The pots for the Champions League group-stage draw have been finalised, following the conclusion of the final qualifying round ties on Wednesday..”
Ajax, Club Brugge and Slavia Prague took the final three slots in the group stage, which begins on September 17-18.
Three English clubs will be seeded in this year’s competition, with Premier League champions Manchester City joined by the holders of the two European trophies Liverpool and Chelsea.
Pot 1 also features the other champions of the top six European leagues.
Pots 2-4 are drawn up using UEFA’s coefficient system, which ranks European performance over the past five seasons.
POT 1: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg
POT 2: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Ajax, Benfica
POT 3: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Salzburg, Olympiakos, Club Brugge, Valencia, Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb
POT 4: Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Slavia Prague, Red Star Belgrade, Atalanta, Lille
“The draw takes place on Thursday..”