The Best And Worst Potential Champions League Groups For English Clubs

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City and Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and Celtic FC

The Reds will avoid fellow Premier League teams Chelsea and Liverpool (Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also in Pot two) as a result of the UEFA rule that two teams from the same country can not be drawn against each other at this stage of the competition.

The British contingent find out their fate for the UEFA Champions League group stages when the draw is made live on BT Sport on Thursday 24 August.

Pot 2: Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Porto. The final, which will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, is on May 26.

POT 1: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Benfica, AS Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Shakhtar Donetsk.




Clubs gain points for winning matches and get more for success in the knockout rounds rather than the group stage, and more for the Champions League, rather than the Europa League.

It's only the second time since 2010 that an Italian side has come through the Champions League play-off unscathed.

Teams are divided into four pots and then drawn into eight groups, one team from each pot.

Pot 1 now includes the defending champions and the winners of the seven "best" leagues as ranked by UEFA coefficient. Thanks to the away goal, the Ukrainian team goalkeeper Anton Kanibolotskiy has included Azerbaijan in the list of participants of the group stage of the Champions League. This may lead to some of the teams in Pot 1 already having their placement determined before they're even drawn, especially English and Spanish clubs.

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