The reason this seeding system is in place is to entirely favour the clubs already on a very lucrative TV deal. It also helps ensure teams from the same country are kept apart.
Its a complete and utter joke, play in a cash rich country you already have a massive advantage but they are given another one to almost ensure progression to the next round......every year the gap gets wider and wider simply down to TV deals for the already rich.
I fell out of love with the CL when it changed its format........no point in even drawing out th3 teams as the groups will be very very similar to last years and the year before that and so on.
doubt if I'll watch any game....plus the evening ko's are pish.