When is the Champions League draw? Find out how to watch 2021 UCL group stage reveal in USA

The sector of 32 groups for the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League is about. All eyes now shift to the group stage attract Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday, Aug. 26.

LIVE: Full outcomes for UCL group stage draw

The 32 crew names will probably be break up up into 4 completely different pots and a reputation will probably be drawn from every to offer form to the eight Champions League teams. The one main caveat: No membership can play a crew from its personal nation within the group stage.

Every crew will play a complete of six group-stage matches with the highest two groups in every group advancing to the Champions League Spherical of 16 in February 2022. The crew that finishes in third place in every group is eradicated, however the comfort prize is that it’s going to drop into the UEFA Europa League knockout stage to face one of many Europa League group-stage runners-up.

WATCH: Champions League group stage draw on fuboTV

The Champions League group-stage matches will probably be performed within the following six home windows: Sept. 14-15, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 23-24 and Dec. 7-8.

Find out how to watch Champions League group stage draw

  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 26
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports activities Community (CBSSN)
  • Spanish-language TV: TUDN
  • Stream: fuboTV, CBS Sports activities HQ, Paramount+, CBS Sports activities app, TUDN.television

CBS will carry the Champions League draw stay on CBS Sports activities Community (CBSSN) and streaming on all its platforms. Univision will do the identical on TUDN.

The TUDN and CBSSN feeds will probably be streamed stay on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).

Workforce pots for group stage draw

The 32 groups are divided into 4 pots containing eight groups every. A reputation from every pot will probably be drawn for every of Group A by Group H.

The eight groups in Pot 1 are predetermined: The pot will encompass the Champions League holders (Chelsea), the Europa League holders (Villarreal CF) and the champions of the highest six-ranked associations: Spain (Atletico Madrid), England (Manchester Metropolis), Germany (Bayern Munich), Italy (Inter Milan), France (Lille), and Portugal (Sporting CP).

The remainder of the pots are damaged out primarily based on every membership’s UEFA membership coefficients. Right here’s the record of groups in every pot within the order of their coefficient rating.

Pot 1

  • Bayern Munich (Germany) – 134
  • Manchester Metropolis (England) – 125
  • Atlético Madrid (Spain) – 115
  • Chelsea (England) – 98
  • Villarreal (Spain / UEFA Europa League holders) – 63
  • Inter Milan (Italy) – 53
  • Sporting CP (Portugal) – 45.5
  • LOSC Lille (France) – 14

Pot 2

  • Actual Madrid (Spain) – 127
  • FC Barcelona (Spain) – 122
  • Juventus (Italy) – 120
  • Manchester United (England) – 113
  • Paris Saint-Germain (France) – 113
  • Liverpool (England) – 101
  • Sevilla (Spain) – 98
  • Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – 90

Pot 3

  • FC Porto (Portugal) – 87
  • Ajax (Netherlands) – 82.5
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – 79
  • RB Leipzig (Germany) – 66
  • RB Salzburg (Austria) – 59
  • Benfica (Portugal) – 58
  • Atalanta (Italy) – 50.5
  • Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) – 50

Pot 4

  • Besiktas (Turkey) – 49
  • Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) – 47
  • Membership Brugge (Belgium) – 35.5
  • BSC Younger Boys (Switzerland) – 35
  • AC Milan (Italy) – 31
  • Malmo FF (Sweden) – 18.5
  • VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) – 14.5
  • Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova) – 14.5

Groups cannot be drawn into teams towards groups from their very own nation. On prime of that, to maximise tv audiences UEFA goes a step additional to guarantee that groups from the identical nation aren’t drawn into teams that play on the identical day. That method Barcelona and Actual Madrid, for instance, do not play on the identical time, which might cannibalize the TV viewers in Spain, not to mention around the globe.

This is how UEFA pulls this off: Organizers have recognized the groups they wish to guarantee play on separate days. If a kind of groups is drawn in Teams A-D, then the opposite crew needs to be drawn in certainly one of Teams E-H, thus guaranteeing the 2 groups by no means play on the identical day. The identical could be true if one of many flagged groups is drawn in Teams E-H (the opposite crew would then need to be drawn in certainly one of Teams A-D). Listed here are the groups that UEFA introduced will probably be saved aside: 

  • England: Chelsea & Manchester Metropolis
  • England: Manchester United & Liverpool
  • France: LOSC Lille & Paris Saint-Germain
  • Germany: Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund
  • Germany: RB Leipzig & VfL Wolfsburg
  • Italy: Inter Milan & Juventus
  • Italy: Atalanta & AC Milan
  • Portugal: Porto & Benfica
  • Spain: Actual Madrid & Barcelona
  • Spain: Atlético Madrid & Sevilla
  • Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk & Dynamo Kiev

UEFA Champions League golf equipment by nation

No. of Groups Nation Certified Groups
5 Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Actual Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal
4 England Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
4 Germany Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
4 Italy Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus
3 Portugal Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
2 France LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Austria RB Salzburg
1 Belgium Membership Brugge
1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1 Netherlands Ajax
1 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
1 Sweden Malmo FF
1 Switzerland BSC Younger Boys
1 Turkey Besiktas

Find out how to watch the UEFA Champions League

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League will probably be carried in america by CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).

  • Dates: 29 matchdays from Sept. 2021-Might 2022
  • TV Channels: CBS, CBS Sports activities Community-CBSSN (choose matches solely)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision
  • Streaming (English): Paramount+
  • Streaming (Spanish): PrendeTV, TUDN.television (authenticated customers)

Matches which are carried by CBS or Univision TV channels will probably be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).

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