All you need to know ahead of today's UEFA Champions League draw
24 August 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
The draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League takes place today (Thursday 24 August) at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, beginning at 5pm UK time.
Each group will be determined by selecting one team from each of the four pots. We'll be in Pot 3.
Pot 1 consists of holders Real Madrid and the champions of the rest of the top-eight ranked nations at the end of 2015-16, when the 2017-18 access list was set. The remaining three pots are decided by each team's UEFA club coefficient as of the end of last season.
Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA) Benfica (POR), Chelsea (ENG), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Monaco (FRA), Spartak Moskva (RUS).
Pot 2: Barcelona (ESP), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sevilla (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Porto (POR), Manchester United (ENG).
Pot 3: Napoli (ITA), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Basel (SUI), Olympiacos (GRE), Anderlecht (BEL), Liverpool (ENG), Roma (ITA), Beşiktaş (TUR).
Pot 4: Celtic (SCO), CSKA Moskva (RUS), Sporting CP (POR), APOEL (CYP), Feyenoord (NED), Maribor (SVN), Qarabağ (AZE), RB Leipzig (GER).
No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony. Following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee, Ukrainian and Russian teams cannot be drawn against each other.
The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League.