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Champions League group-stage draw pots set

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The pots for the Champions League group-stage draw have been finalised after the conclusion of the final qualifying round ties on Wednesday.

Ajax, Club Brugge and Slavia Prague took the final three slots in the group stage, which begins on Sept. 17-18.

Three English clubs will be seeded in this year's competition, with Premier League champions Manchester City joined by the holders of the two European trophies -- Liverpool and Chelsea. Pot 1 also features the other champions of the top six European leagues.

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Pots 2-4 are drawn up using UEFA's coefficient system, which ranks European performance over the past five seasons.

POT 1: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg

POT 2: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham Hotspur, Ajax, Benfica

POT 3: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Salzburg, Olympiakos, Club Brugge, Valencia, Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb

POT 4: Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Slavia Prague, Red Star Belgrade, Atalanta, Lille

One team from each pot will be drawn into one of the eight groups, which can feature no more than one team from each country. The top two teams will advance to the round of 16.

The draw takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m. CET, midday ET.