The four pots have been confirmed for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, which will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 18:00CET on Thursday.
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The UEFA Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday at 18:00CET and will be streamed live in our DrawCentre.
- All you need to know about Thursday's group stage draw
- Pot 1 preview
- Pot 2 preview
- Pot 3 preview
- Pot 4 preview
Which teams are in which pots?
- Pot 1 consists of the holders (Real Madrid) and the champions of the rest of the top-eight ranked nations at the end of 2015/16 (when the 2017/18 access list was set).
Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA) Benfica (POR), Chelsea (ENG), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Monaco (FRA), Spartak Moskva (RUS)
- The remaining three pots are decided by each team's UEFA club coefficient as of the end of last season.
Pot 2: Barcelona (ESP), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sevilla (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Porto (POR), Manchester United (ENG)
Pot 3: Napoli (ITA), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Basel (SUI), Olympiacos (GRE), Anderlecht (BEL), Liverpool (ENG), Roma (ITA), Beşiktaş (TUR)
Pot 4: Celtic (SCO), CSKA Moskva (RUS), Sporting CP (POR), APOEL (CYP), Feyenoord (NED), Maribor (SVN), Qarabağ (AZE), RB Leipzig (GER)
- No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.
- Following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee, Ukrainian and Russian teams cannot be drawn against each other.
- The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League.
The following awards will be also be presented during the draw:
- UEFA Men's Player of the Year
- UEFA Women's Player of the Year
- Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Defender of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Midfielder of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Forward of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
Road to Kyiv
12/13 September: Group stage, matchday one
26/27 September: Group stage, matchday two
17/18 October: Group stage, matchday three
31 October/1 November: Group stage, matchday four
21/22 November: Group stage, matchday five
5/6 December: Group stage, matchday six
11 December: Round of 16 draw
13/14 & 20/21 February: Round of 16, first leg
6/7 & 13/14 March: Round of 16, second leg
16 March: Quarter-final draw
3/4 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
10/11 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
13 April: Semi-final and final draw
24/25 April: Semi-finals, first leg
1/2 May: Semi-finals, second leg
26 May: Final (NSK Olimpiyski, Kyiv)