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Champions League group stage draw pots

The four pots have been confirmed for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, which will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 18:00CEST on Thursday.

The Grimaldi Forum stages the draw
The Grimaldi Forum stages the draw ©Getty Images for UEFA

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday at 18:00CEST and will be streamed live in our DrawCentre.

Which teams are in which pots?

Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Barcelona (ESP), Leicester City (ENG), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA), Benfica (POR), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), CSKA Moskva (RUS)

2015/16 runners-up Atlético are in Pot 2
2015/16 runners-up Atlético are in Pot 2©AFP/Getty Images

Pot 2: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Arsenal (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Sevilla (ESP), Porto (POR), Napoli (ITA), Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

Pot 3: Basel (SUI), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Sporting CP (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), Mönchengladbach (GER)

Pot 4: Celtic (SCO), Monaco (FRA), Beşiktaş (TUR), Legia Warszawa (POL), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL), København (DEN), Rostov (RUS)

Draw notes

  • 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 draw ceremony includes the vote for and presentation of the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards for men and women.
National Stadium of Wales
National Stadium of Wales©Getty Images

Road to Cardiff

When are the draws?
25/08/16: Group stage
12/12/16: Round of 16
17/03/17: Quarter-finals
21/04/17: Semi-finals

When are the matches?
13–14/09/16: Group stage, matchday one
27–28/09/16: Group stage, matchday two
18–19/10/16: Group stage, matchday three
01–02/11/16: Group stage, matchday four
22–23/11/16: Group stage, matchday five
06–07/12/16: Group stage, matchday six
14–15/02/17 and 21–22/02/17: Round of 16, first leg
07–08/03/17 and 14–15/03/17: Round of 16, second leg
11–12/04/17: Quarter-finals, first leg
18–19/04/17: Quarter-finals, second leg
02–03/05/17: Semi-finals, first leg
09–10/05/17: Semi-finals, second leg
03/06/17: Final (National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff)

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