The draw for the group stage draw for the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League takes place on Thursday, August 25 at 6pm CET, 5pm BST at the UEFA headquarters in Monaco.
The 32 teams will be put into four pots, with one team from each pot going into each of the eight groups.
Pot 1 consists of the current title holders (Real Madrid) and the winners of the top-seven ranked nations at the end of the 2014/15 season.
Pots 2-4 are decided by each side's UEFA club coefficient at the end of last season.
Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
Russian and Ukrainian teams cannot play each other.

Teams In The Pot.
Pot 1
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Leicester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, CSKA Moscow
Pot 2
Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Sevilla, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen
Pot 3
Dynamo Kyiv, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting
Pot 4

Pot to be confirmed
Basel and Tottenham will be in either Pot 2 or 3 depending on results in the play-offs, while Club Brugge will be in Pot 3 or 4

Teams in qualifying play-offs
The following ties will be settled on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August
Ludogorets Razgrad vs FC Viktoria Plzen (2-0 agg)
Celtic vs Hapoel Beer-Sheva (5-2 agg)
FC Copenhagen vs Apoel Nicosia (1-0 agg)
Dundalk vs Legia Warsaw (0-2 agg)
Dinamo Zagreb vs FC Salzburg (1-1 agg)
Steaua Bucharest vs Manchester City (0-5 agg)

FC Porto vs Roma (1-1 agg)
Ajax vs Rostov (1-1 agg)
Young Boys vs Borussia Monchengladbach (1-3)
Villarreal vs Monaco (1-2)

Group stage dates?

Matchday one: 13–14 September
Matchday two: 27–28 September
Matchday three: 18–19 October
Matchday four: 1–2 November
Matchday five: 22–23 November
Matchday six: 6–7 December



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