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Champions League Pots Confirmed

The top seeds for next season’s Champions League group stages will be Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Zenit.

Napoli will be in pot 2 alongside the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Shakthar Donetsk with Ajax and Porto likely to join them via the qualifying rounds.

Inter will be in pot three and will be joined by Benfica, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Salzburg, Valencia with Dynamo Kyiv and Celtic expected to qualify also.

Pot four will include Lille, Atalanta, RB Leipzig, Galatasaray, Genk, Lokomotiv Moscow and then FC Copenhagen and Dinamo Zagreb are likely to make it via the qualifying stages.

The dream draw for Juventus is probably Ajax, Celtic and Genk, while the Real Madrid, Valencia and Leipzig would be the most difficult group.

The dream draw for Napoli, Inter and Atalanta, would be Chelsea and Ajax as the first and second seeds. The worst draw for Inter and Atalanta would be Liverpool as the first seed and Real Madrid as the second seed.

Pot 1

  • Barcelona
  • Bayern Munich
  • Juventus
  • Manchester City
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Liverpool
  • Chelsea
  • FC Zenit

Pot 2

  • Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid
  • FC Porto*
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Napoli
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Tottenham
  • Ajax*

Pot 3

  • Benfica
  • Dynamo Kyiv*
  • Lyon
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • FC Salzburg
  • Valencia
  • Inter Milan
  • Celtic*

Pot 4

  • FC Copenhagen*
  • Dinamo Zagreb *
  • Lokomotiv Moscow
  • Genk
  • Galatasaray
  • RB Leipzig
  • Atalanta
  • Lille