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Favourable Champions League draw for Man City

Blues draw Porto, Marseille and Olympiacos for group stage

We now know Manchester City’s opponents for the group stage of the Champions League.

By all accounts, Pep Guardiola has to like his team’s chances of progressing to the knockout stage.

This is the 10th consecutive Champions League appearance for the Citizens, currently the longest unbroken sequence of any Premier League squad.

City will be in group c when they begin their quest for a European Cup later this month.

In pot one they drew Portuguese champions F.C. Porto who won the Champions League trophy in 2003-04.

Many would say the Blues dodged a bullet as the other opponents in the pot included defending champions Bayern Munich, plus Real Madrid and Juventus.

For pot three City drew Olympiacos from Greece, avoiding the likes of Inter Milan, RB Leipzig, Lazio, and Atalanta.

Finally, in pot four City’s last adversaries will be Marseille from France, the only French club to win the trophy way back in 1992-93.

The first group stage fixtures take place on 20/21 October with the second scheduled for a week later.

We’ll break down each of City’s opponents in the weeks to come.

You can view all the groups here. (JSL)


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