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When is the Champions League draw? How to watch the UCL 2021 group stage in the USA

The 32-team field for the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League is ready. All eyes are now on the group stage draw in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday, August 26.

The 32 names of the teams will be divided into four different pots and from each one a name will be drawn to shape the eight groups. The only important caveat: no club can play a team from their own country in the group stage.

Each team will play a total of six group stage matches and the top two from each group will advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League in February 2022. Teams finishing third in each group will be eliminated, but will fall. in the knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League, where they will face the group runners-up of the UEFA Europa League.

LOOK: Champions League group stage draw on fuboTV

The Champions League group stage matches will be played in the following six windows: September 14-15, September 28-29, October 19-20, November 2-3, November 23-24 and December 7th. 8.

How to watch the Champions League group stage draw

  • Date: Thursday, August 26
  • Weather: 12 a. M. ET
  • Television channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
  • Stream: fuboTV, CBS Sports HQ, Paramount +, CBS Sports app

CBS will broadcast the Champions League draw live on CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) and will broadcast on all of its platforms. CBSSN feed will air live on fuboTV (7-day free trial).

Team pumps for the group stage draw

The 32 teams are divided into four pots containing eight teams each. One name from each pot will be drawn from Pool A through Pool H.

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The group of eight teams in Pot 1 is predetermined: it will consist of the champions of the Champions League (Chelsea), the champions of the Europa League (Villarreal CF) and the champions of the six highest-ranked associations: Spain (Atlético de Madrid), England (Manchester City), Germany (Bayern Munich), Italy (Inter Milan), France (Lille) and Portugal (Sporting CP).

The rest of the pots are broken down according to the UEFA club coefficients of each club. Here is the list of teams in each boat in the order of their coefficient score.

Pot 1

  • Bayern Munich (Germany) – 134
  • Manchester city (England) – 125
  • Atletico Madrid (Spain) – 115
  • Chelsea (England) – 98
  • Villarreal (Spain / UEFA Europa League champion) – 63
  • Inter de Milan (Italy) – 53
  • Sporting CP (Portugal) – 45.5
  • LOSC Lille (France) – 14

Pot 2

  • Real Madrid (Spain) – 127
  • FC Barcelona (Spain) – 122
  • Juventus (Italy) – 120
  • United manchester (England) – 113
  • Paris saint germain (France) – 113
  • Liverpool (England) – 101
  • Seville (Spain) – 98
  • Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – 90

Pot 3

  • FC Porto (Portugal) – 87
  • Ajax (Holland) – 82.5
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – 79
  • RB Leipzig (Germany) – 66
  • RB Salzburg (Austria) – 59
  • Benfica (Portugal) – 58
  • Atalanta (Italy) – 50.5
  • Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia) – 50

Pot 4

  • Besiktas (Turkey) – 49
  • Dynamo of Kiev (Ukraine) – 47
  • Club Bruges (Belgium) – 35.5
  • BSC Young Boys (Switzerland) – 35
  • AC Milan (Italy) – 31
  • Malmo FF (Sweden) – 18.5
  • VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) – 14.5
  • Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova) – 14.5
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UEFA Champions League clubs by country

No. of teams Country Qualified teams
5 Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Seville, Villarreal
4 England Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
4 Germany Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
4 Italy Inter Milan, Atalanta, AC Milan, Juventus
3 Portugal Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
2 France LOSC Lille, Paris Saint-Germain
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Austria RB Salzburg
1 Belgium Club Bruges
1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
1 Netherlands Ajax
1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
1 Sweden Malmo FF
1 Switzerland BSC Young Boys
1 Turkey Besiktas

How to watch the UEFA Champions League

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League will be held in the United States on CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish).

  • Dates: 29 days from September 2021 to May 2022
  • TV channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network-CBSSN (selected matches only)
  • Spanish television: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavisión
  • Streaming (English): Paramount +
  • Streaming (Spanish): PrendeTV, (authenticated users)

The games that are broadcast on CBS or Univision TV channels will be streamed on fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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