The teams that automatically qualified from the big countries: Spain - Real Madrid, Atletico, Barcelona, Germany - Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, England - Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea Italy - Juventus, Roma, France - PSG, Monaco, Numerous playoffs have already started. Celtic are extremely fortunate - too fortunate in my view - to be allowed into this stage. They play Maribor of Slovenia and Lille host FC Porto. Leverkusen will probably be the fourth Bundesliga representative in the group stage - they won 2-3 away to Copenhagen. Besiktas and Arsenal played to a 0-0 draw and Napoli v Athletic Bilbao 1-1 - including a goal by Higuain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a00zT_Gs6xw Most notable absences this year will be Manchester United and the two Milan teams.