UEFA Champions League group stage draw pots 2015


Here are the pots for the 2015 Champions League group stage draw, which will be held on Thursday.

The Champions League playoffs wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon, rounding out the groups for the next stage of the tournament. Notable clubs like Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow all punched their tickets to the next round.

When deciding the groups for the next stage of the tournament, they hold a draw. Much like for the World Cup, this involves putting teams into pots and then selecting teams from each pot to fill out the eight groups.

Here are the pots and the routes the teams took to get there, via UEFA.com:

RouteLast inYears**2014/15***Best****
Pot 1
BarcelonaHolders2014/1520WinnersWinners x 5
ChelseaChampions, England2014/1514Round of 16Winners x 1
Bayern MünchenChampions, Germany2014/1519Semi-finalsWinners x 5
JuventusChampions, Italy2014/1516Runners-upWinners x 2
BenficaChampions, Portugal2014/1511Group stageWinners x 2
Paris Saint-GermainChampions, France2014/158Quarter-finalsSemi-finals
FC ZenitChampions, Russia2014/156UEL, quarter-finals*Round of 16
PSV EindhovenChampions, Netherlands2008/0914UEL, round of 32Winners x 1
Pot 2
Real MadridSecond place, Spain2014/1520Semi-finalsWinners x 10
Atlético MadridThird place, Spain2014/156Quarter-finalsRunners-up
FC PortoRunners-up, Portugal2014/1520Quarter-finalsWinners x 2
ArsenalThird place, England2014/1518Round of 16Runners-up
Manchester UnitedFourth place, England2014/1520N/AWinners x 3
ValenciaFourth place, Spain2012/139N/ARunners-up
Bayer LeverkusenFourth place, Germany2014/1510Round of 16Runners-up
Manchester CityRunners-up, England2014/155Round of 16Round of 16
Pot 3
Shakhtar DonetskRunners-up, Ukraine2014/1510Round of 16Quarter-finals
SevillaUEL, winners2009/10 3UEL, winnersQuarter-finals
Olympique LyonnaisRunners-up, France2011/1213UEL, play-offSemi-finals
Dynamo KyivChampions, Ukraine2012/1315UEL, quarter-finalsSemi-finals
OlympiacosChampions, Greece2014/1517UEL, round of 32*Quarter-finals
CSKA MoskvaRunners-up, Russia2014/159Group stageQuarter-finals
GalatasarayChampions, Turkey2014/1514Group stageSemi-finals
AS RomaRunners-up, Italy2014/159UEL, round of 16*Runners-up
Pot 4
BATE BorisovChampions, Belarus2014/155Group stageGroup stage
Borussia MönchengladbachThird place, GermanyN/A1UEL, round of 32Runners-up
WolfsburgRunners-up, Germany2009/102UEL, quarter-finalsGroup stage
Dinamo ZagrebChampions, Croatia2012/1353qr/UEL group stageGroup stage
Maccabi Tel-AvivChampions, Israel2004/0523qr/UEL play-offGroup stage
GentChampions, BelgiumN/A1N/A3qr
MalmöChampions, Sweden2014/152Group stageRunners-up
AstanaChampions, KazakhstanN/A1UEL, play-offN/A

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