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Champions League group stage draw 2017-18

The draw ceremony for the group stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League is due to begin at around 4.45 p.m. BST, 11.45 a.m. ET on Aug, 24.

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Klopp would welcome back Coutinho with open arms (0:24)
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Nice coach slams Balotelli's 'negative' play

Nice's Lucien Favre criticised his star striker Mario Balotelli for putting in a "negative performance" as they crashed out of the Champions League.

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WATCH: Balotelli argues with sideline ref as Napoli score (1:14)
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Balotelli burning bridges at Nice (1:42)
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WATCH: Mario Balotelli booed off the pitch (0:31)
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FC pundits unconvinced Liverpool can qualify for group stage (1:59)
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NK Maribor 1-0 Hapoel Be'er: Viler the hero (1:36)
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Sevilla 2-2 Basaksehir: Sevilla squeak by (2:35)
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Rijeka 0-1 Olympiakos - Marko Marin scores winner (0:37)
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Nice 0-2 Napoli: Nice sputter over two legs (1:58)
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20hESPN staff

Napoli, Sevilla and Celtic seal UCL places

A 48th-minute Jose Callejon strike earned Napoli a 1-0 win in Nice and ensured their qualification for the Champions League group stages.

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Coutinho welcome back when ready - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has said he would welcome Philippe Coutinho back into the Liverpool squad despite the Brazilian's attempts to force a move to Barcelona.

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Celtic qualify for UCL despite Astana loss

Celtic progressed into the Champions League but the 4-3 second-leg loss in Astana was their first of the season although they won 8-4 on aggregate.

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Astana 4-3 Celtic: Celtic through after 12 goals in tie (2:43)
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Are Hoffenheim the better team than Liverpool? (2:41)
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Sarri: UCL absence would damage Napoli (0:50)
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Poch: Domestic cup wins mean nothing

Pochettino, who guided Spurs to second place in the Premier League last season, said he believed the club had to set their sights higher.

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Pochettino: Don't blame Wembley for loss

Spurs got off to the worst of starts at their temporary home as Marcos Alonso struck twice either side of Michy Batshuayi's own goal.

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Extra Time: Real's greatness; Bale to Liverpool? (9:57)
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WATCH: Celtic reveal Conor McGregor-inspired tifo (0:38)