The Champions League draw starts this afternoon with four English teams in the group set. In the group stage of the Champions League, Europe's best teams will compete in eight leagues.
Four teams in each group fight for two places to advance to the knockout stages. The third-placed teams will be sent to the Europa League, the teams will be fourth in Europe in the 2018/19 season.
Real Madrid won the championship title last season in the Champions League and beat Liverpool in the final.
With Express Sport you can watch the entire draw …
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW LIVE
• Group draw for 2018/19
• Four English clubs at the draw
• Draw at 1
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Champions League pots
Here are the pots for the Champions League draw this season. Remember that no team from the same country can face each other – nor can Russian and Ukrainian teams meet at this time.
Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, PSG, Lokomotiv Moscow
Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica, Napoli, Tottenham, Roma
Pot Three  Liverpool, Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, Ajax, CSKA Moscow, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia
Viktoria Pilsen, Club Bruges, Galatasaray, Boys, Internazionale, Hoffenheim, Red Star Belgrade, AEK Athens
Champions League draw – how it's done
The draw for the Champions League for the group stage begins at 5 pm
But in reality we could wait awhile for UEFA to like to show off their carefully crafted montages and interview former players.
The Draw w It will be with an official who removes the top seeds and places them in the eight groups.
The lower seeds are then pulled and placed in the groups, then the third seeds and finally the second seeds. This creates excitement when teams like Barcelona find out which teams they will qualify alongside the knockout round.
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Champions League draw – Barcelona
Barcelona is another favorite in the Champions League and they start the campaign without Andres Iniesta, the midfielder for more than one Dec.
Lionel Messi remains the big man at Nou Camp, but has been overshadowed in recent years by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona is the best star in the Champions League group stage after winning the last season in the Spanish league
No-one will want to contest them, and coach Ernesto Valverde is eager to avoid a big game against one of the pot-2 teams.
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Champions League draw – Real Madrid
Is there anything else that Real Madrid can win? Well, no, not really.
But the club will want to prove that it can be the best even if Zinedine leaves Zidane as coach and sells Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
Ronaldo was in Real's service Champions League fame in the last three seasons.
His absence means Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema must lead. Both men met last season in the Champions League final. Real does not lack talent this season.
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Champions League draw – Liverpool
The defeated last season's Champions League finalists will go one step further this season to claim the trophy.
But is that the honor the fans really crave? Liverpool won their fifth European Cup in 2005 and reached the final in 2007 and earlier this year.
If Liverpool was offered the Champions League or the Premier League, which one would the fans take?
Jürgen Klopp will probably not sacrifice his league form for European commitments. But Liverpool may shift its focus to the English Premier League if their excellent start to the domestic campaign continues.
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Champions League draw – Man City
Pep Guardiola has Manchester City revolutionized. But with this club he still has to win the Champions League.
The billionaire owners of the city yearn for the Champions League – similar to the PSG.
Guardiola may be the continent's best attacker
But city fans have never started UEFA, and they seem to be making long trips to the East in the group stage. Expect another Russian draw.
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Champions League draw – Tottenham
Tottenham will play his Champions League games this season after two seasons at Wembley.
And in the north of London, the club could be forgiven if he did It does not take its own path in its new home.
It takes time to settle in – as spurs found in 2016/17 at its expense – but expectations of manager Mauricio Pochettino will be there.
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Champions League d Raw – Man Utd
Manchester United is in the Champions League and hopes to win the trophy for the first time since 2008.
United has survived a decade of obscurity when it came to securing the European Cup.
But you have won the Europa League two seasons ago and coach Jose Mourinho will lead the Red Devils to a trophy challenge this season.
Last season United were in the round of 16 in the last sixteen against Sevilla. Progress needed
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Welcome  Hello and welcome to our live broadcast of the Champions League draw.
The group stage draw is always an event for UEFA with 32 teams in action
The draw will start at 17.00 UK time and will take place there Certainly there will be a lot of chatter between the drawn balls.
Be sure to stay with Express Sport for the instant draw details when it happens.