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Pot distribution for 2016/17 Champions League

FC Barcelona could find complicated opponents in the group stage like Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund or Arsenal

Pot distribution for 2016/17 Champions League
Pot distribution for 2016/17 Champions League

FC Barcelona could find complicated opponents in the group stage like Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund or Arsenal

Bombo del sorteig de Champions

Once 2015/16 Champions League is over, it's time to think about the next edition. Next year's final will be played in Cardiff (Wales) next June 3, 2017 and in the next weeks, the play-offs will start.

Barça will fight for their 6th Champions League and already know which opponents he might face in the group stage. Some can be very complicated, like Guardiola's Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund or Arsenal in the Pot 2, Tottenham in the Pot 3 or PSV in the Pot 4.

Next you have the pots we will see in the Champions League group stage draw. The 7 champions of the European leagues and Real Madrid, as current champion, will have the privilege of being in the Pot 1. The other teams will be placed according to UEFA coefficient and some will have to win the play-offs to be in the group stage.

POT 1

(Europe Champion + champions of the 7 main European leagues)

  • Madrid 175,142
  • FC Barcelona 159,142
  • Leicester 15,256
  • Bayern Munich 163,035
  • Juventus 107,087
  • Benfica 116,616
  • PSG 112,549
  • CSKA Moscou 48,716

POT 2

  • At. Madrid 143,142
  • Borussia Dortmund 110,035
  • Arsenal 105,256
  • Manchester City (*) 99,256
  • Sevilla 95,642
  • Porto (*) 92,616
  • Napoli 90,087
  • Bayer Leverkusen 89,035

POT 3

  • Basilea 87,755
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (*) 81,976
  • Tottenham 74,256
  • Olympiacos (*) 70,940
  • Dinamo Kiev 65,976
  • O. Lyon 63,049
  • Villarreal (*) 60,142
  • Ajax (*) 58,112

POT 4

  • PSV Eindhoven 57,112
  • Sp. Lisboa 51,616
  • V. Plzen (*) 44,585
  • Club Bruges 43,000
  • RB Salzburg 42,520
  • Celtic (*) 40,460
  • APOEL Nicosia (*) 35,935
  • Besiktas 34,920

(*) They need to win the play-off