The 2017/18 Champions League group stage as it stands

Qualifying has been whittled down to 20 teams – with the play-offs set to get underway next week – but who are the 22 clubs already in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage?

Xabi Alonso won the Bundesliga title with Bayern before retiring
Xabi Alonso won the Bundesliga title with Bayern before retiring ©AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-two spots for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage have long been filled, with only ten more berths set to be decided by the upcoming play-offs. Here's how the automatic qualifying picture played out in Europe's major leagues last season.

ESP: Real Madrid*, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid
GER: Bayern München*, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund
ENG: Chelsea*, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United**
ITA: Juventus*, Roma
POR: Benfica* Porto
FRA: Monaco*, Paris Saint-Germain
RUS: Spartak Moskva*
UKR: Shakhtar Donetsk*
BEL: Anderlecht
NED: Feyenoord
TUR: Beşiktaş
SUI: Basel

*Assured of being in Pot 1 for the group stage draw (holders and champions of other eight top-ranked nations)

**UEFA Europa League winners

Can Real Madrid make it three in a row?
Can Real Madrid make it three in a row?©Getty Images

A country's representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking at the start of the previous season, which is calculated over a five-year basis.

The list above is provisional and is subject to pending legal proceedings and final confirmation from UEFA.

A new system of qualification for the club competition will begin for the 2018/19 season with the top four nations (Spain, Germany, England and Italy) each receiving four automatic UEFA Champions League group places.