UEFA Champions League group stage draw pots
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The lineup and seedings are confirmed for the group stage draw, streamed live from the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from 17.45CET on Thursday.
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The lineup and seedings are confirmed for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, streamed live from the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from 17.45CET on Thursday.
• UEFA.com's coverage will begin from Monaco at 12.00CET.
• The draw ceremony will include the vote for and presentation of the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for which Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo are nominated.
• The 32 clubs, 22 of which qualified automatically and ten of whom won through from the play-offs, have been split into four seeding pots according to their coefficient.
• Each group will contain one team from each seeding pot. No club can play a side from their association among other restrictions: see the full draw procedure.
• The draw will also establish the groups for the second season of the UEFA Youth League.
|Real Madrid CF||Holders||2013/14||18||Winners||Winners x 10|
|FC Barcelona||Runners-up, Spain||2013/14||18||Quarter-finals||Winners x 4|
|FC Bayern München||Champions, Germany||2013/14||17||Semi-finals||Winners x 5|
|Chelsea FC||Third place, England||2013/14||12||Semi-finals||Winners x 1|
|SL Benfica||Champions, Portugal||2013/14||9||UEL, runners-up*||Winners x 2|
|Club Atlético de Madrid||Champions, Spain||2013/14||4||Runners-up||Runners-up x 2|
|Arsenal FC||Fourth place, England||2013/14||16||Round of 16||Runners-up x 1|
|FC Porto||Third place, Portugal||2013/14||18||UEL, quarter-finals*||Winners x 2|
|FC Schalke 04||Third place, Germany||2013/14||6||Round of 16||Semi-finals|
|Borussia Dortmund||Runners-up, Germany||2013/14||9||Quarter-finals||Winners x 1|
|Juventus||Champions, Italy||2013/14||14||UEL, semi-finals*||Winners x 2|
|Paris Saint-Germain FC||Champions, France||2013/14||6||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals|
|FC Shakhtar Donetsk||Champions, Ukraine||2013/14||9||UEL, Round of 32*||Quarter-finals|
|FC Basel 1893||Champions, Switzerland||2013/14||5||UEL, quarter-finals*||Last 16|
|FC Zenit||Runners-up, Russia||2013/14||4||Round of 16||Round of 16|
|Manchester City FC||Champions, England||2013/14||3||Round of 16||Round of 16|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||Fourth place, Germany||2013/14||8||Round of 16||Runners-up x 1|
|Olympiacos FC||Champions, Greece||2013/14||15||Round of 16||Quarter-finals|
|PFC CSKA Moskva||Champions, Russia||2013/14||7||Group stage||Quarter-finals|
|AFC Ajax||Champions, Netherlands||2013/14||13||UEL, round of 32*||Winners x 4|
|Liverpool FC||Runners-up, England||2009/10||8||N/A||Winners x 5|
|Sporting Clube de Portugal||Runners-up, Portugal||2008/09||5||N/A||Quarter-finals|
|Galatasaray AŞ||Runners-up, Turkey||2013/14||12||Round of 16||Semi-finals|
|Athletic Club||Fourth place, Spain||1998/99||1||N/A||Quarter-finals|
|RSC Anderlecht||Champions, Belgium||2013/14||10||Group stage||Semi-finals|
|AS Roma||Runners-up, Italy||2010/11||7||N/A||Runners-up x 1|
|APOEL FC||Champions, Cyprus||2011/12||2||UEL, group stage||Quarter-finals|
|FC BATE Borisov||Champions, Belarus||2012/13||3||Second qualifying round||Group stage|
|PFC Ludogorets Razgrad||Champions, Bulgaria||N/A||0||Play-offs||N/A|
|NK Maribor||Champions, Slovenia||1999/2000||1||UEL, round of 32||Group stage|
|AS Monaco FC||Runners-up, France||2004/05||5||N/A||Runners-up x 1|
|Malmö FF||Champions, Sweden||N/A||0||UEL, third qualifying round||Runners-up x 1|
*Finished third in UEFA Champions League group
**Past group stage appearances not including 2013/14
***UEFA Champions League unless stated
****Includes pre-1992 European Champion Clubs' Cup
UEL = UEFA Europa League