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France, Germany and Belgium - Manchester City Learn Champions League Fate

Blues Face Tough Challenge In Group Stage

FBL-EUR-C1-DRAW Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images

Manchester City’s bid to reach a second successive Champions League final will see the blues travel to France, Germany and Belgium as the group stage of the Champions League was drawn this evening.

The blues were first out of the hat and went into Pot A, and were not so quickly followed by French side Paris St-Germain, meaning another trip to Manchester for Neymar and a reunification of Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi, however it is still unclear whether Kylian Mbappe will still be a the club following a huge offer from Real Madrid.

The blues will also face a first ever matches against Germany’s RB Leipzig and Belgium’s Club Brugge as the draw was completed.

But the big match will be against PSG, who they beat en-route to the Champions League final last season. City have faced the French side five times in European competition and are yet to be beaten, winning three and drawing two.

In Group B, Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan, while United in Group F face Villarreal, Atalanta and Swiss side Young Boys.

Chelsea were drawn in Group H and will face Juventus, Zenit and Malmo.

Elsewhere, the blues will miss Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk as they were drawn in Group D and will face Inter Milan, Real Madrid and new boys Sheriff Tiraspol.

Barcelona will face Bayern, Dynamo Kyiv and Benfica in Group E, while French champions Lille face Sevilla, Salzburg and Wolfsburg in the stage’s boring group.

Future blue Erling Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund face Sporting Lisbon, Ajax and Besiktas in Group C.

The matches will be finalised before the end of the week and the final will be held on 28th May at the home of Zenit.