Champions League draw live updates as six UK teams discover their groups

For the first time since 2007, there are six UK-based teams in the group stages of the Champions League.

Scotland can proudly look forward to seeing both Celtic and Rangers take part in the elusive stage after the blue side of the Glasgow secured their place with a 3-2 aggregate win over PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.

They join the Premier League juggernauts of Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in the group stages – and the Scottish teams could draw one of them.

The draw is set to get going at 5pm in the (probably) fictional city of Nyon and can be watched on BT Sport in the UK. However, we expect the usual festivities before the draw, so don't expect it to start bang on time.

Manchester United fans, if you're here, we do apologise, but check back tomorrow for news of your Europa League draw.

On with the draw…

Pot One

Here are the teams who will fight for European football's most important title:

Pot One: Real Madrid (holders), Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax

Pot One is made up of teams that won their domestic leagues, except from Frankfurt, who find themselves in with the big boys courtesy of their Europa League triumph. Yep, that is how close Rangers were from making the top pot…

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Well, this came around quickly, didn't it?

It's Champions League group stage draw day, live from the magical-sounding city of Nyon in Switzerland.

And there's an extra treat for you all today… there are SIX teams from the UK in the draw. SIX!

Celtic and Rangers both qualified and they will join Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in learning their fate today.

All of the Premier League teams are in the top two pots, which the Scottish ones are in the bottom pot. England and Scottish teams can be drawn against each other, too.

More on the pots in a bit and who is where.

But for now, grab yourself a cuppa or a pint (it's five o'clock somewhere, right?) and sit back as we build up to the draw.


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