The group stage draw separates the 32 teams into eight groups of four.
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18:00 CEST, 29 August, Monaco
Liverpool (ENG, holders)
Chelsea (ENG, UEFA Europa League winners)
Manchester City (ENG)
Other automatic entrants including coefficients
146.000 Real Madrid (ESP)
127.000 Atlético Madrid (ESP)
85.000 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
80.000 Napoli (ITA)
80.000 Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
78.000 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
68.000 Benfica (POR)
61.500 Lyon (FRA)
61.000 Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
54.500 Salzburg (AUT)
37.000 Valencia (ESP)
31.000 Internazionale Milano (ITA)
28.500 Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
25.000 Genk (BEL)
22.500 Galatasaray (TUR)
22.000 RB Leipzig (GER)
14.945 Atalanta (ITA)
11.699 LOSC Lille (FRA)
Six play-off winners TBC
- The 26 teams given direct entry to the group stage will be joined by the six winners of the play-off ties played on 20/21 and 27/28 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.
Matchday one: 17/18 September
Matchday two: 1/2 October
Matchday three: 22/23 October
Matchday four: 5/6 November
Matchday five: 26/27 November
Matchday six: 10/11 December
The following award winners will also be announced during the draw ceremony:
UEFA Men's Player of the Year
UEFA Women's Player of the Year
Goalkeeper of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season
Defender of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season
Midfielder of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season
Forward of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season
Clubs' coefficients are 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.
The draws are provisional and are subject to the outcome of ongoing investigations and/or legal proceedings and final confirmation by UEFA.