Champions League group stage draw details

Champions League group stage draw details

The Champions League group stage draw will take place later today. Europe's elite will once again battle it out for European club supremacy. 

The Frontrunners and Fresh Faces

Manchester City, who won the tournament in Istanbul the previous season, will once again be favourites. However the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich,Paris Saint Germain will looking to take the crown away from Pep Guardiola's side. The competion will also see the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal will return to the competition. Newcastle United will also make their Champions League debut under Eddie Howe this year.

Here's a full preview of the draw to come

Where is the draw being held

Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Key Details about the Draw

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023 Time: 5:00 PM BST

How does the draw work

The 32 teams have been split into four seeding pots. Pot 1 will consist of the holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and six domestic champions. Pots 2 to 4 are determined by the club coefficient rankings.

No team can play a side from their own association. Paired clubs from the same country will play on separate days. Any other restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw.

Champions League Group Stage Draw Pots

The pots for the draw are set, following the gripping conclusion of the qualifying phase:

Pot 1: Manchester City, Sevilla, Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, Feyenoord

Pot 2: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Porto, Arsenal

Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg, AC Milan, Lazio, Red Star Belgrade, Braga, PSV, FC Copenhagen

Pot 4: Newcastle, Union Berlin, Lens, Real Sociedad, Galatasaray, Celtic, Young Boys, Antwerp.

Where is the final being held

London's Wembley Stadium.

Tune In for the Draw

For those eager to witness the unveiling of the groups, the draw will be broadcast live on TNT Sport 1 in the UK. The coverage is set to commence at 4:45 PM BST.  You can also see  the draw streamed live on

Champions League Group Stage Matchdays

  • Matchday 1: September 19/20
  • Matchday 2: October 3/4
  • Matchday 3: October 24/25
  • Matchday 4: November 7/8
  • Matchday 5: November 28/29
  • Matchday 6: December 12/13