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Who can Manchester United, Liverpool, Man City & Spurs draw in the Champions League group stages?

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Four Premier League clubs will learn their European fate on Thursday (Picture: Getty)

With the final three teams having booked their place in the Champions League, Premier League sides can begin thinking about who they will be drawn against in the group stage of Europes premier club competition.

Manchester City have long been assured of their place in Pot 1 as champions of England, along with five other title winners from Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Russia, as well as reigning holders Real Madrid and Europa League winners Atletico.

Tottenham and Manchester United are in Pot 2, while Liverpool, despite being last seasons finalists, are in Pot 3 and could face a nightmare draw. Whatever happens, Thursday promises to throw up some mouth-watering ties…

WHEN IS THE DRAW AND HOW CAN I WATCH IT?

The draw for this years Champions League takes place on Thursday, August 30 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The build-up begins at 6pm BST, with the draw itself expected to take place half an hour later, and can be watched either on BT Sport or via the live stream on Uefa.com.

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WHICH POTS ARE EACH TEAM IN?

Pot 1

Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Manchester City
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
Lokomotiv Moscow

Pot 2

Borussia Dortmund
Porto
Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk
Napoli
Tottenham Hotspur
Roma
Benfica

Pot 3

Liverpool
Schalke
Lyon
Monaco
CSKA Moscow
Ajax
PSV
Valencia

Pot 4

Viktoria Plzen
Club Brugge
Galatasaray
Young Boys
Inter Milan
Hoffenheim
AEK Athens
Red Star Belgrade

WHEN WILL THE MATCHES TAKE PLACE?

Each team will play their group opponents twice, home and away, over six gameweeks. The group stage begins in the middle of September and runs until December, with matches played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Champions League group stage dates

18-19 September
2-3 October
23-24 October
6-7 November
27-28 November
11-12 December

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