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UEFA Champions League group stage draw pots

The lineup and seedings are confirmed for the group stage draw, streamed live from the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from 17.45CET on Thursday.

The groups will be set on Thursday
The groups will be set on Thursday ©Getty Images

The lineup and seedings are confirmed for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, streamed live from the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from 17.45CET on Thursday.

• UEFA.com's coverage will begin from Monaco at 12.00CET.

• The draw ceremony will include the vote for and presentation of the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for which Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo are nominated.

• The 32 clubs, 22 of which qualified automatically and ten of whom won through from the play-offs, have been split into four seeding pots according to their coefficient.

• Each group will contain one team from each seeding pot. No club can play a side from their association among other restrictions: see the full draw procedure.

• The draw will also establish the groups for the second season of the UEFA Youth League.


The pots

RouteLast inYears**2013/14***Best****
Pot 1
Real Madrid CFHolders2013/1418WinnersWinners x 10
FC BarcelonaRunners-up, Spain2013/1418Quarter-finalsWinners x 4
FC Bayern MünchenChampions, Germany2013/1417Semi-finalsWinners x 5
Chelsea FCThird place, England2013/1412Semi-finalsWinners x 1
SL BenficaChampions, Portugal2013/149UEL, runners-up*Winners x 2
Club Atlético de MadridChampions, Spain2013/144Runners-upRunners-up x 2
Arsenal FCFourth place, England2013/1416Round of 16Runners-up x 1
FC PortoThird place, Portugal2013/1418UEL, quarter-finals*Winners x 2
Pot 2
FC Schalke 04Third place, Germany2013/146Round of 16Semi-finals
Borussia DortmundRunners-up, Germany2013/149Quarter-finalsWinners x 1
JuventusChampions, Italy2013/1414UEL, semi-finals*Winners x 2
Paris Saint-Germain FCChampions, France2013/146Quarter-finalsSemi-finals
FC Shakhtar DonetskChampions, Ukraine2013/149UEL, Round of 32*Quarter-finals
FC Basel 1893Champions, Switzerland2013/145UEL, quarter-finals*Last 16
FC ZenitRunners-up, Russia2013/144Round of 16Round of 16
Manchester City FCChampions, England2013/143Round of 16Round of 16
Pot 3
Bayer 04 LeverkusenFourth place, Germany2013/148Round of 16Runners-up x 1
Olympiacos FCChampions, Greece2013/1415Round of 16Quarter-finals
PFC CSKA MoskvaChampions, Russia2013/147Group stageQuarter-finals
AFC AjaxChampions, Netherlands2013/1413UEL, round of 32*Winners x 4
Liverpool FCRunners-up, England2009/108N/AWinners x 5
Sporting Clube de PortugalRunners-up, Portugal2008/095N/AQuarter-finals
Galatasaray AŞRunners-up, Turkey2013/1412Round of 16Semi-finals
Athletic ClubFourth place, Spain1998/991N/AQuarter-finals
Pot 4
RSC AnderlechtChampions, Belgium2013/1410Group stageSemi-finals
AS RomaRunners-up, Italy2010/117N/ARunners-up x 1
APOEL FCChampions, Cyprus2011/122UEL, group stageQuarter-finals
FC BATE BorisovChampions, Belarus2012/133Second qualifying roundGroup stage
PFC Ludogorets RazgradChampions, BulgariaN/A0Play-offsN/A
NK MariborChampions, Slovenia1999/20001UEL, round of 32Group stage
AS Monaco FCRunners-up, France2004/055N/ARunners-up x 1
Malmö FFChampions, SwedenN/A0UEL, third qualifying roundRunners-up x 1

*Finished third in UEFA Champions League group
**Past group stage appearances not including 2013/14
***UEFA Champions League unless stated
****Includes pre-1992 European Champion Clubs' Cup
UEL = UEFA Europa League