Luck of the draw



August 25, 2016
Luck of the draw

BEST IN EUROPE: Defending champs Real Madrid

The eight groups for the Champions League will be drawn tonight.

The Champions League draw takes place tonight at 7pm to determine the eight groups for this season’s competition, with Leicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and perhaps Manchester City set to discover their European fate.

City still played in their final qualification match last night, but entered the encounter with a 5-0 lead over Steaua Bucharest.

With Leicester taking to the Champions League for the first time, all eyes will be on who the reigning Premier League champions are placed with, and after winning the title last season, the Foxes will go straight into Pot 1 alongside six other league winners and defending champions Real Madrid.

Here’s how they will line up in today’s draw, with the teams that qualified last night to be added:

Pot 1: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Leicester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, CSKA Moscow.

Pot 2: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Sevilla, Porto, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen.

Pot 3: Tottenham Hotspur, Dynamo Kyiv, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting CP, Club Brugge.

Pot 4: Monaco, Besiktas, Legia Warsaw, Ludogorets Razgrad

Qualified teams that need to be confirmed:

Pot 2 or 3: Basel

Pot 3 or 4: Celtic

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