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Benfica's victory means they take a spot in pot two ahead of last season's runners-up Liverpool.

Had Benfica lost then Liverpool would have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in pot two.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool will learn their Champions League group-stage opponents in Monaco on Thursday.

Real Madrid have reignited their interest in signing Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, according to Sky Sports.

Red Star Belgrade, who lifted the European Cup in 1991, took their place in pot four by coming from 2-0 behind to draw 2-2 against Salzburg and making through on away goals.

Qualification for the competition was completed last night with three teams completing the 32-side line-up. Valencia have made eye-catching signings including Goncalo Guedes from PSG and Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi - they will be risky.

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He said: "The food, the temperatures of the food, things like that". "The manager of Thomas Cook is the most rude man I ever met". Egypt's public prosecutor later issued a statement saying the cause of the deaths would be revealed as soon as it became clear.

The bottom pot can usually be relied upon to provide intrigue and this year is no different with the return of Inter to the Champions League.

Now that the play-off games have concluded and the pots have been agreed, fans can now start to work out their ideal draw and the worst case scenario. And Dortmund should have no problems beating Swiss club Young Boys either.

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Liverpool are a third seed, and a nasty surprise for teams hoping to avoid them.

The Dominican will have to wait until after the worldwide break, when Real will play in the Estadio San Mames, on September 15, just days before their first Champions League encounter.

An example of a weaker group could be: Lokomotiv, Porto, PSV and Club Brugge.

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