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.
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
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk
Belgium: Club Brugge
CZECH REPUBLIC: Viktoria Plzeň
Switzerland: Young Boys
GREECE: AEK Athens
Real Madrid (holders)
Atlético Madrid (UEFA Europa League winners)
Liverpool, Valencia and Viktoria Plzen have not been placed in any pot yet.