Every team in the 2019/20 Champions League group stage has been ranked


The new Champions League season is approaching at a tantalising rate of knots.

Football fans around the continent will learn of their team's fate when UEFA decide the group-stage draw in Monaco, mere hours after the final play-off games were completed on Wednesday.

Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit St. Petersburg all reside in pot one as the champions of their respective leagues.

They're also joined by Liverpool who, despite missing the Premier League title, are rewarded for their European glory last season along with Europa League winners Chelsea.

That means Tottenham Hotspur are the only English side outside of the top pot, joining the likes of Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and both Madrid clubs.

2019/20 Champions League

Such an even spread of European juggernauts, as well as some big names in pots three and four, indicate that there will be at least one 'Group of Death' decreed this afternoon.

And for teams like Dinamo Zagreb and Slavia Prague, they will be hoping to avoid the biggest clubs having already needed to play their way into Thursday's draw.

However, there will be no true way of discriminating between the teams until they play one another and any surprise packages make themselves known.


Every group-stage team ranked

That hasn't stopped people from trying, though, and the Independent have taken on the unenviable task of ranking every single club in the Champions League group-stages from worst to best.

Their criteria surrounds each team's chances of going all the way and lifting the trophy in Istanbul next year, so check out the full rankings down below:

32. Club Brugges

31. Dinamo Zagreb

30. Slavia Prague

29. Olympiacos


28. Genk

27. Lokomotiv Moscow

26. Galatasaray

25. Red Star Belgrade

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24. FC Salzburg

23. Atalanta

22. Shakhtar Donetsk

21. Benfica

20. Lille


19. Zenit St Petersburg

18. Valencia

17. Lyon

16. Bayer Leverkusen

15. Chelsea

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14. Ajax

13. Napoli

12. RB Leipzig

11. Inter Milan


10. Tottenham Hotspur

9. Atletico Madrid

8. Bayern Munich

7. Borussia Dortmund


6. Paris Saint-Germain

5. Real Madrid

4. Juventus


3. Liverpool

2. Barcelona

1. Manchester City