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Group stage preview: Pot 2

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.09CET
Pot 2 of the group stage draw contains the champions of Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, France and England, not to mention Borussia Dortmund. UEFA.com profiles them.
Group stage preview: Pot 2
Dortmund will provide formidable opponents ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.09CET

Group stage preview: Pot 2

Pot 2 of the group stage draw contains the champions of Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, France and England, not to mention Borussia Dortmund. UEFA.com profiles them.

Pot 2 of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw contains the champions of Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, France and England, not to mention Borussia Dortmund. 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

FC Schalke 04 (GER)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 14
• How they qualified: third in German Bundesliga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 6 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (2010/11)

Borussia Dortmund (GER)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 15
• How they qualified: second in German Bundesliga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 9 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1996/97)

Juventus (ITA)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 16
• How they qualified: first in Serie A
• Previous group stage campaigns: 14 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League semi-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1984/85, 1995/96)

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 17
• How they qualified: first in Ligue 1
• Previous group stage campaigns: 6 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (1994/95)

FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 18
• How they qualified: first in Ukrainian Premier League
• Previous group stage campaigns: 9 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League round of 32
• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (2010/11)

FC Basel 1893 (SUI)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 20
• How they qualified: first in Swiss Super League
• Previous group stage campaigns: 5 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (1973/74)

FC Zenit (RUS)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 21
• How they qualified: second in Russian Premier League, third qualifying round
• Group stage campaigns: 4 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: round of 16 (2011/12, 2013/14)

Manchester City FC (ENG)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 22
• How they qualified: first in English Premier League
• Previous group stage campaigns: 3 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: round of 16 (2013/14)

Last updated: 28/08/14 10.52CET

Related information

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