Seedings for Champions League draw confirmed by UEFA
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Three Italian clubs have been put in the pot of third-seeded teams for next month’s Champions League draw. The third- and fourth-seeded pots will be completed when the final six places in the 32-team group stage are decided in qualifying rounds by Sept. 30. Current rankings ensure the third-seeded teams include Inter Milan, Lazio and Atalanta. Atalanta was minutes away from reaching the semifinals last season as a fourth-seeded team in its debut appearance in the competition. The top-seeded teams are Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St. Petersburg and Porto.