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Champions League draw LIVE: Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City learn group stage fate

Champions League draw LIVE- Chelsea come in as defending champions after beating Manchester City in last season’s final

– UEFA banished the ‘away goals rule’ for this year’s Champions League

– Chelsea and Manchester City in pot one, Liverpool and Manchester United in pot two

– Pot two also includes PSG, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus

Champions League draw LIVEGroup A: PSG, Man City, RB Leipzig

Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto

Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax

Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica

Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit

5.15pm: A touching tribute to the doctors and medical staff who helped save Christian Eriksen’s life as their handed the UEFA President’s award.

5pm: Here we go with the long video montages of the past season…

Champions League pots

Pot one: Chelsea, Villarreal, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Lille, Sporting Lisbon

Pot two: PSG, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund

Pot three: Porto, Ajax, Atalanta, RB Leipzig, Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, RB Salzburg

Pot four: AC Milan, Wolfsburg, Club Bruges, Malmo, Besiktas, Young Boys, Dynamo Kiev, Sheriff Tiraspol.

4.20pm: The group stage draw always seems to be long winded with long speeches and videos playing.

But there is also the small matter of the Champions League awards being handed out throughout the evening. Follow all the information on those awards here.

4pm: Good afternoon and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the Champions League draw.

Chelsea come in as defending champions and will have a target on their backs this year following last season’s success.

But Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool will fancy their chances in this year’s competition.

United in particular will be hoping to rectify what happened last year after being knocked out in the group stages.

The draw is scheduled to get underway at 5pm, but there could well be some delays to the evening.

In the meantime, Express Sport conducted a simulation of the draw and the results of that can be found here.

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