🔴 LIVE: Draw for the first ever UWCL group stage

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Lewis Ambrose

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The draw for the Women’s Champions League group stage is set to get underway! Look no further than here for all the latest.

All times CEST

13:22 – Phew! What a draw, even if it is looking very tough for the two WSL sides.

The group stage will get underway in October, so keep your eyes peeled for the dates!

13:19 – Now Pot 4 …

Group A – Chelsea, VfL Wolfsburg, Juventus, Servette

Group B – PSG, Breidablik, Real Madrid, Kharkiv

Group C – Barcelona, Arsenal, Hoffenheim, HB Køge

Group D – Bayern Munich, Lyon, BK Häcken, Benfica

13:18 – Now Pot 3 …

Group A – Chelsea, VfL Wolfsburg, Juventus

Group B – PSG, Breidablik, Real Madrid

Group C – Barcelona, Arsenal, Hoffenheim

Group D – Bayern Munich, Lyon, BK Häcken

13:15 – And with Pot 2 done …

Group A – Chelsea, VfL Wolfsburg

Group B – PSG, Breidablik

Group C – Barcelona, Arsenal

Group D – Bayern Munich, Lyon

13:13 – The hugely successful Lyon will face Bayern Munich! What a clash!

And Arsenal will take on holders Barcelona

13:12 – That’s Pot 1 finished …

Group A – Chelsea

Group B – PSG

Group C – Barcelona

Group D – Bayern Munich

13:11 – Chelsea are the first side out and into Group A

13:08 – Now the obligatory explanation of how the draw works. Four pots with four teams each. They’ll head into four groups. Simple!

13:07 – And the recently retired Lena Goeßling has arrived on stage to help with the draw.

13:06 – 11 nations are represented by the 16 clubs who have qualified.

13:04 – As ever with these draws, we’re now being given a rundown of the teams.

FC Barcelona stand out as the holders and HB Køge will be making their debut in the competition this year, as will Real Madrid, who knocked Manchester City out in qualifying.

13:01 – We’re underway with Germany legend Nadine Kessler and she’s given a powerful opening speech about the women’s game and the visibility it now enjoys.

12:57 – And a reminder that EVERY group stage game will be broadcast for YouTube for FREE around the world. You’ve no excuse not to tune in!

12:52 – Every new Champions League season needs a new match ball …

12:45 – And here’s a reminder of the teams and pots …

Pot 1: Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea

Pot 2: Lyon, Wolfsburg, Arsenal, Breiðablik

Pot 3: Häcken, Juventus, Hoffenheim, Real Madrid

Pot 4: Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv, Servette, HB Køe, Benfica

12:42 – 16 teams will go into four groups of four teams, playing six group stage games before the knockout rounds begin.

12:39 – The format for the UWCL has changed this season and today’s draw is for the first ever group stage in the women’s competition.

12:35 – Did somebody say Champions League?

That’s right, the draw for the Women’s Champions League group stage is just minutes away.