All eyes were on Monaco today waiting to see who will get who in the Champions League Group Stages. This is where it all starts for the 32 clubs that have qualified and all of them will be wanting it to end on May 25th at Wembley in the Champions League Final. The Champions League is where all the best players and teams get to show off their amazing talents and is considered the biggest prize in European football. Last year it was won by Chelsea FC after they triumphed against Bayern Munich in the final on penalties. Will they be able to go all the way and win it again, this time in their home town of London?
The rules are always the same for the Champions League draw. All 32 teams get put into four different pots. Seed A being considered the top clubs in Europe, to Seed D, who are considered the smaller clubs in the draw. One team from each pot will make up a group of 4 and then the top two teams will go through to the knockout stages, whilst the third placed team will drop to the Europa League. Teams from the same countries CANNOT be drawn in the same group as each other. Therefore, Arsenal (who are in pot 1), could not be drawn in the same group as Manchester City (who are in pot 2).
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