Juve's Ronaldo to face old club United in Champions League

Manchester City are among the top seeds after winning the Premier League title

"Group B with Barcelona, Tottenham, Inter Milan and PSV is definitely one of the toughest groups this year".

The smart move would be to go all out on Matchday 1 on September 19, when they face Manchester United at home, hoping to catch the Red Devils in a complacent mood. Now equipped with a considerably better goalkeeper and midfield options, the Merseyside club will certainly be vying for that top spot. Before the season started it seemed like Serie A could have 4 teams in the round of 16.

Thursday's draw ceremony at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum, a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea, threw up several other fascinating groups, with last season's beaten finalists Liverpool set to have their work cut out alongside the Paris Saint-Germain of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as well as Napoli, in Group C. Galatasaray have an incredible atmosphere which can help them qualify for the round of 16.

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AEK Athens are the weakest team in the group and will probably finish last.

In addition, three French clubs qualified automatically, although that was only due to Atletico winning last season's Europa League. Other games "Shakhtar" will begin in 22 hours.

Paul Lambert delivers verdict on future of Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
Celtic are tied 1-1 with AEK going into Tuesday's second leg, with a Champions League play-off place the prize for the victor . Celtic will not be playing in the Champions League group stages this season after losing to AEK Athens 2-1 tonight.

Emotional Joe Biden remembers John McCain as 'a brother' at memorial service
She lay one hand on it for half a second, then touched it again and nuzzled her head against it briefly before moving on. In the American people. "Not just all the pre-ambles, he believed in the American people, all 325 million of us".

England fans are debating squad changes for the fourth Test vs India
Batsman James Vince, who was named in a 14-man squad as batting cover for Bairstow, has not been included in the final XI. Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli senses his side have a chance to seize the moment against England in Southampton .

Their only real remaining flaw - and the one Pep Guardiola is said to be obsessed with addressing - is whether they can navigate the sudden chaos of big knock-out ties in a way that the Catalan's side haven't been able to in the last seven years. "They are great feelings and I am happy and proud of everything that I have achieved".

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Ronaldo says Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are favourites for this season's UEFA Champions League. Viktoria Plzen have been placed in a hard group and will probably strive for a Europa league spot at best. Having made two of the last four UCL finals, Juventus will be confident they can win it this season.

Spare a thought for the Swiss champions, who after fighting their way through a tough playoff against Dinamo Zagreb to reach the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in their history, were rewarded with a place in Group H against Juventus, Manchester United and Valencia.

The English Premier League team are the only ones of the four who are not former European champions. He will see what a handsome country he's arrived in, and I love Italy. Liverpool talisman Mohammad Salah ended at the third position.

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