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When is the Champions League group stage draw and match dates?

Holders Real Madrid will be joined by 31 other teams in the hat for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

When is the draw?

It takes place on Thursday, Aug. 30 in Monaco. The draw ceremony will begin at noon ET / 5 p.m. GMT.

Group-stage draw pots

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, Benfica, Napoli, Tottenham Hotspur, Roma

Pot 3: Liverpool, Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, Ajax, CSKA Moscow, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia

Pot 4: Viktoria Plzen, Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Young Boys, Inter Milan, Hoffenheim, Red Star Belgrade, AEK Athens

When will the games be played?

Matchday 1: Sep. 18-19

Matchday 2: Oct. 2-3

Matchday 3: Oct. 23-24

Matchday 4: Nov. 6-7

Matchday 5: Nov. 27-28

Matchday 6: Dec. 11-12

What time will the games kick off?

Two games will begin at 6:55 p.m. CET / 12:55 p.m. ET, with the remainder following at 9 p.m. CET / 3 p.m. ET.

When is the draw for the Round of 16?

It takes place on Dec. 16.

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UEFA Champions League home page

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