Thursday, 25 August 2016

All You Need To Know In Today's UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Draw

As England champions, Leicester City are making their debut in Europe's top club competition, here is the breakdowns of all you need to know about the champions league draw and expectations from the fixtures taking place at monaco.

WHEN IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE DRAW?

 The Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday 25th of August in Monaco. The draw will be helpd at 6pm, central European Time CET, which is 5pm in the United Kingdom and West African Time.

WHAT POTS ARE ENGLISH CLUBS ARSENAL, LEICESTER CITY, MAN CITY AND TOTTENHAM IN?

 Leicester City are in pot 1 as the winners of the Premier League. They will be joined by Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-German and CSKA Moscow who are the champions of the top-seven ranked nations in Europe. Real Madrid are also in pot 1, having won the Champions League last season. Therefore Leicester City cannot be drawn against other clubs in thesame pot.
Arsenal and Man City are in pot 2, while Tottenham are in pot 3.



WHEN DOES THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE START?

 The group stage of the champions league begins with matchday one, which takes place over september 13 and 14.
iIt stretches until December, when it concludes with matchday six over December 6 and 7.

WHAT TV CHANNEL WILL THE DRAW BE ON?

 The draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.

HOW IS THE DRAW CONDUCTED? WHAT RULES ARE IN PLACE?

 Teams in the same port cannot be drawn against one another. Sides also cannot be draw against teams from their own association - which means Leicester City and Arsenal can not be in thesame group neither will Barcelona and Real Madrid in thesame group, for example.
Ukrainian and Russian teams also cannot be drawn against each other in the group stage due to a decision by the UEFA executive commitee.


WHO ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SIDE IN THE HISTORY OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

 The current holders Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the Champions League and its predecessor, the European Cup.
Their victory against Athletico madrid in May secured their 11th champions league trophy. The next closet side are AC Milan, with seven champions league trophy while Bayern Munich have won five.


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