NEWS
Wednesday August 23 2017
Champions League draw: The Pots

Juventus are seeded for the Champions League draw tomorrow evening, with Roma and Napoli in Pot 3.

The draw for the group phase will be held in Monaco on Thursday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

The Partenopei secured their qualification last night with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Nice.

It’s only the second time since 2010 that an Italian side has come through the Champions League play-off unscathed.

Juve won the Scudetto and reached the Final twice in the last three years, so are seeded in the draw.

Napoli would’ve been in Pot 2 had Sevilla failed to qualify, but the Spaniards squeezed through past Basaksehir.

Instead, both the Partenopei and Roma will be third seeds in a fascinating Pot 3 with Liverpool (who crushed Hoffenheim 4-2 tonight), Tottenham Hotspur, Anderlecht, Besiktas and FC Basel.

The big shock was Azerbaijan outfit Qarabag, who despite a 2-1 defeat away to Kobenhavn, still went through to the group phase for the first time in their history on away goals.

Seydou Doumbia, on loan from Roma, was on target as Sporting dominated 5-1 away to Romanians FCSB Steaua Bucharest.

CSKA Moscow knocked out Swiss side Young Boys and APOEL went through past Slavia Prague.

Champions League draw

Pot 1

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Monaco, Spartak Moscow, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk

Pot 2

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Manchester City, Porto, Manchester United

Pot 3

Napoli, Tottenham, Basel, Olympiakos, Anderlecht, Roma, Besiktas, Liverpool

Pot 4

Celtic, CSKA Moscow, Qarabag, Sporting CP, APOEL, Feyenoord, Maribor, RB Leipzig

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