Entrance to the Grimaldi Hall in Monaco where the Champions League draw will take place

19.20: LUKA MODRIC !!! The Croatian takes the award beating Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo. Best Player of the Year for UEFA thanks to his Champions League title and his great World Cup.

19.14 hours: It’s time to meet the UEFA Best Player of the Year …

19.11pm: The Best Female Player of the Year for UEFA is Pernille Harder.

19.08: It’s time to get to know the award for the Best Player in Europe. Modric, Cristiano and Salah, nominated.

19.06: A very complicated draw for Valencia, difficult for Barcelona, ok for Atletico and simple for Real Madrid.

19.06: AEK Athens complete group E with Bayern, Benfica and Ajax.

19.05: INTER completed group B with BARCELONA, PSV and Tottenham.

19.04: Viktoria Plzen join Real Madrid, Roma and CSKA.

19.03: Brugge join ATLETICO, Borussia Dortmund and Monaco.

19.02: Red Star join PSG, Napoli and Liverpool in group C.

19.01: Young Boys join VALENCIA, Juventus and Manchester United in group H.

19.00: Galatasaray join Lokomotiv, Porto and Schalke in group D.

18.59 :Last teams.. Hoffenheim are in group F with City, Shakhtar and Lyon.

18.58 horas: Cristiano Ronaldo wins best striker in last seasons edition.

18.57 : Liverpool join PSG and Napoli in group C.

18.56: Monaco, join ATLETICO in group A.

18.56: Ajax join Bayern and Benfica, groupo E.

18.55 horas: PSV join BARCELONA in group B.

18.54: VALENCIA into group H with Juventus and Manchester United.

18.53 horas: Schalke, join Porto and Lokomotiv in group D.

18.52 horas: CSKA into group G with REAL MADRID and Roma.

18.52: Lyon join Manchester City and Shakhtar in group F.

18.50 Luka Modric wins best midfielder in last seasons edition .

18.49: BARCELONA get Tottenham in group B.

18.49: Napoli join PSG in group C.

18.48: Porto, into group D with Lokomotiv.

18.47: Benfica join Bayern in group E.

18.45 horas:Shakhtar join Man City in group F.

18.44: Borussia Dortmund join Atletico in group A.

18.43: Manchester United in group H with Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo v Mou.

18.41: Roma into group G with Real Madrid.

18.38 horas: “It’s a golden age of players,” said Ramos.

18.37 : Sergio Ramos wins best defender of last season’s edition.

18.36: Lokomotiv Moscow into group D.

18.35: Juventus into group H.

18.34: ATLETICO MADRID into group A.

18.32 : BARCELONA into group B.

18.31: Bayern Munich into group E.

18.30: REAL MADRID into group G.

18.29 : PSG into group C

18.28: Now, the draw of the group stage of the Champions League has started.

18.25: We go with the instructions of the draw. No team can match another team from the same country in their group. Neither Russia and Ukraine. In addition, if Madrid goes to groups A, B, C or D, Barcelona will go to the last four, for television issues. We remind you of the drums.

18.22: “More than proud, it is a privilege to be part of this group,” says Navas when collecting the award.

18.21: First up is the prize for the best goalkeeper of the last Champions League. Keylor Navas wins it.

18.20: They both go to the drums. We are about to start.

18.17: Beckham gives thanks and talks about his best moments as a football player. Now Forlan and Kaka, two old acquaintances for Spanish fans.

18.15: Cristiano Ronaldo is not at the gala. Will that mean that the UEFA Best Player award will be won by Modric?

18.12: There he is, David Beckham, who is going to receive the UEFA President award.

18.10: The gala begins … without Cristiano. Nobody has seen him on the red carpet.

And now Sergio Ramos signs autographs. There are only six minutes left to start the gala.

Real Madrid players, Keylor Navas and Luka Modric arrive. Both will receive the prize for the best goalkeeper and best midfielder of the last edition of the Champions League.

Now it’s time for Beckham, who will be awarded the ‘President’ award.

Salah arrives well escorted to the Grimaldi Forum. The Egyptian is one of the great stars of European football.

Eric Abidal, the sports director, represents Barcelona in the draw.

Roberto Carlos, always effusive with the fans, arrives at the Grimaldi Forum.

Francesco Totti raises the passion among fans.

PSG expedition with Al-Khelaifi at the head, enter the Grimaldi Forum.

Monchi arrives, the sporting director of Roma, one of the great attractions of this Champions League.

Ramos and Modric, after leaving the helicopter that took them to Monaco.

Pavel Nedved, vice president of Juventus, arrives on the red carpet. Behind him is Kaka, one of those in charge of taking out the balls during the draw.

Diego Forlan, makes an appearance. The Uruguayan was the Golden Shoe with Atletico Madrid in 2009.

David Beckham will collect the UEFA President prize in recognition of his “fantastic success, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities” which has turned the Englishman into a “true football icon of his generation.”

Kaká will be a special guest at the draw and one of those responsible for choosing the balls.

Mohamed Salah arrived in Monaco via helicopter. He’s up for the Best Player award.

Jose Felix Diaz reports from Monaco that Real Madrid will be the big winners at Thursday evening’s Champions League ceremony.

Keylor Navas will take the best goalkeeper award, Sergio Ramos the best defender and Luka Modric will pick up the best midfielder accolade.

Inter’s delegation is led by vice president Javier Zanetti.

The gala will once again pay tribute to Los Blancos who will win all the awards (David Beckham will be awarded the President prize), apart from best forward, which will be Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah or Lionel Messi.

The ceremony will also play host to the first meeting between Ronaldo and Florentino Perez since the Portuguese star’s departure to Juventus.

UEFA have revealed a new artwork for the final, to be played on June 1 2019 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, which was designed by Madrid designer Ruben Sanchez and seeks to capture the scene at night in Madrid with many references to the Spanish capital.

At 6.00pm CEST the Champions League draw will begin in Monaco.



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