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Champions League Draw: Live Thread

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Live thread for the UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw.

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After the completion of the preliminary rounds yesterday, which featured some entertaining football, UEFA will waste no time and will conduct the draw for the Champions League Group Stage draw today, 27 August 2015, at 5:45 pm CET in Monaco, whose team crashed out on the last step to Valencia, which gave Spain an unprecedented five teams in the Champions League.

Rules of the draw dictate that the Champions of the top eight leagues in Europe - Spain, England, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Portugal and Netherlands - will be placed in Pot 1, with FC Barcelona named the No. 1 seed. The teams in the remaining three pots will be seeded according to the UEFA coefficient. The rules also state that each of the eight groups will consist of one team from each of the four pots and that teams from the same association can't be drawn together. The draw will also count for the UEFA Youth League

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Spain Barcelona
Spain Real Madrid
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Belarus BATE Borisov
England Chelsea
Spain Atletico Madrid
Spain Sevilla
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Germany Bayern Munich
Portugal Porto
France Lyon
Germany Wolfsburg
Italy Juventus
England Arsenal
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Portugal Benfica
England Manchester United
Greece Olympiacos
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
France Paris Saint-Germain
Spain Velancia
Russia CSKA Moscow
Belgium Gent
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Turkey Galatasaray
Sweden Malmö
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
England Manchester City Italy Roma
Kazakhstan Astana

Let the draw begin!