Champions League group stage draw: Live talkSPORT commentary, start time and pot info for the draw

29 Aug

Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur supporters are eagerly awaiting their Champions League fate.

The 2018/19 competition is ready to start in earnest, with the draw set to sort the 32 teams into their groups.

Holders Real Madrid go into Pot 1
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When is the Champions League group stage draw?

This year’s group stage draw takes place on Thursday, August 30.

Live from the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, things get under way at 5pm.

The 32 teams will be split into four pots, with a team picked from each in turn.

This will create eight groups, consisting of a team from each seeded pot.

Manchester City are in Pot 1, Spurs and Manchester United in Pot 2, with Liverpool in Pot 3.

Is it on talkSPORT?

We will be covering the big draw right here on talkSPORT2 from 4pm.

Tune in using your DAB radio or our online player.

How can I watch it?

The draw will be streamed live on Uefa’s official website.

To watch on TV, head to BT Sport 2 where coverage will start at 4.30pm.

Who is in the draw?

Pot 1
Real Madrid (holders)
Atletico Madrid (UEFA Europa League winners)
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Manchester City
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
Lokomotiv Moscow

Pot 2
Borussia Dortmund
Porto
Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk
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
AEK Athen

Hoffenheim

Crvena zvezda

AEK Athens