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If you needed a quick refresher of all the draws that were made today, here's where we're at...
Harry Kane excited for Champions League action
Reactions from the Dortmund team!
Hans-Joachim Watzke (CEO Borussia Dortmund at Sky): "It's an ambitious group, we've crossed the blade with Monaco just a year ago. We're looking forward to seeing Brugge being an ambitious squad – Atletico is a top team, but it's something new."
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre: "It's a tough fight with strong opponents, first and foremost Atletico, who have a very experienced and well-organized team. Followed by Monaco, who eliminated Manchester City two years ago and failed in the semi-finals. Brugge shows just how strong Belgian football is – as their national team had proved at the World Cup.
"We accept the challenge."
Modric wins UEFA Player of the Year
Modric beats Ronaldo and Salah to Player of the Year award!
The Croatian has been named the UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2017-18, seeing off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah!
You can read the full story here.
Modric wins UEFA Player of the Year!
Guram Kashia scoops a major honour! 🏳️🌈
Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford!
Complete Champions League 2018-19 Group Stage
See the full line-up below...
Ronaldo named Forward of the Season
The groups are nearly complete!
The third seeds have all been drawn and there are some tasty ties emerging!
Just take a look at Group C - 'Group of Death', anyone?
Modric crowned Midfielder of the Season
Manchester United drawn with Juventus!
Here's how the groups are shaping up:
Here's how they look so far...
Group C: PSG, Napoli
Group H: Juventus, Manchester United
Ramos wins Defender of the Season
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A Real Madrid star was guaranteed to be crowned best defender and Sergio Ramos has won award.
The Spain international beat competition from his team-mates Raphael Varane and Marcelo.
Top seeds are drawn!
Bad news for Real Madrid?
40% - 40% of Champions League winners have come from group F under the current formula, since 2003/04 (6 out of 15). Meanwhile, Group G is the only group not to have produced a single winner in the last 15 seasons. Quirk. #UCLDraw— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 30, 2018
Reigning champions Real Madrid have been drawn in Group G, which may be a bad sign for the Spanish side.
No team from Group G has ever gone on to win the competition in the last 15 seasons!
Navas named Goalkeeper of the Season
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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been crowned the best goalkeeper of the 2017-18 Champions League season.
Navas saw off competition from Gianluigi Buffon and Alisson as he helped Los Blancos to clinch their third title in a row.
Beckham honoured to receive President's Award
🏴 D A V I D B E C K H A M 🏴— UEFA (@UEFA) August 30, 2018
🏅 2018 UEFA President's Award 🏅
👏 W I N N E R 👏 pic.twitter.com/HzPmr7z2OB
"During my career I always gave 100 per cent and tried to uphold the values of teamwork and fair play and I am proud to join the illustrious list of players who have previously won this award.
The stars have arrived!
UEFA Player nominees
As a precursor to tonight's draw, UEFA will hand out six awards as part of their Best Player award ceremony – where David Beckhim is set to receive his UEFA President's Award as well.
Here are the nominees. Who do you hope will win?
Alisson Becker (Roma/Liverpool)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/PSG)
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Looks like last year's champions are en route to Monaco!
Some stat fodder ahead of the draw 🇪🇸
To keep you occupied until the draw (and likely during), have a read of some interesting stats that may well shape the Champions League season ahead:
5 - Spanish clubs have won the last five European Cup/Champions League titles (Real Madrid 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018; Barcelona 2015), the longest run in the competition since English sides won six consecutive European Cups from 1977 to 1982. Dominance. #UCLDraw pic.twitter.com/9mYVUBmi2L— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 30, 2018
Will Real Madrid be aiming to win a fourth Champions League title in a row?
Only true '90s kids remember the last non-Spanish side to win the Champions League! (Spoiler: Bayern Munich in 2013).
Bernardo Silva gives his draw predictions!
Have Madrid found their new 'Mr Champions League'?
New €30m (£27m/$35m) signing from Lyon, Mariano Diaz, is going to have some big shoes to fill at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Will Salah win Player of the Year? 🤔
Under an hour to go! ⏳
There's just under an hour to go before things get under way in Monaco!
To recap, here are the Champions League seeding pots:
Becks has arrived!
How will TV rights affect the group stage?
In the event of associations featuring two or more club representatives (such as the Premier League or La Liga), teams have been paired in order to divide their games between Tuesday and Wednesday for viewing purposes.
For example, Tottenham have been paired alongside Manchester City, and will be split on opposite sides of the draw – so if the north London side are drawn into Groups A-D, Guardiola's side will be drawn from E-H.
Here is the full list of teams for TV listing:
Real Madrid & Barcelona
Atlético Madrid & Valencia
Bayern Munich & Dortmund
Manchester City & Tottenham
Juventus & Inter Milan
PSG & Lyon
Lokomotiv Moscow & CSKA Moscow
Porto & Benfica
Manchester United & Liverpool
Napoli & Roma
Schalke & Hoffenheim
Ajax & PSV Eindhoven
Beckham to receive an award by UEFA this evening
Jan Vertonghen's ready...
Which draw will make Mourinho happy?
In pot one are Lokomotiv Moscow who have struggled to defend their Russian Super League title, and will be the draw that most sides fancy – while CSKA Moscow, Ajax Brugge could be pot three and pot four opponents for the Red Devils.
If Mourinho manages to win the Champions League this season with Man United, it will take his tally of European Cup wins to three.
So, if he wins this the tournament but then gets knocked out in the group stage next season 3-0 on aggregate, he can say it does not matter as he will have won three European Cups.
UEFA Player Awards to be announced before draw
Don't forget that the UEFA player awards will also be announced during today's group stage draw, during the supposed preamble to the actual draw itself! It is not the same as the FIFA Best Awards, and it is certainly not the same as the Ballon d'Or Award – it's a completely different entity (we know, we know).
Award categories include: Men's Player of the Year, Women's Player of the Year as well as each Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season.
Looks like Liverpool starlet Mo Salah is a frontrunner...
Herrera can't contain his excitement...
Can Real Madrid win the CL without Ronaldo?
Last season, Real Madrid became the first team since Bayern Munich in the mid-70’s (1974, 1975, 1976) to win three consecutive Champions League titles and could very well go for an unheard of fourth straight win.
A huge blow, however, is the loss of star striker Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus.
The forward was directly involved in exactly 50% of Real Madrid’s goals in the Champions League from 2009/10 to 2017/18 – 105 goals, 27 assists – and he will a glaring omission from the side.
Ledley King arrives!
Tottenham may still not know where they are to play their Champions League matches as work on White Hart Lane is still ongoing, but what they do know is that Ledley King will represent them as club ambassador during the draw!
Here he is, flying to Monaco in a very snazzy helicopter.
Could Liverpool be handed a "group of death" draw?
The Reds were unlucky as last season's finalists when they lost 1-3 to Real Madrid, and their route to European glory this year could be a tough challenge.
Roma take matters into their own hands!
It seems as if Roma couldn't bear waiting until 5pm BST for the draw to take place, and have simply gone and conducted it themselves.
The Serie A side orchestrated their own draw via their Twitter feed earlier today – and Jose Mourinho wouldn't be too happy with this version of the draw!
Champions League Pot Seedings
See how it breaks down...
Forgotten how seeding works in the Champions League? Don't worry. It's what we're here for.
Here are the seeding arrangements for each of the participating teams:
There are four pots of eight teams, and one team from each pot will form a group to create eight in total – and teams from the same association are not allowed face each other.
Welcome to Goal's LIVE coverage of the Champions League group stage draw
Everything you need to know
The draw for this year's Champions League group stage takes place at 5pm BST in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum, with the likes of defending champions Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool soon knowing their opponents.
Man City, Man United and Tottenham round off the rest of the Premier League representatives.
Real Madrid, as winners of last year's competition, are seeded in pot one – with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid – while Pep Guardiola's title-winning side are also among one of eight top seeds.
Man United and Spurs are both in pot two, while finalists Liverpool are in danger of being placed in group three – and in the "group of death".
Need a refresher of all the teams who can be drawn today? Take a look at our handy guide to the competition.