When and where is the draw?

The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony begins at 18:00 CET on Thursday 29 August. It takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

Who is involved in the draw?

ESP: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Valencia
ENG: Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur
ITA: Juventus, Napoli, Internazionale Milano, Atalanta
: Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig
: Paris, Lyon, LOSC Lille
: Zenit, Lokomotiv Moskva
: Benfica 
: Shakhtar Donetsk
BEL: Genk 
TUR: Galatasaray
AUT: Salzburg
GRE: Olympiacos
CRO: GNK Dinamo
SRB: Crvena zvezda

What are the draw pots?

Only Pot 1 is known in its entirety; the other pots will be confirmed once the final six teams have qualified via the play-offs.

Pot 1 
Liverpool (holders)
Chelsea (UEFA Europa League winners)
Manchester City
Bayern München
Paris Saint-Germain

Season calendar

17/18 September: group stage, matchday one
1/2 October: group stage, matchday two
22/23 October: group stage, matchday three
5/6 November: group stage, matchday four
26/27 November: group stage, matchday five
10/11 December: group stage, matchday six

16 December: round of 16 draw

18/19/25/26 February: round of 16, first leg
10/11/17/18 March: round of 16, second leg

20 March: quarter-final & semi-final draw

7/8 April: quarter-finals, first leg
14/15 April: quarter-finals, second leg
28/29 April: semi-finals, first leg
5/6 May: semi-finals, second leg

Saturday 30 May: final – Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, Istanbul

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