Champions League Group Stage Draw 2012-2013 August 30 UCL groups 12/13

By Soccer Blog | Aug 30, 2012

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These is how the draw for the group stages for the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League went about today at the Grimaldi Forum ( 30 August 2012) in Monaco. The UCL group stage 12/13 draw was held at 17.45 CET ( 16.45 BST). The 32 teams were divided into eight groups. Prior to the group stage draw, the teams had been divided into four pots of eight each. The defending champions for the 2012/13 Champions League season are Chelsea, who beat Bayern in last season’s final.

Group D is arguably the group of death, pitting champions of Spain, Holland, England and Germany together ( Real Madrid, Man City, Ajax and Dortmund)

Champions League Group Stage Draw 2012/13

UCL Group Stage Draw 2012-2013

Final Champions League Group Stages Draw- 30th August 2012

Group A:- Porto, Dynamo Kiev, PSG, Dinamo Zagreb

Group B:- Arsenal, Schalke, Olympiakos, Montpellier

Group C:- Milan, Zenit, Anderlecht, Malaga

Group D:- Real Madrid, Man City, Ajax, Dortmund

Group E:- Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC Nordsjaelland

Group F:- Bayern, Valencia, Lille, BATE

Group G:- Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic

Group H:- Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, Cluj

UCL Group Stages 2012/2013- Pot Seeding

Rules for the CL 12/13 group stage draw:- One team from each pot will be placed in each of the eight groups. Teams from the same country cannot draw each other in the group stages.

Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Porto, AC Milan.

Pot Two: Valencia, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, Schalke, Manchester City, Braga, Dinamo Kiev.

Pot Three: Olympiakos, Ajax, Anderlecht, Juventus, Spartak Moscow, Paris St Germain, Lille, Galatasaray.

Pot Four: Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, CFR Cluj, Malaga, Montpellier, FC Nordsjaelland

99 Comments so far
  1. Sean August 30, 2012 5:44 pm

    Platini does Man City in again.

    Milan, PSG and Man Utd with the easy groups one feels

    Celtic will fancy their chances- this is one of the easiest draws they could have been handed

  2. HUgh Macfarlane August 30, 2012 6:45 pm

    What other rule was operating in the draw that saw Ajax placed in Group D without being drawn for it when there were only two teams in Groups E and G at that point?

  3. Olonade temitayo August 30, 2012 7:08 pm

    I am very happy when i see my favourite team in easy group manchester united

  4. Almustapha umar, birnin kebbi, kebbi state, nigeria. August 30, 2012 7:42 pm

    The most dangerous group is group D

  5. Lionel Barry, III August 30, 2012 7:45 pm

    I have a great problem with group d. Looking at real madrid being put in a zone with challenging teams. I hope and pray real performs at her best. thanks for the draw being published today.

  6. BarcaFan07 August 30, 2012 7:59 pm

    Barcelona are the best… ok we havent won the Champions League against Chelsea and we havent won the Supercup against Madrid, but we have won it loads of times and we are the best team in the world, we will win the champions league this year. All you people who dont think that…well thats your problem. Lionel Messi is better than Ronaldo…and yes i know what your thinking…he hasnt played well at the start of the new season but he will get there he is better than Ronaldo, Barcelona are the best, Messi is the best…end off!!

  7. BarcaFan07 August 30, 2012 8:03 pm

    Bayern Munich and Man utd will play in the quater finals and bayern munich will win then bayern munich will play real madrid in the semi finals and real madrid will win…it will be a barcelona vs real madrid final and barcelona will win…simple as!!

  8. Isaac Boss August 30, 2012 8:08 pm

    I am happy that Chelsea has not been drawn with big teams like Barca,Real,Milan and Bayern

  9. Isaac Boss August 30, 2012 8:13 pm

    Chelsea with Juve rather tricky but the trophy belongs to the Blues,Torres,Malta,Ivanovic,Terry,Czech,Lampard good start.

  10. okon shaddino August 30, 2012 8:13 pm

    I want to know every thing about champion league in 2012/2013, so Chelsea is a best club for life.

  11. Josy August 30, 2012 8:15 pm

    Barcelona group is easyst group so far y is it day way

  12. Evran August 30, 2012 8:31 pm

    Group D is the hardest. Lets hope its Real Madrid and Manchester City that win it

  13. icool August 30, 2012 8:38 pm

    Yea @group d mancity !you aint seen nothin…up gunners

  14. Rexx August 30, 2012 9:15 pm

    Group d: well we wud see which league is tougher… After ol d champions r together.!!

  15. Christian noko Bai August 30, 2012 9:21 pm

    Hi i’m a fan of Chelsea,i think the draw so far is not bye.thanks to the organazing commette.

  16. Malik August 30, 2012 9:34 pm

    Real madrid hav ben placed in d real dangerious group,man city nd real madrid re d hotest big club in d group nd it wil b d hotest match 4 mourinho mens

  17. Rangan tony joseph August 30, 2012 9:35 pm

    Good lack to ajax and madrid

  18. shuhan August 30, 2012 9:51 pm

    tough one for man city. champions of england vs champions of spain vs champions of holland vs champios of germany. england and spain most likely to go through. hope im wrong so itl be easier for arsenal. please win a trophy for arsenal again arsene wenger. in you every1 trusts, but me. id like to critisize your style of play, tactics and players you prefer. just hope you get the sack at the end of the season even if you win a treble.

  19. karramoko August 30, 2012 9:53 pm

    i am very glad to see barcelona in denger my team is real madrid i like cr7 he is best player in the world

  20. Olabiyi August 30, 2012 9:59 pm

    Best of luck 2 u all

  21. Justice saim (Ghana) August 30, 2012 10:13 pm

    I think group D is the group of death….each of the teams has chance of qualifying to the next stage of the competition but i tip madrid and city to qualify to make this years champions league a challenging one.

  22. Kingsley Eguavoen August 30, 2012 10:43 pm

    Another season of teeth gnashing am a chelsea fan am afraid of jeventus but i no my chelsea will suprise dem up barcelona

  23. Jose August 31, 2012 12:50 am

    Why does Man u get the easy way out. The hardest group is D good luck Real Madrid. Real Madrid got Ajax again for the third time in the row for group stage.

  24. Atuluku Sampson August 31, 2012 1:07 am

    My Ac Milan in a good an easy seeming group but could lead to the team quick elimination… Playing a stronger team will or could help the team building it strength.

  25. samuel massaquoi August 31, 2012 2:30 am

    man u is the best team, we are ready to win the champoins leagou.

  26. Thomas August 31, 2012 3:02 am


    I’m not very sure about this, but here is my understanding of why Ajax went automatically into group D or why group d was the only option for them.

    At the time of drawing Ajax, only Juventus and Spartak Moscow were left.

    Three groups left D, E and G

    For the sake of television fixtures, groups A-D and E-H were grouped together. A-D play on one night, and E to H play on the other.

    Zenit and Spartak were the only Russian teams in the competition and likewise for Juventus and Milan.

    Because Zenit and Milan were already in Group C, Spartak and Juventus had to go into the opposite side of the draw i.e E and G. That left only one spot for Ajax, which was Group D.

  27. Thomas August 31, 2012 3:06 am

    I think City fans will appreciate playing better teams like Dortmund and Ajax rather than no names like the Danish and Belarusian teams

  28. heevin August 31, 2012 5:10 am

    real madrid will show man city how to play football with the galactics

  29. olanrewaju idris August 31, 2012 6:28 am

    is what pple will know manchester city can not qualify 4rum d group stage. Up chelsea? 4 life.

  30. justice August 31, 2012 6:40 am

    am sooo happy manchester united are not in hard group. 4 others good luck……. But not for chelsea or man shity.

  31. Taofeek okeowo August 31, 2012 6:49 am

    Let show continue, i wish barca to win dis year champions league.

  32. Mwansa Mbolela August 31, 2012 7:12 am

    Acmilan big up my team.we gonna make t dis d&e interesting.barca abash!

  33. prince godwin August 31, 2012 7:13 am

    Man u and arsenal 2 lucky

  34. prince godwin August 31, 2012 7:16 am

    Man U and Aarsenal 2 lucky

  35. shaban kits August 31, 2012 8:16 am

    barcelona is not leaving the group

  36. peter August 31, 2012 9:03 am

    Group of D(Death) Only team missing Juventus….

  37. asaolu omolayo August 31, 2012 10:02 am

    am so happy man u is not in hard group

  38. Gibson lema August 31, 2012 10:06 am

    I real appriciate the group planned to favour man u,n will play final with barcelona thereby will win a champions

  39. frank k August 31, 2012 10:23 am

    mi favorite man utd has easy group n sorry 2 man city!!!

  40. Grrr August 31, 2012 10:31 am

    if united could stumble in an easy group last season, this season has some tough games to.

    galatasaray and cluj aren’t the easiest places to travel to and braga are improving all the time

  41. ismail usman August 31, 2012 12:38 pm

    man u we ar hopeful to win the cl,pl,fa,and the rest

  42. Ntaremba George August 31, 2012 12:47 pm

    I am very 4 da droz. Timz in grp D very sorry but better way 2 sho hu u a. Luck 4 da barca $ man utd.

  43. Ntaremba George August 31, 2012 12:48 pm

    I am very happy 4 da droz. Timz in grp D very sorry but better way 2 sho hu u a. Luck 4 da barca $ man utd.

  44. Ramiro e August 31, 2012 1:27 pm

    Dam going to be a good game on group D

  45. Olajide August 31, 2012 2:23 pm

    Thanks 4 barca group

  46. X seber August 31, 2012 2:23 pm

    In group A favorite is Porto and PSG , In groupe B favorite are Arsenal and Shalke C Milan and Malaga D groure of “(death),, Real Madrid and Man Citi E my fevorait club Chelsea and Juve in F groupe Bayern Munich and Valensia G Barca and Benfika and last group H MU and Braga.

  47. Jaybobo August 31, 2012 2:31 pm

    Roonex kagawa nani valencia we take man u to d top .up man u

  48. ousman August 31, 2012 3:34 pm

    Am so happy when i see my favourite team put in the means of weaker clubs.Man u for life.

  49. sean August 31, 2012 4:00 pm


  50. Klahmentarkor. August 31, 2012 5:31 pm

    FC.Barcelano is d best team in d world and we all know,luking @champions league group stage drawn’other fans may tink dat group G is d easy drawn in d champions league,it u ask me I wil say no’becau lukin @FC.Benfica or FC.spartak moscow in d group wit my team FC.Barcelano’we al knw dat FCbenficn ad FC.spartak moscom they ar big team in their league’any of then playin wit FC.Barcelano it wil be cocastic’I mean it wil be interestin or fantastic becau FCbenfica hav a great lift footerplayer ad they wit lik 2 show their self’becau whe u ar playin wit a big club lik FC.Barcelano u hav 2 play very wil 2 win then we al knw dat they ar nt easy team ad they hav fantastic fantastic player,but I cal dat match do or die becau FC.spartak moscow is a vey gud team ad hav a great player’it wil be a great match 2 witch if FC.Barcelano is playin wit any of does team as I sed does team ar very gud in their own league,but we al knw dat FC.Barcelano wil win then am I right ad show dat they ar d best team in d world,ad I beleiv in my player they ar al gud,cocastic,fantastic ad great ad I knw dat we wil win d champoins league dis season’ad we wil show it 2 d world dat trutly we ar d best team in d world,2 al my FC.Barcelano fans we can mak it dis season’UP FC.BARCELANO 4LIFE,UP MESSI HE IS D BEST PLAYER IN D WORLD,4C.R 4UCK HE AD HIS COCAH……………AM A 4UCK FC.BARCELANO FAN…………

  51. goldenboy al-araby saudi arabia August 31, 2012 6:33 pm

    i lv ma club barcelona nd insha allah we wil win d champion nd laliga

  52. Foday Conteh August 31, 2012 6:55 pm

    I’m very happy for the group stage n i think Barcelona is a easy ride for us.

  53. Rawuf city fan September 1, 2012 12:11 am

    Manchester city is the best

  54. Rawuf city fan September 1, 2012 12:18 am

    Man city the champions of 2013 2014 our 1s time win the champions league incha allah my dream will come true

  55. Saula stephen September 1, 2012 8:17 am

    Tank God last made it 2 d sure arsenal must win a trophy dis for mancity dey cnt leave dat group of death.arsenal and man utd are nt in a tougher group in epl clubs.i wish both of them gudluck

  56. OTUNBA CHINEDU September 1, 2012 8:42 am

    i lov d group dat f c barcelona fal in.FIFA MORE TNKS

  57. Leo September 1, 2012 9:18 am

    My Opinion – Teams to qualify:
    Group A : Paris Saint-Germain and FC Porto
    Group B : Arsenal FC and FC Schalke 04
    Group C : AC Milan and Malaga
    Group D : Real Madrid and Manchester City
    Group E : Juventus FC and Chelsea FC
    Group F : Bayern Munich and Valencia
    Group G : FC Barcelona and SL Benfica
    Group H : Manchester United and SC Braga
    P.S Y’all say that Utd got put in the easy group but they couldn’t even qualify to the Round of 16 and they were put in the easy group last season, having lose to FC Basel.

  58. Kabiru September 1, 2012 10:26 am

    Am hapi with dis draw nd with d grup my team fal 2 barcelone more tanx 2 fifa

  59. nicolo salami September 1, 2012 8:20 pm

    I am a fan of the Red Devils and I pray we lift the champions league this season. For group D, 4get if it is Spain and and Germany! Good luck to man city!

  60. nicolo salami September 1, 2012 8:23 pm

    I will always remain a fan of Red Devils but I enjoy good football! Cr7 can still win the world if he humbles himself like Lionel Andres Messi. I wish Iniesta luck and pray he conquer The World this time cos He is an utility!!!

  61. sir solaayo III, naija. September 1, 2012 10:21 pm

    hello noisy neighbours, let’s see how hard you can blow thru your a***. both german and dutch teams have almost the fastest team play in Europe. that’s the only way to out-score man city. Morinho, the special one, is used to holding pad, it’ll be easy for madrid. I’m interested in GROUP D. man utd may also be so unlucky this time at round of four. I wish chelsea play madrid this season in any knock-out stage.
    From my end, best of luck to the italian and russian representatives and other participating teams.

  62. Ifeke innocent September 1, 2012 11:44 pm

    F c barcelona wil qualify and win the CL

  63. MUSA ABDUL September 2, 2012 10:15 am

    Iam so happy wit d draw up barca

  64. emeka127 September 2, 2012 10:18 am

    mancity have very bad luck up chelsea down man u hahahahahahahahahaha man u go c am now

  65. Mlang sylvester September 4, 2012 6:47 am

    I am hapi 2 c my team drawn 2getha with mediocre teams. Kudos da draw’n board & i jst ‘ope da red devils ‘ll make it dis round 2 finals mlang (kenya)

  66. Richard Amponsah September 4, 2012 10:14 am

    Groups teams to qualify

    A) FC porto & PSG

    B) Arsenal & Montpellier

    C) AC Milan & Malaga

    D) Real Madrid & B’ Dortmund

    E) Chelsea & Juventus

    F) Bayern & Valencia

    G) Barca & Benfica

    H) Man U & Braga

  67. K C Golden September 4, 2012 10:44 pm

    Arsenal is going to be the best club this reason. Gunners is going to break record this reason because things and level has changed for the better. Final with gunners and juventus. Haa is going to be hurt more than ever think. Get ready to watch.

  68. Angyu adi September 5, 2012 12:04 am

    My club is man city and i am not afrid caus we hav de players so we ar redy 4 real and dortmound

  69. francis September 7, 2012 11:19 am

    man united is the best club in the hole world man u will trip to semifinal wth realmadrid nd man u wll trip to final

  70. samip September 7, 2012 4:01 pm

    my best team barcelona will win if not then man utd because it is the best club

  71. marco September 9, 2012 11:52 am

    when did it will start???

  72. yungprince September 9, 2012 12:25 pm

    manchester united is my best club i think they should win it if not real madird should win

  73. prince cyrus September 10, 2012 7:46 am

    yeah, d draws we thank God, den d draw commitee also, we chelsea fan are prayin 4 anoda victory 4rm God dis season oh.

  74. prince cyrus September 10, 2012 7:51 am

    best of victory 2 my club chelsea

  75. jake gialanze September 11, 2012 12:12 pm

    we will beat all of them in group H i sopport man utd

  76. faizan September 11, 2012 2:39 pm

    barcelona team perfoms good that so have very fast of game pass are that my favt player loinal messi and my favt team bayarn munich and a.robben are amezing game chance 2012/2013 final bayarn munich vs barcelona and intarnational holand & argentina & newzeland qualify for fifa wc 2014

  77. Gatangaza Sallyxe September 13, 2012 3:41 pm

    I’m a Bayern munchen fan even if we loosed last year but this year is ours, just watch the uefa is ours i know.IN GOD WE TRUST. In big & small teams we will win.

  78. Sarah September 14, 2012 6:46 pm

    Bayern Munich and Barcelona are the best teams in 2012/2013. Greets from Spain

  79. pete September 14, 2012 8:42 pm

    Just hope my beloved Arsenal sail through, as i expect. Podolski and Cazorla, will be key players.
    Also expect United to through..Now for the miracle, City to end up in the Europa League..Madrid to win group, with Dortmund second, having the better result against City. Win at home and draw in that toilet in Manchester..Arsenal are a cert for the semi’s this year.

  80. zuhyr lawan September 17, 2012 5:49 pm

    Whew huhu, the battle is soon 2 bgin, lets see who’s gonna b the winner

  81. B-Rob September 18, 2012 2:49 am

    Juventus are the sleeper team to win. Everyones hating on the Italian League but just remember how Napoli beat Man City, Milan beat arsenal, and Napoli only got knocked out by eventual winners Chelsea (the same team that beat Barcelona haha).

  82. BaLoNdErO. September 18, 2012 10:45 am

    I think Manchester United have a easy group and i think man.utd qualified without any problem
    Glory Glory Manchester United??

  83. mahmdou September 18, 2012 8:39 pm

    Man U 4lyf!!!!!!!!!! Still proud of my team till da day I bounce 6ft below. Go Man U go!!!! Van persie will surely lay a firm foundation this season.

  84. Sehmin sitlhou October 18, 2012 4:41 pm

    BARCA………..BARCA……….BARCA………… BEST OF LUCK……..oping 2 c ma team winng diz time…….

  85. Sehmin sitlhou October 18, 2012 4:43 pm

    n i ope Valdes improves……..

  86. louise October 24, 2012 7:17 pm

    I think these teams will qualify:
    A: Paris st Germain & Porto
    B: Arsenal & Schalke
    C: AC Milan & Malaga
    D: Real Madrid & Man City
    E: Chelsea & Juventus
    F: Bayern Munich & Valencia
    G: Barcelona & Benfica
    H: Man Utd & Braga

    Easiest Group:

    Group H. Manchester United are always gonna progress from that

    i loooooooooooooooooooooooove UTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. louise October 24, 2012 7:23 pm



  88. nathanial October 25, 2012 3:27 am

    its a shame for manchester city now. borussia dortmond and real madrid are gunna make it through group d whilst in groupp e, chelsea and shakhtar i think will make it through. would love to see a real madrid v barcelona final at wembley el-classico

  89. FLOWER November 5, 2012 6:39 pm

    IDIOTS Manchester United!!!

  90. FLOWER November 5, 2012 6:40 pm

    Manchester is the best idiots what of kind of loser are you barca always your stupid barca losers!!! manchester united

  91. Boonjoo Banjuet jj November 8, 2012 3:32 pm

    Now all u silly Nicompoos You’ll soon realise that Man U Na ya FADA! flawless victory through d first 4 matches no b small tin oooooo!!! Up Man U!!!?

  92. Ampiah steve November 23, 2012 8:01 am

    Chelsea should do anything possible to bring radamel falcao

  93. dennis ssenyonjo December 4, 2012 11:40 am

    i think arsenal is gona take the uefa champions league

  94. Hashim kaweesi December 5, 2012 4:05 am

    Am happy with mi club man u.sorry man city .

  95. ABDULKAREEM YAKUBU December 5, 2012 11:12 pm


  96. Kinghash December 19, 2012 6:06 pm

    Man u will win the league…again..hope barca dont get to the finals with man u

  97. milan December 21, 2012 6:01 am

    milan will win the champions league in the finals against madrid

  98. sameer December 21, 2012 10:46 am

    I think that milan will win the league but i hope that barca or real madrid dont come to the finals

  99. manase modi December 21, 2012 3:29 pm

    wish united the best sucesses

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