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UEFA Champion’s League 2016-17 Group Stage Draws

UEFA Champion's League 2016-17 Group Stage DrawsThe UEFA Champion’s League 2016-17 Group Stage draws took place on Thursday in Monaco, and the 32 participating teams were drawn into their respective groups.

The teams were first divided into four pots:

Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Barcelona (ESP), Leicester City (ENG), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA), Benfica (POR), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), CSKA Moskva (RUS)

Pot 2: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Arsenal (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Sevilla (ESP), Porto (POR), Napoli (ITA), Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

Pot 3: Basel (SUI), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Sporting CP (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), Mönchengladbach (GER)

Pot 4: Celtic (SCO), Monaco (FRA), Beşiktaş (TUR), Legia Warszawa (POL), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL), København (DEN), Rostov (RUS)

The final eight groups are:

  • Group A : Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Arsenal (ENG), Basel (SUI), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
  • Group B : Benfica (POR), Napoli (ITA), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Beşiktaş (TUR)
  • Group C : Barcelona (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Mönchengladbach (GER), Celtic (SCO)
  • Group D : Bayern München (GER), Atlético Madrid (ESP), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Rostov (RUS)
  • Group E : CSKA Moskva (RUS), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Monaco (FRA)
  • Group F : Real Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sporting CP (POR), Legia Warszawa (POL)
  • Group G : Leicester City (ENG), Porto (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), København (DEN)
  • Group H : Juventus (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Lyon (FRA), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

The matches shall be played on:

  • 13–14/09/16: Group stage, Matchday one
  • 27–28/09/16: Group stage, Matchday two
  • 18–19/10/16: Group stage, Matchday three
  • 01–02/11/16: Group stage, Matchday four
  • 22–23/11/16: Group stage, Matchday five
  • 06–07/12/16: Group stage, Matchday six
  • 14–15/02/17 and 21–22/02/17: Round of 16, first leg
  • 07–08/03/17 and 14–15/03/17: Round of 16, second leg
  • 11–12/04/17: Quarter-finals, first leg
  • 18–19/04/17: Quarter-finals, second leg
  • 02–03/05/17: Semi-finals, first leg
  • 09–10/05/17: Semi-finals, second leg
  • 03/06/17: Final (National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff)

Two top placed teams from each group at the end of the group stage shall qualify for the UEFA Champion’s League Round of 16. All third placed teams at the end of the group stage shall automatically qualify for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.

The final shall be played in Cardiff, Wales.