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When is the Champions League draw and who can Barcelona face?

It’s time for the big draw

Juventus Turin - FC Barcelona Photo by Ina Fassbender/picture alliance via Getty Images

The Champions League draw will take place on Thursday in Istanbul where Ronald Koeman and Barcelona will discover their opponents for the group stages.

The Catalan giants are in Pot 2 which means they could face a big name from Pot 1 which consists of the Champions League winners, Europa League winners and champions from Europe’s top leagues.

Barca can’t draw Europa League winners Villarreal or La Liga champions Atletico Madrid which means it’s one of either Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, or Lille.

Here’s a look at all the how the rest of the draw is shaping up:

Pot 1: Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Lille.

Pot 2: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund.

Pot 3: Porto, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg, Benfica, Atalanta, Zenit.

Pot 4: Besiktas, Dynamov Kiev, Sheriff Tiraspol, Club Brugge, Young Boys, AC Milan, Malmo, Wolfsburg.

Thursday’s draw takes place at 6pm local time (1pm ET, 10am PT) and will be streamed live on UEFA’s official website.

You can also follow all the action right here as we’ll provide a LIVE blog to cover the draw.

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