Champions League: Domestic football season has already started in Europe. German top flight will start there 2018-19 season this weekend. Bayern Munich will begin there title defence against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga kick off.
After all this it’s, time for Football most prestigious club competition, Yes Champions League for which everyone is waiting. Majority of clubs are already confirmed. The second leg playoff is left which will complete the qualifying round. With this, all the 32 teams will be confirmed. It’s now time for Champions League group stage draw to know who plays who in the group stages of Champions League football.
For the draw, all the 32 teams will be divided into four pots with the restriction that teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. Real Madrid winning last three back to back Champions League will be in pot one along with Europa League winner Atlético Madrid. Remaining six teams will be the respective champions of there league.
When is Champions League Group Stage Draw.?
The draw takes place in Monaco at 5:00 PM BST on Thursday 30 August. In Indian Standard Time 9:30 PM.
All the Confirmed Pots:
Pot 1: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Lokomotiv Moscow.
Pot 2: Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Tottenham Hotspur, Roma.
Pot 3: Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, CSKA Moscow
Pot 4: Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Inter, Hoffenheim.
TBD: Liverpool Valencia, Viktoria Plzen, 6 play-off winners.