Following the last of the Champions League qualifiers tonight, the four pots for tomorrow’s group stage draw are official.
Manchester City are in Pot 2, below the ‘Seeded’ pot which is comprised of champions from UEFA’s eight highest ranking leagues. This does mean City can’t draw the likes of PSG, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, but will hope to avoid some of the Pot 1 big dogs.
A potential group of death would be Real Madrid, City, Napoli and RB Leipzig, while a kinder group would be Spartak Moscow, City, Olympiacos and Maribor.
Here are the pots:
Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP/champions), Bayern Munich (GER), Juventus (ITA), Benfica (POR), Chelsea (ENG), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Monaco (FRA), Spartak Moscow (RUS)
Pot 2: Barcelona (ESP), Atletico Madrid (ESP), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Sevilla (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Porto (POR), Manchester United (ENG)
Pot 3: Anderlecht (BEL), Basel (SUI), Besiktas (TUR), Napoli (ITA), Olympiacos (GRE), Roma (ITA), Tottenham (ENG), Liverpool (ENG)
Pot 4: Celtic (SCO), Maribor (SLO), Feyenoord (NED), RB Leipzig (GER), Sporting (POR), APOEL (CYP), CSKA Moscow (RUS), Qarabag (AZE)