Right, and so it begins...
It doesn't seem that long ago when Bayern Munich were lifting the big-eared trophy at Wembley
Although the 'show' has started, expect the usual time-sapping nonsense on stage
The classic emotive montage from last year's tournament now...
The Champions League final this year will be held in Lisbon
Let me know in the comments box who you support and who you don't want to be drawn against...
Pot 1 will be first - Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, FC Porto, Benfica.
The two Portuguese teams are the weak teams in that pot, who everyone will want to face
On cue... Luis Figo steps on stage!
Arsenal must feel very lucky to still be a top seeded team, despite having to qualify every year!
Pot 1 first, down to Pot 4.
Don't forget that there is country protection, so teams from the same nation will not be able to be in the same group
Arsenal the first team drawn out
He can't even open the balls! This is going to be a long night!
Chelsea second out and they go into Group E
Real Madrid - nine times winners - head up B
Bayern Munich are the top seeds Group D
Billy McNeill literally cannot open these balls. Incredible.
Benfica are number one seeds in Group C
Manchester United in Group A
Thank god for that Billy McNeill's been taken off stage. That might speed things up!
No problem for Cryuff... Marseille
Olympique de Marseille (Runners-up, France)
Last year – Europa League group stages
Player to watch - Mathieu Valbuena
Chances 150/1 Despite a perfect start for Marseille in Ligue 1 this season with three wins from three, they will be seen as one of the weaker teams in Pot 2.
AC Milan go into Barcelona's group
AC Milan (Third place, Italy)
Last year - Round of 16
Player to watch - Mario Balotelli
Chances 50/1 In the round of 16 AC Milan beat the favourites Barcelona 2-0 at the San Siro before being taken apart 4-0 in the Camp Nou. The Rossoneri lost their first Serie A game this season against newly-promoted Hellas Verona.
FC Schalke 04 (Fourth place, Germany)
Last year – Round of 16
Player to watch - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Chances 250/1 After agonisingly going out in the knockout stages to Galatasaray last year, Schalke have started this Bundesliga season terribly with just one point from three games.
Schalke go into Chelsea's group
Paris Saint-Germain (Champions, France)
Last year – Quarter-finals
Player to watch - Edinson Cavani
Chances – 18/1 The French champions will expect to be considered genuine challengers having added Edinson Cavani to their galaxy of stars but it remains to be seen if they can compete come the business end of the competition.
No one wants them... but PSG go into Benfica's group
CSKA Moscow (Champions, Russia)
Last year – Europa League play-offs
Player to watch - Zoran Tošić
Chances 200/1 The Russian champions are already well into their season, so will be tough opponents for teams just starting their season and trying to find full-fitness.
CSKA Moscow go into Bayern Munich's group
Atletico Madrid (Third place, Spain)
Last year – Europa League round of 32
Player to watch – David Villa
Chances 66/1 Two wins from two matches so far in La Liga, plus they have made a good account of themselves with two draws against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.
Atletico Madrid go in to Porto's group