Champions League dates

Matchday 1: 17/18 September 

Matchday 2: 1/2 October 

Matchday 3: 22/23 October

Matchday 4: 5/6 November

Matchday 5: 26/27 November

Matchday 6: 10/11 December

29/08/2013 16:15, Report by Editorial team
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The draw: As it happened

Follow this rolling blog as the draw for the 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League group stage unfolds in Monaco. Times are BST. Refresh the page for the latest updates...

17:42 Thanks for joining us. So United are in Group A with Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad. It's a first-ever meeting with Shakhtar and Sociedad. We'll have fixture details in due course.

17:36 Final update: Group C - Benfica, PSG, Olympiacos, Anderlecht; Group H - Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, Celtic; Group E - Chelsea, Schalke, Basel, Steaua Bucharest; Group B - Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, FC Copenhagen; Group D - Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen; Group G - Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, Austria Vienna.

17:34 Group F is a tough one as Serie A runners-up Napoli join Arsenal, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund. United's final opponents are Basque outfit Real Sociedad.

17:32 The fourth and final pot will be drawn by another famous face from the past - Paulo Sousa.

17:29 The other groups are now: Group G - Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg; Group H - Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax; Group D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City; Group F - Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund.

17:28 The Bundesliga club defeated United in the 2001/2002 semi-finals and the two sides also met the following season in the competition.

17:28 Bayer Leverkusen will join the Reds in Group A along with Shakhtar Donetsk.

17:25 Here's the latest update: Group E - Chelsea, Schalke, Basel; Group C - Benfica, PSG, Olympiacos; Group B - Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray. 

17:23 Michael Owen, the 2001 European Footballer of the Year, takes his place on stage ready to assist with the next part of the draw. So it's a trip to Ukraine for United against Andrei Kanchelskis' former club.

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