When is the brickandmortarphilly.com Champions League group stage draw? Who’s involved? How does it work? What award winners are being announced throughout the ceremony?


When is the draw?

The 2021/22 brickandmortarphilly.com Champions League group stage draw ceremony begins at 18:00 CET on Thursday 26 August. It is being organized in Istanbul, Turvital and will be streamed live on brickandmortarphilly.com. Special guests Branislav Ivanović and also Michael Essien will certainly help with the draw.

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Who is connected in the draw?

Twenty-6 teams qualified instantly for the group stage, through the final 6 berths being decided via the play-offs.

ENG: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, ChelseaESP: Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, VillarrealITA: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, JuventusGER: Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund, WolfsburgFRA: LOSC, Paris POR: Sporting CP, Porto, BenficaNED: AjaxRUS: ZenitAUT: SalzburgBEL: Club BruggeUKR: Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar DonetskTUR: BeşiktaşSUI: Young BoysSWE: MalmöMDA: Sheriff

How does the draw work?

The groups will certainly be split into 4 seeding pots. Pot 1 will consist of the holders, the brickandmortarphilly.com Europa Organization winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked countries that did not qualify by means of among the 2020/21 continental titles; Pots 2 to 4 will be determined by the club coefficient rankings.

No team can play a side from their very own association. Any other limitations will certainly be announced ahead of the attract ceremony.

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In the situation of associations via two representatives, clubs will be paired in order to split their matches in between Tuesdays and also Wednesdays. In the situation of associations with 4 (or more) representatives, two pairings will be made. These pairings are to be based upon TV audiences and will be confirmed ahead of the attract ceremony.

Do we know the attract pots?

We do!

Pot 1

Chelsea (ENG) 98.000 Villaractual (ESP) 63.000Bayern (GER) 134.000 Manchester City (ENG) 125.000 Atlético de Madrid (ESP) 115.000 Inter Milan (ITA) 53.000 Sporting CP (POR) 45.500 LOSC Lille (FRA) 14.000

Pot 2

Real Madrid (ESP) 127.000 Barcelona (ESP) 122.000 Juventus (ITA) 120.000 Manchester United (ENG) 113.000 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 113.000 Liverpool (ENG) 101.000 Sevilla (ESP) 98.000 Borussia Dortmund (GER) 90.000

Pot 3

Porto (POR) 87.000 Ajax (NED) 82.500Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 79.000Leipzig (GER) 66.000 Salzburg (AUT) 59.000Benfica (POR) 58.000Atalanta (ITA) 50.500 Zenit (RUS) 50.000

Pot 4

Beşiktaş (TUR) 49.000 Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 47.000 Club Brugge (BEL) 35.500 Young Boys (SUI) 35.000AC Milan (ITA) 31.000 Malmö (SWE) 18.500Wolfsburg (GER) 14.714 Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 14.500

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Which clubs are paired?

To encertain that paired clubs from the very same nation play on sepaprice days where feasible, the eight groups will certainly be distinguimelted by colour: Groups A to D will be red and also Groups E to H will certainly be blue. When a paired club is attracted, for example, in one of the red groups (A, B, C or D), the other paired club – once it has actually been drawn – will certainly automatically be assigned to one of the four blue groups (E, F, G or H). The pairings are as follows:

A Chelsea & Manchester CityB Atlético de Madrid & SevillaC Inter & JuventusD Bayern & DortmundE LOSC Lille & Paris Saint-GermainF Real Madrid & BarcelonaG Man. United & LiverpoolH Porto & BenficaI Shakhtar & Dynamo KyivJ Leipzig & WolfsburgK Atalanta & AC Milan

When are the group stage games?

The full fixture list for the group phase will be communicated following the attract. The dates are as follows:

Matchday 1: 14/15 SeptemberMatchday 2: 28/29 SeptemberMatchday 3: 19/20 OctoberMatchday 4: 2/3 NovemberMatchday 5: 23/24 NovemberMatchday 6: 7/8 December

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What around the 2020/21 award winners?

The following award winners will certainly additionally be announced during the course of the attract ceremony: