Man City drawn with Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli
Eastlands club look to have the toughest group of the English teams in the Champions League group stages
Manchester City will face Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli in the group stages of this season’s Champions League after the draw was made on Thursday evening.
Roberto Mancini’s men appear to have the toughest draw of the English sides in their first campaign in Europe’s elite club competition.
Last year’s runners-up Manchester United were pitted with Benfica, FC Basel and Champions League new-boys Otelul Galati.
AndrÃ© Villas-Boas’s Chelsea will face Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and KRC Genk in his first European campaign in charge of the Londoners.
And Arsenal will take on Marseille and Borussia Dortmund, with Greek champions Olympiakos completing Group F.
Elsewhere, defending champions Barcelona were drawn with AC Milan in Group H, while their Spanish rivals Real Madrid face Ajax and Lyon in Group D.
2011 Champions League group stage draw in full
Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli.
Group B: Inter, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor.
Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basel, Otelul Galati.
Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb.
Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk.
Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund.
Group G: FC Porto, Shakhtar, Zenit, APOEL.
Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, BATE, Viktoria Plzen.