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Champions League draw live: Who can Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City get in the group stage?

 Manchester City. Chelsea and Liverpool  and Arsenal are in the Champions League draw
by Simon Rice
  • FULL DRAW...

    • The draw  began at 5.05pm (BST)

    Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiacos, Malmo FF 

    Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, LIVERPOOL, Ludogorets Razgrad

    Group C: Benfica, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco

    Group D: ARSENAL, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht

    Group E: Bayern Munich, MANCHESTER CITY, CSKA Moscow, Roma

    Group F: Barcelona, PSG, Ajax, APOEL

    Group G: CHELSEA, Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor

    Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov

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  • So you're not sure which team is in which pot and and who can't face who? Here's our handy guide to today's draw.
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  • Despite all of the heavy investment in recent years, Manchester City are yet to truly make their mark in European football. But this time around they're hoping things will be different.

    However, their task has been made a bit harder due to Uefa's seeding system putting them in Pot 2. That could mean a meeting with the likes of Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.



    8/28/2014 3:17:21 PM
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  • Liverpool are in the Europe's elite competition for the first time since 2010, and, by being in Pot 3 could face Luis Suarez's Barcelona. The controversial striker, who left the club in £75m deal over the summer.

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  • Chelsea will go into the Champions League draw hoping to go at least one better than they did last season, where  they were dumped out at the semi-final stage by beaten finalists Atletico Madrid.

    Jose Mourinho’s side are again among the top seeds owing to their stellar record in Europe over a number of years.

    Their placing in Pot 1 ensures they will avoid the very best teams – the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. But it could still be tough.

    Check out the worst case scenario for Chelsea.



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  • Arsenal, in the group stage for the 17th consecutive season after their 1-0 victory over Besiktas last night in the qualifier. While the Gunners are in Pot 1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and PSG could await in the group stage.

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  • Ronaldo has arrived at the ceremony in Monaco. Hopefully by speedboat in that James Bond get-up.

    8/28/2014 3:37:27 PM
  • The first matchround of the group stage takes place on 16-17 September. And should they go all of the way, the final is at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on 6 June 2015.
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  • Where the final will be hosted next year

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  • So how do the bookmakers see it? The holders, Real Madrid are the current favourites at 7/2, Bayern Munich the second favourite at 4/1.
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  • Iker Casillas has brought out the trophy. We're nearly under way!


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  • Frank Lampard is here too. He may even make the odd appearance for Manchester City in the competition this season until he heads off to New York.

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  • Bayern Munich the first team out...
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  • The holders Real Madrid in Group B
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  • And Benfica are in Group C. Casillas has just picked out Arsenal...
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  • Group D for the Gunners. They will hope it will not stand for death
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  • Chelsea go into Group G and that concludes the draw for the top seeds...
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  • Out comes Fernando Hierro, a former winner of the competition with Real Madrid as introduced by the co-host Peter Schmeichel, doing a sterling job with the auto cue.

    Time for Pot 2 - this means Manchester City
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  • Paris Saint-Germain out now....
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  • And they go into Group F, and will face Barcelona!
    8/28/2014 4:17:13 PM
  • Shakhtar Donetsk go in with Porto in Group G
    8/28/2014 4:18:11 PM
  • Manchester City are out...and they go into Group E with Bayern Munich!
    8/28/2014 4:19:15 PM
  • Borussia Dortmund drawn with Arsenal. A repeat of last season for Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger...
    8/28/2014 4:20:07 PM
  • FC Basel join Real Madrid in Group B
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  • Chelsea avoid Juventus, the Italians go into Group A with Atletico Madrid
    8/28/2014 4:21:50 PM
  • That's it for Pot 2 - Liverpool up now as Pot 3 is drawn. Will the Suarez reunion happen? All eyes will be on Group F
    8/28/2014 4:22:39 PM
  • Athletic Bilbao up first from Pot 3..
    8/28/2014 4:25:32 PM
  • Liverpool have been drawn...will it be Barca?
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  • They avoid Barcelona...but go into Group B with Real Madrid!
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  • CSKA Moscow in Group C with Manchester City
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  • And Ajax go into Group F
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  • Olympiakos go into Group A
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  • Nani's Sporting CP meet Chelsea
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  • Galatasaray  head into Group D with Arsenal!
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  • Only Pot 4 to go now...no-one will want Monaco
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  • It also throws up the possibility of Group F becoming the Ibrahimovic group - comprised of teams he has played for or currently plays for
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  • Monaco are out...
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  • And they avoid all the Premier League sides by going into Group C
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  • We didn't get the Ibrahimovic group - APOEL complete Group F
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  • Anderlecht are the final team to be drawn into Arsenal's Group D
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  • Ashley Cole's Roma go into Group E with Manchester City
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  • And that concludes the group stage draw - from Real Madrid vs Liverpool to Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund, some intriguing ties await. 16 September can't come soon enough for the start of the competition. 
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