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UEFA Champions League Draw 2017/18 live updates: Player of the Year announced

UEFA Champions League group stage draw and Player of the Year Awards 2017 Live Updates.
Updated: 24 August 2017 22:48 IST - Published: 24 August 2017 21:19 IST
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And that brings to an end our coverage of the UEFA Champions League draw... It was a pleasure bringing you all the updates live from Monaco. Looking forward to hosting you again for the first Champions League game, which is not far away. 

This is Shaurya Vineet signing off. Please feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter @ShauryaVineet for any comments, feedback or queries and I will be happy to oblige.

Until next time, goodbye and take care!
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And with that, an enthralling UEFA Champions League group stage draw concludes. We have some very interesting groups, waiting for us in this season's Champions League. And as was expected, it was Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens who have walked away with the top honours, having been crowned the UEFA Men's Player of the Year and the UEFA Women's Player of the Year, respectively.
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The Portuguese thanks his teammates and underlines the goal for the upcoming season, which is to win the UEFA Champions League for a 3rd consecutive year. Will Real Madrid be able to do it? Well, the question is, who will stop them?
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And the UEFA Men's Player of the Year is.... CRISTIANO RONALDO!!!!!!
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And now, it is time for the big announcement, that of the UEFA Men's Player of the Year, and the three shortlists are - Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon and Lionel Messi.
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Martens gives a small speech thanking her teammates for helping her realize a childhood dream.
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The Dutchwoman who plays for FC Barcelona, helped her team win Euros earlier this year
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And the winner of the UEFA Women's Player of the Year is...... Lieke Martens!

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First up, it will be the announcement of the UEFA Women's Player of the Year, with Pernille Harder, Dzsenifer Marozsán and Lieke Martens, competing for the award.
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Group H, meanwhile, can now be official certified as the Group of DEATH!!!
The group has Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL.
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That concludes the draw... But we still have the UEFA Men's Player of the Year and the UEFA Women's Player of the Year to be announced.
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Here is how the groups look:

Group A- Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moskva 
Group B- Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-German, Anderlecht, Celtic 
Group C- Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Quarabag 
Group D- Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Sporting 
Group E- Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor 
Group F- Sharkhat Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord 
Group G- Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig 
Group H- Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur, APOEL 
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Maribor are the next, and they have been drawn in Group E.
APOEL that means, will be competing in Group H.
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And CSKA Moscow are up next, and the Russian club have been drawn in Group A.
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3 more to go...
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Totti then picks out Celtic, and the Scottish club will be competing in Group B.
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Sporting Clube de Portugal are up next and they will be facing teams from Group D.
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5 teams left to go...
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Totti then draws Feyenoord, who have been drawn in Group F.
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The second team is Qarabag, their first ever Champions League campaign, and they have been drawn into Group C.
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RB Leipzig are picked by Totti, and they have been drawn in Group G.
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And now, the final 8 teams are set to be drawn, and Pot 4 begins with....
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Buffon and Messi congratulate the Portuguese sensation on his win.
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And now, we have... The Forward of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season. And the winner is Cristiano Ronaldo - who else?. He beats Lionel Messi once again...
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The draw so far....

Group A- Benfica, Manchester United, Basel
Group B- Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-German, Anderlecht
Group C- Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma
Group D- Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiacos
Group E- Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool
Group F- Sharkhat Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli
Group G- Monaco, Porto, Besiktas
Group H- Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur