UEFA.com represents eight teams in Pot 1 ahead of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw on Thursday.
Everything you need to know about the draw
UEFA ranking (end 2019/20) : 1
How did you get out : UEFA Champions League winners
Last season : winners (P 1-0 v Paris)
Best European Cup result : winners (1973/74, 1974/75, 1975/76, 2000/01, 2012/13, 2019/20)
2019/20 : Hansi Flick took over in November and Bayern were fourth in the Bundesliga, initially on a temporary basis. This quickly became permanent as the Bavarian side swept everyone in front of them, ending the campaign, beating Paris and finishing their 21st straight win.
Real Madrid (ESP)
UEFA rankings : 2
How did you get out : champions of Spain
Last season : Round of 16 (P 4: 2 - Manchester City)
Best European Cup result : winners (1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2013/14, 2015/16., 2016 / 17, 2017/18)
2019/20 : “ Manchester City & #039; & #039; sent “ Madrid & #039; & #039; for the second time in a row departure from 1/8 the UEFA Champions League final, but the first domestic title in three years brought some consolation. Zinedine Zidane's men followed Barcelona after the league resumed, but a ten-game winning streak turned the tide.
UEFA rankings : 5
How did you get out : champions of Italy
Last season : Round of 16 (L on away goals v Lyon)
Best European Cup result : winners (1984/85, 1995/96)
2019/20 : Juventus won ninth consecutive Italian title thanks to 31 goals from Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A. Turin giants end up limping came out from behind the finish line, bouncing off the gate by one point, and a ticker with calmed down with difficulty. when Maurizio Sarri was replaced by Andrea Pirlo.
UEFA rankings : 7
How did you get out : champions of France
Last season : runner-up (R 1-0 v Bayern Munich)
Best European Cup result : finalist (2019/20)
2019/20 : A testament to the high ambitions of Paris is that the season in which they took first place in France and advanced to their first UEFA Champions League final was disappointing, but Thomas Tuchel's team set a new record.
UEFA rankings : 8
How did you get out : UEFA Europa League winners
Last season : n / a
Best European Cup result : quarterfinals (1957/58, 2017/18)
2019/20 : Even more successes in what is known as the UEFA Seville League - twice the number of six titles! Julen Lopetegui's well-trained team also nearly made it to the top three in Spain for the first time since 2011/12.
UEFA rankings : 10
How did you get out : champions of England
Last season : Round of 16 (P 4-2 v Atletico Madrid)
Best European Cup result : winners (1976/77, 1977/78, 1980/81, 1983/84, 2004/05, 2018/19)
2019/20 : The 30-year wait has finally come to an end. After three fruitless decades (not counting two UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Cup and three FA Cups), the Reds won the Premier League at a gallop, rewriting records and setting seven more games.
UEFA rankings : 19
How did you get out : champions of Portugal
Last season : third qualifying round (L on away goals v Krasnodar)
Best European Cup result : winners (1986/87, 2003/04)
2019/20 : The Dragons were disappointed in the UEFA Champions League qualifying, but finished the season with confidence, making his first domestic double since 2010/11. Sergio Conceição's men have shared goals around, including 11 penalties from defender Alex Telles.
UEFA rankings : 22
How did you get out : champions of Russia
Last season : group stage
Best European Cup result : 1/8 finals (2011/12, 2013/14, 2015/16)
2019/20 : Powerful partnership Sardar Azmun and Artem Dziuba (21 goals each) led Zenit to double for the first time since 2010. Four points against Lyon's eventual semi-finalists was not enough to see Sergei Semak's side in the UEFA Champions League group stage.