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UEFA Champions League Draws: All You Need To Know

The 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League draws will be held on Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco as all the clubs that qualified for this season will know their opponents.

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This seasons final will be played on Saturday 1 June at the Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

There are some changes made by UEFA that will allow teams to use an extra substitution in the knockout games if the matches go to extra time and clubs will be able to call upon an extra substitute if their second legs go past 90 minutes.

Also, the kick off time has moved from the 7:45 pm to 5: pm amongst other new rules.

Thursday’s draw will see the 26 teams given entry to the group stage under the new competition system have been joined by the six winners of the play-off ties.

The teams were split into four seeding pots. Pot 1 consists of the holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots 2 to 4 are determined by the club coefficient rankings.

A statement from UEFA website revealed the various clubs in the four pots said no team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.

WHO COULD PLAY WHO

Manchester United could be drawn with either of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus or Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund could get a repetition of their last season group stage draw against Real Madrid also as they are in Pot 2.

Spanish giants, Barcelona could face AS Roma who eliminated them from the competition last season at the quarter-final stage.

Tottenham (Pot 2) who were eliminated from the round of 16 last season could face French giants, PSG who are in Pot 1.

CLUBS THAT WILL BE DRAWN

SPAIN: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia

Germany: Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Hoffenheim

England: Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool

Italy: Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Internazionale Milano 

France: Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, Monaco

Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva, CSKA Moskva

Portugal: Porto 

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk

Belgium: Club Brugge

Turkey: Galatasaray

CZECH REPUBLIC: Viktoria Plzeň

Switzerland: Young Boys

NETHERLAND: Ajax

GREECE
: AEK Athens

Pot 1 
Real Madrid (holders)
Atlético Madrid (UEFA Europa League winners)
Barcelona
Bayern München
Manchester City
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
Lokomotiv Moskva

Pot 2
Borussia Dortmund
Porto
Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk

Napoli
Tottenham Hotspur
Roma

Pot 3
Schalke

Lyon

Monaco
Ajax
CSKA Moskva

Pot 4
Club Brugge
Galatasaray
Young Boys
Internazionale Milano
Hoffenheim
AEK Athens

Liverpool, Valencia and Viktoria Plzen have not been placed in any pot yet.

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