The draw comprises 32 clubs, 26 of whom are direct entrants while six qualify via the play-offs.
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30 August, Monaco
- The 26 teams given direct entry to the group stage under the new competition system will be joined by the six winners of the play-off ties played on 21/22 and 28/29 August.
- The teams will be split into four seeding pots. Pot 1 consists of the holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots 2 to 4 are determined by the club coefficient rankings.
- No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.
- The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League.
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Atlético Madrid (ESP, UEFA Europa League winners)
Bayern München (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Other automatic entrants including coefficients
Borussia Dortmund (GER) 89.000
Porto (POR) 86.000
Manchester United (ENG) 82.000
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 81.000
Napoli (ITA) 78.000
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 67.000
Roma (ITA) 64.000
Liverpool (ENG) 62.000
Schalke (GER) 62.000
Lyon (FRA) 59.500
Monaco (FRA) 57.000
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 45.000
Valencia (ESP) 36.000
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 33.000
Club Brugge (BEL) 29.500
Galatasaray (TUR) 29.500
Internazionale Milano (ITA) 16.000
Hoffenheim (GER) 14.285
Clubs' coefficients are now determined EITHER by the sum of all points won in the previous five years OR by the association coefficient over the same period – WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onwards).
18/19 September: Group stage, matchday one
2/3 October: Group stage, matchday two
23/24 October: Group stage, matchday three
6/7 November: Group stage, matchday four
27/28 November: Group stage, matchday five
11/12 December: Group stage, matchday six
17 December: Round of 16 draw
12/13/19/20 February: Round of 16, first leg
5/6/12/13 March: Round of 16, second leg
15 March: Quarter-final & semi-final draw
9/10 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16/17 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April/1 May: Semi-finals, first leg
7/8 May: Semi-finals, second leg
Saturday 1 June: Final – Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid