UEFA Champions League Draw: Clubs await European Draw


Five British teams are in the draw for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, which will take place in Monaco this afternoon.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are joined by Arsenal and Celtic, who came through the final qualifying round this week.

Arsenal eased passed Fenerbahce 5-0 on aggregate, while Scottish Champions Celtic overturned a 2-0 deficit last night on another classic night of European football at Celtic Park. James Forrest struck an injury-time winner as the Hoops went through with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Celtic’s qualification this week, along with AC Milan and Steaua Bucharest, means there will be 14 previous winners of Europe’s elite tournament involved in this season’s Champions League.

Defending champions Bayern Munich are in pot one, along with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Benfica.

England has three representatives in pot one; Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, while Manchester City are drawn in pot three.

City are in the same pot as two of the teams who finished above them in their group last season, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund – who went all the way to the final.

Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain and French rivals Marseille are in pot two with the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Schalke 04.

Pot 1: FC Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester Utd, Arsenal, Porto, Benfica

Pot 2: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, PSG, Juventus

Pot 3: Zenit, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen

Pot 4: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Pizen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna


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