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Video: Alternative Champions draw

No seedings, no same-country veto, no hoopla - just 32 teams, Dennis Wise and a pot of balls. How will your team fare?

The great and good of European football gather in Monaco today for the annual pageant that is the Champions League draw.

Earlier this week, Goal's Peter Staunton wrote a powerful article calling for Uefa to overhaul the ranking system for teams entering the group stages because of its bias towards a coterie of elite clubs.

Arsenal and Manchester United, for example, are seeded in Pot One despite their poor European form over the past couple of seasons. As a result, they have the advantage of missing out on facing heavyweight competition which is denied to rivals like Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.

The issue has sparked fervent debate among Goal's readers on the site and through social media.

To test the theory that the system needs an overhaul, Dennis Wise, the former Chelsea captain, and presenter Nat Coombs joined Peter Staunton for the inaugural Alternative Champions Draw.

Seedings and same-country exemptions were abolished, the 32 teams were simply grouped on the basis of a free draw. Click the video to find out the results - and join the debate below.

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