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Holders Real set for Liverpool test

Created on Aug. 28, 2014 1:30 PM EST

Real Madrid must emerge from a group featuring Liverpool if they are to make history and defend their UEFA Champions League crown.

No side has ever won back-to-back Champions League titles, but Real do boast 10 victories in Europe's premier club competition - a feat labelled in Spain as 'La Decima' - following May's 4-1 extra-time triumph over city rivals Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool, five-times champions of Europe and winners in 2005, represent the toughest challenge for Carlo Ancelotti's men in Group B, which also features Basel and surprise package Ludogorets.

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