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Who could Barcelona face in the Champions League?

It’s risky business for Barcelona in pot two

Juventus v FC Barcelona  - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Champions League draw takes place tomorrow in Monaco. Unfortunately being in pot two puts Barcelona at risk of having a pretty tough grouping. There are multiple scenarios that are bad, good, or somewhere in between. So let’s take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for Barcelona in the Champions League draw.

The worst case

Being in pot two gives Barcelona the potential to be in a group with some pretty good European clubs. Here’s the three clubs that have the potential to be in a group with Barcelona, and provide the biggest risk of not advancing to the knockout stages.

Juventus/Chelsea/Bayern Munich - Pot one

Barcelona - Pot two

Napoli/Tottenham/Liverpool - Pot three

RB Leipzig/Sporting Lisbon - Pot four

The best case

There’s also a scenario where Barcelona may get a kinder group which could hopefully see them finish in top spot. Here’s what that would look like.

Spartak Moscow - Pot one

Barcelona - Pot two

Anderlecht - Pot three

Maribor - Pot four

Rather interestingly there’s also the chance of Barcelona being drawn to face Liverpoool (they will go into Pot 3 should they beat Hoffenheim to qualify), which should prove interesting given the Philippe Coutinho saga.

The pots as they currently stand:

Pot One: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea, Benfica, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Shakhtar Donetsk

Pot Two: Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris St Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Porto

Pot Three: Napoli, Tottenham, Basel, Olympiacos, Anderlecht, Roma, Besiktas, Liverpool or Celtic

Pot Four: Celtic or Hoffenheim, Feyenoord, Maribor, RB Leipzig, Copenhagen or Qarabag, APOEL or Slavia Prague, Young Boys or CSKA Moscow, Sporting Lisbon or Steaua Bucharest.

Who would you like to see Barcelona drawn against and who do you want to avoid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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