Tottenham could find themselves grouped with European giants Inter Milan and Real Madrid when the Champions League draw is made on Thursday in Monaco.

Harry Redknapp's side advanced to the group stages thanks to a 4-0 second leg over Swiss side Young Boys on Wednesday night, securing a 6-3 aggregate success at White Hart Lane.

Their reward for the win that secured their place in the group stages of Europe's elite club competition for the first time since 1961-62 is a place in the third pot of eight clubs alongside Rangers, meaning they are likely to be handed a testing draw.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal will all be among the top seeds - but could still find themselves facing Real Madrid in the group stage.

Being in the top pot means the trio will avoid the likes of defending champions Inter, Barcelona and beaten finalists Bayern Munich.

However, Real are only in the second pot of eight clubs and would provide stiff opposition in the group phase, as would fellow Spanish side Valencia and Werder Bremen.

UEFA's rules for the draw will see the 32 qualified teams allocated into eight groups of four teams. Each group will contain a top seed, plus one club each from the second, third and fourth pots.

No English sides can play each other before the quarter-finals but the trio of top seeds could face Rangers.
 

Pots for Champions League draw:

Pot one: Inter Milan, Barcelona, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Lyon.

Pot two: Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica, Valencia, Marseille, Panathinaikos.

Pot three: Tottenham, Rangers, Ajax, Schalke, Basle, Braga, FC Copenhagen, Spartak Moscow.

Pot four: Hapoel Tel Aviv, FC Twente, Rubin Kazan, Auxerre, CFR Cluj, Partizan Belgrade, MSK Zilina, Bursaspor.

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