Manchester City in tricky Euro group

By IAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2014
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… Meet Bayern Munich, Roma, CSKA Moscow

.… Liverpool to play holders in Group B

English champions Manchester City landed in a tough looking group in the 2014/2015 European Champions League draw conducted Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, France.

The Manuel Pellegrini tutored team will have to navigate past Bayern Munich, Roma and CSKA Moscow to reach the knockout stage, Goal reports.

Last season semi finalists Chelsea will face Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.

Arsenal overcame Besiktas in a nervy play-off clash thanks to Alexis Sanchez’s first goal for the club to reach the Champions League proper for the 17th consecutive season and will square up against Dortmund, Galatasaray and Anderlecht in Group D.

Liverpool mark its return to the competition for the first time since 2009 with clashes against Real Madrid, Basel and Ludogorets in Group B.

The Anfield outfit has never lost to the Spanish giants in three previous meetings.

The pairings:

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiacos, Malmo

Group B:  Real Madrid, FC Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets Razgrard

Group C: Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco

Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasary, Anderlecht

Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, Roma

Group F: Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Ajax, Apoel

Group G: Chelsea, Schalke, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor

Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov

 

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