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Champions League draw live stream 2017: Start time, TV listings and how to watch Manchester City’s group stage draw online

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Who will the Blues face in the Champions League group stage? We find out today!

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UEFA 2014/15 Champions League and UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Rounds Draw Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for UEFA

What is the Champions League draw and how does this work?

The UEFA Champions League draw divides the 32 teams that qualified for the group stage in eight groups (A-H) with four teams in each group. The 32 teams have been split into four pots of eight, and one team from each pot will be chosen randomly until all 32 teams have been put into their respective groups. There’s a simple restriction on the draw process: teams from the same country or pot cannot be drawn together in the same group. It gets a little complicated towards the latter stages of the draw, but it all works out in the end.

Which pot is Manchester City on and who can they face?

The Blues are in Pot 2 and can pretty much face all the teams in Pots 1, 3 and 4, except from Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur who are also English. City cannot face any of the other teams in Pot 2, which inludes European powerhouses like Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League draw start time

The Champions League draw begins at 5pm BST in the UK and 12pm ET / 9am PT in the States.

Champions League draw TV listings

You can watch the Champions League draw live on BT Sport 2 in the UK and Fox Sports 2 in the United States. Full listings can be found on LiveSoccerTV.

Champions League draw live stream

You can watch a free, legal stream of the Champions League draw live on UEFA.com, but UK viewers can also watch the draw on BT Sport Live, while viewers in the United States can catch the action on Fox Sports GO and FuboTV.


The draw is now complete with these results: