Manchester City’s potential Champions League opponents ahead of Thursday’s draw

30 August, 2018, 15:39 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • Lionel Messi

European giants including Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus will find out their Champions League groups on Thursday.

Liverpool came agonisingly close to winning the Champions League last season.

Premier League champions City, eliminated by Liverpool in the quarter-finals last term, are in pot one along with defending champions Real Madrid, Europa League winners Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Lokomotiv Moscow. Should they decide to table a decent offer for him, City might be tempted to accept it if they know it's unlikely he will sign a new deal in Manchester.

Pick up the Kit of Champions at the City Store!

Pot Three: Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, Ajax and CSKA Moscow. No teams from the same country can face each other in the group stages of the competition.

More news: US Senator and war veteran John McCain dies at 81

Few teams will fancy taking on the Reds ahead of the draw which will be held today (30/8) at 5pm.

Tough one really because there are plenty of teams in pot four that would have Mourinho rubbing his hands together with AEK Athens and Red Star Belgrade probably the weakest. And Dortmund should have no problems beating Swiss club Young Boys either. In pot three, Liverpool are most definitely the team to avoid.

The Dominican will have to wait until after the worldwide break, when Real will play in the Estadio San Mames, on September 15, just days before their first Champions League encounter.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for a similar run this season, albeit they would prefer to lift the trophy at the end of it.

But what's the best case scenario for the Red Devils? While Inter Milan are arguably the worst possible opponent in pot four, having made some impressive signings in the summer.



Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting
As long as there's tight security next time, they're open to returning to another public video game tournament, they said. Krill and Delph said EA Sports has not contacted them or any of their friends about the incident.

John McCain was one reformer who relished the fight
Mr Trump said vice president Mike Pence would speak at a remembrance ceremony on Friday at the US Capitol. McCain's colleagues in the Senate from both sides of the aisle called on Trump to lower the flag.

Volkswagen investment plans blocked by Tesla
Musk had hired advisers including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Silver Lake as well as Morgan Stanley. According to the report, the new institutional investors would want greater control of the company.

Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham: Jose Mourinho tells media, 'Respect, respect, respect'
But the tension was bubbling and by the time he reached his press conference, he was ready to explode. Jamie Redknapp has warned Jose Mourinho that the "writing is on the wall" at Manchester United .

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Android Go launched
The Note 9 is available in 128-gigabyte and 512GB models, with support for up to 1 terabyte of storage via expandable memory. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star features an all-glass exterior and a 6.28-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1080p.

Shooter at Madden Tournament Was Participant
The bar was livestreaming the gaming competition when the gunfire started, according to video shared on social media . President Donald Trump has been briefed and is monitoring the situation in Jacksonville, the White House said.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Demo Revealed
While this re-reveal was welcome news to long-time fans, many still wanted to see the game in action. Connor's love for gaming starts with the unboxing of a Playstation 2 with a copy of Kingdom Hearts.

HBO Promo Reveals First Footage for Game of Thrones Season Eight
The clip was released as part of HBO's 100-second promotional video featuring all the big shows it has lined up for 2019. Joe continued: "We're going to be toiling away on season eight until May of 2019, so it's eight or nine months away".

White House flag no longer at half-staff after McCain's death
Instead, both the president and Vice-President Mike Pence offered their condolences to the senator's family via Twitter. White House flag back at full staff today says it all.

Arsenal vs. West Ham live stream
As well as impressing his manager, Guendouzi believes Arsenal can impress everyone by winning the Premier League this season. Crucially, Arnautovic squandered two chances to restore West Ham's lead with sloppy finishes early in the second half.