UEFA Champions League Draw Result and Replay: Arsenal Joins Toughest Group, Cristiano Ronaldo Named Best Player In Europe [PHOTOS and VIDEO]

  on August 29 2014 5:55 PM
  • Blue light shines on the Champions league soccer trophy during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
    Blue light shines on the Champions league soccer trophy during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
  • A view of the screens shows the draw for the 2014/2015 UEFA Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
    A view of the screens shows the draw for the 2014/2015 UEFA Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (C) is seen with Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer (L) and Arjen Robben before receiving his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum i
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (C) is seen with Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer (L) and Arjen Robben before receiving his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo displays his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo displays his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
  • Wolfsburg's Nadine Kessler (C) displays her Best Player Women's Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014. Kessler poses with Martina Mul
    Wolfsburg's Nadine Kessler (C) displays her Best Player Women's Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014. Kessler poses with Martina Muller (L) and Nilla Fischer (R).
  • UEFA President Michel Platini is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014. Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football
    UEFA President Michel Platini is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014. Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football on Thursday, saying he "could not convince himself" that opposing incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency was the right thing to.
  • Paris St Germain's club president Nasser al-Khelaif is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
    Paris St Germain's club president Nasser al-Khelaif is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
  • The Champions League soccer trophy is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
    The Champions League soccer trophy is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
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It was an eventful night in Monaco as the UEFA Champions League Draw resulted to Arsenal joining the toughest group, while Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo bagged the Best Player in Europe Award.

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, 19-time Turkish champions Galatasaray, and Belgian holders RSC Anderlecht join the Gunners in group D.

It seems like the north Londoners are getting the hang of being drawn in relatively more difficult assignments, after they were held in the same bunch as Napoli, Marseille, and BVB last season, barely making it through to the knockout rounds on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Portuguese sensation Ronaldo bettered Bayern Munich pair Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer to get a streak going in collecting individual awards after winning the Ballon d'Or in 2013.

"I have to say thank you to my team-mates as without them my individual aren't possible,' Ronaldo said upon collecting the award," 

"I would like to also thank my family, my coaches and the journalists who voted for me."

"I'm really happy, I've never won this award so I'm going to get my brother to place this in my museum."

Full result:

Group A

Malmo FF

Atletico

Juventus

Olympiacos

Group B

Ludogorets

Real Madrid

FC Basel

Liverpool

Group C

Leverkusen

Benfica

Zenit

AS Monaco

Group D

Galatasaray

Arsenal

Borussia Dortmund

RSC Anderlecht

Group E

AS Roma

CSKA Moscow

Bayern Munich

Man. City

Group F

Apoel

Barcelona

PSG

Ajax

Group G

Sporting CP

Schalke 04

Chelsea

NK Maribor

Group H

Bate Borisov

Porto

Shakhtar Donetsk

Athletic Club

Watch the replay on the video posted below.

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