Chelsea will probably be the happiest of the top seeds (and it can't help having Samuel Eto'o joining on a free transfer), but there are some great games to look forward to - as there always are in the Champions League, you just have to put up with the long, drawn-out process that accompanies the draw. Surely there must be an easier way? It just makes legends of the game look stupid for not being able to unscrew a little plastic ball !
Seems Harry Redknapp had the right idea during the marathon event (although I'm sure he's busy preparing for games against Yeovil and Doncaster)....
Here's the full draw:
Group A: Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad
Group B: Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, Copenhagen
Group C: Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Olympiakos, Anderlecht
Group D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen
Group E: Chelsea, Schalke, Basel, Steaua Bucharest
Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli
Group G: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, Austria Vienna
Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, Celtic