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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 August, 2003, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Man Utd face Rangers
Manchester United will face a Battle of Britain against Rangers in the first round of the Champions League.

Premiership champions United and Rangers have also been drawn against VfB Stuttgart and Panathinaikos in Group E.

There's no such thing as a small tie in the Champions League, but Rangers is the big one and it's excited everyone at United
Man Utd chief executive Peter Kenyon

Arsenal face two daunting trips to eastern Europe in Group B, having been paired with Inter Milan, Dynamo Kiev and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Celtic's biggest challenge will come from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich with the Parkhead side also facing Lyon and Anderlecht.

Chelsea were drawn against Italian giants Lazio and also face Czech outfit Sparta Prague and Turkish side Besiktas.


Group A
1. Bayern Munich
2. Lyon
3. CELTIC
4. Anderlecht

Group B
1. ARSENAL
2. Inter Milan
3. Dynamo Kiev
4. Lokomotiv Moscow

Group C
1. Deportivo La Coruna
2. PSV Eindhoven
3. AEK Athens
4. Monaco

Group D
1. Juventus
2. Galatasaray
3. Olympiakos
4. Real Sociedad

Group E
1. MANCHESTER UNITED
2. Panathinaikos
3. RANGERS
4. VfB Stuttgart

Group F
1. Real Madrid
2. Porto
3. Marseille
4. Partizan Belgrade

Group G
1. Lazio
2. CHELSEA
3. Sparta Prague
4. Besiktas

Group H
1. AC Milan
2. Celta Vigo
3. Ajax
4. Club Brugge

Opening group games 16/17 September.






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Rangers chairman John McClelland
"I was hoping we would play Man Utd"


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"It's not an easy group"



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