European Cup
Holders Real Madrid represent daunting opposition in Pot 1 ahead of the group stage draw.

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Following the conclusion of the preliminary rounds, the 2014/15 Champions League begins in the earnest with the group stage draw for the competition from Uefa's base in Nyon.

The Premier League is represented by four clubs including Arsenal, who bypassed Besiktas in the play-off round, last year's semi-finals Chelsea, Liverpool – who return to the competition after a five-year absence – and English champions Manchester City.

As with previous years the 32 qualified teams, which include holders and 10-time winners Real Madrid, have been inserted into four pots based on their Uefa coefficient, which is calculated by their success during the last five years of European competition, with a team from each placed in one of the eight groups.

No two teams from the same country or pot can be drawn against each other and the draw is complete when all 32 teams are drawn into the eight groups, lettered A-H.

Arsenal & Chelsea

Best scenario: FC Basel, Sporting Lisbon, Malmo

Worst Scenario: Paris Saint Germain, Bayer Leverkusen, AS Roma


Best scenario: FC Porto, FC Basel, Malmo

Worst Scenario: Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, AS Roma

Manchester City

Best scenario: FC Porto, Olympiakos, Malmo

Worst Scenario: Real Madrid, Ajax, AS Monaco

Champions League 2014/15 Group Stage draw pots

Pot One: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, FC Porto

Pot Two: Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Basel, Zenit St Petersburg, Manchester City

Pot Three: Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos, CSKA Moscow, Ajax, Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon, Galatasaray, Athleic Bilbao

Pot Four: Anderlecht, AS Roma, Ludogorets, APOEL, BATE Borisov, Maribor, AS Monaco, Malmo