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Group stage preview: Pot 4

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.00CET
AS Monaco FC end a nine-year competition exile and fellow former runners-up AS Roma are also involved in Pot 4 of the group stage draw. UEFA.com profiles the clubs.
Group stage preview: Pot 4
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Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.00CET

Group stage preview: Pot 4

AS Monaco FC end a nine-year competition exile and fellow former runners-up AS Roma are also involved in Pot 4 of the group stage draw. UEFA.com profiles the clubs.

AS Monaco FC end a nine-year competition exile and fellow former runners-up AS Roma are also involved in Pot 4 of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. 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

RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 44
• How they qualified: first in Belgian First League
• Group stage campaigns: 10 (last appearance: 2013/14)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage
• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (1981/82, 1985/86)

AS Roma (ITA)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 55
• How they qualified: second in Serie A
• Previous group stage campaigns: 7 (last appearance: 2010/11)
• Last season: not in UEFA competition
• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (1983/84)

APOEL FC (CYP)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 61
• How they qualified: first in Cypriot First Division, third qualifying round
• Group stage campaigns: 2 (last appearance: 2011/12)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League third qualifying round/UEFA Europa League group stage
• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (2011/12)

FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 65
• How they qualified: first in Belarusian Premier League, second qualifying round
• Group stage campaigns: 3 (last appearance: 2012/13)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
• Best European Cup performance: UEFA Champions League group stage (2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13)

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 104
• How they qualified: first in Bulgarian A League, second qualifying round
• Group stage campaigns: 0
• Last season: UEFA Champions League play-off/UEFA Europa League group stage
• Best European Cup performance: play-offs (2013/14)

NK Maribor (SVN)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 120
• Entered competition: first in Slovene First League, second qualifying round
• Group stage campaigns: 1 (last appearance: 1999/2000)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League play-off/UEFA Europa League round of 32
• Best European Cup performance: UEFA Champions League group stage (1999/2000)

AS Monaco FC (FRA)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 156*
• How they qualified: second in Ligue 1
• Group stage campaigns: 5 (last appearance: 2004/05)
• Last season: not in UEFA competition
• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (2003/04)

Malmö FF (SWE)
UEFA coefficient ranking: 233
• How they qualified: first in Allsvenskan, second qualifying round
• Group stage campaigns: 0
• Last season: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (1978/79)

*Based on France's coefficient as Monaco have not competed in Europe for more than five seasons

Last updated: 28/08/14 16.51CET

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