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Summary

  1. Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets
  2. Group B: Benfica, Napoli, D Kiev, Besiktas
  3. Group C: Barcelona, Man City, B Moenchengladbach, Celtic
  4. Group D: B Munich, Atletico, PSV, Rostov
  5. Group E: CSKA, Leverkusen, Tottenham, Monaco
  6. Group F: R Madrid, B Dortmund, Sporting, L Warsaw
  7. Group G: Leicester, Porto, Brugge, FC Copenhagen
  8. Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, D Zagreb
  9. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday - best and worst Champions League groups

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Kris Holland

All times stated are UK

  1. So long, farewell...

    Champions League

    Right, that's it for the Champions League group stage draw but do not fret, for if it's football live text commentary you're after we have West Ham's Europa League qualifying play-off against Astra Giurgiu coming right up here.

    We'll leave you with a recap of the groups, until next time....

    Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets Razgrad.

    Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas.

    Group C: Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic.

    Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV Eindhoven, FC Rostov.

    Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco.

    Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, Legia Warsaw.

    Group G:Leicester City, Porto, Club Brugge, FC Copenhagen.

    Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, Dinamo Zagreb.

  2. Get Involved

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    Andrew Morris: Amazing draw Leicester! They have a real chance of progressing. Arsenal, as usual, have a straight forward group. City tough.

    Vigan Budima: Xhakabrothers to face each other once again, now at club level.

    Good spot, Vigan. Granit Xhaka of Switzerland and Arsenal up against brother Taulant Xhaka of Albania and Basel.

  3. Izzet on target

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    Muzzy Izzet

    Muzzy Izzet.

    That's the answer to who scored Leicester's last goal in a European competition, and it came in a 3-1 second-leg defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the Uefa Cup first round in 2000-01.

    Gerry Taggart had scored in the first leg, but the Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw at Filbert Street.

    The Foxes of course have never featured in Europe's top-tier competition, and that means Jamie Vardy and co will get the chance to become the club's first Champions League goalscorer when the group stage kicks off next month.

  4. Tottenham return

    Champions League

    Gareth Bale

    Tottenham are no strangers to Europe, but the Champions League remains something of a rare venture for the north Londoners.

    The club's only appearance in the competition's modern format came in 2010-11, and was eventually ended by Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage after memorable wins against both Milan clubs.

    Cue memories of that Gareth Bale hat-trick...

    Spurs, fresh off the back of a double-winning domestic season, did reach the European Cup semi-finals in 1961-62, when a Eusebio-led Benfica went through by the odd goal after losing the second-leg 2-1 at White Hart Lane. The Portuguese side went on to beat Real Madrid in the final.

  5. Post update

    Champions League

    Manchester City and Arsenal have recent history in Europe, and the Champions League, but let's have a quick look at how England's other representatives for this year's competition have fared in the past.

  6. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Lotak: Well we (Spurs) dodged a major bullet.

    George Dyer: Leicester's lucky streak continues.

    Chris Lawton: Perfect group for #lcfc in the #UCLdraw all winnable games and not too much travelling, can't wait!

  7. The road to Cardiff...

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    Cardiff

    The first group stage games will get under way in the week of the 13 and 14 September, but when will it all end I hear you scream?

    Well, the answer is on 3 June in Cardiff.

    There won't be any Welsh club interest in the final at the Principality (formerly Millennium) Stadium, but one Gareth Bale might fancy it....

  8. Ronaldo named best in Europe

    Ronaldo

    Now it's time for the Best Men's Player in Madrid, sorry Europe, as Real's Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico's Antoine Griezmann make their way to the stage.

    And the award goes to...Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

  9. What's stat all about?

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    Uefa's statisticians have been crunching the numbers, and bring you this bit of wisdom: "Of all the teams ever to be drawn from Pot One, 56% have gone on to top their group. 

    "They have failed to reach the last 16 only 14% of the time." 

    Good news for Leicester? 

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    Parky: As a Chelsea fan, feels strange that were not in it :( decent draw so far for Spurs and Leicester.

    Bello: This draw is pretty straight forward.Most would easily pick the two to qualify from each group.

  11. Hegerberg named best women's player

    Now the draw is complete, we've a few awards to get through.

    The first is Best Women's Player in Europe, and that huge trophy (it's massive) goes to Norway's Ada Hegerberg.

  12. Get Involved

    Champions League

    So, what do we think of that? Which team faces the toughest task to qualify for the knockout stages?

    For Pep Guardiola, it's a return to Barcelona, while Manchester City will also head north of the border to face Celtic.

    Arsenal have the French champions in PSG, while Premier League winners Leicester City get Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen.

    As for Tottenham, surely Mauricio Pochettino's side will be pleased with a group that also includes CSKA Moscow, Leverkusen and Monaco?

    Let us know your thoughts at #bbcsportsday

  13. The final draw

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    After a lot of fumbling around (mainly by Ian Rush), we finally have our confirmed groups for the 2016/17 Champions League:

    Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets Razgrad.

    Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas.

    Group C: Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic.

    Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV Eindhoven, FC Rostov.

    Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco.

    Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, Legia Warsaw.

    Group G:Leicester City, Porto, Club Brugge, FC Copenhagen.

    Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon, Dinamo Zagreb.

  14. Celtic to face City

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    Celtic are the last side out of the draw, and they are drawn with Manchester City, Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Elsewhere, it's Group F for Legia Warsaw, which means Real Madrid, Dortmund and Sporting, while GNK Dinamo go into Group H alongside Juventus, Sevilla and Lyon.

    Newcomers FC Rostov will face Bayern, Atletico and PSV in their first ever Champions League group stage outing - that completes Group D.

    Group B is also complete, with Besiktas joining Benfica, Napoli and Dynamo Kiev.

  15. Foxes get Copenhagen

    Champions League

    Well, Leicester City fans must fancy their chances of progressing from this group. No draw in this competition is easy, of course, but Copenhagen are the ones to complete Group G, along with Porto and Club Brugge.

    Monaco - arguably the toughest of the pot four sides - join Tottenham in Group E.

  16. Group A complete

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    Team Champions League draw, in the name of balance, have brought on a defender.

    Though it's still a rather attacking option in former Real Madrid and Brazil left back Roberto Carlos.

    It's his job to complete the groups with just pot four to go, and the first finalised group sees Bulgarian side Ludogorets join PSG, Arsenal and Basel in Group A.

  17. The draw so far...

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    Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel

    Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev

    Group C: Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach

    Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV Eindhoven

    Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur

    Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon 

    Group G:Leicester City, Porto, Club Brugge

    Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Lyon

  18. Tough test for Man City

    Champions League

    Manchester City's group is already looking tough, as well as Barcelona they get Borussia Monchengladbach in Group C, while Arsenal and PSG are joined by Basel in Group A. 

  19. Foxes joined by Brugge

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    Van Nistelrooy pulls out former side PSV, with Ian Rush again struggling to unscrew the group ball before declaring it's Group D for the Dutch - that's Bayern and Atletico.

    Leicester City will be joined by Belgian side Club Brugges in Group G, while Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev join Napoli and Benfica in Group B.

  20. Spurs into Group E

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    Tottenham Hotspur are out, and they are given Group E with CSKA Moscow and Leverkusen - will Spurs fans fancy that?

    Sporting Lisbon get handed a challenging group with Real Madrid and Dortmund, and that means a return to his old club for Cristiano Ronaldo.