2021/2022 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: Time, Teams To Be Drawn
The group stage draw of the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions league takes place today, August 26, 2021 by 5PM Nigerian time.
The Ceremony will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Michael Essien and Branislav Ivanovic would be Special Guests to assist with the draw.
There are thirty-two teams qualified to participate in the draw, with twenty-six qualifying automatically for the group stage draw with the final six teams decided through play-offs.
The teams to be drawn today cuts across Europe and they are:
ENG: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
ESP: Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal
ITA: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, Juventus
GER: Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund, Wolfsburg
FRA: LOSC, Paris
POR: Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
BEL: Club Brugge
UKR: Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk
SUI: Young Boys
These teams would be separated into four different pots for seeding.
Pot 1 contains the defending Champions of the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations who did not qualify through one of the 2020/21 titles. The club coefficient rankings would determine the teams to be in Pots 2 to 4.