembley, London): May 28

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