Pots and seedings confirmed for Champions League group stage draw

Posted August 24, 2017

Teams also benefit with 20% of their association's coefficient over the previous five years - so sides from countries with a track record of European success benefit, even if they haven't contributed themselves.

By virtue of Manchester United's Europa League victory, last season, the Premier League team has been awarded an extra spot in this season's Champions League, with United joining rivals City in pot two of tomorrow's draw at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Instead, both the Partenopei and Roma will be third seeds in a fascinating Pot 3 with Liverpool (who crushed Hoffenheim 4-2 tonight), Tottenham Hotspur, Anderlecht, Besiktas and FC Basel.

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The draw ceremony begins at 5pm United Kingdom time and Celtic will be drawn against one of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Benfica or Shakhtar Donetsk from pot one. The champions of France, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine are automatically placed into Pot 1, which bumps big clubs like Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund into Pot 2.

The final takes place at the NSK Olimpiyskyi in Kiev on May 26, 2018.

Pot 4: CSKA Moscow/, Maribor, Celtic, APOEL/, Feyenord, FK /, Leipzig, and Steaua Bucharest/.

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As we'll recall, the 32 participants are divided into four pots of eight, from which the eight groups of four will be drawn.

What pot are the remaining British clubs in?

Most of the top clubs in the world that you'd expect to see are back - Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the like - but there are some new faces too.

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