Celtic drawn with Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow in Champions League

Celtic players celebrate their win over Helsingborg.
Celtic reached the groups with a 4-0 aggregate win over Helsingborg.SNS Group

Celtic have been drawn with Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow in Group G of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League.

The draw will see former Parkhead favourite Aiden McGeady return to Glasgow with Spartak Moscow.

The first matches will be played on September 18 and 19, while group stage matchday two will be October 2 and 3, and three will take place on October 23 and 24.

The fourth group stage ties will be held on November 6 and 7, matchday five is scheduled for November 20 and 21 before the final group games will be held on December 4 and 5.

Groups in full

Group A: FC Porto, Dynamo Kyiv, Paris St Germain, Dinamo Zagreb

Group B: Arsenal, FC Schalke 04, Olympiakos, Montpellier

Group C: AC Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga

Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund

Group E: Chelsea, Shakthar Donetsk, Juventus, Nordsjaelland

Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, BATE Borisov

Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic

Group H: Manchester United, SC Braga, Galatasaray, CFR Cluj

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