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Group stage preview: Pot 1

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.12CET
The eight teams in Pot 1 for the group stage draw have 24 European Cup wins between them including ten for Real Madrid CF: UEFA.com profiles the clubs ahead of the draw.
Group stage preview: Pot 1
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Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.12CET

Group stage preview: Pot 1

The eight teams in Pot 1 for the group stage draw have 24 European Cup wins between them including ten for Real Madrid CF: UEFA.com profiles the clubs ahead of the draw.

The eight teams in Pot 1 for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw have 24 European Cup wins between them, ten for holders Real Madrid CF alone. UEFA.com profiles the clubs ahead of the draw streamed live from Monaco at 17.45CET on Thursday.

Draw pots

Our live coverage begins at 12.00CET in the revamped UEFA.com DrawCentre.

Draw procedure

Real Madrid CF (ESP, holders)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 1
• How they qualified: holders, third in Spanish Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 18 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League winners
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2013/14)

FC Barcelona (ESP)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 2
• How they qualified: second in Spanish Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 18 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11)

FC Bayern München (GER)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 3
• How they qualified: first in German Bundesliga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 17 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League semi-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1973/74, 1974/75, 1975/56, 2000/01, 2012/13)

Chelsea FC (ENG)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 4
• How they qualified: third in English Premier League
• Previous group stage campaigns: 12 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League semi-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (2011/12)

SL Benfica (POR)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 5
• How they qualified: first in Portuguese Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 9 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League final
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1960/61, 1961/62)

Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 7
• How they qualified: first in Spanish Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 4 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League runners-up
• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (1973/74, 2013/14)

Arsenal FC (ENG)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 9
• How they qualified: fourth in Premier League, play-offs
• Previous group stage campaigns: 16 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (2005/06)

FC Porto (POR)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 10
• How they qualified: third in Portuguese Liga, play-offs
• Previous group stage campaigns: 18 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1986/87, 2003/04)

Last updated: 28/08/14 13.52CET

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