Champions League group stage draw: When is it? How can I watch? Who could my team face?

THE Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday evening and Starsport has all the information you need ahead of the event.

Champions League draw: When is it?

The draw for the group stages takes place at 6pm UK time from Monaco.

No team can play another side from the same country.

Champions League draw: How can I watch?

UEFA will be streaming the draw on their website.

Alternatively BT Sport will be showing the event from Monaco across their services.

TV coverage of the draw will be on BT Sport 2, while you can also watch on their website or the BT Sport app.

Coverage will begin at 4.30pm with UEFA presenting a number of awards before the official draw takes place.

Starsport will also be live blogging the action and bringing you all the reaction.

The Pots (after Tuesday night’s matches)

The 32 teams in the draw will be split into eight groups of four with one side coming from each of the pots listed below.

POT 1 – holders and champions of other top eight-ranked nations

Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
Juventus
Benfica
Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk
Monaco
Spartak Moskow

Pot 2

Barcelona
Atletico Madrid
Paris St-Germain
Borussia Dortmund
Sevilla
Manchester City
Porto
Manchester United

Pot 3

Napoli
Tottenham
Basel
Olympiakos
Anderlecht
Roma
Besiktas

Pot 4

Celtic
Feyenoord
Maribor
Leipzig

Champions League draw: Who will Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Man City face?GETTY

Champions League draw: Who will Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Man City face?

When are the ties?

The group stage games are split into six matchdays:

12-13 September: matchday one
26-27 September: matchday two
17-18 October: matchday three
31 October-1 November: matchday four
21-22 November: matchday five
5-6 December: matchday six

What else is happening at the Champions League draw?

UEFA will hand out the following awards during the event.

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year
UEFA Women’s Player of the Year
Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 Champions League season
Defender of the 2016/17 Champions League season
Midfielder of the 2016/17 Champions League season
Forward of the 2016/17 Champions League season

 




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