The pots for the 2022-23 Champions League group stage draw have been confirmed after Dinamo Zagreb, FC Copenhagen and Rangers secured the final three places on Wednesday evening.
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The draw will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday at 4 pm GMT, midday ET when the 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four.
Pot 1 contains the titleholders of the Champions League and the Europa League (Eintracht Frankfurt), plus the champions of Europe’s top six leagues — the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and the Primeira Liga. As Real Madrid secured the league and UCL Double there is a vacant place among the top seeds and that goes to the champions of the Eredivisie — Ajax.
Pots 2 to 4 are ordered on UEFA coefficient, which measures results and performance in Europe over a five-year period.
Pot 2 will include Liverpool and the other English teams, Chelsea and Tottenham, plus Barcelona and Juventus.
Borussia Dortmund could face a tough group as they will be in Pot 3.
One team from each pot is drawn into a group, which cannot contain more than one club from a single league.
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Matchday 1: Sept. 6-7
Matchday 2: Sept. 13-14
Matchday 3: Oct. 4-5
Matchday 4: Oct. 11-12
Matchday 5: Oct. 25-26
Matchday 6: Nov. 1-2