Manchester City reveal their aims for this season’s Champions League

Hope Soto
September 2, 2018

Having won the Europa League a year ago, three-time finalists Atletico are hoping to go all the way in this competition, with the final to be played at their own Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1, 2019.

With the Citizens returning to Pot 1 after a few seasons they reaped the rewards with a straight-forward group stage, pitting them against Shakhtar Donetsk, Hoffenheim and Lyon.

In contrast, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur face each other in a testing Group B along with Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven, the 1988 European Cup winners.

"For sure, when you have already a group with Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli - two absolutely top teams - then you don't want to have Liverpool as the third team", Klopp said.

Former Real Madrid and Brazil forward, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, popularly known as Ronaldo has reacted to the 2018/2019 UEFA's Champions League draws. However, Manchester United, Valencia, and Young Boys will provide a tough first test to get through.

Team Paulo Fonseca begins European season on September 19 in Kharkiv match against "Hoffenheim".

Group C: Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade.

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Atletico Madrid will also face a challenge in Group A, as they will go up against Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco.

Other big clashes to look out for include Spurs hosting Barcelona on October 3 in Group B, which shapes as one of the Groups of Death as it also includes a resurgent Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven.

"From winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, achieving a historic result with Croatia, now this, it is unbelievable", said Modric.

Mendes' comments, however, found support from Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta who completed Ronaldo's transfer to the Turin-based club.

Some Reds fans might be cursing the draw with Liverpool being pitted against Ligue 1 heavyweights, and one of the tournament favourites, PSG, as well as last year's Serie A runners-up Napoli in the opening rounds.

The English Premier League team are the only ones of the four who are not former European champions. Benfica are the strongest team of the remaining three while Ajax could potentially provide enough issues to get the results they need. But it was less so for another German club, with Dortmund coming up against Monaco and Atletico Madrid in Group A, along with Club Brugge.

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray.

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