Champions League group stage draw pots confirmed

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.

Real Madrid are aiming to win a third straight title
Real Madrid are aiming to win a third straight title ©Getty Images

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

Which teams are in which pots?

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.
Qarabağ eliminate København, create history
Qarabağ eliminate København, create history

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)

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 following awards will be also be presented during the draw:

There will be four pots of eight teams
There will be four pots of eight teams©UEFA.com
  • 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)

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