UEFA has already announced the seeding for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage draw, revealing where most eligible teams have been placed in the pots ahead of the next season.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Manchester City||Real Madrid||Shakhtar Donetsk||Union Berlin|
|Barcelona||Inter Milan||AC Milan||Lens|
|Bayern München||Atletico Madrid||Red Star Belgrade||Real Sociedad|
|Paris Saint-Germain||RB Leipzig||Braga||Galatasaray|
|Benfica||Porto||Rangers FC||Young Boys|
Following their 1-0 victory against Inter Milan in the final, Manchester City, the UEFA Europa League victors, have been placed in Pot 1 as titleholders alongside Sevilla. The remaining pots are determined based on UEFA coefficients, with the top six leagues in Europe represented in the top pot, including Dutch champions Feyenoord who were promoted to Pot 1 due to Manchester City’s Premier League win.
The second pot is particularly interesting, as it features five teams that have previously won the Champions League. This includes 14-time winners Real Madrid, along with Manchester United and Inter, both three-time winners. The remaining pots are filled based on UEFA coefficient scores.
The last two pots are vacant and will be filled after the qualifying rounds are completed, meaning that Real Sociedad, Celtic, and Newcastle are already qualified teams yet to be allocated to their pots as they await the qualification of other teams. Play-offs await.
In the meantime, Union Berlin and Lens are the only two teams placed in Pot 4 due to their lack of Champions League experience.
The group stage draw will be held on the 31st of August at 5pm in Monaco, France.
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