Friday, September 30, 2016

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: Live Stream and Details

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: Live Stream and Details

UEFA Champions League

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The 2016/17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw is set to take place on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at 18:00 CET. The draw will be held in Monaco and will be broadcast via live streaming in the official UEFA website. Local time listings have been provided for worldwide viewers. 

Twenty-two teams have already qualified for the group stage, while ten more teams will be awaiting the results of the play-off round. The second leg matches of the play-offs are set to be played on Aug. 23 and 24. The first leg games were concluded last week, with the following results:

FC København 1-0 APOEL FC

AFC Ajax 1-1 FC Rostov

GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 FC Salzburg

FC Steaua Bucureşti 0-5 Manchester City FC

BSC Young Boys 1-3 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 2-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň

Celtic FC 5-2 Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC

FC Porto 1-1 AS Roma

Dundalk FC 0-2 Legia Warszawa

Villarreal CF 1-2 AS Monaco FC

The 10 teams who will advance after the second leg of the play-off round, will complete the 32 team requirement for the group stage. Here’s a list of the qualified teams:

Pot 1 includes the defending champions and the league champions of the top seven European member associations:

Real Madrid (ESP, defending champions)
Barcelona (ESP)
Leicester City (ENG)
Bayern München (GER)
Juventus (ITA)
Benfica (POR)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
CSKA Moskva (RUS)

The other pots are filled up by teams who have qualified through coefficients:

Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Arsenal (ENG)
Sevilla (ESP)
Napoli (ITA)
Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Basel (SUI)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Lyon (FRA)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Sporting CP (POR)
Club Brugge (BEL)
Beşiktaş (TUR)

Apart from the UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw, the event will also be the venue for the vote and presentation of the Best Player in Europe for the 2015/16 season. The remaining finalists who are still in contention for the accolade are Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.