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UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw 2014: LIVE

By: Jason Hope Updated 28 Aug 2014 14:08:15

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw 2014: LIVE

17:29 - Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos.

17:28 - Ajax drawn in Group F, which is looking rather excellent.

17:27 - Group E: Bayern Munich, Man City, CSKA Moscow.

17:25 - Liverpool take on...Real Madrid and Basel in Group B.

17:24 - Athletic Club, who knocked out Napoli in the playoffs, will play Porto and Shakhtar in Group H.

17:22 - This means Schalke are in Chelsea's group.

17:21 - Juventus face Atletico Madrid in Group A

17:20 - FC Basel get Real Madrid in Group B.

17:19 - Borussia Dortmund meet Arsenal in Group D.

17:19 - Manchester City will take on Bayern Munich in Group E.

17:18 - Shakhtar Donetsk will take on Porto in Group H.

17:17 - PSG out next. And they get...Group F, alongside Barcelona.

17:16 - Group C: Zenit, Benfica.

17:12 - Chelsea FC will be in Group G.

17:12 - Atletico Madrid will be in Group A.

17:11 - Portuguese giants Porto are in Group H.

17:10 - FC Barcelona will be in Group F.

17:09 - Arsenal FC will be in Group D.

17:08 - SL Benfica will be in Group C.

17:08 - Real Madrid, meanwhile, are in Group B.

17:07 - Winners in 2013, Bayern are the first team out into pot E.

17:04 - UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino: "Since the creation of the UEFA Champions League in 1992, no team has ever managed to retain the title, but I have no doubt that Real Madrid will do their best to prove the statistics wrong, and to write a fresh piece of history in the brilliant annals of the competition."

17:02 - UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino has now taken over from the ceremony hosts as the start of draw edges closer ...

16:56 - ker Casillas, now on stage with the UEFA Champions League trophy, says he and his Real Madrid team-mates were "very relieved after lots of suffering" when they wrapped up their 2013/14 triumph in Lisbon.

16:48 - FC Basel 1893 (SUI)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 20

• How they qualified: first in Swiss Super League

• Previous group stage campaigns: 5 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (1973/74)

16:46 - FC Zenit (RUS)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 21

• How they qualified: second in Russian Premier League, third qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 4 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16 • Best European Cup performance: round of 16 (2011/12, 2013/14)

16:43 - FC Zenit (RUS)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 21

• How they qualified: second in Russian Premier League, third qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 4 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16 • Best European Cup performance: round of 16 (2011/12, 2013/14)

16:39 - Now just ten minutes until the draw starts ... stay with us for our live stream direct from Monaco and regular text updates, as well as immediate reaction, head-to-heads and analysis.

16:34 - Manchester City FC (ENG)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 22

• How they qualified: first in English Premier League

• Previous group stage campaigns: 3 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16

• Best European Cup performance: round of 16 (2013/14)

16:22 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 24

• How they qualified: fourth in Bundesliga, play-offs

• Group stage campaigns: 8 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16

• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (2001/02)

16:11 - Olympiacos FC (GRE)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 27

• How they qualified: first in Greek Super League

• Previous group stage campaigns: 15 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16

• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (1998/99)

16:09 - PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 28

• How they qualified: first in Russian Premier League

• Previous group stage campaigns: 7 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage

• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (2009/10)

16:02 - AFC Ajax (NED)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 30

• How they qualified: first in Eredivisie

• Previous group stage campaigns: 12 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League round of 32

• Best European Cup performance: winners (1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1994/95)

15:54 - Liverpool FC (ENG)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 32

• How they qualified: second in English Premier League

• Previous group stage campaigns: 8 (last appearance: 2009/10)

• Last season: not in UEFA competition• Best European Cup performance: winners (1976/77, 1977/78, 1980/81, 1983/84, 2004/05)

15:44 - Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 33

• How they qualified: second in Portuguese Liga

• Group stage campaigns: 5 (last appearance: 2008/09)

• Last season: not in UEFA competition

• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (1982/83)

15:42 - A reminder of what's in store tonight ...

The draw starts at 16.45 BST. During the course of the ceremony, voting will take place for the UEFA Best Player in Europe and UEFA Best Women's Player awards. We will announce the outcome of both of those and the draw itself as the balls come out. We will have full analysis and reaction from all eight groups as soon as we get it from our network of correspondents from across the continent, while there will also be a series of videos published throughout the evening.

15:40 - Galatasaray AS (TUR)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 36

• How they qualified: second in Turkish Super League

• Previous group stage campaigns: 12 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16

• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (1988/89)

15:31 - Athletic Club (ESP)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 37, play-offs

• How they qualified: fourth in Spanish Liga

• Group stage campaigns: 1 (last appearance: 1998/99)

• Last season: not in UEFA competition

• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (1956/57)

15:13 - RSC Anderlecht (BEL)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 44

• How they qualified: first in Belgian First League

• Group stage campaigns: 10 (last appearance: 2013/14)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage

• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (1981/82, 1985/86)

14:44 - AS Roma (ITA)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 55

• How they qualified: second in Serie A

• Previous group stage campaigns: 7 (last appearance: 2010/11)

• Last season: not in UEFA competition

• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (1983/84)

14:31 - APOEL FC (CYP)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 61

• How they qualified: first in Cypriot First Division, third qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 2 (last appearance: 2011/12)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League third qualifying round/UEFA Europa League group stage

• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (2011/12)

14:21 - Who are your teams to avoid from each pot? Comment below and let us know!

14:20 - FC BATE Borisov (BLR)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 65

• How they qualified: first in Belarusian Premier League, second qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 3 (last appearance: 2012/13)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round

• Best European Cup performance: UEFA Champions League group stage (2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13)

14:12 - PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 104

• How they qualified: first in Bulgarian A League, second qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 0

• Last season: UEFA Champions League play-off/UEFA Europa League group stage

• Best European Cup performance: play-offs (2013/14)

14:11 - NK Maribor (SVN)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 120

• Entered competition: first in Slovene First League, second qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 1 (last appearance: 1999/2000)

• Last season: UEFA Champions League play-off/UEFA Europa League round of 32

• Best European Cup performance: UEFA Champions League group stage (1999/2000)

14:10 - AS Monaco FC (FRA)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 156*

• How they qualified: second in Ligue 1

• Group stage campaigns: 5 (last appearance: 2004/05)

• Last season: not in UEFA competition

• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (2003/04)

14:09 - Malmo FF (SWE)

• UEFA coefficient ranking: 233

• How they qualified: first in Allsvenskan, second qualifying round

• Group stage campaigns: 0

• Last season: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round

• Best European Cup performance: runners-up (1978/79)

14:07 - How did they qualify? What is their pedigree? How did they get on last season? Allow us to talk you through all 32 contenders between now and the draw, starting with lowest-ranked Malmo ...

The draw in Nyon starts at 4:30pm GMT, with Sky Sports News HQ and UEFA.com providing live coverage in the UK. Football.co.uk will provide live text coverage.

Following the conclusion of the preliminary rounds, the 2014/15 Champions League begins in the earnest with the group stage draw for the competition from Uefa's base in Nyon.

The Premier League is represented by four clubs including Arsenal, who beat Besiktas in the play-off round, 2013/14 semi-finalists Chelsea, Liverpool - who return to the competition after a five-year absence - and Premier League winners Manchester City.

As with previous years the 32 qualified teams, which include holders and 10-time winners Real Madrid, have been inserted into four pots based on their UEFA coefficient, which is calculated by their success during the last five years of European competition, with a team from each placed in one of the eight groups.

No two teams from the same country or pot can be drawn against each other and the draw is complete when all 32 teams are drawn into the eight groups, lettered A-H.


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