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Champions League group stage draw: Live thread, updates, how to watch

Who will Bayern Munich draw? Discuss it all below!

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Matt Childs/Pool via Getty Images

Any good Champions League campaign starts with a solid group stage, and it’s that time of the year where we find out who Bayern Munich will face to kick of this season’s European campaign.

Five German teams are participating in this draw, as well as strong sides scattered throughout Pot 2, Pot 3, and even Pot 4. The club faces the prospect of some interesting matchups from the top 5 leagues, with plenty of participants from Spain, England, Italy, and France.

Feel free to discuss the draw below as we bring you the live reaction from Istanbul!

Draw participants:

Pot 1

Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax

Pot 2

Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham Hotspur

Pot 3

Borussia Dortmund, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Sporting CP, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica

Pot 4

Maccabi Haifa, Viktoria Plzeň, Rangers, Copenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb, Marseille, Club Brugge, Celtic


The CL draw tends to take a while, and waiting for them is pretty boring. Why not check out our podcast episode in the meantime? We did a preview of the draw there. Listen to it below or at this link.


Draw Info

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Time: 18:00 CET

TV/streaming: uefa.com, Find Your Country

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