Champions League group stage draw: Pot 2

UEFA.com profiles the eight teams in Pot 2 for the group stage draw: Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Manchester City, Porto and Manchester United.

Barcelona are making a 21st group appearance
Barcelona are making a 21st group appearance ©AFP/Getty Images

Pot 2 in the UEFA Champions League group stage draw is formed by the eight highest-ranked teams out of the 24 clubs in Pots 2 to 4 as per the UEFA association club coefficient rankings at the end of the 2016/17 season. We profile the hopefuls.

New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde’s European highlights
New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde’s European highlights

Barcelona (ESP)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 3
• How they qualified: second in Spanish Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 21 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners x 5 (1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15)

Atlético Madrid (ESP)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 4
• How they qualified: third in Spanish Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 7 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League semi-finals
• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (1973/74, 2013/14, 2015/16)

Six great Paris Saint-Germain performances
Six great Paris Saint-Germain performances

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 6
• How they qualified: second in Ligue 1
• Previous group stage campaigns: 9 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (1994/95)

Borussia Dortmund (GER)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 7
• How they qualified: third in German Bundesliga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 11 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners x 1 (1996/97)

How Sevilla made it through
How Sevilla made it through

Sevilla (ESP)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 8
• How they qualified: fourth in Spanish Liga, play-off winners
• Previous group stage campaigns: 4 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (1957/58)

Manchester City (ENG)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 12
• How they qualified: third in Premier League
• Previous group stage campaigns: 6 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (2015/16)

Manchester United's European set
Manchester United's European set

Porto (POR)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 13
• How they qualified: second in Portugese Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 21 (last appearance: 2016/17)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: winners x 2 (1986/87, 2003/04)

Manchester United (ENG)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 15
• How they qualified: UEFA Europa League winners
• Previous group stage campaigns: 20 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Europa League winners
• Best European Cup performance: winners x 3 (1967/68, 1998/99, 2007/08)

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