2015.08.27 | UEFA.com


On Thursday evening at 17.45 CET the UEFA Champions League Group Stage 2015/16 will be drawn in Monaco.


Due to a change of rules Paris Saint-Germain is this year seeded in Seeding Pot 1 (pot 1 for the draw will now be formed by the holders and the champions of the top seven leagues: Spain, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France and Russia). No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.


32 teams will be drawn, one from each seeding pot in each group to make 8 groups with 4 teams in each group.


SEEDING POT 1: Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern München, Juventus, Benfica, Paris, Zenit, PSV Eindhoven.


SEEDING POT 2: Real Madrid, Atlético, Porto, Arsenal, Man. United, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Man. City.


SEEDING POT 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Lyon, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos, CSKA Moskva, Galatasaray, Roma.


SEEDING POT 4: BATE Borisov, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Gent, Malmö, Astana.


Champions League-dates 2015/16:


Matchday one: 15/16 September
Matchday two: 29/30 September
Matchday three: 20/21 October
Matchday four: 3/4 November
Matchday five: 24/25 November
Matchday six: 8/9 December


Round of 16 draw: 12.00CET, 14 December, Nyon
Round of 16, first leg: 16/17/23/24 February
Round of 16, second leg: 8/9/15/16 March
Quarter-final draw: 12.00CET, 18 March, Nyon
Quarter-final, first leg: 5/6 April
Quarter-final second leg: 12/13 April
Semi-final draw: 12.00CET, 15 April. Nyon
Semi-final, first leg: 26/27 April
Semi-final, second leg: 3/4 May
Final: 20.45CET, 28 May, San Siro


Source: uefa.com.