Champions League

Champions League draw: British teams wait to learn their groups

Bayern Munich duo Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrate winning last season's Champions League at Wembley

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Five British teams are in the draw for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, which will take place in Monaco this afternoon and is live on Sky Sports News from 4pm.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are joined by Arsenal and Celtic, who came through the final qualifying round this week.

The Hoops overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to defeat Shakhter Karagandy with three goals at Celtic Park on Wednesday night, with James Forrest scoring the winner in injury time.

Celtic's qualification this week, along with AC Milan and Steaua Bucharest, means there will be 14 previous winners of Europe's elite tournament involved in this season's Champions League.


You can follow the draw right here on with our live blog from 4pm. Find out who will play who then join the debate. You can also follow the draw live on Sky Sports News plus get all the reaction from the British teams.

Manchester City are the only Premier League club not in pot one, which contains current holders Bayern Munich, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona and Portuguese rivals Porto and Benfica, whose Stadium of Light home will host the final.

City will be joined in pot three with two of the teams who finished above them in their group last season, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund - who went all the way to the final.

Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain and French rivals Marseille are in pot two with the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Schalke 04.

Pot 1: FC Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester Utd, Arsenal, Porto, Benfica

Pot 2: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, PSG, Juventus

Pot 3: Zenit, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen

Pot 4: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Pizen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna

You can watch the Champions League draw live on Sky Sports News from 4pm

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