Welcome to Champions League Pickem 2013!
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Pick the winner of each game during the Champions League season. Earn points for each correct pick.
Come back for 5 minutes each week to make your picks and compete against friends, family, and other fans.
Compete for your chance to win a $2,000 Amazon gift card (total value of all prizes: $3,000).
The Champions League
By Dale Johnson
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Can Bayern Munich successfully defend its Champions League title?
The Champions League is back, and you can prove you know the competition better than any of your friends with our Pick 'em game.
Once again we invite you to predict which team will win every game throughout the tournament, starting with the group stage. But in an extra twist, we give the draw to the underdogs in the tie. Are you confident they can cause an upset and avoid defeat?
Manchester United might not have an easy ride in David Moyes' first Champions League group stage campaign. Shakhtar Donetsk reached the knockout stages last season and beat Chelsea, while Real Sociedad eased past Lyon 4-0 on aggregate to make it to the competition proper. And with Bayer Leverkusen completing the group, there will surely be no such thing as a banker for the Red Devils.
Real Madrid and Juventus face off in Group B, and after Real failed to top their group last season, perhaps the Serie A champions will edge in front of them, too. Meanwhile, big-spending Paris Saint-Germain will be confident of dominating Group C.
Group D should see Bayern Munich and Manchester City take the top two spots, but the English club have yet to get out of the group stage in two attempts. Will the third time be the charm? It looks like a tough task for CSKA Moscow or Viktoria Plzen to split them.
Chelsea has been handed a delightful draw, too, and Jose Mourinho will not expect too many problems from Steaua Bucharest and Basel. But what about Schalke? It might make the Blues' boss sweat.
Group F is the group of death, make no mistake. Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli promise to be a titanic battle to reach the round of 16. Marseille may look to be the weakest team, but good luck plotting your way through this group each game week.
Could Group G be the weakest group? It's difficult to say with certainty who will prove top dogs among Porto, Atletico Madrid and Zenit St. Petersburg. Austria Vienna make up the group from pot four and are the lowest-ranked team in the competition this season. It may be as difficult to call as Group F, but for very different reasons.
Last but not least, we find a real clash of the titans in Group H, as yet again, Barcelona and AC Milan will face each other. Ajax caused problems last season for Man City and will be determined to give a good account of themselves, while a trip to Parkhead to face Celtic is never an easy encounter. Just ask Barca.
And be sure to follow ESPNFC.com's UEFA Champions League section to get all the news and scores you'll need throughout the tournament.
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