Champions League Group Stage Draw Information

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The UEFA Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday at 10 pm Sri Lankan Time, streamed live on http://eplsl.com/live/ & telecast on Ten 2. Following are the teams that are qualified for the Group stage and the pot they will be in tonight’s draw.

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Draw procedure

  • 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.
  • The draw ceremony includes the vote for and presentation of the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards for men and women.

When are the matches?

13–14/09/16: Group stage, matchday one
27–28/09/16: Group stage, matchday two
18–19/10/16: Group stage, matchday three
01–02/11/16: Group stage, matchday four
22–23/11/16: Group stage, matchday five
06–07/12/16: Group stage, matchday six
14–15/02/17 and 21–22/02/17: Round of 16, first leg
07–08/03/17 and 14–15/03/17: Round of 16, second leg
11–12/04/17: Quarter-finals, first leg
18–19/04/17: Quarter-finals, second leg
02–03/05/17: Semi-finals, first leg
09–10/05/17: Semi-finals, second leg
03/06/17: Final (National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff)

Who can Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City get in the Champions League draw?

The three teams who secured automatic qualification for the competition by virtue of their final position in the Premier League table are Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Leicester, as champions, will be in pot one of four for the draw, while Arsenal will be in pot two and Spurs in pot three. Manchester City will join Arsenal in the second pot after making the group stage for a sixth season.

We are likely to see some huge clashes lined up between Premier League clubs and European superpowers. Here, we break down who each English club could potentially be drawn to face in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.

The teams can get one team from each pot mentioned below.

Leicester’s possible group stage opponents: 

Pot two: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Porto, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen

Pot three: Dynamo Kiev, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Club Bruges, Basle, Monchengladbach

Pot four: Monaco, Besiktas, Legia Warsaw, Ludogrets, Celtic, Rostov, Cophenagen, Dinamo Zagreb

Best Case Scenario: Porto, Club Brugge, Copenhagen

Worst Case Scenario: Atletico Madrid, Lyon, Besiktas

Arsenal’s possible group stage opponents: 

Pot one: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, CSKA Moscow

Pot three: Dynamo Kiev, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Club Bruges, Basle, Monchengladbach

Pot four: Monaco, Besiktas, Legia Warsaw, Ludogrets, Celtic, Rostov, Cophenagen, Dinamo Zagreb

Best Case Scenario: CSKA Moscow, Club Brugge, Ludogorets

Worst Case Scenario: Barcelona, Lyon, Besiktas

Tottenham’s possible group stage opponents: 

Pot one: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, CSKA Moscow

Pot two: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Porto, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen

Pot four: Monaco, Besiktas, Legia Warsaw, Ludogrets, Celtic, Rostov, Cophenagen, Dinamo Zagreb

Best Case Scenario: Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic

Worst Case Scenario: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco

Manchester City’ possible group stage opponents: 

Pot one: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, CSKA Moscow

Pot three: Dynamo Kiev, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Club Bruges, Basle, Monchengladbach

Pot four: Monaco, Besiktas, Legia Warsaw, Ludogrets, Celtic, Rostov, Cophenagen, Dinamo Zagreb

Best Case Scenario: CSKA Moscow, PSV, Copenhagen

Worst Case Scenario: Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic

When are the draws for the other stages of the match?

25/08/16: Group stage
12/12/16: Round of 16
17/03/17: Quarter-finals
21/04/17: Semi-finals

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