Preview for 2018/19 Champions League draw

Preview for 2018/19 Champions League draw

The draw for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League will be done on Thursday, August 30, in Monaco as football fans will known the groups their clubs will fall into.

32 teams will take part in this season's UEFA Champions League, and Real Madrid are the reigning champions after beating Liverpool this year in Kiev.

All these clubs are split into four seeding pots in which pot 1 consists of the holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations.

No team can play a club from their own association, which means that clubs from Russia and Ukraine must not be drawn in the same group

Pot 1

Real Madrid (holders)

Atlético Madrid (UEFA Europa League winners)

Barcelona

Bayern München

Manchester City

Juventus

Paris Saint-Germain

Lokomotiv Moskva

Lokomotiv Moskva

Pot 2

Borussia Dortmund 89.000

Porto 86.000

Manchester United 82.000

Shakhtar Donetsk 81.000

Benfica 80.000

Napoli 78.000

Tottenham Hotspur 67.000

Roma 64.000

Pot 3

Liverpool 62.000

Schalke 62.000

Lyon 59.500

Monaco 57.000

Ajax 53.500

CSKA Moskva 45.000

PSV Eindhoven 36.000

Valencia 36.000

Pot 4

Viktoria Plzeň 33.000

Club Brugge 29.500

Galatasaray 29.500

Young Boys 20.500

Internazionale Milano 16.000

Hoffenheim 14.285

Crvena zvezda 10.750

AEK Athens 10.000

The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League draw will start by 5pm Nigerian time in Monaco.

Meanwhile, the 2018/19 Champions League encounters will start on September 18/19, while the final will be on June 1, 2019 at the Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 13th time as they defeated Liverpool in the 2017/18 Champions League final by 3-1.

Karim Benzema scored the first goal in bizarre fashion as the Reds goalkeeper Lucas Karius throws the ball against the Frenchman's leg to score Madrid's first goal.

Sadio Mane restored parity for Liverpool, but two other goals from Gareth Bale condemned Liverpool to a defeat in Kiev.

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