Champions League playoff open thread and seeding implications

UDINE, ITALY - AUGUST 28: Maicosuel of Udinese shows his dejection after missing a penalty during the UEFA Champions League play-off match between Udinese Calcio and SC Braga at Friuli Stadium on August 28, 2012 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

Good afternoon, everyone: there are five remaining Champions League playoff second legs, and they all are kicking off at 2:45 ET this afternoon. If you have access to foxsoccer.tv, you can watch any of them you like live. Here are the matches, with first leg score:

Celtic [0 - 2] Helsgingborg
Lille [0 - 1] Kobenhaven
CFR Cluj [2 - 1] Basel
Fenerbahce [1 - 2] Spartak Moscow
Dynamo Kyiv [3 - 1] Borussia Mönchengladbach

Come with us after the jump for how the pots are shaping up for tomorrow morning's Group Stage Draw!

So, there are four pots for the group stage draw, based on UEFA coefficients. One team from each pot goes into each group, and no two teams from the same federation can be drawn into a group together. Pot A is set; Pot B is mostly set. As things stand right now:

Pot A

Barcelona
Manchester United
Chelsea
Bayern Munich
Real Madrid
Arsenal
FC Porto
AC Milan

Pot B

Valencia
Benfica
Shakhtar Donetsk
Zenit St. Petersburg
Schalke 04
Manchester City
SC Braga
Olympiakos OR Dynamo Kiev, if Kiev win today

The rest of the teams below them, in order of coefficent, are (with teams trying to win playoff today in brackets):

Ajax
[Basel]
RSC Anderlecht
Juventus
[Kobenhaven]
[Spartak]
PSG
[Fenerbahce]
[Lille]
Galatasaray
[Celtic]
Borussia Dortmund
BATE Borisov
Dynamo Zagreb
[CFR Cluj]
[Helsingborgs]
Montpellier
Malaga
Norsjaelland
[Borussia Mönchengladbach]

After today's results, those teams will be split into two pots, C and D, and then we'll know what's what.

Enjoy the matches, wherever you are, and remember: always use a subject line, picture heights of no more than 300, no links to illegal streams, and above all else, be kind and civil towards one another!

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