Full list of Tottenham’s potential Champions League opponents after play-off round

Champions League

With the final play-off round being concluded on Wednesday, we now know the full list of the 32 teams who will be competing in the group stages of the Champions League.

Tottenham are in Pot B of the Champions League group stage draw, which is set to take place at 5 pm BST in Istanbul, Turkey this evening.

This week, the North London club learned the identity of the last of their potential opponents, with the final six names for the group stage draw being confirmed following the second leg of the final play-off round on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Benfica comfortably overcame Dinamo Kyiv over two legs while Viktoria Plzen edged out Azerbaijani side Qarabag 2-1.

Maccabi Haifa played out a thriller against Red Star Belgrade, with Milan Pavkov’s stoppage time goal helping the Israeli side overcome the Serbians 5-4 on aggregate.

After losing the first leg against Bodø/Glimt, Dinamo Zagreb thrashed the Norwegian club 4-1 at home on Wednesday to seal their passage into the group stages.

Last year’s Europa League finalists Rangers beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 in Holland last night after playing out a 2-2 draw at Ibrox in the first leg, while Copenhagen sealed their passage to the next round at the expense of Trabzonspor.

Of the six teams who qualified, all but Benfica entered Pot 4 of the draw, while the Portuguese giants entered Pot 3, owing to their superior UEFA coefficient points.

POT 1: Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Porto, Ajax

POT 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham Hotspur

POT 3: Borussia Dortmund, FC Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Benfica, Sporting CP, Bayer Leverkusen

POT 4: Rangers, Dinamo Zagreb, Marseille, FC Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Celtic, Viktoria Plzen, Maccabi Haifa

Spurs Web Opinion

While there are some really good teams in Pot 3 and Pot 4, we should be progressing into the knockout stages, no matter who we are drawn against, given the quality we have at our disposal.

I am personally hoping that we get drawn with either Real Madrid or PSG from Pot 1 since the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be spectacular, particularly given that the fans have been deprived of Champions League football for the last couple of years.

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