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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)
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