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Summary

  1. Six British clubs are in the group stage for the first time since 2007-08
  2. The first time there have been five English sides
  3. Pot 1: Chelsea; Pot 2: Manchester City and Manchester United;
  4. Pot 3: Tottenham and Liverpool; Pot 4: Celtic
  5. English teams cannot be drawn against each other
  6. The draw takes place at 17:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    Well that was fun. If you want to know more about the Champions League draw then head over to our developing story where you can find out everything you need to know.

    And don't forget to listen to 5 live Sport (19:00 BST) for more reaction. There is also an interview with England manager Gareth Southgate, who gives the answer to this Ian Dennis question: You have four goalkeepers in your squad, who is your number one?

    Tune in for the full interview. Cheerio!

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  2. No Chelsea move for Tuchel

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    A bit of information about one of England's Champions League clubs.

    There was a story doing the rounds yesterday that Chelsea had made contact with former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel about replacing Antonio Conte as their manager.

    There is a lot of speculation around Conte just now because of Chelsea's troubled summer in the transfer market.

    However, BBC Sport understands Chelsea have not approached Tuchel or his agent, nor have they discussed doing so.

  3. Post update

    Any other business? Yes - Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year 2016-17. Congrats young man.

  4. Get Involved

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    Paul: Got to want to play the best teams in Europe right? That's why we're here. Spurs vs Real Madrid is MOUTHWATERING!

    Dean: I don't understand fans who want easy groups in the Champs League. If that's what you want, then may as well play in the Europa.

    Muhammad Owais Khan: Man City will have to work hard if they want to top the group but for once I am delighted we avoided Barca, Real, Bayern, Juventus.

  5. Planes, trains and automobiles...

    One for the transport aficionados...

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    Indeed I do Anthony. But the ferry is so much more fun. Unless you get sea sick.

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    Owen: Very happy with that group for Liverpool!! Could've been a hell of a lot worse!

    Alex Hudson: Ranking groups from toughest to easiest for English sides I would go with: H>C>F>E>A

    Nathan Eaton: Lovely to see the four of the great European cities represented in Group C, London, Madrid, Rome, Qarabag...

  7. When are the games being played?

    Don't start booking those low-budget flights just yet. We don't know exactly when the games will be played. Club officials will be ironing out those deets as we speak.

  8. When are the games being played?

    Matchday one: 12-13 September

    Matchday two: 26-27 September

    Matchday three: 17-18 October

    Matchday four: 31 October-1 November

    Matchday five: 21-22 November

    Matchday six: 5-6 December

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    Owen Dale: Man Utd drew Benfica and Basel in 2011, they went out at the group stage, no easy draws

    Fahad Khan: Chelsea gets Atletico and Roma, plus needs to travel all the way to Azerbaijan. Horror group

    Denis Fitton: *Starts checking odds for Spurs to win Europa League*

  10. Post update

    Liverpool are the big winners out of the British half a dozen. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino must have knocked over a black cat this morning.

    Thoughts?

  11. Post update

    Wow, that was a bit hectic. Here's the full draw:

    Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow

    Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic

    Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag

    Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting

    Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor

    Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord

    Group G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig

    Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Apoel

  12. Post update

    And BREATHE!

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    Rachel T: Spurs taking on Real at Wembley. That is what it is ALL ABOUT!

    Adam: Typical. The top two English teams get the hardest draws...United scrape through and can walk into the last 16.

    Daniel: Liverpool, in theory, have an extremely easy group, but their defence will make hard work of it.

  14. Group H

    Last but not least... Apoel Nicosia. And there is only one place for them to go. That is in Tottenham's group.

    Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Apoel

  15. Group A

    Manchester United are going back to Moscow... to face CSKA.

    Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow

  16. Group E

    Maribor... go into Liverpool's group. So that's Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor for the Reds. GOT to be happy with that?

  17. Celtic in Group B

    Celtic will not be playing an English team. But they will be playing Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain. Oh, and Anderlecht. Good luck Brendan.

  18. Group D

    Sporting Lisbon are drawn alongside Juve, Barca and Olympiakos in Group D.

    Here's Celtic....

  19. Group F

    Short trip on the ferry from Hull for Manchester City fans. You're going to Rotterdam... Feyenoord are the fourth team in Group F.

  20. Group C

    Get your maps out Chelsea fans. You're going to Qarabag.

    Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag.